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Ed30 brake upgrade
« on: May 18, 2017, 08:54:42 PM »
I'm looking into upgrading the front brakes on my ed30
Everyone has opinions on which kit is best
Don't want to spend a fortune and looking for a straight bolt on kit

My car has 10mm spacers on the front and want to keep the pescara wheels
Anyone advise on a kit
Ps don't want the R32 setup
Cheers

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Re: Ed30 brake upgrade
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2017, 09:10:01 PM »
^^^

Check out the Mods Catalouge for some ideas. Comes down to your budget really. Look at the NQSBBK for a decent low price 4 Pot BBK, sub £1k for the whole lot (inc refurb if needed) once sourced, rude not to at that price.

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Re: Ed30 brake upgrade
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2017, 09:22:35 PM »
I've seen 6 pot calipers fitted to some cars
Is this a straight conversion and what are the calipers off

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Re: Ed30 brake upgrade
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2017, 09:51:07 PM »
I've seen 6 pot calipers fitted to some cars
Is this a straight conversion and what are the calipers off
Porsche '18Z' calipers. You need 350mm Merc discs. @Shoduchi is the man to advise you on this, although the search function will get you all the info you need

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Re: Ed30 brake upgrade
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2017, 10:17:10 PM »
Thanks I'll look into this
Do they just bolt straight on ?

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Re: Ed30 brake upgrade
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2017, 10:40:40 PM »
Thanks I'll look into this
Do they just bolt straight on ?

Read @Shoduchi build thread. Search is your fwend....it really is very helpful.  :happy2:
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Re: Ed30 brake upgrade
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2017, 10:41:40 PM »
Thanks I'll look into this
Do they just bolt straight on ?
Yes, pretty much. You'll need certain bolts, and a centering ring for each disc - the Merc discs have a larger inner bore than VW. It's advised you use 17Z pads with 18Z calipers in the mk5 application. You don't need adaptor brackets like some OEM BBK conversions, but specific discs and the bolts etc are necessary to make it work.

That's about it really. Shoduchi really knows his stuff with this, he runs this setup on his ed30 which gets lots of track time. I'm sure he'll be able to fill in on the details when he's next on the forum!

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Re: Ed30 brake upgrade
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2017, 07:17:50 AM »
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Re: Ed30 brake upgrade
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2017, 09:11:16 AM »
I've gone for the 8V S3 set up with standard pads and HEL lines. My ED30 is stock though but they were upgraded with future plans for stage 2. They don't cost a fortune, probs around the same price as a R32 setup or cheaper if you haggle!

MASSIVE difference though, a touch of the brake pedal and i'm nearly out the front windscreen. No spacers or brackets needed, they bolt straight on and fill the Pescara's nicely. - If you decide to go for this set up try getting your hands on red calipers, the only thing I wish I did tbh  :fighting:
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Re: Ed30 brake upgrade
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2017, 01:28:31 PM »
The mk7 Golf GTI Performance Pack brakes are the easiest to retrofit and better improvement for the money. They're also red with white GTI lettering. For daily use they're enough for a stage 2 Ed. 30. Maybe enough for a stage 2+, if not pushed hard too long. They're the same as the mk7 Golf R/Audi S3 8V/Leon Cupra mk3. They use 340 mm discs but you can fit Brembo Sport 340 mm discs that are a bit lighter.

For a 6-pot setup you can use the Brembo 18Z that only need this adaptor kit: https://www.epytec.de/en/brake-technology/caliper-adaptors/front-axle/3550/vw-golf-5-gti-6-a3-s3-8p-seat-leon-cayenne-zr18-front-brake-caliper-adapter-r32bremssattel?c=105.

There's plenty of info online about them. As already said by AJP, the correct pads are for the Brembo 17Z. You can check my build topic to see them fitted.


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Re: Ed30 brake upgrade
« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2018, 05:56:27 PM »
So the audi s3 8v front brakes will go straight on the the mk5 ed30...i assume i will need the s3 carriers too...will they conect to my hub? Kesh.
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Re: Ed30 brake upgrade
« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2018, 09:52:59 PM »
Audi SQ5 should also be a direct fit to a mk5 without any use of adapter brackets.

I'm running the Porsche 896/987 calipers on the front and VW Caddy on the rears.. This is 4pot setup front with 312mm disc and 1pot 41mm piston rear on 282 discs.. Don't like adding a lot of additional weight for fast road use this setup is far supperior :)
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Re: Ed30 brake upgrade
« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2019, 10:31:57 AM »
I've gone for the 8V S3 set up with standard pads and HEL lines. My ED30 is stock though but they were upgraded with future plans for stage 2. They don't cost a fortune, probs around the same price as a R32 setup or cheaper if you haggle!

MASSIVE difference though, a touch of the brake pedal and i'm nearly out the front windscreen. No spacers or brackets needed, they bolt straight on and fill the Pescara's nicely. - If you decide to go for this set up try getting your hands on red calipers, the only thing I wish I did tbh  :fighting:

What size disks are you using with the S3 setup? Im considering 340mm disks on the front as mine are worn and its time to replace them. In terms of the pads how much bigger are the S3 pads over the standard GTi pads?

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Re: Ed30 brake upgrade
« Reply #13 on: February 22, 2019, 04:04:32 PM »
I've gone for the 8V S3 set up with standard pads and HEL lines. My ED30 is stock though but they were upgraded with future plans for stage 2. They don't cost a fortune, probs around the same price as a R32 setup or cheaper if you haggle!

MASSIVE difference though, a touch of the brake pedal and i'm nearly out the front windscreen. No spacers or brackets needed, they bolt straight on and fill the Pescara's nicely. - If you decide to go for this set up try getting your hands on red calipers, the only thing I wish I did tbh  :fighting:

What size disks are you using with the S3 setup? Im considering 340mm disks on the front as mine are worn and its time to replace them. In terms of the pads how much bigger are the S3 pads over the standard GTi pads?

They also run 340mm discs on the front.