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The 350 is the V10.
 

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You have 330 size but the Newer T2 have different calipers. Make sure you look to see if you have 2 Pins in your calipers holding the brake pads or one. Most likely you have 2 Pins and you will need to buy the pads that specify that. That's what my 2008 has. Good luck, but like above the 350MM was only on the V10 engine
 

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Search online multiple choices and fast delivery I just ordered a set from parts geek and rmeuropean both delivered in less than a week. Have also used idparts and ecs tuning in the past.
Also check the rotor measurements or just order everything pads rotors and sensors if they are tripped.

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I'm buying new front brake pads for my Treg and have the 19" wheels. Do I need the 330 or the 350mm pads?

You must measure the rotor thickness.

New fronts are 32mm but they are worn out and unserviceable at 30mm [28mm new/26mm shagged on the rear]

Some people manage to get two sets of pads to one set of rotors, but lots of others do not.

Send a PM to Geoff at http://www.clubtouareg.com/forums/members/qpower1-13486.html

Quite a few people on here have been very happy with his service. One or two have not but then you can't please all the people all of the time!
 

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On the 2009 T2 V6 Gasser with the 19" wheels installed as OE you likely have the '1LE' disc brakes front and the '1KF' disc brakes rear. As such you need 330mm pads (and rotors) front and rear.

Strongly suggest you consider a ceramic pad as replacement for both front and rear. The OE Pagid semi-metallic pads are garbage. They wear QUICKLY, fade EASILY and provide mushy pedal feel. Look for the ATE (German) ceramic pads. RM European is a very good source for the ATE Ceramic Pads.

RM European ATE Ceramic - Front 330mm


RM European ATE Ceramic - Rear 330mm


I run the ATE Ceramic Pads front & rear on my T2 V6 Gasser. Best pad combo I've yet to find in 110k miles.

TRW also offers a ceramic pad for your fitment. If you have a really good parts source they can probably order the TRW Euro-spec ceramic pad. If not, search the TRW euro site and find the part number there. The TRW Euro-spec ceramic pad offers a higher temp pad spec to accommodate higher road speeds.
 

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Brake formulations a go-go

Pagid is original equipment for a number of good reasons. I disagree with the characterizations of the merchant who offered the opinion. I know from experience selling more than 2,700 sets of Touareg brakes over ten years that ceramic pads are contraindicated on these trucks and are only offered by largely minor producers. The major brake manufacturers only provide material similar to OE, and that is certainly not ceramic formula. I offer a number of low dust alternatives to Pagid that bring both longevity and excellent stopping power.

If you search back several years on the topic in these pages you'll find plenty of discussion and debate about ceramic vs carbon metallic/semi metallic formulation. Happy to discuss it further by phone, but I'm all worn out debating this old horse in these pages...

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I got 70K out of my original OEM pads and rotors and over 80K out of the replacement set of VW pads and rotors.

I don't regard that as wearing quickly.

As one of the very few Touareg owners who saw 100+ on the clock almost every day, I never once experienced brake fade or a mushy pedal either - just effective, firm, reliable braking in all conditions.
 

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There is/was no brake pad debate intended in my comments. My comments regarding the Pagid OE brake pads are/were purely subjective and tendered as personal experience gleaned from driving my T2 V6 Gasser daily for six years - not as a commercial merchant recommending any particular pad for commercial reasons. We do not sell brake parts - but we do drive four Touaregs daily and - over nearly 450k combined miles - we have gathered a significant amount of subjective and anecdotal experience with the VW Touareg.

I stand by my comments regarding the ceramic aftermarket brake pads compared to the OE organic/semi-metallic brake pads. It's a fact that any ceramic pad will provide improved heat dissipation, pad wear and firmer pedal feel when compared to any organic-based semi-metallic pad - i.e. Pagid OE pads. There is a reason that Porsche and other high performance vehicle manufacturers now equip their vehicles with ceramic brake pads as the OE fitment. It's the ceramic 'science'. Check specs on any high performance vehicle sold in the USA marketplace today and you will likely find ceramic brake pads fitted as OE.

In my personal experience I realized at best 35k miles pad life from a set of Pagid/OE front brake pads running both German OE discs and German Zimmermann vented discs. My T2 V6 Gasser weighs 5680 LBS full of fluids with my butt sitting in the pilot's seat. I drive my T2 daily in city traffic and I am an 'average' driver on the aggression scale. I suppose if one drove a T2 highway only with few stops, longer wear can be achieved with the OE pads - though I am inclined to believe that 80k miles on any set of T2 brake pads - organic or ceramic - is an incredible result.

No doubt this is all good information and hopefully the comments in the thread will help the OP make an informed decision regarding brake pads for his application

Cheers!
 

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There is/was no brake pad debate intended in my comments. My comments regarding the Pagid OE brake pads are/were purely subjective and tendered as personal experience gleaned from driving my T2 V6 Gasser daily for six years - not as a commercial merchant recommending any particular pad for commercial reasons. We do not sell brake parts - but we do drive four Touaregs daily and - over nearly 450k combined miles - we have gathered a significant amount of subjective and anecdotal experience with the VW Touareg. I stand by my comments regarding the ceramic aftermarket brake pads compared to the OE organic/semi-metallic brake pads. It's a fact that any ceramic pad will provide improved heat dissipation, pad wear and firmer pedal feel when compared to any organic-based semi-metallic pad - i.e. Pagid OE pads. There is a reason that Porsche and other high performance vehicle manufacturers now equip their vehicles with ceramic brake pads as the OE fitment. It's the ceramic 'science'. Check specs on any high performance vehicle sold in the USA marketplace today and you will likely find ceramic brake pads fitted as OE. In my personal experience I realized at best 35k miles pad life from a set of Pagid/OE front brake pads running both German OE discs and German Zimmermann vented discs. My T2 V6 Gasser weighs 5680 LBS full of fluids with my butt sitting in the pilot's seat. I drive my T2 daily in city traffic and I am an 'average' driver on the aggression scale. I suppose if one drove a T2 highway only with few stops, longer wear can be achieved with the OE pads - though I am inclined to believe that 80k miles on any set of T2 brake pads - organic or ceramic - is an incredible result. No doubt this is all good information and hopefully the comments in the thread will help the OP make an informed decision regarding brake pads for his application Cheers!

Looks like you are correct. I'm going to try Geoffs newer formula and see how I like it. If I don't I will try these next. Thanks for posting.
 

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It's funny though as this article really speaks more on a ceramic / carbon fiber blend rotors than its speaks on pads. However further down the article it briefly mentions pads but not really for or against ceramic. Based on this it's really more about the rotor itself versus pads. Anyway is a interesting article.

http://www.edmunds.com/car-technology/ceramic-composite-brakes.html
 

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Which pads did you decide to purchase?
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Which pads did you decide to purchase? .
Reybestos.

After speaking with Geoff we think that maybe both my 09 Tregs may have come with a hybrid pad vs the standard OEM. Reason being is that neither vehicles brakes dusted that bad at all. However, when I took my first 09 to VW for OEM replacement pads and rotors (at 110,000 miles) they then we're terrible with black dust even after a few hundred miles. After reading these forums 110k is way more than normal mileage on theses vehicles. I just took the attached picture showing brake dust at around 3000 miles. Just now getting around to cleaning her off. To me this is not bad at all and seems a lot better than what most of you are experiencing. Keep in mind that I drive around 1k per week. With the VW replacement brakes the front wheels would look like this in only a few hundred miles.



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I like to see blackened wheels - then I know the pads are doing their job!
 

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Geoff has been an amazing resource for information and hardware. He's the only source I buy my brakes for my Touareg and now my allroad!
 

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Happy to discuss it further by phone, but I'm all worn out debating this old horse in these pages...
Geoff, I agree that debating brakes in these forums is really tough. I suggest you pick an easier debate topic, like religion or politics. :twisted:
 

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For what it is worth, I got 50,000 miles on the factory front brake pads.
 
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