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6 pot 18Z calipers to s3? in bit of hurry

Warsuperior Dec 7, 2018 at 9:34 PM

  1. Warsuperior

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    Hey,
    Sorry to start new topic but I found on auction yellow 6pot brembos from Q7,Cayenne,Touareg
    They are suitable for 350mm disks.
    Can I fit those to my 1999 s3 and well im noob with brakes so can I use smaller disk or do i have to use the 350mm?
    and if so, wouldnt 350mm be bit overkill?
    Thank you in advance for help.
    I hope someone can help me, auction ends in few hours
     
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  3. Bluepower

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    I ran these calipers with Epytec brackets and 334mm R32 discs on my Golf mk4 (same chassis as your S3)... But be aware, not a lot of wheels will fit anymore, as these calipers are WIDE af...
     
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  4. Tj 0785

    Tj 0785 Well-Known Member Silver Supporter VCDS Map User Bronze Supporter Audi S3

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    You need carrier adapters whatever disc you use but You can use mk4 r32 discs. These brakes look impressive but they are not well suited to the s3 let brembos or Porsche 996 brakes are better as the 18z brakes on the s3 8l have a bad pedal travel, I do have a set of 18z and you need at least a 18” wheel to clear the calipers
     
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  5. Warsuperior

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    so I could run 334 disks even they are machined for 350mm disk?
    350mm disk needs 18" wheel if im not wrong and it would mean to buy all new tire sets.
     
  6. Tj 0785

    Tj 0785 Well-Known Member Silver Supporter VCDS Map User Bronze Supporter Audi S3

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    334 disc need 18” wheels as the calipers are massive
     
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  7. Warsuperior

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    thank you for your information. Im not going to buy them since there seems to be some negative things and Im really not keen to buy new sets of tires since i just bought all new winter and summer tires.
    Thanks a lot again :)
    I look into brembos or 996

    Car stops now great too but Id like more stopping power since there is more horsepower too and with stroker engine even more.
     
  8. syncro

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    I have 334 mk4 r32 discs with 18z calipers and some adapter brackets I bought from cncmachinist on the r32oc forum. 17’s do fit, I normally run Audi s8 18 inch avus with 25mm 5x100 to 5x112 adapters, I have some c5 a6 rs4 style 17’s with winter tyres that I use in winter months, I also have had a3 8p 17 inch sport wheels on and I tried a b5 s4 rim on which also clears the brakes and I will be getting these refurbed to replace the a6 winter wheels.
     
  9. Warsuperior

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    what would be most bang per buck ones? like what calibers are cheapest to provide more stopping power?`
     
  10. Tj 0785

    Tj 0785 Well-Known Member Silver Supporter VCDS Map User Bronze Supporter Audi S3

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    I was always told you need 18” so will they fit under the standard s3 avus with some spacers on
     
  11. Tj 0785

    Tj 0785 Well-Known Member Silver Supporter VCDS Map User Bronze Supporter Audi S3

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    Lean cupra brembos can pick up for around £250-£300 if you find a deal
     
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  13. Warsuperior

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    you mean the 2017 one or 2013 one? are they straight fit?
    Edit: they are not the ones in picture..
     

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  14. Tj 0785

    Tj 0785 Well-Known Member Silver Supporter VCDS Map User Bronze Supporter Audi S3

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    None the 1999 -2003 mk4 platform 4 pot
     
  15. Warsuperior

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    ok thanks. on pic is bosch 2pot from 2017. I wonder would they increase braking power too
     
  16. Tj 0785

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    I don’t think they would even fit and I doubt that you can even find a carrier adapter to make them fit stick with the tried and tested options there’s enough of them
     
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  17. syncro

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    Yes the original s3 avus should fit with spacers, I have adapters on so it’s just easier for me to leave them on and use 5x112 winters rather than the originals and spacers. I find that 5x112 wheels tend to have more brake clearance than 5x100 ones too
     
  18. Warsuperior

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    i was now offered vw touareg V10 front brakes for 340€
    Do they fit? and aint that reasonable price?
     
  19. Warsuperior

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    how much were the brackets and where you bought them from?
    Also were you calipers from touareq v10 too?
     
  20. Tj 0785

    Tj 0785 Well-Known Member Silver Supporter VCDS Map User Bronze Supporter Audi S3

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    They should be the 18z caliper you can get the brackets from eBay around £90
     
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  21. Warsuperior

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    ok thanks, I buy them then since they can be fitted.
     
  22. Tj 0785

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    Double check the part numbers though as I think not all of them had them
     
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    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    Hang on,

    So you didn't buy 18z touareg brakes because of all the negative posts and because you'd have to change your wheels.

    Now you're buying some different 18z? From a touareg? That will be identical and have the above issues?

    They're a poor choice for the 8L if performance is your main goal.
     
  24. ToughlilT

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    Like nick said in terms of performance you will be better off going for 4 pots, they are so much more better suited for these cars. That said i don't think i could get rid of my 18Z now, they look mental especially with the right rim choice. one thing to note is they are a pain to have because you need to find wheels that fit them, pads cost way too much and the choice is very limited but it comes done to what you want on your car :icon thumright:
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  25. Tj 0785

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    Those are the wheels I’m getting on mine what pads do you use?
     
  26. ToughlilT

    ToughlilT Member Audi S3 Manual

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    just some basic pagid pads they came with the calipers when i got them but pretty pleased with them tbh
     
  27. Tj 0785

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    Are they r32 disc or 350mm disc
     
  28. ToughlilT

    ToughlilT Member Audi S3 Manual

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    R32 disc using creation motorsport brackets
     
  29. Pedrosousa

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    I have 334mm r32 discs, 18z, 20mm spacer and avus 17” wheels


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  30. Tj 0785

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    What pads are you using
     
  31. ToughlilT

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    damn didn't think they would fit on avus wheels thats pretty sick, do you have a photo of it?
     
  32. Pedrosousa

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    TRW - OEM style it’s ok for now, but you can use EBC red or yellow.

    Search in other foruns and you’ll find people using pads for track use.


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