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Most realistic TDI brake upgrade?

Mikemc Jul 29, 2013

  1. Mikemc

    Mikemc Scooby Slayer VCDS Map User

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    Upon someone pulling out on me a few month back and the car feeling like it wasn't going to stop in time , I promised myself come brake pad renewal I'd purchase an upgrade of some sort.

    Seen RS3 brakes for sale on another thread link for around 3-350?

    But I'm guessing that would be a bit OTT.
    What's your guys views in that?

    Next choice would be S3 brake setup?


    Or would a simple carriers and discs suffice?

    I like a bit of sprited driving so obviously don't need extreme stopping power as if I was track racing.

    Anybody with a tdi upgraded there brakes? What to? Dis you notice any major differences?
     
  2. tdi-man

    tdi-man Well-Known Member

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    ive got R32 brakes all round and stops on the dot abit to good tbh
     
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  3. Jambo26

    Jambo26 Active Member Audi A3 Black Edition

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    I have s3 front brakes atm need to do the rears soon. all good
     
  4. Mikemc

    Mikemc Scooby Slayer VCDS Map User

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    Would I need to update brake lines to braided?
     
  5. Graham89

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    I'd be interested in the conversion too so I'm going to watch this space.
     
  6. Tomwebb

    Tomwebb A3 2.0 tdi s line 170

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    Me 3! I need some more stopping power!
     
  7. Beagles

    Beagles Member

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    Heavy diesels and **** brakes. I'm thinking of just upgrading to the 312mm disc and pads:)
     
  8. tdi-man

    tdi-man Well-Known Member

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    get the rear vented set up i have these and and fantastic
     
  9. Mikemc

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    What are those?
     
  10. tdi-man

    tdi-man Well-Known Member

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    R32 rear vented discs and caliper
     
  11. Mikemc

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    What you got on the front? Do you find the rear makes a big difference?
     
  12. tdi-man

    tdi-man Well-Known Member

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    i have R32 brakes on front and yes the rears made a big differance
     
  13. Mikemc

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    An I right in saying r32 brakes are the same as S3?
     
  14. immo

    immo Stop me

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    Me 4! My brakes are ****.
     
  15. Ash187

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

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    I have the s3/r32/a3 3.2 brakes on mine (yes they are the same brakes just different colour) and they are great! Definitely worth doing. You will need the discs, pads, callipers, carriers and brake hoses to do the install.
    been posted on the site plenty of times
     
  16. Mikemc

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    How much did the kit cost you ash? If you don't mind saying ofcourse?
     
  17. Ash187

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

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    It was a decent price... around £400 iirc for the complete front and back callipers, carriers, discs and pads. picked it up from a breaker in birmingham... lucky for me the pads were like a month old or new should i say :)
    still going strong too
     
  18. Mikemc

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    and i take it some braided hose was needed like goodrich?
     
  19. Ash187

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

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    not necessarily, you can just use the hoses straight from the S3 which work fine
     
  20. Mikemc

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    oh i see, how many hours labour should i be looking to pay to fit?
     
  21. Ash187

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

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    not sure mate, i had the springs and brakes fitted at the same time... left the car at the garage and went to work, picked it up after work all done.
    paid about £200 labour for the lot i think... its been a while now
     
  22. immo

    immo Stop me

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    Can I get not **** brakes for less than £600? lol
     
  23. N8

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    Some 8 pots for sale here Mike :)
     
  24. Mikemc

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    Lol, don't think I need that kind of stopping power on my oil burner
     
  25. Johnny Bravo

    Johnny Bravo 6+1 Gears Bronze Supporter Audi A3

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    As Ash said, you don't necessarily need braided hoses. I would recommend though, new ones. I wouldn't use old ones. They are very important and very easy to be damaged by brakers when taken off the car. Thay are also not that expensive.
     
  26. N8

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    They came off the car last week, the wife drove it yesterday with the old brakes back on and said "My god I miss those Lambo brakes already, these ones are s***e" :laugh:
     
  27. tdi-man

    tdi-man Well-Known Member

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    R32 front brake set up..

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