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Offline Ant b

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S3 brakes
« on: April 25, 2018, 09:24:43 PM »
Hello just bought some s3 8v front brakes and disks and pads,but personally I’d prefere new pads,could someone link me to some please as I don’t have a red and even then there options normally.
Also will my standerd mk5 gti brake lines fit.
I’m also going to flush 1l of new dot 4 through
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Re: S3 brakes
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2018, 10:55:59 PM »
All the answers are literally on a link on the other thread you made

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Re: S3 brakes
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2018, 09:54:57 PM »
Didn’t really get a definite answer if I need lines tho and what ones
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Re: S3 brakes
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2018, 10:26:39 AM »
Standard brake line fit from your mk5

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Re: S3 brakes
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2018, 10:53:29 AM »
Standard brake line fit from your mk5
Really?

I had to change mine when I did r32 brake upgrade which is same as s3 upgrade

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Re: S3 brakes
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2018, 12:19:30 PM »
See that’s what’s confusing me,some people say I need lines,some people say I don’t,I don’t wanna take my gti brakes of to then find I need lines
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Re: S3 brakes
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2018, 04:39:48 PM »
Why not check the part numbers for both GTi and R32 to see if they are the same or different.

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Re: S3 brakes
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2018, 05:08:45 PM »
On the lines front it depends what kind of calipers you have obtained. R32/S3 calipers can either have a brake line from the hard line on your chassis to an o-ring that you bolt onto the caliper using a hollow bolt and crush washer or it can be from hard ling onto chassis onto hard line on caliper in which case you need a double female ended line (if this is confusing look at your rear calipers - they will have a short 4 inch section of curly hardline attached to the calipers themselves.) My r32 calipers didnt have the hard line but I rang HEL brake lines directly and they had no problems sorting my out lines with an o-ring/bolt. Mk5 lines could fit in theory but are too short. The mk5 hollow caliper bolt is a slightly different thread as well I think so dont force it into some s3 calipers or youll ruin their thread and leak brake fluid.

Pads wise you need s3 pads. Most websites will have options to search by model, just do that. EBC do cheap pads that are ok for road use (ie red stuff, maybe yellow,) you can pay more and more as you wish depending on pad.

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Re: S3 brakes
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2018, 05:25:43 PM »
S3 8v calipers standard lines fit

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Re: S3 brakes
« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2018, 06:31:47 PM »
I’m hoping the standerd ones fit,there be here tomorrow so are mock them up,and measure the pads
red mk5 golf gti ks05 fak,ram air intake,3” downpipe/decat,dv+,bcs rev ll exhaust.coilovers and depo projectors,
Edition 30 front splitter,r32/gti rear,r32 side skirts
Soon to be r tech stage 2