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2.0T Brake options

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by sub39h, Feb 17, 2011.

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    hi guys,

    i drive a 2006/55 A3 2.0T DSG with some minor modifications. no power upgrades yet, although i doubt i'll actually have the money to do any considering i broke i am :(

    i've noticed that my standard brakes are a bit ****, particularly when i'm carrying a few of my mates. i was wondering if there was a moderately priced solution to the problem? something like aftermarket discs and pads which i can get done when my current set are due to be changed?

    i've heard mixed opinions about EBC - a feature car in PVW said that EBC greenstuff were perfectly adequate, but they're mostly frowned upon on here. any other solutions? i know Ferodo DS2500 seem popular. what problems would i encounter with aftermarket pads? i'd imagine they don't have contacts for the brake wear sensors so i'll get a brake warning light?

    i've seen a Brembo 4-pot front brake upgrade for my car that seems reasonably priced - HOWEVER i have NO knowledge of this subject and i dunno what reasonably priced would be. the brake diameter remains 312mm and i can't seem to find any reference to the kit on the Brembo website

    any other ideas chaps (and chapettes)?

    cheers,

    S.
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    i've not logged onto vagoc in months lol. i'll have a look
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    cool, they are worth a look, by the time you have put uprated pads and new disks, there wont be that much a difference in price
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    hmm see the Brembo 4-pots that i mentioned in my original post aren't much more money than that and they're brand new. granted they're smaller, but i'd imagine the 4-pot-ness will make more of a difference than the increased diameter
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    Are the brembos designed for the 2.0T with all the brackets etc?
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    they're being sold as a Brembo upgrade for all PQ35 chassis cars (Mk5/6 Golf, A3, TT, Leon etc.) and you do get brackets with it, yes. but i don't know if you get "all the brackets" because i don't know what that means - i have no idea what you need for a brake upgrade, hence the thread lol
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    ah cool, all you will need is 2 calipers, 2 mounting brackets, 2 discs, 2 brake hoses and a set of pads and your good to go... then its just a case of hoping it all fits under your wheels, which it should do as you have 18's it just depends if you will need spacers or not
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    ok this kit doesn't come with hoses, but i was thinking of upgrading to braided lines at the same time so it looks like the kit has everything i need!

    many thanks for your help, i might give this kit a whirl. watch me regret it later and go for the S3 set :faint:
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    i also have a set of s3 brakes for sale check my thread a3 thread out. wanting more though as i have the rear callipers too.
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    ah cool, make sure you talk to brembo about the hoses as not all companies use the same thread size (as i discovered) that way you can make sure you get the right parts
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    i've already emailed my mechanic. they should know, they're pretty experienced with this sort of thing
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    ah cool, all good then! have to get some pictures up when they are on
    btw what size are the discs?
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    312mm - same as OEM
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    ah cool, should all fit fine under your wheels then
    will be a nice set up!
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    Just thought i would put my 2p worth, ive got front and rear S3 brakes on my 2.0T Quattro. I do drive rather enthusiasticly and do the odd track day and tbh they have coped very well. They do fade slightly when im really pushing them but ohterwise i love them :)
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    thanks for the input. S3 brakes aren't out of the question but whilst i'm scraping the funds together i'm gonna think about exactly what i wanna do. the idea of 4-pots is really appealing, but i've gotta consider price and the fact that i'm taking a bit of a risk. OEM S3s are obviously tried and tested so there's less risk involved.

    we'll see what happens lol
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    jungleman/sub
    do you know if any modifications need to be carried out to get s3 brakes fitted to 2.0tdi?
    are they the same fitting?

    cheers
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    Whatever else you do,please do NOT waste your time and money on things like EBC Green or Red pads.

    I was persuaded to try a set as a stop-gap between OEM and getting a proper brake setup....these things fade exactly the same as the OEM pads,and have no conceivable benefits from my point of view,and the money is best put towards a proper set of brakes.
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