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DaveB spec R8 BBK (yup, PIC HEAVY)

MartayMcFly May 1, 2012

  1. MartayMcFly

    MartayMcFly Booooooost Regional Rep VCDS Map User Gold Supporter

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    Well the process is quite simple really - you see a (very) cheap set of R8 Brembo 4-pots and 362mm APR 2-piece rotors on pistonheads, the kind people at asn essentially peer-pressure you into buying them, and then you find out the caliper carriers are for a Passat hub and won't fit an S3.

    You then trawl the internet for about 3 months before N8 comes along and says he knows a guy, a VAG/Brembo guru, a man named Dave. N8 puts you in touch with Dave, and Dave then agrees to build you a set of one-off custom carriers for the brakes. You manage to miss each other constantly for about 3 weeks, but eventually you're both at home at the same time so you can finally pay Dave for the carriers and they get sent out that day. The following week you have to go to London so can't pick your car up from the bodyshop until the following weekend. You call your local mod guy/garage and he says he can squeeze you in on Tuesday. You go pick up the car and find that not only do the brakes stop you on a pin-head, but they also have a BETTER feel than the standard set up. You be very happy you joined asn and then upload a bunch of pictures so people can share in your joy. Then you pour yourslef a beer and go sit in the garden because even though it's only about 10degrees, the sun is out, and that's enough in Aberdeen.

    Or, in other words, R8 calipers + AP Racing discs + DaveB carriers = :hubbahubba::rockwoot::arco::yahoo::blackrs4:

    The way they were:
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    The parts needed:
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    The result:
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    And, the finished product. Now with (temporary) 4mm spacers (=ET44 8.5J) and no rubbing.
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    Massive thanks to N8 and of course Dave (Brown). We got there in the end!
     
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  2. Paullie

    Paullie Banana Menace! VCDS Map User

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    Full of AWESOMENESS, Martin! Those look absolutely perfect. Been waiting all day for this thread, Bud, thanks for sharing. Did you need the spacer to give you clearance from the rim spokes? Fab job!! :wub: xx

    EDIT- Forgot to say, enjoy your pint! :laugh:
     
  3. mjr901

    mjr901 Guest Gold Supporter Audi S3

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    Looking sweeeet! Did you have to do master cylinder?
     
  4. MartayMcFly

    MartayMcFly Booooooost Regional Rep VCDS Map User Gold Supporter

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    No, that's the beauty of the R8 calipers - they work with the standard master cylinder.

    Thanks Paula, but I'm sure your shiny red ones will blow mine out of the water. There's a 4mm spacer on because the spokes don't clear when straight on, but it's a crappy plastic one so will be on the look out for a more permanent 4/5mm hubcentric replacement (if they even exist).

    Forgot to say, also big thanks to other Dave at Motorwerks for doing the fitting. Great job and best rates in town!
     
  5. Sandra

    Sandra Moderator Staff Member Administrator Moderator TeamMisano TFSI Owners Group Audi S3 quattro s tronic Platinum Supporter

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    Martin, car is looking really good. You will be smiling for weeks now. :) x
     
  6. S.

    S. Well-Known Member Team Ibis TFSI Owners Group Audi S3 quattro Manual

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    great write up :D
     
  7. Ash187

    Ash187 Audi-Retrofits.co.uk Site Sponsor VCDS Map User Gold Supporter quattro Audi A5

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    Loving those brakes!!! how much did the custom calipers set you back :ninja:
     
  8. MartayMcFly

    MartayMcFly Booooooost Regional Rep VCDS Map User Gold Supporter

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    I got the carriers, bolts and risers + VAT and postage along with my caliper sent back to me (he needed it for fitting), so you're probably better speaking to DaveB and he'll sort you out with a quote. He can also do complete packages (discs, calipers, pads etc), I think.
     
  9. Paullie

    Paullie Banana Menace! VCDS Map User

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    Martin, yours is the very first S3 in the UK (possibly worldwide) to have the R8 rear Brembo set up a'la DaveB. N8 obviously had them on his A3, but the rest of the kits are on Leon Cupra's, Golf's and 'Rocco's around the globe. Can't stop looking at your pics! Can't tell you how special your Speedlines look on there too, ..SUPERB! :wub: xx
     
  10. N8

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    No worries people, I'm here to help, got decent knowledge on the brakes so can help out when Dave B's busy. Rang him today and he was in the Majorca :laugh:

    Dont' need M/C upgrade for R8, only for R8/RS4/Gallardo 8 pots.
     
  11. jungleman

    jungleman Well-Known Member

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    nice!
    the BBK on the S3 makes such a difference, I've just gone from my BBK back to stock and forgot how poor in comparison the standard equipment is, miss mine already!
     
  12. ~RS~

    ~RS~ Active Member

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    OMG @ the size of those things! Bet that could stop on a pin head now!!
     
  13. Juicy Jen

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    Looking good, love the stance! Definitely worth the wait :wub:
     
  14. moag

    moag she's no d-turbo

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    Those brakes look amazing behind the speed lines. WANT:wub:

    Now I need a quicker A3 so I can justify spending the dolla on BBK!
     
  15. Kelvin_S

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    Hang on, Are you not gonna remove the R8 writing? It's the same as me puting S3 badge on my TDI.
     
  16. MartayMcFly

    MartayMcFly Booooooost Regional Rep VCDS Map User Gold Supporter

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    No, that would be if I wrote R8 on the original S3 calipers. These are actual R8 calipers, so they say R8 on them.
     
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  17. N8

    N8 Kowalski Details VCDS Map User

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    It's actually nothing like that :laugh:
     
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  18. Kelvin_S

    Kelvin_S Member

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    Yeah sure just like the S3 BADGE, I'm not labeling the car... I'm labeling the bumper lol
     
  19. N8

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    I know what you are saying. But on the grille it's different as its labelling the car, as on the tailgate, but the caliper just states its from an R8. Same as my calipers state they are from a Lamborghini, we can all clearly see it's not a Gallardo
     
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  20. S.

    S. Well-Known Member Team Ibis TFSI Owners Group Audi S3 quattro Manual

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    is it murcielago then? :undwech:
     
  21. Richh999

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    Damn I want those.. Shame student loans don't stretch that far.. hmm.. Need to find a bank to rob now as liver isn't sellable.. :(

    Lolz at the trolling,,,, I presume he is.. ha..
    N8, So it isn't a lambo, damn, I presumed it was.. :undwech:
     
  22. fuzion

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    haha! very nice mate! love it.. jealous!

    im running the 996TT caliper setup, tempted to change for ... well no reason as i dont track lol.
     
  23. jungleman

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    course they can, mine was pretty much modified totally during term time with me only working during the summer... just have to keep your eyes open for deals and haggle!
     
  24. Paullie

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    Martin, did you get a good deal at Motorwerks for fitting your BBK? It would be a lot handier for me to go there than to go to Customdubz. :wub: xx
     
  25. MartayMcFly

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    Yeah, 3 hours was £108. He threw in the cheapy spacers too. Do you have Dave's number? If not, I can PM you it. Give him a call and he'll let you know when he's free to do it.
     
  26. Paullie

    Paullie Banana Menace! VCDS Map User

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    If you could PM me Dave's number Bud, that would be great. That's a fair bit less than it cost to get my grille fitted, lol. :icon_thumright: :wub: xx
     
  27. jungleman

    jungleman Well-Known Member

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    if you could PM me his number as well as AshB wants to have a word about a break upgrade as well cheers :D
     
  28. Paullie

    Paullie Banana Menace! VCDS Map User

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    That's a different Dave, Paolo, lol. I'll PM you DaveB's details now. :wub: xx
     
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  29. MartayMcFly

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    Haha, yeah. DaveB (Brown) is the brakes guy, DaveC (Cameron) is the fitter at Motorwerks.

    PM'd Paula
     
  30. Paullie

    Paullie Banana Menace! VCDS Map User

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    Thanks Martin, got it! :wub: xx
     
  31. ilim

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    Are u in Aberdeen and u park ur car on that road with half on the pavement half on the road??
     
  32. MartayMcFly

    MartayMcFly Booooooost Regional Rep VCDS Map User Gold Supporter

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    I sure do, you drive past me a lot? Car won't be there very much after June 15th - I'm moving into my very own flat :yahoo:
     
  33. ilim

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    yea i go down that route every morning to Uni. I stopped to day to look at ur rims and saw the r8 calipers... They are looking amazing.. How much did they set you back???

    We should all get togther for a Audi meet sometime on summer?? What u say Paullie?
     
  34. Paullie

    Paullie Banana Menace! VCDS Map User

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    Yeah, I'm deffo up for that and I know a few other guys who would be too Ilim. :wub: xx
     
  35. MartayMcFly

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    Set me back somewhere on the wrong side of £1200, all in and fitted. Think the kit together is more like £1500 new.

    eastsidevw are having a meet at the end of the month that I'll hopefully be home for, we could arrange something alongside that maybe?
     
  36. Massive brakes look mint!

    I had brembo 4 pots with 2 piece (Badger5) disks on my old Golf V6 4motion with BBS RC alloys. Looked amazing. Stopped amazingly well too.
     
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    Ah damit... Have exam on 29th Tuesday. Will be in the lib till late. Will miss out on this one mate. So gutted
     

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