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Doing 312mm brake conversion, what discs?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Mikey, Dec 3, 2008.

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    In the next few months im going to do the 312mm front brake disc conversion on my A3. All it requires is new caliper carriers from the likes of new TT, or MK5 Golf GTI etc etc, new 312mm discs and new pads. Thing is, im not sure weather to go with OEM 312mm discs and pads or aftermarket. If it was to be aftermarket, what would you recomend to me?

    Thanks.
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    hi mikey, ive just done the conversion with euro car parts front discs and ebc greenstuff pads, and the brakes are excellent, discs were about £80 and pads were about £50 ish, hth

    cal
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    cheers mate, where did you get the carriers from? Im struggling to find used ones, and new ones are like £129 a pair!
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    Have you tried vagparts?
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    YUP
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    why not do the 345 r32/a3 3.2 /s3 stuff - breakers and ebay prices usually around £150-£200 for full front setup
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    i'll look into that, cheers.
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    Yeah I have a set of 345 to fit, gotta wait for week or so though, gotta goto italy, thankgod not to venice, lol
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    I've got the 345mm too... Awesome brakes.

    They've got the edge over my aunts 312mm set up on her TT id say and we both changed our pads at the same time :D
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    what parts will i need to do the 345mm upgrade?
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    - brake caliper left blue > 1K0 615 123 G
    - brake caliper right blue > 1K0 615 124 G
    - caliper carrier blue > 1K0 615 125 F
    - retaining spring > 4F0 615 269
    - brake disc ventilated 345x30 5/112 > 1K0 615 301 M
    - splash shield for brake disc left > 1K0 615 311 C
    - splash shield for brake disc right > 1K0 615 312 C
    - brake pads with wear indicator > 1K0 698 151 B
    - hexagonal head bolt M8x12 > N 907 186 02
    - brake hose > 1K0 611 701 N
    - brake pipe hose from brake hose to piston housing left > 1K0 611 763 A
    - brake pipe hose from brake hose to piston housing right > 1K0 611 764 A
    - retaining clip > 191 611 715
    - bracket for brake hose left > 1K0 611 841 A
    - bracket for brake hose right > 1K0 611 842 A
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    ive got 2 spare heat sheild for the 345mm if you want them cheap
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    The part no's were for the r32 calipers which are blue.

    you can get LCR ones which are red

    And S3 which are black

    They're all pretty much the same, the s3 just has a diffferent plate at the front which is £21+VAT frm audi each side

    From Seat, you can get everything for the front conversion for £555 delivered (brand new)
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    I'm getting a A3 2.0t S Line in a few weeks and was wondering if this comes with 312's or 280's as stock? Got a 312 set up in the garage that was waiting to be fitted to my Ibiza.
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