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Consolidated Macan Brembo upgrade thread (READ FIRST POST)

GTIfan99

Autocross Champion
Location
FL
Looks like the brake lines went up about $10. Not really a big deal.

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I don't see any type of expiration on the G2 paint. I've got the paint and the reactor solution.

Let me know if you want it. It's just going to sit in my garage and collect dust.
 

B1mmer

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
Matthews, NC
Honestly, I am a big fan of ATE Type 200. It’s inexpensive and has a very high wet/dry boiling point. We use it in our endurance car without ever boiling the fluid in 12 years of events ranging from 14 hours to 36 hours straight. While all fluid is hydroscopic, no one fluid is more hydroscopic than another. I change my fluid every track event. It’s just cheap insurance. You can flush the entire system with a single quart. - AB
 

GTIfan99

Autocross Champion
Location
FL
Honestly, I am a big fan of ATE Type 200. It’s inexpensive and has a very high wet/dry boiling point. We use it in our endurance car without ever boiling the fluid in 12 years of events ranging from 14 hours to 36 hours straight. While all fluid is hydroscopic, no one fluid is more hydroscopic than another. I change my fluid every track event. It’s just cheap insurance. You can flush the entire system with a single quart. - AB

I've used ATE200 in my Miatas for years, with no issues.

I chose not to use it in the mk7 due to numerous reports of weird squeaking. If it was one complaint, I'd have ignored it, but there's a thread quit a few complaints, and it resolved when they switched.
 

Acadia18

Autocross Champion
Location
Rhode Island
Car(s)
2016 GTI SE
Alright. Brake lines paid for, $70.45 shipped out. Will be in the mail tomorrow.

Ordered these decals, only place I could find high temp GTI decals was Amazon UK, but luckily the seller ships to the US. Was like $7 for a pack of 4.

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Still waiting to hear something from Sunset Porsche about the calipers. In February\March someone else posted it took about a month for them to come in, so I'm expecting similar.
 

Acadia18

Autocross Champion
Location
Rhode Island
Car(s)
2016 GTI SE
Alright, so... HYPE

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Calipers are actually on their way.

So, looking for a little bit of help from here. I'm dying to order more parts, but want to make sure the calipers would fit.

I downloaded the template on the first page, as well as the template @blinky814 posted a couple months ago. I made sure the scale on both of them lined up so those little boxes were 2" x 2". I know I've read about accuracy issues with them, but if I'm using the template right, it seems like there will be plenty of room to spare, going off either one.

The page 1 template:

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Spoke clearance on the bottom:

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Sidewall clearance:

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The blinky template:

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Spoke clearance:

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Sidewall clearance:

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Both of them have tons of room against the spokes, and a bit against the sidewall. The wheels themselves are 18x8.5 et35, and have a ton of room around the stock nonPP brakes:

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Now, obviously I'm not going to hold anyone in this thread accountable, but based on both templates and pictures, the Macan calipers should fit no problem, right?
 

Cuzoe

Autocross Newbie
Location
Los Angeles
Spokes are probably your "area of concern" given 18" wheels. I run these under 17's myself. If you end up needing spacers I've got some I'll send you for the cost of shipping. I think I have 8mm and something a little bigger. I needed then with my previous calipers but not with these, thankfully.
 

scrapin240

Drag Racing Champion
Location
IzzaGolf
Car(s)
Golf
Both of them have tons of room against the spokes, and a bit against the sidewall. The wheels themselves are 18x8.5 et35, and have a ton of room around the stock nonPP brakes:


Now, obviously I'm not going to hold anyone in this thread accountable, but based on both templates and pictures, the Macan calipers should fit no problem, right?
With that much offset and width, you should be fine.
 

Acadia18

Autocross Champion
Location
Rhode Island
Car(s)
2016 GTI SE
Spokes are probably your "area of concern" given 18" wheels. I run these under 17's myself. If you end up needing spacers I've got some I'll send you for the cost of shipping. I think I have 8mm and something a little bigger. I needed then with my previous calipers but not with these, thankfully.

Thanks for the offer (why I love the community). I'll keep it in mind, but I don't think it'll be either necessary, or feasible to run a spacer. My wheels are already pretty flush, maybe even with the slightest bit of poke. I think tossing an 8mm spacer on them would just make them look silly. But we'll see when they arrive. Going to go ahead and order the rest of the stuff anyway, just because I'm impatient.

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Raguvian

Autocross Champion
Location
Denver
Car(s)
2019 GSW 4MO 6MT
Barrel clearance on 18's is not an issue, and it looks like you have tons of space behind the spokes so I wouldn't be worried if I were you.
 

Acadia18

Autocross Champion
Location
Rhode Island
Car(s)
2016 GTI SE
Man, fuck me in the ass.

All in, $1,280.77.

For something that could be posted in the Cosmetic Mods sub-forum.

Any of y'all just sit back and ponder "Why do I do this?"

There is one thing that is true though.

It's gonna look fuckin' dope when it's done!
 

Acadia18

Autocross Champion
Location
Rhode Island
Car(s)
2016 GTI SE
To be fair, a good chunk of that was new rear rotors, which I didn't need, but of course needed them to match perfectly. And the fact that I paid quite a bit extra for the StopTech Sport Drilled and Slotted ones. As well as buying the Motive Power Bleeder, and $50 on a set of Ruthenium HX's I didn't notice was in my cart...
 

Raguvian

Autocross Champion
Location
Denver
Car(s)
2019 GSW 4MO 6MT
Man, fuck me in the ass.

All in, $1,280.77.

For something that could be posted in the Cosmetic Mods sub-forum.

Any of y'all just sit back and ponder "Why do I do this?"

There is one thing that is true though.

It's gonna look fuckin' dope when it's done!

I spent $2k on brakes to just look at them and say "dang that's cool".

Worth it, though.
 
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