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rear brake upgrade

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Plunky, Aug 15, 2009.

  1. Plunky
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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
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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.
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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.
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    jojo S3 Drift King! Staff Member Moderator

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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.
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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.
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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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