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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by chris1988brown, Dec 28, 2009.

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    hi guys, quick question, what are the sizes of the front and rear discs on a 07 2.0tdi 170 s-line and what size are they on a s3? also is it worth upgrading to the s3 brakes as ive been offered a full set for a cracking price?

    cheers in advance chris
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    S3 brakes are a big upgrade against stock, i'd upgrade if i got a set for cheap...
    front discs are 345mm
    rear discs 310mm
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    S3 brakes are VERY good, especially as an upgrade to a TDI, so get them!
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    standards are arond 288mm and i done the upgrade in the past and it was definitly worth it.

    The standard brakes with a remap and me at the wheel didnt feel up to i but the S3 stuff was the business.

    S3/LCR (Newer one)/3.2 A3/R32 - Same brakes, diff looks.
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    cheers for all the input guys:) is it just a staight swap with the originals, all the brake lines just swap straight overs etc? ]

    cheers chris
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    I agree, but I'd say imo, the standard brakes didn't feel upto it with standard power with me at the wheel :laugh:
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    Yeah a straight swap but you will need a set of s3 brake hoses/lines coming off the caliper as they're different
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    Anyone know how much I should be paying "all in" for a set of S3 brakes front and rear? And what about fitting?
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    pm Kaz, he's got a set for sale Scott.
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    cheers again, i think i'll get a full set of braided lines to go with them:)
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    Sounds good Chris.
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    Cheers Nath
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    Its ok, my young brother.
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    To install the brakes do you need to bleed the brakes following doing all the nuts and bolts up and is this an easy job?
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    You will definately need to bleed all 4 calipers, not a hard job i would say but requires 2 people. 30 min job max
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    May just try some Ferodo DS2500 pads instead for now
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