What are some of you owners' opinions on the Mintex Red Box brake pads? I want to get some low dust pads to keep my new Brocks clean, but I don't want to spend a ton of money. These seem fairly inexpensive. I read about the EBC Green stuff getting too hot and warping the rotors. I don't want to take a chance on that.
you can get them with the sensor, i opted for the sensorless pads. They bite pretty well compared to the stock ones, don't seem to fade too much. i'm pretty hard on my brakes too, so I'll be anxious to see how they hold up and whether they kill my rotors. I've only had them for about 5k miles.
I've had Mintex Red Box pads on my Audi A4 for almost 12000 miles now. I had someone ask me the other day if I painted my calipers because they looked so shiny! That should give you some kind of indication as to how dust-free they are!
Well, that's good to hear! I don't know if the extra $20 is worth it to have the sensors. I mean, I could probably tell when my brake pads get worn out. How do you bypass the sensor with the sensorless ones?
I got the mintex pads and they are great.. not that much brake dust compared to the stock ones... the stock one would make your rim dirty in one day... the mintex goes weeks with out giving out that much brake dust even doing hard braking...
i am very satified with them...
IIRC, it plugs right in, the only time you have to do splicing is when you don't get the ones with the sensor. Then you twist the wires together and tape them off (or something similar). This fools the ECU into thinking there's a complete circuit, thus plenty of brake pad remaining. Once you get low, the circuit is broken thus triggering the brake warning light.
They are very good pads. I had 'em for my 95 VR6, w/ sensors, as they came with the ATE Power Discs from New Dimensions. BIG brake dust difference. Of course, the 2002 stock pads stink, and they coat the wheels quickly, especially the rears. I'm gonna get the Redbox pads again when the OEM ones die. Brake fade was non-existant in hard daily driving, IMO. I used to snap my head under braking at first, until I got used to them..
Dude, that's not true- my 95 VR6 had the 11.0" rotors, and my redbox pads had sensors.... Call NewDimensions- they have 'em too. Ask them for the part # or something, if you want to order from Pottermans. Weirdness... Anyway, I know that my VR6 didn't require any sensor harness connector modification and you shouldn't either.
What size rotors are stock on the Mk4- 11.4, right? You do have a Mk4 right? If so, then why do you need 11.0 pads? Did you confuse things in your post, or am I high?
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