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tdi 140 brake upgrade?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by welshd1k, Mar 7, 2014.

  1. welshd1k

    welshd1k Member

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    looking to swap out to the bigger brakes after setting my front brakes on fire after a 6 am call from a family member scramming in pain... and a very heavy right foot (16 mins to do 20 miles .... on B roads ...) I got to the house my car was smoking from all 4 corners and my front brakes where literally glowing ... only ahd the car a month or so now . the backs need new pads and disks soon and im thinking of swapping the front out for 312mm . next question as far as I can read the PADS are the same and the calipers , the disks are different and the carriers??

    what would I need for the conversion new disks and carriers?

    also brake brands better going OEM or for brembo / mintex or ebc? I normally drive at a ok pace not a sow driver if im honest so something that wont fade to fast and are the backs worth upgrading to the larger size also ?? and vented or not?
     
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  3. Westy

    Westy Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

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    I'm very interested in this too. I'm assuming doing a carrier and caliper swap from an S3 is the simplest thing on the A3?

    Vented all round would be best for keeping heat down and then a decent brake fluid and pad all round.
     
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