1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Big brakes s3 8p

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Keane, Aug 11, 2014.

  1. Keane
    Online

    Keane Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2013
    Messages:
    296
    Likes Received:
    36
    [Aug 11, 2014]
    Hello lads .... Been after some brakes for my s3 for a few months now ... After audi quoting nearly £400 for replacement discs and pads I've been looking at big brake kits instead. I've seen forge / d2 / tarox / brembo's and various other kits available for the s3, does anyone have any recommendations and do any of the rs series brakes fit the s3 with little mods as possible ?

    Cheers
    #1
  2. Ads

    Ads

    [Sep 30, 2014]

  3. XFi
    Offline

    XFi Member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2010
    Messages:
    377
    Likes Received:
    13
    [Aug 11, 2014]
    RS3/TTRS calipers with TTRS disc's if you don't track your car. I have TTRS calipers with AP Racing discs and was tracking my car all day. I actually managed to change the temperature paint to 500C and with Pagid blue pads they just never let go.
    #2
  4. Keane
    Online

    Keane Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2013
    Messages:
    296
    Likes Received:
    36
    [Aug 11, 2014]
    Never tracked my car, tbh I just love the look of big brakes :L ! Are these a straight fit no mods needed ?
    #3
  5. S.
    Offline

    S. Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2009
    Messages:
    1,449
    Likes Received:
    219
    [Aug 11, 2014]
    +1 ttrs brake kit. Works very well. You can get them 2nd hand for a good money..
    #4
  6. Muzza80
    Offline

    Muzza80 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2013
    Messages:
    611
    Likes Received:
    260
    [Aug 11, 2014]
    ...but apparently they squeal like a ***** hence every RS3 owner on here has had them back under warranty and had the calipers/discs replaced?

    Good if you can put up with a bit of noise though.
    #5
  7. Moffat
    Offline

    Moffat Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2014
    Messages:
    61
    Likes Received:
    17
    [Aug 11, 2014]
    Does anyone else not understand this?
    #6
  8. Muzza80
    Offline

    Muzza80 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2013
    Messages:
    611
    Likes Received:
    260
    [Aug 11, 2014]
    His AP discs have temp paint stripes on them which change colour to give you an indication on how hot you are getting them, useful for choosing the right pads for track days.
    #7
  9. Moffat
    Offline

    Moffat Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2014
    Messages:
    61
    Likes Received:
    17
    [Aug 11, 2014]
    So they're good if you don't track your car, yet they never let go? That still contradicts.
    #8
  10. Muzza80
    Offline

    Muzza80 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2013
    Messages:
    611
    Likes Received:
    260
    [Aug 11, 2014]
    No, with TTRS discs they will be fine but track you want something better like AP racing floating discs and bell setup.
    #9
  11. amrb1
    Offline

    amrb1 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2013
    Messages:
    37
    Likes Received:
    19
    [Aug 11, 2014]
    I have a TTRS set up, brilliant. Get the right pads and grease the calipers well before installation and they work wonders. I might be going bigger yet though.
    #10
  12. S3Alex
    Online

    S3Alex Rarely neutral

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2008
    Messages:
    5,908
    Likes Received:
    1,307
    [Aug 11, 2014]
    I have a hybrid AP and VWR kit.

    Of the kits currently available I'd recommend the RS,AP or if your pockets are really deep,Alcon.
    #11
  13. amrb1
    Offline

    amrb1 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2013
    Messages:
    37
    Likes Received:
    19
    [Aug 11, 2014]
    Have you any pics of you set up S3Alex? Would fancy a gander at them.
    #12
  14. Moffat
    Offline

    Moffat Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2014
    Messages:
    61
    Likes Received:
    17
    [Aug 11, 2014]
    Ah ok, understood. What's the damage on those AP discs then?
    An RS3 upgrade is something I'll probably look into in the future. I've tracked my previous 2 cars, and been to the 'Ring a few times.


    I had Alcons on my previous car, an Astra CDTI 888. They were incredible! Although somewhat pricey when you needed new discs and pads. Braking though, Fantastic!!
    #13
  15. S3Alex
    Online

    S3Alex Rarely neutral

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2008
    Messages:
    5,908
    Likes Received:
    1,307
    [Aug 13, 2014]


    Here you go.....


    Not pretty,but effective.

    Rears....

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    And fronts....


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]
    #14
  16. 380BHPS4
    Offline

    380BHPS4 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2012
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    9
    [Aug 13, 2014]
    Apologies for tagging into your thread but my question is related. Just out of interest how much heavier is the TTRS brake and disk (370mm) than the standard S3 set up with the 345mm discs. I'm also interested in the upgrade but wouldn't want to do it if it greatly increased the unspent weight. Any advice greatly appreciated.
    #15
  17. amrb1
    Offline

    amrb1 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2013
    Messages:
    37
    Likes Received:
    19
    [Aug 13, 2014]
    The discs are heavier., the calipers I think are lighter. You notice the weight a little but with a good suspension set up you don't notice it. I'd advise good tyres as well.
    #16
  18. XFi
    Offline

    XFi Member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2010
    Messages:
    377
    Likes Received:
    13
    [Aug 13, 2014]
    The S3 setup is quite heavy, TTRS calipers are a hell of a lot less weight.
    #17
  19. 380BHPS4
    Offline

    380BHPS4 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2012
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    9
    [Aug 14, 2014]
    Thanks guys that useful information on the weight of the brakes. Much appreciated.
    #18
  20. micasb
    Offline

    micasb Member

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2010
    Messages:
    326
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Aug 15, 2014]

    Where can I get those parts?

    Cheers
    #19
  21. S3Alex
    Online

    S3Alex Rarely neutral

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2008
    Messages:
    5,908
    Likes Received:
    1,307
    [Aug 15, 2014]
    The rear discs are a direct replacement made by ZeroSixty,with Mintex 1155 pads,which you may find a bit aggressive for road use,although Ferodo DS2500s are a decent choice.

    The fronts are a hybrid of VWRacing 6pot calipers,AP Racing rotors,and Mintex 1155 pads.

    I'd suggest if you really want something along these lines,that the RS kit is the cheapest,and the AP front brake kit is one of the best.
    #20
  22. micasb
    Offline

    micasb Member

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2010
    Messages:
    326
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Aug 15, 2014]
    Hi already have front ttrs and rear s3 brake systems but my front disks are breaking unevenly. Like the car seems like it's breaking wobbling when breaking at almost stop speed. I would like a direct replacement for mys system...
    #21
  23. micasb
    Offline

    micasb Member

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2010
    Messages:
    326
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Aug 15, 2014]
    And where can I buy those mintex from.

    Cheers.
    #22
  24. S3Alex
    Online

    S3Alex Rarely neutral

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2008
    Messages:
    5,908
    Likes Received:
    1,307
    [Aug 15, 2014]
    Your local tuner should know,but most of the reputable places like DemonTweeks etc will have them.

    I'm not sure I'd recommend 1155s for road use neccessarily....1144s might be better.
    #23
  25. micasb
    Offline

    micasb Member

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2010
    Messages:
    326
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Aug 15, 2014]
    Thanks. I'll try and find the parts.

    Cheers
    #24
  26. micasb
    Offline

    micasb Member

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2010
    Messages:
    326
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Aug 15, 2014]
    Been looking on demon website but they say that there are no mintex for ttrs...
    Can someone help?
    #25
  27. Keane
    Online

    Keane Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2013
    Messages:
    296
    Likes Received:
    36
    [Aug 15, 2014]
    Picked up some calipers for a decent price on eBay. Just need ttrs discs and pads now ! Pricy !! Although I have found some on German eBay £345 delivered ! :) think I will get ebc yellow stuff pads as apparently the ds2500 are squeaky ?

    Has anyone brought anything from German eBay..? Experiences ?
    #26
  28. micasb
    Offline

    micasb Member

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2010
    Messages:
    326
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Aug 15, 2014]
    But are there yellow stuff for ttrs calipers?
    Regarding German ebay, costumer since 2004 where I buy everything and up till now no problems. You just have to see seller feedback
    #27
  29. Ben Hall
    Offline

    Ben Hall New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2012
    Messages:
    23
    Likes Received:
    1
    [Aug 15, 2014]
    Hello After reading this post

    Is the ttRS rs3 calipers and discs a good upgrade for track use?

    As the first comment said if not used for track

    Thanks Ben
    #28
  30. 380BHPS4
    Offline

    380BHPS4 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2012
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    9
    [Aug 15, 2014]
    #29
  31. 380BHPS4
    Offline

    380BHPS4 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2012
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    9
    [Aug 15, 2014]
    #30
  32. 380BHPS4
    Offline

    380BHPS4 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2012
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    9
    [Aug 15, 2014]
    You don't have to go to eBay my genuine TTRS disks are up for sale in the 'for sale section. Still in the packaging from the Audi dealer in the UK.
    I can be contacted on Giles.probert @googlemail.com
    #31
  33. Keane
    Online

    Keane Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2013
    Messages:
    296
    Likes Received:
    36
    [Aug 15, 2014]
    They are yellow stuff for ttrs/rs3 calipers I believe mate. Ahh that's good to know cheers
    #32
  34. Keane
    Online

    Keane Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2013
    Messages:
    296
    Likes Received:
    36
    [Aug 15, 2014]
    I'm very interested mate. I've emailed you :)
    #33
  35. Keane
    Online

    Keane Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2013
    Messages:
    296
    Likes Received:
    36
    [Aug 18, 2014]
    After finding some callipers on eBay, I received them today and fitted a calliper to make sure they fit before I paint them ect. I have a quick question if I was to buy rs3 braided lines would these fit ? I know they will go into the caliper but are the other ends the same ??
    #34
  36. micasb
    Offline

    micasb Member

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2010
    Messages:
    326
    Likes Received:
    0
    [Aug 18, 2014]
    Bet they will be direct fit.
    #35
  37. XFi
    Offline

    XFi Member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2010
    Messages:
    377
    Likes Received:
    13
    [Aug 18, 2014]
    I have HEL RS3 braided lines and they fit perfectly.
    #36
  38. S.
    Offline

    S. Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2009
    Messages:
    1,449
    Likes Received:
    219
    [Aug 18, 2014]
    hi mate, i was looking brake lines and seems that there is only complete ttrs kit front and back lines in package. do you have that kit? do the rear ttrs lines fit standard s3 rear brakes? as i don't want to buy them and find that the rear lines don't fit?
    #37
  39. amrb1
    Offline

    amrb1 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2013
    Messages:
    37
    Likes Received:
    19
    [Aug 19, 2014]
    eBay sell HEL front brake lines for RS3/TTRS for about £50 I think
    #38
  40. XFi
    Offline

    XFi Member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2010
    Messages:
    377
    Likes Received:
    13
    [Aug 19, 2014]
    I only have the front's so can't comment on the rears I'm afraid.
    #39

Share This Page