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VW MKIV-A4 TDIs (VE and PD) This is a general discussion about A4/MkIV Jetta (99.5-~2005), Golf(99.5-2006), and New Beetle(98-2006). Both VE and PD engines are covered here.

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Old March 15th, 2001, 14:06   #1
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Default Re: ** Survey - The Best Brake Pads........

Mintex Red Box. Audi/VW us stock pads are relatively soft and dusty. My'97 A4 1.8TQM had a horrible wet stopping problem. The Mintexes eliminated that malfunction and produce little dust. Even Ric W. put them on and is pleased with them.

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Old March 15th, 2001, 14:41   #2
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Old March 15th, 2001, 18:21   #3
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stock pads are relativly dsty? GIMME A BREAK! the stock pads are horrible. also, VW rotors have only 1mm of meat to spare, I have seen the rotors at the minimum thickness right along with the first set of pads wearing out. I have seen quite a few customers (usually kids with GTI-VR6) come to the dealer to get EBC kevlar pads installed.(www.ebc-brakes.com) They are dust-free and easy on the rotors. I also believe they stop better than the already strong factory pads.
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Old March 16th, 2001, 00:34   #4
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Hey TDI-ers,
With this vast amount of automotive experience in one place, I would like to solicit opinions on the “Best” as in long life “ Brake Pads “ for my 00-Jetta.


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