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kpadlina
02-22-2011, 10:09 AM
i've been looking at mjm brakes they sell...

http://www.mjmautohaus.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=6169_6170_6186_6188_6678_90 22&info=OEM_VAG_8E0615301Q.FR.MIN_Vented_Rotors_with_ Mintex_Pads_for_FWD_Front_and_Rear_OEM&products_id=2149

Has anyone ran these before?

anyone have a better option for me?

any input is greatly appreciated!

hercfe
02-22-2011, 10:11 AM
you can find much cheaper brake kits than that. ecs has a good selection. 250 for four corners is ok i guess, but i would shop around.

somebody5788
02-22-2011, 11:09 AM
you can find much cheaper brake kits than that. ecs has a good selection. 250 for four corners is ok i guess, but i would shop around.

Are you kidding? That's a great price for a full brake job. It's FWD though.

revolution337
02-22-2011, 11:30 AM
Are you kidding? That's a great price for a full brake job. It's FWD though.

That's what I was thinking too. When I did front+rear pads and rotors, it was close to $400. But I did get adams rotors.

hercfe
02-22-2011, 11:59 AM
you guys just have to know what to buy, and from where. i did a complete b6 brake upgrade with hawk pads all around, ecs fronts and 255 rears for 250-including buying the 255 caliper carriers from the local pick and pay. like i said, shop around. 250 isn't that great if you know how to spend money wisely.

Shnab
02-22-2011, 12:02 PM
i just picked up a set of Adams rotors on all 4 corners and stoptech pads will hopefully be installing them this week.

somebody5788
02-22-2011, 12:17 PM
you guys just have to know what to buy, and from where. i did a complete b6 brake upgrade with hawk pads all around, ecs fronts and 255 rears for 250-including buying the 255 caliper carriers from the local pick and pay. like i said, shop around. 250 isn't that great if you know how to spend money wisely.

Eh I don't use used parts. Either rebuild or replace

kpadlina
02-22-2011, 01:12 PM
anybody that have used the mintex red box pads though? rotors are said to be brembo or ate which are oem

CCA4
02-22-2011, 01:37 PM
If you're looking for a budget minded upgrade, might look into the A8/TT swap. ECS has slotted 312mm A8 rotors on sale for $90 with free shipping, and MJM has a good deal on the TT carriers.

viceprp
02-22-2011, 01:41 PM
This is what I have currently on my car:
http://www.mjmautohaus.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=6169_6170_6186_6188_6678_90 22&info=ATE_24032501051.8D0615601A.MIN_Slotted_Rotors _with_Mintex_Pads_for_Quattro_Front_and_Rear_OEM&products_id=2789

Now, after 5k they have great braking power (as they should) but they are squeeking like a MoFo at a certain pressure.

I'll be doing the mild oem upgrade that they have listed on their site.

ECS Tuning-Audi
02-22-2011, 01:46 PM
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zrowcool
02-22-2011, 02:03 PM
the mintex redbox are pretty good pads. they have good initial bite which i tend to like in pads and they also wore great lasting me like 4 yrs with still like 40% pad life left.
Only complaint is that they dust more than i would like and sometimes would squeal. my pads seemed to be a bad batch though since i had friends with the same pads whos didnt squeal.

currently running boxster's up front with hawk hps. i like the pads much better because of the low dust and they never squeal. as far as bite, i cant compare them as i put the calipers on at the same time.

rubberband
02-22-2011, 02:40 PM
anybody that have used the mintex red box pads though? rotors are said to be brembo or ate which are oem

I run them with the A8 rotors and TT brackets, Mintex redbox. Good initial bite, long lasting and not too much dust...plus they are reasonably priced. This is a good solid upgrade over the stock A4 brakes. These pads are great for the street and canyon carving but are absolute shit at the track. You want the hawks if you do track days or really work the brakes on the street.

kpadlina
02-22-2011, 03:00 PM
well I think i'm gonna go with the mintex red box pads and the brembo rotors from mjm... nothing bad was said about any of those products so ill try them out for that good price! thanks all

FNK
02-22-2011, 03:06 PM
Zinc is a must have for the rotors. They last longer and wont rust as fast.

somebody5788
02-22-2011, 03:27 PM
Zinc is a must have for the rotors. They last longer and wont rust as fast.

It's great to have that's for sure