When we were getting a sunroof seal replaced under warranty at the dealership they let us know the rear brakes were very low. Their quote was obviously laughable and told them I would get it replaced somewhere else.
I did some searching and requested quotes from a few places. Ended up purchasing this kit from fcpeuro.com. It was reasonably priced and was either OE or equivalent to OEM parts.
|2||Disc Brake Rotor||ZIM-600324320|
|2||Disc Brake Rotor||ZIM-600325220|
|4||Disc Brake Rotor Set Screw||VAG-N10648301|
|1||Brake Pad Set||TEX-2473806|
|1||Brake Pad Set||TEX-2500901|
|1||Brake Anti-Squeal Paste||TEX-81000400|
|1||Brake Pad Wear Sensor||BOW-A098206|
An interesting thing I noticed is the brakes in the front are the same size rotors as my GTI at 340mm, but the rear is 300mm whereas my GTI has 310. 10mm doesn’t seem like that much of a difference. You would think VAG would have just made it the same and saved on bulk ordering.
Scheduled an appointment at BlueWater Performance to get them installed. Install went without issue and cars brakes feel much better now.
Update 07/13/22: The Textar pads I went with are a bit loose-fitting compared to the OEM pads and have a little play. This causes some minor clunking noises over potholes and abrupt bumps. They function great but it’s worth noting.