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rear brake upgrade

Plunky Aug 15, 2009

  1. Plunky

    Plunky Member

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    I have a 1.8t a3. already have the uprated front brakes, with the s3 carriers to hold the bigger discs.
    is there an upgrade similar to the front for the rear brakes?

    cheers

    Liam
     
  2. emery1990

    emery1990 Active Member

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    hello mate, cant sp3eak for your rear brakes, but how much does the bigger discs etc improve braking, im aw3aiting my discs then getting it all fitted. I heard that because rear brakes only take 10% of braking, that only a set of decent pads would be enough. and an expensive upgrade wouldnt be money well spent.
     
  3. jcs356

    jcs356 Brum brum

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    Yep, I concur with emery1990. The rear brakes do so little that a decent set of pads is all you need.
     
  4. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona quattro Audi S3 Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Rear disks on an S3 is same size I think, but they are vented instead of solid disks, and the calipers are slightly wider to accomodate.
     
  5. Imteyaz

    Imteyaz 6th Gear

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    Golf4 V5 rear brakes with 256mm vented disks are a straight fit, although you will have to cut away the lip on the brake dust shield (or bend them back a little) so they don't foul.
     
  6. Plunky

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    hi, i'm sorry but i couldnt tell you how much of an improvement the bigger brakes were because i bought then car with them on. however, i have been informed they are a very worth while modification to do!
     

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