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Old 07-17-2017, 01:26 PM   #35
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So from this thread, I guess the consensus is the R's brakes are good if you're a beginner or intermediate. But not so good for track experienced, late brakers?
ESC/brake assist Adaptations made a huge difference in brake feel and ability to modulate.
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Old 07-22-2017, 11:00 PM   #36
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So from this thread, I guess the consensus is the R's brakes are good if you're a beginner or intermediate. But not so good for track experienced, late brakers?

I'm thinking of reverting my track prepped MK6 GTI and going with a MK7 R. My stoptechs brake bleeder valves are seized to the caliper and I can't helicoil in new bleed screws according to Zechausen. I was thinking of getting a new bbk to replace the toasted calipers but maybe a R and a dedicated track car would be better?
I am a student running in the advanced groups (pre-approved for solo with the clubs I mostly run with) with 22 track days in the R and 40 overall. On Monday my shop will be installing TTRS air deflectors, removing the dust shields, heat-wrapping the brake and ABS lines, and installing a caliper bushing kit from ECS. I have had good success with Ferodo DS2500 pads. My R has a high output stage 1 APR tune, camber plates, a spring setup from Ground Control that has been corner balanced, and a thicker rear sway. I have been running 200 treadwear tires but I have a set of NT01's that will go on the car for a September event at Laguna Seca. I'll be finishing off some Star Specs at an event at The Ridge in WA next month.

I am not yet at the point where I feel that I need a BBK. I expect I will get to that point eventually, mostly driven by a wider selection of pads, but I'm not there yet. A $3500-$4000 investment is a big chunk of change and I want to be absolutely sure I can't make the stock brakes do what I need them to do before I make that investment.
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Old 07-23-2017, 07:02 AM   #37
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I am a student running in the advanced groups (pre-approved for solo with the clubs I mostly run with) with 22 track days in the R and 40 overall. On Monday my shop will be installing TTRS air deflectors, removing the dust shields, heat-wrapping the brake and ABS lines, and installing a caliper bushing kit from ECS. I have had good success with Ferodo DS2500 pads. My R has a high output stage 1 APR tune, camber plates, a spring setup from Ground Control that has been corner balanced, and a thicker rear sway. I have been running 200 treadwear tires but I have a set of NT01's that will go on the car for a September event at Laguna Seca. I'll be finishing off some Star Specs at an event at The Ridge in WA next month.

I am not yet at the point where I feel that I need a BBK. I expect I will get to that point eventually, mostly driven by a wider selection of pads, but I'm not there yet. A $3500-$4000 investment is a big chunk of change and I want to be absolutely sure I can't make the stock brakes do what I need them to do before I make that investment.
Didn't think they made bushing kits for Mk7 callipers. Link?
I've fitted TTRS air deflectors. Seems to do the trick with the dust covers off. Just needs a lot of dremmel work to fit and not rub on anything. I ended up just zip tying mine instead of using the OEM bots etc. As on the different LCAs the bolt hole doesn't put it in a very good position IMO.
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Old 07-23-2017, 01:31 PM   #38
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Didn't think they made bushing kits for Mk7 callipers. Link?
I've fitted TTRS air deflectors. Seems to do the trick with the dust covers off. Just needs a lot of dremmel work to fit and not rub on anything. I ended up just zip tying mine instead of using the OEM bots etc. As on the different LCAs the bolt hole doesn't put it in a very good position IMO.
https://www.ecstuning.com/b-ecs-part...326ecs01-02kt/

I've seen similar comments/photos on the air deflectors. I've printed those out and will hand them over to my shop. I have a set of Superpro LCA's in the garage and I have a feeling they'll stay there until I sell them. I don't think I want as much caster as they add, and they will complicate the air deflector business.
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Old 07-24-2017, 02:29 AM   #39
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https://www.ecstuning.com/b-ecs-part...326ecs01-02kt/

I've seen similar comments/photos on the air deflectors. I've printed those out and will hand them over to my shop. I have a set of Superpro LCA's in the garage and I have a feeling they'll stay there until I sell them. I don't think I want as much caster as they add, and they will complicate the air deflector business.
Will be keen to hear your feedback on the bushing kit once fitted and tracked.
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Old 07-25-2017, 01:29 AM   #40
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Will be keen to hear your feedback on the bushing kit once fitted and tracked.
They don't fit the Mk7R and the ECS Tuning application guide is in error. Fortunately I am still within the 90 day window where I am eligible for a cash refund.
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Old 07-28-2017, 12:23 AM   #41
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are those intended to be for the rears? Haven't looked closely but seem more geared for the rears.

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They don't fit the Mk7R and the ECS Tuning application guide is in error. Fortunately I am still within the 90 day window where I am eligible for a cash refund.
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Old 07-28-2017, 01:09 AM   #42
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are those intended to be for the rears? Haven't looked closely but seem more geared for the rears.
The first answer on the Q&A tab says they are for the fronts only.
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Old 07-28-2017, 01:34 PM   #43
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I know but I wonder if they got that wrong. I'm doing brakes soon and will look

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The first answer on the Q&A tab says they are for the fronts only.
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