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S3 going upto 350-400bhp what brake upgrades??

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by P333RAH, Jan 2, 2013.

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    Hi all,

    iam going upto 350-400bhp on my S3 what brake upgrades would you recommend......

    just better discs and pads or big brake kit?



    regards,
    Darren
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    Andrew@A.L.D May add NOS to 600+bhp?

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    Different people will say different things but for me i run 6 pots on the fronts with 355mm discs and a 330mm rear disc conversion and i run 500+bhp
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    :icon_thumright: Got pics of the setup andrew?
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    ...although in fairness due to the lack of a single build thread Andrews stuff is quite tricky to find lol... I am sure there is another thread somewhere with the rears on... :uhm:

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    Thanks Tuffty! I reckon Andrew should do a thread with all links to his builds :whistle2:

    Sorry for derailing the thread Darren
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    Cayenne 6 pots or 911 4 pots seem to be the favourites. I went Cayenne to future proof. Some see it as overkill but I'd rather be over-braked, since the weight difference was minimal with 2 piece discs. Worth investing in a good brand too.
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    I've just priced discs up for my Porsche calipers £200 quid each......WTF......
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    Welcome to the world of big brakes :)

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    My front brake kit cost £1500 and the rears are £500

    Not cheap at all but the price to pay so you can stop with over 500 bhp
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    4 pots would be a very good investment on a car with 400bhp. Anything over 330mm is really for the pub points IMO.

    Far more important than disc size is pad choice. I you're serious about stopping quickly, get some serious pads :)
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    The cayenne adapters available use R32 334mm discs, which aren't too badly priced. Badger5 might do a 2 piece version with the same offset? If not ECS do.
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