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Consolidated Macan Brembo upgrade thread (READ FIRST POST)

18GTISE

New member
Location
STL
Car(s)
'18 VW GTI SE
Konig Rennform's do need a 5 mm spacer for a perfect fit. I started with a 10 mm spacer and found it was unnecessary, and that the caliper actually looks better when it is closer to the wheel.


Stock Golf R Pretoria's 19 x 8 ET 50 fit perfectly with just a 10 mm spacer. I almost sold these thinking they would not fit with this caliper based on the OP, but that was for the 18 x 7.5 version so... If you already have spacers for a flush look, then you are good to go already.


I also saw it mentioned that you can't use the spare doughnut with this caliper, I don't know if the GTI spare is a different size, but on my golf R with a 15 mm spacer it fits just fine. I was using some 5 mm spacers and at 10 mm it just touched. So if you don't want to be swapping tires back to front on the side of the road, just get a 15 mm spacer and stow it with your spare. I found a 64 mm stud fits really well for up to a 10 mm spacer with most wheels and fits perfect with the spare and a 15 mm spacer.
I have already had to use this spare on my front and it works just fine, and no where in the manual or on the tire does it say not to use it on the front. More often than not it will be your front that ends up going flat so...



Getting these calipers prompted me to finally do a stud conversion, and now that I have I am kicking myself for not doing it sooner. It makes everything so much easier to deal with, especially if you are contemplating this caliper upgrade or even just playing around with wheels and spacers, just do it. It doesn't even have to cost much, I found these studs and nuts on amazon, all in was > $50 and I have had the wheels on and of several times since installing them and even did a track day and they are holding up just fine. One other thing the spare is a flat steel wheel so doesn't really have a seat, so whether you have ball or conical nuts they both are fine to use with the spare.
Do you know anyone with a GTI to test the stock Austin fitment?
 

EpicTech

Go Kart Newbie
Location
Houston
^ I might can help with that.
 

EpicTech

Go Kart Newbie
Location
Houston
I go to that area as I have friends there. Can come through on Thursday.
 

EpicTech

Go Kart Newbie
Location
Houston
He is close enough to where I don't mind helping out :) Plus I can stop at Summit racing while I am there, see if they have my intercooler temp gauge.
 

EpicTech

Go Kart Newbie
Location
Houston
And... they are on !!

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pseudorealityx

New member
Location
Decatur, GA
Car(s)
2017 GTI SE
Has anyone gone with the Racing Brake high temp boots? What were your results? I've got 2 Track nights so far on the Macans with Raybestos ST-41 pads, and already getting the first signs of dust boot deterioration. Rather than swap the $10 centric seals every other track event; contemplating just doing it 'right' the first time.
 

nono0044

Go Kart Champion
Location
Toronto
Has anyone gone with the Racing Brake high temp boots? What were your results? I've got 2 Track nights so far on the Macans with Raybestos ST-41 pads, and already getting the first signs of dust boot deterioration. Rather than swap the $10 centric seals every other track event; contemplating just doing it 'right' the first time.
Thinking about them too. Just bought titanium shims since my boots don't look too hot after one track day
 

GTIfan99

Autocross Champion
Location
FL
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