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    Rear brake upgrade

    Looking to upgrade my rear disks to something that doesnt look so weedy, Its purely for cosmetics, but I was just wondering if theres anyone that has done this?

    BTW - The car is a 1999 Audi A3 1.8T Sport FWD

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    I have an ECS stage 1 upgrade, which are 308mm big on the rears, I'd personally just colour code the calipers and put grooved disks on your car.



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    Jojo your car must weigh a frickin tonne haha.
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    Jojo - like the sound of the ECS rear brake upgrade. Don't have any pics do you?

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    whats the brake balance feel like when braking hard?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gavin Cooper View Post
    Jojo - like the sound of the ECS rear brake upgrade. Don't have any pics do you?

    Cheers,
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    I don't unfortunately, but you can read more about them here, ECS Stage 1 Rear Brakes, and there's also a vid in there to see them.

    I personally did it for looks, it's a bit overkill for a road car, but I haven't locked them up out on the track neither, so they are doing something!



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    Nice one, cheers Jojo.

    Last question...did you buy them direct or did you get them from a UK company. I notice if you buy them from the states, they're about half the price that the TTShop are selling them at.

    http://www.thettshop.co.uk/performan...product=600532
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gavin Cooper View Post
    Nice one, cheers Jojo.

    Last question...did you buy them direct or did you get them from a UK company. I notice if you buy them from the states, they're about half the price that the TTShop are selling them at.

    http://www.thettshop.co.uk/performan...product=600532
    I got them from a forum member who purchased them, but never fitted them, so second hand, but brand spanking new!



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    I'll be upgrading my rear brakes as part of my next round of mods, these look good

    http://www.thettshop.co.uk/performan...product=600419

    Tbh I don't see the point in getting massive brakes at the rear, isn't it something like 70% of the braking is done at the rear?

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    You mean front haha. Ive got 90/10 in my head for some reason.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Olly P View Post
    Tbh I don't see the point in getting massive brakes at the rear, isn't it something like 70% of the braking is done at the rear?
    I've kept quiet thus far but I have to say Jojo's S3 is the only one I know with the rears bigger than the front discs

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    Quote Originally Posted by voorhees View Post
    I've kept quiet thus far but I have to say Jojo's S3 is the only one I know with the rears bigger than the front discs
    Fekker.

    Don't suppose you got a pic of my brakes in your archives?

    308mm rear, 323mm fronts, so very close.



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    ... Ahem, yea i meant front, lol!

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    im thinking of using S4 rear discs on mine. As much for looks as it would be for stopping power.
    The are 300mm
    They need re drilling to 5x100 and a small bracket making to lift the caliper a little.

    The weight of the disc arent massively diffrent. That little an adition surely isnt going to change how the car performs.
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