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A3 312mm Brake upgrade

drewman Apr 29, 2014

  1. drewman

    drewman Member

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    Been looking into this and from memory you just need calliper carriers and 312 discs but this lead me to wonder how it improves braking.

    Am I being really stupid in saying if you're using the same pads, you're biting on the same amount of disc so shouldn't increase stopping power?
    Or is it to do with cooling? :uhm:
     
  2. Joshstan

    Joshstan Member

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    A larger disc has a larger mass so therefore increases the time it takes to heat up and secondly a larger disk with the calipers spaced out provides more braking force as you are pinching further away from the centre of the hub thus giving more leverage if you catch my drift
     
  3. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator Audi S3

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    Larger disc = more leverage for same effort...

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  4. Gary_808

    Gary_808 Member

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    If you upgrade, to offset the cost I'll purchase your old carriers :)
     
  5. drewman

    drewman Member

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    Gotcha! Cheers

    Gary: Depends how desperate you want them, I may not upgrade for a couple of months! Can bare you in mind if you like, pm you when i do it?
     
  6. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    I have a set of 312mm carriers if anyone is looking for some :) PM me for info :)
     
  7. J44KWED

    J44KWED Member

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    I have a pair of callipers off my 8L 1.8T 1998 AGU. PM me if interested too! :yes:
     
  8. Syvo

    Syvo IF IN DOUBT GO FLAT OUT

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    I have a set of callipers with carriers also have hel braided lines, brembo max 312 discs and ds2500 pads all for £120 pm me if ur interested would have to collect or arrange courier
     

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