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Which model VAG cars will give me better brakes?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by munchkincoupe, Apr 14, 2011.

  1. munchkincoupe
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    [Apr 14, 2011]
    Hi

    I just need to know which other VAG cars will give me a set of direct fit front brake calipers/carriers to go on my 8P1 2.0TDI 3dr that will be an upgrade over my standard set-up +/- 312 brake discs too?

    Thanks for your help
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    A3 2.0T/GTI brakes/TT 2.0T (312mm)

    R32/8P 3.2/S3 brakes/8J 3.2

    TT-RS brakes
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    So is that mk4 and mk5 golf gti brakes - and new and old shape TT too?

    Thanks
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    [Apr 15, 2011]
    Add Leon Cupra to the s3/r32 spec.
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    Gallardo :wub:

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    these will be better than what you have :).
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    So true lmfao
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    No mk4, mk1 TT dont fit as they are 5x100 hubs. Stick to anything thats 5x112 and 312mm and above and it should go on fine.
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    Thanks for that fellas
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    I don't know this for definate but I think the caliper carriers from a 312mm Golf IV may well be the same as apart from the first 3 digits the rest of the part number is the same - that is if you use you existing caliper and new disks. That would convert your 288 to 312.

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    If I can get a full set from a Mk5 are the rear brakes an upgrade too and I take it they will fit straight on to?
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    Right I've struck a deal for the full set of calipers from a Mk5 Golf GTi. I know I will need some 312 discs and pads to match the calipers but do I also need the Dust Guards + brake lines from the GTI or can I use the ones already on my 8P1?

    Thanks for any help
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    [Apr 25, 2011]
    TT-RS brakes would be my recommendation

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    yeah as smudge said tt-rs brakes are the ones to have in my eyes , did you sell yours after smudge ??
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    Yes mate, some guy in Greece had them off me
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    ah greece local then lmao how much did that cost for postage alot i bet , well at least they are gone now eh
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    Too much pedal travel with the RS kit.
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