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Consolidated Macan Brembo upgrade thread (READ FIRST POST)

HelloNewman

Go Kart Newbie
Location
SoCal
Car(s)
Mk7
Finished the install today. Haven't had a chance to really break in the components yet so I can't comment on performance. Installation was very straightforward, didn't run into any issues at all. Macan OEM lines worked great only had to use a single zip tie up where the brake line attaches to the hard line and that was just a precautionary measure against vibration, etc. My BBS CH025's cleared the brakes with plenty of room. Overall I would give this mod a 10/10 the only downside is cost.
 

SPLR337

Go Kart Champion
Location
New York
Car(s)
2019/1997 GTI
When upgrading to the TTS or Macan brakes, has anyone tried upgrading their master cylinder, or is it not necessary? I tried looking up the sizes for each car, but couldn't find much.
 

Cuzoe

Autocross Champion
Location
Los Angeles
GTI, Golf R and S3 all appear to have the same master cylinder. The standard golf has a smaller one. I have these brakes on my golf and I have zero complaints. I do have a GTI master cylinder (and booster, you'll need both) in my garage that I bought just in case and in all honesty they're never going to be installed.

If you're already in a GTI or Golf R, or in a Golf for that matter, residual pressure valves and red rubber grease are the ways to improve feel if you find it necessary.
 

GTIfan99

Autocross Champion
Location
FL
When upgrading to the TTS or Macan brakes, has anyone tried upgrading their master cylinder, or is it not necessary? I tried looking up the sizes for each car, but couldn't find much.

If there was a MC to upgrade to, I would, BUT if you follow the OBD11 settings, use RRG and bleed properly, I don't really think it's needed
 

Will_

Autocross Champion
Location
SF Bay Area
Car(s)
2017 GTI S DSG

flipflp

Autocross Newbie
Location
Los Angeles, CA
Car(s)
'16 Golf R DSG
$900 for rotors??? 🥴

Tough when you can buy Zimmermans with free FCP Euro replacements for $132, or Stoptechs for $320ish
2-piece floating and 7lbs lighter than either of the solid options you listed. Might not be completely in the spirit of this upgrade (pushing the costs closer and closer to a true BBK) but it's nice to see a trusted brand give some love to this niche mod.
 

GTIfan99

Autocross Champion
Location
FL
2-piece floating and 7lbs lighter than either of the solid options you listed. Might not be completely in the spirit of this upgrade (pushing the costs closer and closer to a true BBK) but it's nice to see a trusted brand give some love to this niche mod.

Yeah, one of the STH guys at Nats just posted his official weight and f/r weight distribution. Man these things are front heavy. ~62/38
 
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Clem604

Autocross Champion
Location
Vancouver BC, Canada
Car(s)
2018 VW GTI
When upgrading to the TTS or Macan brakes, has anyone tried upgrading their master cylinder, or is it not necessary? I tried looking up the sizes for each car, but couldn't find much.
I don't think it's really necessary although I don't track my car or anything like that.
 

flipflp

Autocross Newbie
Location
Los Angeles, CA
Car(s)
'16 Golf R DSG
Yeah, one of the STH guys at Nats just posted his official weight and f/r weight distribution. Man these things are front heavy. ~62/38
Between these calipers and a 2 piece rotor that's about 12-13lbs of unsprung weight lost PER CORNER for under $2k. Not a bad way to up-spec our cars with mostly OEM parts.

You could swap a 2 piece floating rotor for a clubsport S rotor set at ~$600 and still save a couple pounds, but then you're still swapping a full $600 set later versus just buying rings.

https://store.ngpracing.com/genuine...otors-340x30mm-fits-several-applications.html
 

GTIfan99

Autocross Champion
Location
FL
Between these calipers and a 2 piece rotor that's about 12-13lbs of unsprung weight lost PER CORNER for under $2k. Not a bad way to up-spec our cars with mostly OEM parts.

You could swap a 2 piece floating rotor for a clubsport S rotor set at ~$600 and still save a couple pounds, but then you're still swapping a full $600 set later versus just buying rings.

https://store.ngpracing.com/genuine...otors-340x30mm-fits-several-applications.html



Yeah, focusing on weight loss at the front of the car should definitely pay off.

Calipers, rotors, wheels, battery are all low hanging fruit.
 

GTIfan99

Autocross Champion
Location
FL
I've also found that this car hates rake, with 62/38 weight distribution, makes sense, and hates loss of travel. If you lower the car, keep the rake to a minimum and cut those bumpstops to maintain travel.
 

sebcioo2

New member
Location
Warsaw
Car(s)
Seat Leon 5F0 1.8
Dear can I fit one of these wheels without any spacers ?
OZ Ultraleggera 18x8 et45
OZ Omnia 18x8 et45
OZ Superturismo LM 18x8 et45
Hi MQB Folks

Yesterday I purchased new rimms for my car with new shiny big brake macan brakes and I tried OZ Ultraleggera 18x8 et45. Those rims clears macan calliper with around 2-3mm space from closest calliper side. I own Seat Leon 5F0 but it should be the same for Golf MK7 (MK7,5).

My setup is:
Macan callipers
DBA T3 4000 Discs
EBC Yellow as worth to mention there is no Ferrodo DS2500 for this calliper (there is one from Mitsubishi but do not fit directly - you need to adjust the pad to fit correctly)

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Apologize for not really good picture, if somebody is interested tomorrow I'm gonna to put tires and fit it to the car. I can make some photos then.

I'm gonna to try this setup next week on track day, for those that would like to try oem brakes on track with around 100mph speed in between the corners I'm sending below picture to warn you...

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Cheers folks!
 
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