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Bigger/Better brakes for S3

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Benjiman46, Mar 28, 2012.

  1. Benjiman46
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    Benjiman46 R-Tech Terrorist

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    Hi all,

    I was just wondering what options I have when going for bigger power... Obviously I'll need better brakes, but I don't want to spend thousands on a brembo big brake kit.

    One option i've looked at is Leon Cupra R brembos... Will these be a straight fit? Within reason... I know i'll probably need carriers too.

    Any help will be appreciated :)

    Cheers

    Ben
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    s3dave TFSI Hybrid

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    Yes cupra brembos are the ideal upgrade, and are well suited to the s3
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    I got some R32 calipers i dont need anymore, biggest OE brakes you can fit straight on an S3 (334mm - say bye bye brake fade). PM me if your interested.
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    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition Staff Member Moderator

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    Plenty of info in the stickies.... there is a specific thread on brake upgrades...

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    Agreed. And all answers are correct and be applied.

    On a personal note the LCR brembo's are the mod I've enjoyed the most. With more power they do enable you to drive with far more confidence. Can't go wrong. I paid £500 on eBay and reconditioned my calipers and then picked up new 323mm discs for about £200. Not cheap but worth every penny.
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    Sevv Pushing the limits..

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    i just ordered Awesome - Tarox 6 Pot Big Brake Kit - Golf 4 Platform : 323mmm from awesome great kit though have to wait till end of april to get them sadly enough.. but i was told they fit under the standard AVUS 17*7.5 wheels no problems which is always a worry, took TUFFY's advice and went for G88 discs so they wont crack but the kit is dear...
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    Just put new 323 discs and DS2500 pads on my LCR brembos.
    I'm trying grooved discs from Godspeed that were recommended to me by a friend on cupra.net (I had a bad experience with EBC Ultimax previously fitted) - they were £192 delivered; pads were £123.31 delivered from Camskill although Badger Bill is now beating that.
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