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Old 12-01-2016, 12:33 PM   #1
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How to retro-fit the Audi RS3 (2017>) Front Brake Air Guide/Flaps to a MK7 Golf

DO NOT fit these Audi TT-RS items!!

Please see my new thread here:-

www.golfmk7.com/forums/showthread.php?t=41323
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Old 12-01-2016, 12:33 PM   #2
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Part I

VAG ETKA illustration for Audi TT-RS/Body/No. 863-020
Item No. 51:- 8P0 863 149 B, Air Duct left £20.17 x1 ***
Item No. 51:- 8P0 863 150 B, Air Duct right £20.17 x1 ***
*** = Only these items required from the dealers in my project!

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Unsprung weights & considerations
Modified flap 0.17kg (0.37lb) each side
Stainless steel bolts & washers & plastic spacers 0.07kg (0.15lb) each side


EDIT April 2018 ...THE above NOT NEEDED....
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Old 12-01-2016, 12:34 PM   #3
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Part III

Modifications to Duct/Flap to allow for brake calipers

Because this is made for the Audi TTRS which has bigger brakes (340x30mm) it does not interfere with the brake calipers when you turn the wheel inwards as these calipers are further away from the wishbone & pivot point to allow for the bigger disc. So if you have the standard fit 288mm discs or GTD/GTI/DCC optional 312mm discs you will need to trim/modify the flaps. If you have other aftermarket calipers (Brembo/Tar-ox/etc.) you will need to modify also.
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Old 12-02-2016, 10:04 PM   #4
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Nice work! Are you worried about any water/snow/etc being directed towards the brakes?
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Old 12-02-2016, 11:04 PM   #5
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Love these OEM+ DIYs!!

Thanks again for your hard work, it's appreciated
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Old 12-02-2016, 11:17 PM   #6
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You say it keeps the discs cooler, have you got the before and after temp in a controlled test? Would like to see the results.
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Old 12-10-2016, 08:21 PM   #7
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One comment - why didn't you use Nylock nuts?
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(Mostly) Posted by Josh/AWE. Flapper valves are open at idle, close after 1100 RPM during part throttle. Full throttle 1st-4th gear the valves open until throttle let off. 4th gear, 1500 RPM to full throttle closed, closed until 3500 RPM, then open until lift off throttle.
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Old 12-29-2016, 09:51 PM   #8
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Great write up. I remember seeing this in the mk5 days and i'm certainly considering this for my mk7.
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Old 05-19-2017, 05:33 PM   #9
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It looks like all the dealer parts can be had from Deutsche autoparts for around $140. Any reason why it wouldn't work on a Mk7 GTI?
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Old 05-19-2017, 06:25 PM   #10
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You have to drill the stamped steel LCAs, and do some chopping to the dust covers, but other than that, good to go. I'd say either of those are beyond some individuals comfort level of mods.
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Old 11-17-2017, 05:59 AM   #11
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I thought I would contribute to this thread - my first post and first mod on my MK7 GTI. Contrary to what was stated above, there was no drilling required in the LCA's to install these on the MK7. I followed the instructions above, and everything went in like a charm. For a number of reasons I wasn't able to get metric hardware, so a 5/16 imperial size will also work. Instead of ordering spacers, I cut some fuel line tubing to 15mm and 10mm which seemed to work as intended.

I also took some pictures of the pre and post modified deflectors, as well as a shot of the lower control arm with the holes already there from the factory.

Hope this helps those who were on the fence about doing this mod.
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Old 11-17-2017, 09:46 AM   #12
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I thought I would contribute to this thread - my first post and first mod on my MK7 GTI. Contrary to what was stated above, there was no drilling required in the LCA's to install these on the MK7. I followed the instructions above, and everything went in like a charm. For a number of reasons I wasn't able to get metric hardware, so a 5/16 imperial size will also work. Instead of ordering spacers, I cut some fuel line tubing to 15mm and 10mm which seemed to work as intended.

I also took some pictures of the pre and post modified deflectors, as well as a shot of the lower control arm with the holes already there from the factory.

Hope this helps those who were on the fence about doing this mod.
You got some good photos there especially the one looking down the inside where you remove the web/ramps...

Glad you got all fitted ok!....& & the rubber tube idea is good for those who can't get the plastic spacers...

& like you say (unlike "sprinks") the hole in the steel wishbone is there...no need to drill...don't know where he got that idea from???
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Old 11-20-2017, 05:03 PM   #13
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Must've got my wires crossed. :shrug: Might've remembered the mk5 version of this that did. Whoops.
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Old 02-10-2018, 04:38 PM   #14
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How to retro-fit the Audi TT-RS Front Brake Air Guide/Flaps to a MK7 Golf

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It looks like all the dealer parts can be had from Deutsche autoparts for around $140. Any reason why it wouldn't work on a Mk7 GTI?


$65.06 shipped on E-ACCA
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Old 02-19-2018, 05:52 PM   #15
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$65.06 shipped on E-ACCA
Thank you so much for posting this!
I balked at the dealership's pricing of $55/ea on the air "ducts", but $22/ea+shipping I can handle!
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Old 02-19-2018, 09:44 PM   #16
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Didn’t wanna start a new thread but anyone looking to expand on this I stumbled across some actual ducts. These may be a little over priced, but the pictures set you up for a diy for those willing to shop around for materials a bit

https://savagechassis.com/collection...ke-ducting-kit
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Old 02-19-2018, 09:54 PM   #17
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Didn’t wanna start a new thread but anyone looking to expand on this I stumbled across some actual ducts. These may be a little over priced, but the pictures set you up for a diy for those willing to shop around for materials a bit

https://savagechassis.com/collection...ke-ducting-kit
As the OP of this thread I would like it to be OT...ie "How to retro fit the Audi TT Front brake guides/flaps...


You can get funnel ends & flexi piping from any good motorsports store & make your own system up...so that's nothing new in the link...
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