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Couple of braking questions.../ EBC giggle

Tom93 Jul 7, 2015

  1. Tom93

    Tom93 Active Member

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    Hi all, my brakes are awful, when i press the pedal it feels as if there is no friction between the pad and disc, like the disc is slipping through the pads like its lubed up! Its not THAT bad but they are pretty **** and it dawned on me earlier that i should actually do something about them. Question being, are LCR brembos that much better than what we have on S3? As in they are worth buying? Or is there another option? I have read about Porsche brakes but i cant see them being cheap :/

    My current setup is standard on the back and drilled and grooved on the front with redstuff pads. Oh and a warped disc. I also emailed EBC telling them about the **** brakes just asking for advise really and they tried to sell me a set of rears to go with the fronts...


    Dear Sir

    Thank you for your email there is one very important question "what do you have on the rear".We sell a lots of Redstuff pads for these S3's there a perfect pad to use on your car, If there only on the front they will do just as you described in your email.If you a higher friction pad on the front and not on the rear this will shift nearly all of the cars braking on the front, if the front discs and pads are going close to 100% of the braking they will overheat and wear down very fast you Must use the same pads Front and Rear to even out the cars brake bias.

    Best Regards

    Tehehehe, i thought the fronts were supposed to do all the work thats why they're bigger?
     
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  3. badger5

    badger5 www.badger5.co.uk Site Sponsor

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    DS2500's up front.
    forget ebc pads
     
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  4. ayfreetee

    ayfreetee Well-Known Member

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    You are correct, all the rears do is keep the car in a straight line, the front does all the braking, or at least most of it, I have mitex drilled grooved discs and pads all round on my car, the stopping is pretty impressive, a full set can be had on eBay for £250.
     
  5. Tom93

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    Ive actually found a porsche setup for basically the same rip off people are asking for LCR setups... Only trouble is its for the 312mm disc... Maybe it could be spaced for a 323mm disc or maybe need different adapters...
     
  6. Gazwould

    Gazwould Well-Known Member

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    So why do Time Attack cars have rear discs almost the size of the fronts ?
     
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    Id guess almost is the key word there...
     
  8. Squirt

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    I've got LCRs and I love them to bits! Braking performance is awesome for standard fitment brakes I.E non aftermarket

    In need of some pads soon though, do you stock the DS2500 pads Bill?
     
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  10. antwan64og

    antwan64og Well-Known Member

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    Kits for 312mm discs usually use Boxster fronts/rears or 911 rears, non of which are considered a decent brake set up, they also have an unswept area of disc
     
  11. Gazwould

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    As long as unswept area isn't the outer , it's ok .
     
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  13. Tom93

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    The number for the calliper is 986.351.421 which as far as i can tell is a boxster calliper. They came from a golf with a 312mm disc...
     
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    Anyone weigh in with some porsche knowledge? They will look great i know that much!
     
  15. rhinopower

    rhinopower Member VCDS Map User

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    If they are rear callipers, don't bother!
     
  16. superkarl

    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    Part numbers are in the stickies in the brake thread
     
  17. Tom93

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    Boxster fronts, the part numbers arent mentioned in the thread.
     
  18. mattyboy199

    mattyboy199 Well-Known Member

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    I've just ordered pagid discs all round with pagid rear pads and ebc ultimax front pads, hopefully will be an improvement but my discs are terrible at the moment
     

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