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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Ash187, Apr 12, 2011.

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    [Apr 12, 2011]
    Hi guys,

    My car is due a service and i wanted to replace the brake disks and pads on the car...
    I have a 2.0 TDi 05 plate Sportback (sport model) and if i am right then this model has the smaller disks. (288mm i think)
    could i just buy the larger (312mm - Sline size) disks and fit them on as a direct replacement or would i need some other bits?
    I'm not looking to spend big money on it...

    any help is appriciated!
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    can no one help me?
    I have the funds waiting to buy the brakes just need to know which ones to get?
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    To fit larger discs you will need a different caliper carrier.
    Is it a 140 or 170?
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    [Apr 13, 2011]
    its a 140

    is there anything else i would need?

    thanks
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    I think you just need a set of caliper carriers and the disks/ pads from what I recall when upgrading mine, although I just got a set of mk5gti front calipers/disks/ pads and done a straight swap for the old ones. Not sure what a set of carriers costs alone cost
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    ive just sold my 312mm fronts but have my 288mm rears discs and pads ( 2 months old ) and calipers and carriers for sale.

    email - r.menesse@yahoo.co.uk
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    Are there any recommendations on what disks and pads to get if i just stay with the standard brakes? I have looked on ebay and seen some brembo disks... are these worth getting?
    Also whats a good company brake pads to get?
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    I see a lot of people getting the ferrado's can't remember which one's and green or red stuff pads.

    I just stuck to OEM stuff with mine from eurocarparts. Done the job nicely IMO.
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    JUst had a look on Eurocarparts but i cannot figure out which pads would be needed on a 312mm setup... anyone know the right ones for that size discs?
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    also will the 312mm setup on the front sit behind 17" ok? i am looking to get 18's but i would want to do the brakes first.
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    The pads are the same between the 288 and 312 as they use the same caliper, it is just a different hanger that spaces it out to take the 312mm disc.
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    Will fit fine. The Leon FR comes with 17's as standard and 312mm.
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