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    Consolidated Macan Brembo upgrade thread (READ FIRST POST)

    Nice, as far as I know you are the first one besides myself that has done all three changes, grease, VCD tweaks, and the RPV's. Did you get the same pedal response I mentioned? Like the pedal dose not drop or go soft at all when you start the engine, it just has a really nice firm, high, linear...
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    Consolidated Macan Brembo upgrade thread (READ FIRST POST)

    I apparently missed this, so without changing the settings does the brake pedal drop and go soft when you start the engine? I am curious because turning off the brake booster settings was one of the first things I did, and I have never tried it with them on since making these other changes. I...
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    Consolidated Macan Brembo upgrade thread (READ FIRST POST)

    Did you lube the piston seals? Did the MC reservoir ever run out of fluid? With dual chambers you have to look carefully. I am not familiar with the TT brakes, are they the same as the GTI PP/Golf R calipers? Just wondering if you have the same size MC, I would imagine it is. As others have...
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    Consolidated Macan Brembo upgrade thread (READ FIRST POST)

    It probably does help to some degree, and I know it is not the same, these just make me laugh so any excuse to post them... :) They are probably staged, but you just know that someone somewhere has actually done this, which is why it is so funny. I just really think if you are going to take the...
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    Consolidated Macan Brembo upgrade thread (READ FIRST POST)

    I know it is a bit more work and mess, but I am very skeptical about how effective this process could be. I can't help but think it is comparable to this method for adding engine oil: You can tell this young lady in her DIY jeans really knows what she is doing, because she is smart enough to...
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    How to fix/improve low soft Brake pedal with Residual Pressure Valves and seal lube

    No worries I don't mind questions or new ideas, and you are not the first person to bring this up. I guess it is because I have done so many projects like this (in some cases practically building an entire brake system from scratch), that this seems like a relatively minor low risk modification...
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    How to fix/improve low soft Brake pedal with Residual Pressure Valves and seal lube

    Correct, it is not for the compression fittings however, you absolutely do want to use it on the NPT fittings. Just google "Do I need to use sealant on NPT fittings?". "NPT, National Pipe Taper (American) and BSPT (British standard Pipe Taper) are tapered pipe thread standards. Male and female...
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    Consolidated Macan Brembo upgrade thread (READ FIRST POST)

    I see you have already been directed to my post, it is a lot of information and perhaps a bit hard to follow. I started posting about this while I was still experimenting, researching, and learning, so unfortunately it is verbose and all over the place with conversations on several threads. I...
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    Consolidated Macan Brembo upgrade thread (READ FIRST POST)

    Yes and no, by that I mean that some other BBK's have reported the same issue however, not with the ST40 calipers. The ST40 calipers piston displacement is almost 25% smaller than even the stock calipers, and that allows them to have a very firm high pedal. If you grease the piston seals with...
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    Consolidated Macan Brembo upgrade thread (READ FIRST POST)

    Is it the darker or lighter piston? Where is it scored and how bad is it? Porsche and Audi don't sell pistons for these calipers, but you can get replacements on EBAY: Audi Q5 (8R) Front Brake Caliper Piston - For Brembo 4 Piston Calipers P42045A-B
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    Consolidated Macan Brembo upgrade thread (READ FIRST POST)

    Just saying we do have evidence, so it is far more than just a guess. Physical evidence is better of course, but the photos (especially from independent sources, and several different cars/vendors) is far from nothing. I found the measurements to be pretty conclusive, try it yourself if you...
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    Consolidated Macan Brembo upgrade thread (READ FIRST POST)

    :giggle: I think it is a lot more than a guess. Not only is VW telling us (with the fitment guide) that they are the same, we also have all this photographic evidence of actual MC's pulled from cars made in 2015-2019. Unless you think that is all somehow fake? I do agree it is a bit...
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    Consolidated Macan Brembo upgrade thread (READ FIRST POST)

    I don't understand, we can literally see it is the same size piston, at least for the 2015-2019 Golf R and the GTI's, which is really what we wanted to know yes? At this point I have no doubt that the piston size in my 2017 Golf R is 25.4 mm, so there is no reason to swap it with the 2019 MC I...
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    Consolidated Macan Brembo upgrade thread (READ FIRST POST)

    Well, I believe I have figured out a way to answer this question without anyone having to order more parts. As I mentioned EBAY has MC’s for sale out of the cars in question. I tried to see if they would take measurements for me but none would do it. However, most of them did take decent...
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    Consolidated Macan Brembo upgrade thread (READ FIRST POST)

    Oh, I thought you said you weren't sure what car that MC came out of, what year GTI and did it have the PP brakes? Yes I would like to know as well. There are several on EBAY for around $50-$80 and they specify the donor car and even provide a VIN#. I would rather spend the money then all the...
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