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S3 front brake calipers and discs on A3 2.0TDi

SimonAshley Nov 13, 2009

  1. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

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    You change your mind more than a mexican whore changes her knickers mate, lol, thats if she even wears them I guess, lol
     
  2. V6Pete

    V6Pete Now running on Bentley's y'all

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    Waste of cash. You'd be better just buying some good pads and a set of Goodridge brake lines. On a car like this there's no real benefit going for "performance" discs.

    The S3 setup works really well for a factory setup and would be a massive improvement over the 312mm discs you've got already, and if you buy the calipers for the right money is an inexpensive upgrade.
     
  3. NHN

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    Couldnt agree more with what you just said.

    Did you use the MK5 lines from Goodridge as 8P isnt listed & they replied saying none for that model, but obviously MK5 3.2 is same as 3.2 8P so must fit.

    If so, do you have the part numbers to hand please.
     
  4. V6Pete

    V6Pete Now running on Bentley's y'all

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    Yes they were the Mk5 4WD lines which were a perfect fit. Part no was SVW0615-4C for the kit with stainless fittings I went for.
     
  5. NHN

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    Thanks, its is appreciated.
     
  6. N8

    N8 Kowalski Details VCDS Map User

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    Good find Pete, can't wait to get my brakes on now....
     
  7. A3_Rider

    A3_Rider Well-Known Member

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    The 312mm discs are the ones I wanted to get from that site as I need new discs (still using the same ones I got when new).

    I'm thinking; combine the discs with the pads and brakelines you said = worth it?
     
  8. PTTM

    PTTM Pedal to the Metal!!!

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    Gents (Nige + Nath) your expertise on brakes is required again!
    I have a 2006 a3 2.0tdi 3dr and need the entire brake setup replacing as im at 101,000 and have only replaced the pads since buying 3 years ago at 16,000 miles.
    You have mentioned above that the R32 / S3 / 3.2 brake setups are 'almost' identical.
    So for me to get that setup and get a garage to fit them labour only I would need to provide them with the following:
    - Brake discs
    - Pads
    - Calipers
    - Carriers
    - Brake Lines

    Where would you recommend I start looking and would I just ask if they have the parts for the R32 / S3 / 3.2 braking system?
    Do I need the setup from the same year as my car (2006)?
    Any other things I should take into consideration?

    Thanks again chaps!
     
  9. H8

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    hi all, am looking at a set of s3 brakes set on ebay now and i was wondering if it will fit on my Mk 2 skoda octavia VRS.. and also would anyone know if i can upgrade my turbo to the s3 - would the pipes be the same?? many thanks
     
  10. SimonAshley

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    Finally fitted my S3 brakes
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  11. Hawkes

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    anyone know if the s3 brakes fit under 17s?
     
  12. SimonAshley

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    As far as I am aware they wont
     
  13. warrenlord

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    Yep they do! I've got a complete hub set up, dropped it in and fitted
     
    Last edited: May 1, 2011
  14. jungleman

    jungleman Well-Known Member

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    +1 for them fitting under 17's, the 3.2 has the same brakes and that came with 17's as standard from the factory
     
  15. Johnny Bravo

    Johnny Bravo 6+1 Gears Bronze Supporter Audi A3

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    It depend on the rims you want to use. On some 17"s they might not work. I have a friend who recently made the conversion to S3 front brakes and they fit. I'm also going to do this upgrade.
    The distance between the caliper and the rim is VERY small. If the rim has spokes that are inclined, they may hit the caliper.
    These rims will fit:

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  16. Hawkes

    Hawkes Member

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    cool cuz they're the wheels I have and I have 10mm spacers on the fron anyway :thumbsup:
     
  17. JamS3

    JamS3 Active Member

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    Ive a full set of 8P facelift S3 brakes for sale if anyone is looking for a set, come complete with calipers, pads, discs and brake lines. PM me if interested.
     

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