A8 disc upgrades etc. Is there any point?
Thinking about beefing up the brakes on the 1.8TQS. Been scouting round the forums a bit and apart from the mega money Porsche upgrades there seems to be a couple of other options such as A8 312mm discs or the ECS 332mm conversion, both of which utilise the standard calliper and pad apparently, just giving you a bigger disc and are reasonable money.
However, if the pad and calliper are the same I can't see it giving you much of an improvement as the frictional area (pad to disc) remains the same. Sure the bigger disc will be better for heat dissipation but you wouldn't really notice the difference, I don't think, unless you were on track. I can't see the brakes being dramatically better in normal use so maybe best to save up for a Boxster/ Cayenne jobby.
I've done an AP 6 Pot conversion before on a Subaru and the difference was phenomenal, but that was going from a small 4 pot calliper and pad to huge 6 pot callipers and bigger pads and moving from 295 to 330mm discs. I'm after the same kind of anchorage really.
Anyone done any of the above conversions that can offer any tips please?