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    Most realistic TDI brake upgrade?

    Upon someone pulling out on me a few month back and the car feeling like it wasn't going to stop in time , I promised myself come brake pad renewal I'd purchase an upgrade of some sort.

    Seen RS3 brakes for sale on another thread link for around 3-350?

    But I'm guessing that would be a bit OTT.
    What's your guys views in that?

    Next choice would be S3 brake setup?


    Or would a simple carriers and discs suffice?

    I like a bit of sprited driving so obviously don't need extreme stopping power as if I was track racing.

    Anybody with a tdi upgraded there brakes? What to? Dis you notice any major differences?

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    ive got R32 brakes all round and stops on the dot abit to good tbh
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    I have s3 front brakes atm need to do the rears soon. all good

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    Would I need to update brake lines to braided?

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    I'd be interested in the conversion too so I'm going to watch this space.



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    Me 3! I need some more stopping power!

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    Heavy diesels and crap brakes. I'm thinking of just upgrading to the 312mm disc and pads

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    get the rear vented set up i have these and and fantastic
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    Quote Originally Posted by tdi-man View Post
    get the rear vented set up i have these and and fantastic
    What are those?

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    R32 rear vented discs and caliper
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    What you got on the front? Do you find the rear makes a big difference?

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    i have R32 brakes on front and yes the rears made a big differance
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    An I right in saying r32 brakes are the same as S3?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomwebb View Post
    Me 3! I need some more stopping power!
    Me 4! My brakes are crap.
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    I have the s3/r32/a3 3.2 brakes on mine (yes they are the same brakes just different colour) and they are great! Definitely worth doing. You will need the discs, pads, callipers, carriers and brake hoses to do the install.
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    How much did the kit cost you ash? If you don't mind saying ofcourse?

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    It was a decent price... around £400 iirc for the complete front and back callipers, carriers, discs and pads. picked it up from a breaker in birmingham... lucky for me the pads were like a month old or new should i say
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    and i take it some braided hose was needed like goodrich?

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    not necessarily, you can just use the hoses straight from the S3 which work fine
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    oh i see, how many hours labour should i be looking to pay to fit?

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    not sure mate, i had the springs and brakes fitted at the same time... left the car at the garage and went to work, picked it up after work all done.
    paid about £200 labour for the lot i think... its been a while now
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    Can I get not **** brakes for less than £600? lol
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    Lol, don't think I need that kind of stopping power on my oil burner

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikemc View Post
    and i take it some braided hose was needed like goodrich?
    As Ash said, you don't necessarily need braided hoses. I would recommend though, new ones. I wouldn't use old ones. They are very important and very easy to be damaged by brakers when taken off the car. Thay are also not that expensive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikemc View Post
    Lol, don't think I need that kind of stopping power on my oil burner
    They came off the car last week, the wife drove it yesterday with the old brakes back on and said "My god I miss those Lambo brakes already, these ones are s***e"

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    R32 front brake set up..

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    Full Leather / heated Seats / 18" Speedlines / AP coilover kit / R32 Rear 310mm Brakes / window Tints / Auto lights / Xenons / Cruise control / R32 Front 345mm Brakes / Full milltek system / Led side lights / Bose / brushed aluminium inlays / panal filter / Full Egr delete / custom map with hot start fix / Hybrid Turbo / Sachs Racing clutch / 10mm Rear spacers / 10mm Front spacers / A5 LED number plate bulbs /

    233 bhp - 309 ft lb - 419 nm (NEEDS A NEW MAP)




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    Full Leather / heated Seats / 18" Speedlines / AP coilover kit / R32 Rear 310mm Brakes / window Tints / Auto lights / Xenons / Cruise control / R32 Front 345mm Brakes / Full milltek system / Led side lights / Bose / brushed aluminium inlays / panal filter / Full Egr delete / custom map with hot start fix / Hybrid Turbo / Sachs Racing clutch / 10mm Rear spacers / 10mm Front spacers / A5 LED number plate bulbs /

    233 bhp - 309 ft lb - 419 nm (NEEDS A NEW MAP)




 

 

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