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Consolidated Macan Brembo upgrade thread

nono0044

Go Kart Newbie
Location
Toronto
Has anyone using the 340mm disc put some miles on their brakes yet?
I just checked my pads and it has a lip up top now.
I do. Pulled my pads last month and I've been running the set up since last October*:

No lip for me yet, not sure if that's because I'm not driving as much as you.

I'll probably give it another look when I get my spacers to do more wheel tests.
 
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GTIfan99

Drag Racing Champion
Location
FL
Has anyone using the 340mm disc put some miles on their brakes yet?
I just checked my pads and it has a lip up top now.
With the way mine contact on the 345mm rotors, I'd be surprised if everyone on 340mm doesn't develop that lip. Some of it will come down to slight differences from pad manufacture to manufacture, but the 345mm rotor really is the ideal rotor for this setup. While doing pad research, I ordered probably 5 sets of pads that fit these calipers and measured as much as a 5mm difference in pad height, so you could have multiple people on 340mm with no issue and others with a significant lip depending on which pads manufacture they use.
 
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xXDavidCXx

Passed Driver's Ed
Template for testing fitment with Macan calipers.
http://bd8ba3c866c8cbc330ab-7b...cdn.com/Q5_B8_BBK_Template.pdf

VCDS/OBDeleven optimizations

Here are some of the changes, but hydraulic brake assist is the only one your notice in everyday driving.

03 braking module security code 25757 worked for straight ahead brake stabilization. Turned it off and it'll allow trail braking into a corner without the abs fighting you.

03 braking module security code11966 worked for hydraulic brake assist. Removes the computer controlled brake boost that smooths out your braking and boosts braking pressure in panic stops. Gives you 100% control of brake pressure. Pedal felt amazing after turning off.

03 abs module Brake booster security code 25001. Factory setting 4, most use 2, I like 3.
First, I printed the template and even after verifying the 2 inch box, it does not fit the center bore of the gti. If I correct for the 57.1mm bore, even the overall length does not fit inside an 18 inch wheel.

What gives?

Secondly, If I don't do the OBD11 changes would this still be a worthwhile upgrade for autocross?
 

GTIfan99

Drag Racing Champion
Location
FL
First, I printed the template and even after verifying the 2 inch box, it does not fit the center bore of the gti. If I correct for the 57.1mm bore, even the overall length does not fit inside an 18 inch wheel.

What gives?

Secondly, If I don't do the OBD11 changes would this still be a worthwhile upgrade for autocross?
What wheels?

Not a worthwhile upgrade at all for just autocross.
 

GTIfan99

Drag Racing Champion
Location
FL
What's the actual diameter of the barrel? The face looks 18" but the barrel is like way smaller than the face.
Exactly what I was going to say. It comes down to barrel shaped in this instance.

As far as being worth it or not to upgrade, I'll tell you that the standard non-PP and PP brake are well suited for daily driving and autocross. I never had fade with the non-PP brakesautocrossing, even on stock pads and fluid, with up to 4 drivers per event, 6 runs each in the Florida summer. As you can see in the pic, they will put the car on it's nose and are so easy to modulate. Both non-PP and PP would be fine for canyon and light tracking with pads, fluid, deflectors. The main reason to go with the Macan setup is bling or you want an easier setup to swap pads, there are far more choices of pads, and the pads are cheaper, but this is by no means a "needed" upgrade for most people. If you find you're geting fade in a non-PP car with pads, fluid and deflectors, it makes more sense to upgrade to the Macan setup than the PP setup, as it's about the same cost. If you have a PP car and are getting fade, I'm not really sure at this point that this is much of an upgrade in the respect, but I'll certainly report back. You might be better off going with a true BBK. I chose these mainly for ease of pad swaps, more pad choices, pads being less expensive for these vs PP, and a desire to stay on 17" wheels to keep tire costs cheaper and not have to buy 2 new sets of wheels after going with a BBK. For me it's about ease and consumable costs. I think this setup will end up being a great set for people in a similar situation.
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Jarbear

Ready to race!
Location
SF Bay Area
First, I printed the template and even after verifying the 2 inch box, it does not fit the center bore of the gti. If I correct for the 57.1mm bore, even the overall length does not fit inside an 18 inch wheel.

What gives?
The template is meant for a B8 A4. If I remember correctly, has a bore of 66.5mm (which matches the template). Once corrected, I had no issues fitting the template in my 18s. But it didn't clear the wheel spokes (n)
 

Charlotte.:R

Ready to race!
Location
Charlotte
Ride
'18 Golf R 6MT
I put them on my bathroom scale in 5 different spots. 3 @8.8 and 2 @9.0 I’ll weight the stockers after I swap them in a few weeks.

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GTIfan99

Drag Racing Champion
Location
FL
Anyone near Jacksonville Florida, I have G2 caliper paint you can have 50% off. I bought it and didn't use it, but couldn't return to Amazon because they don't take flammable things back.
 
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