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Consolidated Macan Brembo upgrade thread (READ FIRST POST)

rotaryguy

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
FL
Getting closer to getting this done, high temp boots and seals are in, only piece left is a set of wheels,... that should ship today... hopefully...

Powder coat shop did a great job flowing them, I see really no orange peel like others have. What color is that called?
 

bentin

Drag Racing Champion
Location
Austin, TX
Car(s)
2018 GTI SE
Yeah, prep work is so vital to powdercoat. The shop I used had a vat of something capable of straightening your DNA coils, but it sure made for a clean surface. Also comes down to using the right temp and providing a suitable cool down cycle.
 

vwlotech

Ready to race!
Location
Lexington, KY
Yeah, prep work is so vital to powdercoat. The shop I used had a vat of something capable of straightening your DNA coils, but it sure made for a clean surface. Also comes down to using the right temp and providing a suitable cool down cycle.
exactly, the shop I use, blasts everything down the bare metal.
 

18GTISE

New member
Location
STL
Car(s)
'18 VW GTI SE
whelp...I decided to get a ttrs setup.. got an offer a couldn't refuse..
 

emichel6888

Go Kart Newbie
Location
TX
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Had a major break through on the RPV brake pedal height/feel issue
https://golfmk7.com/forums/index.ph...-residual-pressure-valves.376654/post-7477251

Also I did end up doing the custom cross over to swap the calipers over, it was not hard to do. The pistons are offset by about 8 mm so now instead of being 8 mm closer to the leading edge, they are 8 mm further away so 16mm difference. Should help improve even friction/wear on the pads. I could swear the brakes feel better, but pad wear will be the real indicator.
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Of course now you can see all the areas where I was sloppy with my paint job. Oh, no one is going to see that so who cares. :)

This is a great upgrade, these relatively simple modifications take it to a whole other level, especially the RPV/seal lube.

Oh BTW this is the tubing and fittings I used:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01KNGVV0S/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07C8NK65K/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
The M10 female-female adapter I just bought from Auto Zone.
 
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scrapin240

Drag Race Newbie
Location
IzzaGolf
Car(s)
Golf
that's awesome. the DS2500 fixed any issues I had with the brake pedal.

I just tried out the Ferodo DS1.11 pads on the streets for my upcoming track day and WOW! 25% brake pressure and the car feel like it can do an endo.
 

GTIfan99

Autocross Champion
Location
FL
that's awesome. the DS2500 fixed any issues I had with the brake pedal.

I just tried out the Ferodo DS1.11 pads on the streets for my upcoming track day and WOW! 25% brake pressure and the car feel like it can do an endo.
Are the DS1.11 streetable?
 

emichel6888

Go Kart Newbie
Location
TX
that's awesome. the DS2500 fixed any issues I had with the brake pedal.

I just tried out the Ferodo DS1.11 pads on the streets for my upcoming track day and WOW! 25% brake pressure and the car feel like it can do an endo.
Well, suite yourself, but as good as you might think it is now, trust me, you're missing out. I am also using Ferodo DS2500, it is not bad, just not nearly as good as it could be.
Track pads are awesome, it's a shame they don't work well for street use. I have to agree, those DS2500's seem to be about as good as it gets for street use, and they aren't to bad for occasional light track use.
 

emichel6888

Go Kart Newbie
Location
TX
i've used them over the last couple days, they work fine on the street. they basically stop at 50% pedal effort
You can do it sure, but there are good reasons why they tell you not to do it. When they are up to temperature they are great, but when they are cold they have significantly less stopping power than even an average street pad. I know that after a few stops they seem okay, but let's say you have been cruising on the highway for a while and they are stone cold, and then all of a sudden you need to stop in a hurry, good luck. The other reason is cold race pads will eat up the rotors like you would not believe.
You can get away with driving to and from a track event if you are careful, but daily use is a really bad idea. I tried it a long time ago, and after a couple of close calls, and then destroying a set of rotors after just two or three thousand miles... Like I said, there are good reasons why the manufacturer's say they are "not suitable for street use", that is why most people do not use track pads on the street. At least not for more than short periods; you just cannot maintain the amount of heat they need to function properly with street driving.
It is just like driving on the street with full race slicks, yea you can do it, and under certain conditions it might even seem fine, but still a really bad idea for many reasons.

As for the RBV/Lube mod; no matter how good you think it is with whatever pad you are using, trust me, it can be a lot better.
 
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