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Most realistic TDI brake upgrade?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Mikemc, Jul 29, 2013.

  1. Mikemc
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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?
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    ive got R32 brakes all round and stops on the dot abit to good tbh
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    I have s3 front brakes atm need to do the rears soon. all good
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    Would I need to update brake lines to braided?
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    I'd be interested in the conversion too so I'm going to watch this space.
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    Me 3! I need some more stopping power!
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    Heavy diesels and **** brakes. I'm thinking of just upgrading to the 312mm disc and pads:)
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    get the rear vented set up i have these and and fantastic
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    What are those?
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    R32 rear vented discs and caliper
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    What you got on the front? Do you find the rear makes a big difference?
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    i have R32 brakes on front and yes the rears made a big differance
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    An I right in saying r32 brakes are the same as S3?
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    Me 4! My brakes are ****.
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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
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    How much did the kit cost you ash? If you don't mind saying ofcourse?
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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
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    and i take it some braided hose was needed like goodrich?
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    not necessarily, you can just use the hoses straight from the S3 which work fine
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    oh i see, how many hours labour should i be looking to pay to fit?
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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
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    Can I get not **** brakes for less than £600? lol
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    Some 8 pots for sale here Mike :)
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    Lol, don't think I need that kind of stopping power on my oil burner
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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.
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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:
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    R32 front brake set up..

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