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Consolidated Macan Brembo upgrade thread (READ FIRST POST)

TheMuffinMan

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
Virginia
That is where I was headed when when I came across this RPV option and figured why not give it a shot, it is a heck of a lot cheaper and easier to do, and turns out it work so so well! There aren't many examples of folks using them on late model cars, although I did find one guy who put them on an otherwise completely stock Lexus, and he was raving about it. The classic hot rodder's and many race cars use them, which is why companies like Wilwood sell them.
I look forward to when other's start doing this modification and rave about what a huge improvement it is, I have no doubt this will happen, it's that good. You know how when you first get in and start the car, and the pedal drops and gets kind of mushy? Well with these RPV's that doesn't happen, the pedal barely moves. It just gives a firm, responsive, brake pedal all the time now with much better feel (feedback) and modulation. So when you can do something that works that well, why would you want to spend a lot more time and money on a different MC?

Oh and one other thing i noticed, the XDS (electronic brake LSD) works a lot better as well. Which makes sense because if the brakes are more responsive to the pedal, it also does the same for the ABS pump actuator. Believe me when I say, you want to do this modification.
Very intrigued by the setup and something I'd consider.

Seems straight-foward enough and for ~$130 in parts (assuming you have tools) that's not a bad option.
 

nono0044

Go Kart Champion
Location
Toronto
Dealer told me to get bent basically lol.

Going to do the high temp seals and boots, and swap over to a different fluid. If that doesn't work then I'll try the MC.

Fuck me right?
 

Will_

Go Kart Champion
Location
SF Bay Area
Car(s)
2017 GTI S DSG
Dealer told me to get bent basically lol.

Going to do the high temp seals and boots, and swap over to a different fluid. If that doesn't work then I'll try the MC.

Fuck me right?
That sucks man
 

emichel6888

Ready to race!
Location
TX
Dealer told me to get bent basically lol.

Going to do the high temp seals and boots, and swap over to a different fluid. If that doesn't work then I'll try the MC.

Fuck me right?
If you want to know for sure you can get these:
https://www.belmetric.com/index.php...CDwQQAvD_BwE&zenid=hkhlosf4ajhfo7c7ukjbgfga75

and these:

https://www.belmetric.com/bubble-fl...p-12164.html?zenid=hkhlosf4ajhfo7c7ukjbgfga75

And make a set of end caps for the front hard line connections, I am pretty sure those are M10 x 1.0 but double check. Then do that 2x4 brake pedal trick, then disconnect the lines and put these caps on the front hard lines. Then pump up the brake, if the pedal stays up hard and firm then you know it is the calipers, if it doesn't then maybe it is the MC or...

The fact that it got better with the thicker pads tells me that it is your caliper seals, but you never know. Or you could also try that trick I mentioned from that guy on the Porsche forum.
Good luck.
 

nono0044

Go Kart Champion
Location
Toronto
The RacingBrake dust boots say all over their website, and their installation website that the boots CANNOT touch any brake fluid, or the seals will self destruct, so I did a thorough cleaning of the calipers, pistons, and my work surface as they are damn expensive for some little pieces of silicone. Cleaned and wiped everything down with BrakeKleen, and then left everything to dry overnight just to make sure. I reinstalled my LCA's (just added the SuperPro caster bushings, and Proflex adjustable camber front bushings), and then called it a night. Next night, got back out after dinner and added the new caliper seals. After that, added a layer of Permatex Ultimate Brake Caliper grease behind the seals, per RacingBrake's instructions. RacingBrake also makes clear to not get any grease on the dust boots (fragile things, eh?), so changed gloves to avoid any issue, and started adding the boots to the pistons. No issues here, just took my time, and they slipped on with some mild encouragement.
Did RacingBrake send you any of the Permatex Ultimate Brake Caliper grease with the seals or did you have to get your own?
 

pseudorealityx

Go Kart Newbie
Location
Decatur, GA
Car(s)
2017 GTI SE
Did RacingBrake send you any of the Permatex Ultimate Brake Caliper grease with the seals or did you have to get your own?
Bought my own at the local OReilys for a few bucks.
 
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