2001 GTI 6N2 Brakes

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2001 GTI 6N2 Brakes

Post by gilesnp » Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:13 pm

Hello!

I'm going to be doing discs and pads (may as well do all of them) on my Polo soon, and I was wondering if any of you had a quick and easy solution to point me in the right way for buying OEM discs and pads? I've searched the forum and can't seem to find a definitive answer, but I apologise if I've missed it.

I've found all the parts on ECP and GSF, but have heard about their... questionable quality of late. Or is this just scaremongering? I don't really want warped discs after a few thousand miles.

I know (from here) that in terms of discs I need 256x25mm up front and 232x9mm on the rears. I've been recommended MTEC for discs and pads but I'm not really about that drilled/grooved vibe - I've heard that pads are more important?

Any recommendations would be awesome.

Thank you!

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Re: 2001 GTI 6N2 Brakes

Post by Bazzad88 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:50 pm

Hi mate, I recently did mine and I just got pagid discs from euros and they are fine, I got black diamond predator pads from venom motorsport which seem pretty good, they have a nice bite, all in all everything is fine. Hope this helps.

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Re: 2001 GTI 6N2 Brakes

Post by dipstr » Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:54 pm

Just phone tps and get the part numbers for them

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Re: 2001 GTI 6N2 Brakes

Post by 937carrera » Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:03 am

Pagid discs & pads are absolutely fine

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Re: 2001 GTI 6N2 Brakes

Post by gilesnp » Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:19 pm

Bazzad88 wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:50 pm
Hi mate, I recently did mine and I just got pagid discs from euros and they are fine, I got black diamond predator pads from venom motorsport which seem pretty good, they have a nice bite, all in all everything is fine. Hope this helps.
That does help, thanks man! I stripped the brakes this weekend to have a look at the discs and pads and was a) pleasantly surprised at how simple it was and b) was surprised to still see about 3mm of pad left. The brakes seemed to have faded badly over the last few months, I thought I was down to the metal by how they felt. The only thing I can think of is that my garage had the ABS unit out and sent it off to get it reconditioned for the MOT in October, is it possible that the lack of feel is due to the brakes needing bleeding?
937carrera wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:03 am
Pagid discs & pads are absolutely fine
Ah cheers man, that reassures me that they'll be OK. Did you get them from ECP/GSF or somewhere else?

Thanks everyone!

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Re: 2001 GTI 6N2 Brakes

Post by Bazzad88 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:30 pm

Hi mate, i bled mine when I changed my caliper, discs and pads and they did feel much more solid after that

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Re: 2001 GTI 6N2 Brakes

Post by gilesnp » Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:21 pm

Bazzad88 wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:30 pm
Hi mate, i bled mine when I changed my caliper, discs and pads and they did feel much more solid after that
Ah nice one, cheers! Did you use VAGCOM when you bled yours? I don't own a VAGCOM and don't know anyone that does, so was just gonna go for the old school method of getting my mate to pump the pedal whilst I bled each caliper in turn.

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