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Which Porsche Brakes?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by charlieboy1, Sep 2, 2009.

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    hi I have a Audi S3 year 2000,I want to put Porsche front calipers on it, just wondered if anybody can tell me which model and year will fit thanks charlie! hope you lot can help!:icon_thumright:
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    A3Tom Smell my finger.

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    Why do you feel the need for Porsche stoppers?.

    its just bragging rights to be honest, save your cash and just get some decent pads and discs :)
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    Agreed, don't really need them unless you start running big power... spend the money on handling and DS2500 pads before looking at anything else... better bang for buck..

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    I've recently bought a 2001 S3 that has Porsche GT3 calipers on R32 disks.

    I've not had to use them hard yet, but they don't feel all that.

    I couldn't tell you yet whether they are great under hard braking or suffer from fade.

    However, I can say that my disks will soon need replacing which may affect the result.

    also, the car has 20mm spacers on to accommodate their size, which is a little more than is desirable.

    After having just getting the suspension upgrades done I would always recommend getting that done first - such a transformation!!!
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    oh i thought they would give better stopping power, ill save me money then thank for the info guys
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    stevehart Bring on the Ice!!

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    they may well have lots of power in them and be resistant to fade, I've just not had to use them hard yet, so I will reserve judgment for now.

    The disks are now pretty worn and i reckon new ones will probably make a big difference.

    but getting the suspension done and set up correctly is THE biggest and best improvement you can make to the car.
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    R32 discs aren't cheap.... good luck fella :(

    Ferodo DS2500 brake pads transformed my braking, so much more bite and not got them to fade as yet... running on std 312mm discs too...

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    stevehart Bring on the Ice!!

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    Yeah, Ive got Ferodo's on, but guys at Star checked them and said the compound is beginning to detach a little from the backing.

    They did say they would be good for a little while yet though,

    It will be an expensive job to get them done :ohmy:

    I do need to get out and get stamping to give them a good testing before they get too worn.

    but on another note, getting new ARB upgrades soon, cant wait!!
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