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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Joeleol, Sep 19, 2009.

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    [Sep 19, 2009]
    Looking to upgrade my rear disks to something that doesnt look so weedy, Its purely for cosmetics, but I was just wondering if theres anyone that has done this?

    BTW - The car is a 1999 Audi A3 1.8T Sport FWD

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    jojo S3 Drift King! Staff Member Moderator

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    I have an ECS stage 1 upgrade, which are 308mm big on the rears, I'd personally just colour code the calipers and put grooved disks on your car.
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    Jojo your car must weigh a frickin tonne haha.
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    Jojo - like the sound of the ECS rear brake upgrade. Don't have any pics do you?

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    whats the brake balance feel like when braking hard?
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    I don't unfortunately, but you can read more about them here, ECS Stage 1 Rear Brakes, and there's also a vid in there to see them.

    I personally did it for looks, it's a bit overkill for a road car, but I haven't locked them up out on the track neither, so they are doing something! :icon_thumright:
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    I got them from a forum member who purchased them, but never fitted them, so second hand, but brand spanking new! :)
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    Nice :icon_thumright:
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    You mean front haha. Ive got 90/10 in my head for some reason.
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    I've kept quiet thus far but I have to say Jojo's S3 is the only one I know with the rears bigger than the front discs :)
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    Fekker. :)

    Don't suppose you got a pic of my brakes in your archives?

    308mm rear, 323mm fronts, so very close.
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    ... Ahem, yea i meant front, lol!
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    im thinking of using S4 rear discs on mine. As much for looks as it would be for stopping power.
    The are 300mm
    They need re drilling to 5x100 and a small bracket making to lift the caliper a little.

    The weight of the disc arent massively diffrent. That little an adition surely isnt going to change how the car performs.
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