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The Definitive Brake Thread for 8L A3/S3 Owners(and other Golf4 Platform cars).

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by jojo, May 18, 2010.

  1. S3 Rav
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    Does anyone know what make the oem s3 discs are?
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    ATE mate :)
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    Thanks cobra
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    Does anyone know where would be the best place to purchase them? I've had a look on europarts but can't seem to find them.
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    is it possible to use standard s3 discs with r32 callipers and what lines are best to use and do they just bolt on
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    Nope not even close. You need R32 discs with R32 calipers. The diameter and offset of the disc are way different.
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    Shat about the hoses have they got to be r32 and do the calipers just bolt on

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    do r32 callipers bolt on and the hoses connect up with no modifications
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    They bolt on but I can't confirm about the hoses. Probably worth getting some braided R32 hoses anyway. You'll be fine then.
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    Hi guys
    ive been offered a set of Mintex rear discs and pads that have come off a leon cupra r for peanuts. Are these a direct replacement for the rears on my s3 8l as the ones on at the minute are shot to bits. Thanks in advance
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    I have just fitted 996 fronts to my S3 and have a few questions.
    The mc has been changed and the system bled numerous times,primed abs etc but still the pedal feels a little spongy.
    Is there something that I still need to do? Might it be something to do with the new mc?
    Any help would be greatly appreciated
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    Hi Just got back from the garage with a quote for 1085 euros for new rear calipers and pads plus hoses. The calipers where 251 each.

    I have the chance to buy some 996 rear with discs pads and hose for 300 euros.

    Will these fit on my 2002 S3?

    New to this forum and my audi so need some advice! :)
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    Hi,

    I have an Audi S3 8L (225) with 256mm rear brakes and I'm looking for a new bigger brake disc than can be fitted on my car but it's impossible to find it...

    To begin I would like a disc between 280mm and 310mm and keep my caliper with track pads, just with custom carriers.

    And probably after I will change my calipers too.

    Can you help me ?

    Thanks and sorry for my english (I'm french).
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    ECS stage1 308mm rears. Tarox do a similar kit based in the UK I think? And there's a member doing a 300mm rear conversion using S4 discs, forgot his username.
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    Thanks for your answer. In the ECS tuning website, there are no more parts for Audi 8L :(

    And on Tarox website it's always written "all 8L except S3" :( But the brake discs are too small.

    Definitely it's not easy to find. I could buy brake discs from last Audi S3 or TT-RS and drill holes to fit on my car, but I don't know if it's viable in the time, especially in a track configuration.
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    I currently have standard brakes with ds2500 pads and superblue fluid. I am looking at upgrading my discs mainly for the visual benefits (any added performance would be great).

    I have found the following

    Front:
    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Sport-br...arts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item3a8760fa1e

    Rear:
    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/AUDI-S3-...=AU_Car_Parts_Accessories&hash=item3ce607557b

    Does anyone see any problems with me going for such cheap disks? I note the rear don't mention the size, so if they are the correct size would it be wise to go ahead?

    I'm under the impression I can just bolt these in without the need for any other parts. Is this correct?

    Cheers
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    Just checked and both discs are the same size as standard. Is there any car that comes with slightly larger rear discs that would fit straight on without me having to change anything else?
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    Does anybody know if these will fit on an a3 mk1 8l???

    20.4692.00

    Thanks =]
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    I'm pretty sure my 2001 A3 TQS has 288mm front and 239mm rear disks. I've just fitted new rear ones. Can anyone confirm this?
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    This is a great thread! Plain vented discs ftw
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    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    232x9mm solid rear discs. 288's up front yes.

    What a strange comment :laugh:
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    239mm x 9mm solid rear for sure, I got the 232mm based on this thread.

    Had to send them back To mtec. Who laughed at me on the phone.

    I didn't want anyone else to fall for it, but wasn't 100% that is not my car having some weird setup. To my knowledge it's all standard.
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    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    I'm afraid it's your car mate.

    Standard rears are absolutely 232x9mm

    239 are found on the front end of low spec smaller cars and mk2 golfs!
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    Not read all six pages, going back to the first post, Octavia VRS rear brakes also came with a 41mm piston
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    My back brakes are 239mm on my 2001 tqs, just bought some this week :)
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    Mine are also 239 :icon thumright:
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    Awesome! I'm not completely mad then.
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    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    This is absolutely bonkers.

    232x9 solids on all the FWD stuff. This is confirmed and true.

    256's on S3's.

    Yet bizzarely 239's on TQs?

    I'm not disputing you guys at all, I've just had a little search and found a few ebay listings for 239 TQ rears.

    it just seems so stupidly odd that they'd do it.

    Using up old parts bin stock of 9N polo front disc probably :laugh:
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    Excellent thread of advice!!!

    Does anyone know where to find adapters for porsche 944 brembo calipers... Or know where I can have some machined?

    Thanks

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