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Hi, i need new breakpads both front and rear.
I want some that are good on all kinds of driving and i have been looking on Yellowstuff breakpads from EBC and i think they would be very good.

Any other suggestions?
 

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I would check with Geoff at Alretta. I tow quite a bit and have had excellent performance and service from his parts.
 

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I put a set of Brembo ceramic pads on my 04 Touareg and it has been the best pad I have used so far. Great pedal response and very low dust and quiet. It's my go to pad when I can't find Akibono pads to fit my application.
 

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I would check with Geoff at Alretta. I tow quite a bit and have had excellent performance and service from his parts.
He is in Norway I think!

Has the brake pad wear indicator light come on yet?

If not, you can safely wait until it does as there will still be enough friction material on the pads for at least another 2,000 kms and more thus giving you plenty of time to order the parts you need.

You may only need to replace either the front or the rear brakes although ideally brake manufacturers suggest you replace all four together for consistency of braking.

NOTE: It is probable that you will need new discs as well as pads.

The Touareg discs only have 1mm of wear on each side before they are unserviceable so you will need to measure the discs BEFORE you order the parts.

I strongly recommend you stick with VW parts or you could consider Zimmermann discs and PAGID [OEM] pads.

FYI, PAGID make all the pads for Brembo because Brembo do not have any friction material production facilities.
 

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I just replaced my front rotors and pads with OEM Brembo. They are not too expensive if you buy online and I like the stopping power they give.
 

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I just bought Sebro Rotors and TRW pads, same as what I put on 3 years ago, and just need replacing now. I've put over 100,000 KM on them now. So for me why not do the same?

Zimmermans are slightly cheaper than the Sebro, but I'm not going to shop and go with something that I hadn't used before on my Treg to save ~$10.00

I should add, my brake sensor hasn't come on yet, and the pads still look alright, but my front wheel Bearings need replacing.. So why not to Rotors/pads too at this point!
 

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Stay away from Geoff at Alretta way overpriced.

These are what i used, Zimmerman and Pagid, and work great.

Bought from :
BMA Auto Parts
This code may still be good:
Discount: (specE30 )

Are you kidding?
 

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I would check with Geoff at Alretta. I tow quite a bit and have had excellent performance and service from his parts.

I've done two sets of brakes with Geoff ---- great customer service and great products. Not sure if he ships to Norway or if it would make the cost prohibitive --- but Geoff is great.
 
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FYI Pagid makes large amount of black brake dust. I will buy Brembo next time.



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My service guy tells me brakes (and tyres!) will need doing at next annual service in Sept. I'm assuming all pads and rotors. By then my MY14 will have done just 45000km. The OEM pads have been very strong and smooth but shed dust horrendously. I literally dread touching the brakes after I've washed the car. I read the comments and Odessa's link to ceramic pads that are apparently a bit cleaner and work by applying a film over the rotors (?). Is this really what they do? Do these give good performance and appreciably extended life to the rotors in practice ?
 

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I just have the ceramic pads and i would say that brakes dust is decreased by about 3/4.

Also HSY in OZ warranty to 3 yrs or 50,000 kms !!!!

ATE Ceramic Brake Pads
 

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still scratching my head with all you blokes

ATE is the #1 German made product for German machines yet no one bar myself here puts their hands up for these guys

I do see though that they dont spend a lot on R&D i guess because they know who and what they are.
 

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My service guy tells me brakes (and tyres!) will need doing at next annual service in Sept. I'm assuming all pads and rotors. By then my MY14 will have done just 45000km. The OEM pads have been very strong and smooth but shed dust horrendously. I literally dread touching the brakes after I've washed the car. I read the comments and Odessa's link to ceramic pads that are apparently a bit cleaner and work by applying a film over the rotors (?). Is this really what they do? Do these give good performance and appreciably extended life to the rotors in practice ?
Your brakes only need replacing when the wear light comes on and then only on the axle that needs them although, in fairness, brake component makers and suppliers can offer evidence that all four corners should be done together.
 

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Less dust means more wear on the rotors and/or less braking power, I'll take dust any day over the inability to swerve around a whitetail standing in the middle of the highway!
 

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Less dust means more wear on the rotors and/or less braking power, I'll take dust any day over the inability to swerve around a whitetail standing in the middle of the highway!
What? Where did you come up with this? Based on what? I'd like to see your evidence that this is factual.
 

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I can't give a scientific study or any concrete proof if that's what you're looking for. I've always regarded it as common knowledge about brakes....

Brake Dust vs Stopping Power - CrossfireForum - The Chrysler Crossfire and SRT6 Resource
Brake dust... how to reduce/eliminate??
Trade-off: Unsightly brake dust | TribLIVE
Brake Tech Information - All About Performance Categories

Like most things, it's a trade-off. Brakes are friction devices that convert momentum into heat; they need to ablate to work, and the ablation needs to go somewhere.
 

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R5 isn't the same as V7, V8, V10/V6 TDI

The OP is the owner of a non North American market vehicle, an R5 Diesel, which does not have a Brembo brake system. As such, parts are shared with the non NA market MultiVan, and are ATE/Lucas designs. Pagid can make these parts available for me, by special order from Germany, but it would take 5 weeks. I've quoted this OP on cost and lead time to him in Norway. These parts are not well understood or available in North America.

Que sera sera.
 
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