Best brake upgrades?

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Re: Best brake upgrades?

Post by Barbel330 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:19 pm

Yes, I bought the lot all as one, carriers, brackets, pipes etc then refurbed them completely.

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Re: Best brake upgrades?

Post by Gary3084 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:06 pm

They look sweet, how long did they take to do? Did you notice a big difference in stopping power?

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Re: Best brake upgrades?

Post by Barbel330 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:13 pm

Half an hour to strip down, took the outer caliper and carrier to the powder coaters and while they were there (a few days) I took the pistons and seals out of the silver side of the caliper, cleaned them up and I guess about an hour or so to fit new seals and pistons. Then bolted the 2 halves together when I got them back after powder coating and sealed the whole lot in ceramic sealant so they're easy to keep clean. Fairly easy job all round really.

Certainly a decent improvement in brake performance over standard.
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Re: Best brake upgrades?

Post by Marcosdediego » Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:53 am

I you have to know That if you upgrade in the front you must upgrade in the rear, the best upgrade in the rear are 310 vented disc and calipers from audi tt 3.2, mk5 r32. If you only upgrade the front when you break you will fell that de van incline to the front and thats not good to the wieght balance, the van must brake flat.

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Re: Best brake upgrades?

Post by kpowell911 » Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:13 pm

Barbel330 wrote:
Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:13 pm
Half an hour to strip down, took the outer caliper and carrier to the powder coaters and while they were there (a few days) I took the pistons and seals out of the silver side of the caliper, cleaned them up and I guess about an hour or so to fit new seals and pistons. Then bolted the 2 halves together when I got them back after powder coating and sealed the whole lot in ceramic sealant so they're easy to keep clean. Fairly easy job all round really.

Certainly a decent improvement in brake performance over standard.
Are your HEL lines standard Audi S3 ones or are they custom VW Caddy one end, to S3 the other end?

Heres what I have so far

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Re: Best brake upgrades?

Post by Barbel330 » Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:48 pm

Pretty sure they were S3 hoses but it was a while ago when I bought them so can't really remember. Just phone or email Hel, they'll tell you exactly what you need.
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Re: Best brake upgrades?

Post by kpowell911 » Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:53 pm

Barbel330 wrote:
Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:48 pm
Pretty sure they were S3 hoses but it was a while ago when I bought them so can't really remember. Just phone or email Hel, they'll tell you exactly what you need.
Ill drop them a call/email. Can only see sets fo 4 on their website however.

Did see this, wonder if I can find out the necessary connections and use this option

http://auto.helperformance.com/custom-brake-hose

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Re: Best brake upgrades?

Post by karlos0891 » Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:54 pm

s3 hoses or mk5 r32 hoses will work fine. the end on the body is same across caddy touran passat a3/s3/rs3 golf mk5s

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Re: Best brake upgrades?

Post by Barbel330 » Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:55 pm

They sell them in pairs too, fronts and rears. They're very helpful if you call them.
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Re: Best brake upgrades?

Post by kpowell911 » Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:20 pm

karlos0891 wrote:
Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:54 pm
s3 hoses or mk5 r32 hoses will work fine. the end on the body is same across caddy touran passat a3/s3/rs3 golf mk5s
Brilliant, I thought as much, Ive been comparing the Ekta's between the S3 and my Caddy and was close to that conclusion, but great to have it confirmed!

Just realised I need bolts too. Theyre not cheap are they!!?

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Re: Best brake upgrades?

Post by karlos0891 » Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:22 pm

be same bolts as passat uses they are i think £10 ish for 2 on ebay not sure about from dealer i need to get some

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Re: Best brake upgrades?

Post by kpowell911 » Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:40 pm

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/173339005140

Bought 2 sets of those (4 in total) and the hoses. Just need to let the finds build back up and ill get them fitted and the coilovers wound down a touch :)

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Re: Best brake upgrades?

Post by Davies-a25@sky.com » Sun Apr 04, 2021 7:34 pm

I’ve been looking to do same but looking to go down brembo 18z route which should offer great stopping power as from much heavier vehicles such as Porsche cayennes etc!
How do I get access to technical pages on this site? Has anybody had experience of doing this?
I’ve seen fitting kits on dark side etc and know now need ml 450 disks! Do I need to change stone guard at rear ? If so what one do I need and do I need to change to bigger master cylinder?
Thanks in advance sorry for highjack!

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Re: Best brake upgrades?

Post by Scoobysrt » Sun Apr 04, 2021 10:35 pm

How to gain access is in your welcome email I believe but also stickied at the top of each section with more info in the new member section of the forum.
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