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

Fitting bigger brakes

dancupra225 Apr 14, 2014

  1. dancupra225

    dancupra225 Active Member

    667
    25
    28
    Audi a3 tdi Bkd 2004

    Looking at doing bigger brakes conversion seen Rs3 calipers

    Are the disc one piece or bell type
    Or what they like to replace
     
  2. dancupra225

    dancupra225 Active Member

    667
    25
    28
    Do they fit as well straight onto a 8p hub
     
  3. MattKeating

    MattKeating Member

    248
    17
    18
    Why dont you go the 345mm route?
    I just did mine this past week. Can either opt for the a3 v6 or the s3 calipers.
     
  4. JJ.Foulds

    JJ.Foulds Well-Known Member

    1,263
    176
    63
    OR the golf R32, or ed30 (i think)
     
  5. dancupra225

    dancupra225 Active Member

    667
    25
    28
    I'm running 9.5j fronts so have a lot of space so s3 brakes be better ?
    Just wanting a nice look behind the wheel at shows
     
  6. JJ.Foulds

    JJ.Foulds Well-Known Member

    1,263
    176
    63
    i think they are all the same brake, but the S3 one has the badge on it? someone might be able to confirm this.

    This what i have on my A3, i think they are R32 brakes... lol.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. dancupra225

    dancupra225 Active Member

    667
    25
    28
    I'll check my brakes on my tdi look massive now as old owner spent alot on it just won't bigger dics as the wheels need something bright to look posh
     
  8. wuta3

    wuta3 Well-Known Member

    1,131
    347
    83
    I demand a pic with the wheel on. If it looks good, might have to go grab some amirite, amirite?
     
  9. dancupra225

    dancupra225 Active Member

    667
    25
    28
  10. wuta3

    wuta3 Well-Known Member

    1,131
    347
    83
  11. dancupra225

    dancupra225 Active Member

    667
    25
    28
    Whoops lol do it later how big are normal 2.0 tdi size 312mm??
     
  12. MattKeating

    MattKeating Member

    248
    17
    18
    Depends which version of the TDI (140 or 170). My old ones were 288mm (TDI 140).
    Excuse the alloys, previous owner of the car seemed to like pavements (need to get them cleaned up still). New 345mm brakes (sourced from a3 v6). Going to clean them and paint them over the coming weekends.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  13. dancupra225

    dancupra225 Active Member

    667
    25
    28
    So if look for Audi 3.2 v6 brake setup be alot better and easier to fit as well
     
  14. MattKeating

    MattKeating Member

    248
    17
    18
    The S3, A3 3.2, Golf R32 and another that I cant remember, all run the same brakes - they just have different colours/covers.

    There is a full S3 set for sale on this forum at the moment....
     
  15. JJ.Foulds

    JJ.Foulds Well-Known Member

    1,263
    176
    63
    looking at that a3 v6 brake, its exactly the same as the one i have which is R32.
     
  16. MattKeating

    MattKeating Member

    248
    17
    18
    Interesting colour! I'm trying to figure out what colour I want to paint mine...
    Can you take a photo of your car from the side, showing the calipers with the wheels on, etc.

    Dan, answering your question (if you have a quattro), its a direct fit as the hubs are the same as the s3. If not, you'll need a full hub setup too (I think thats correct info).
     
  17. dancupra225

    dancupra225 Active Member

    667
    25
    28
    I don't have a Quattro just fwd so what bigger brakes docs and calipers will go on straight without hub change on the Audi family
     
  18. MattKeating

    MattKeating Member

    248
    17
    18
    Afraid you're going to have to do a bit of homework, as I'm unsure.
     
  19. dancupra225

    dancupra225 Active Member

    667
    25
    28
    Yh I am as well or get drilled and groove disk on mine better pads quess
     
  20. dancupra225

    dancupra225 Active Member

    667
    25
    28
    uploadfromtaptalk1400052611572.jpg


    All fitted Just finish off the paint need another coat yet But stands out great
     
    Ron burgundy likes this.
  21. Ron burgundy

    Ron burgundy Active Member

    472
    144
    43
    Looking good ...bet those rims look nice at night time to.
     
  22. dancupra225

    dancupra225 Active Member

    667
    25
    28
    Yh I take them off and polish in the insides alot yeah look epic at night mate
    Is the yellow a good colour ?
    Was thinking bright green
     
  23. MattKeating

    MattKeating Member

    248
    17
    18
    Ye, I actually like it. suits your alloys.
    Can you take a picture from further away? I'm hopefully going to do mine this weekend, if the weather holds out. But I'm going down the red route.
     
  24. dancupra225

    dancupra225 Active Member

    667
    25
    28
    Yh I will bud. Got to do another coat yet brighter the better
     
  25. discostu49

    discostu49 Active Member

    598
    132
    43
    I have a 3.2v6 and need new discs going to order the Zimmermans drilled discs uploadfromtaptalk1400100375124.jpg uploadfromtaptalk1400100416547.jpg
     
  26. dancupra225

    dancupra225 Active Member

    667
    25
    28
    What do they cost ?
     
  27. manor13

    manor13 Active Member

    726
    110
    43
    audi R8 calipers on a std fitment alloys
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  28. welshd1k

    welshd1k Member

    147
    4
    18
    M mm r8 wish I could afford them proballu cost as much as my car lol
     

Share This Page