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Dedicated track pad and 2 piece rotors

geokilla

Ready to race!
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Ride
2018 VW GTI DSG
Ghetto? lol. You trim an inch off both sides, remove a couple tabs, and use zipties to secure it, just like you use on the RS3 ducts. They're also $8. Your mechanic is lazy.
It was more that it was hanging really low or something. I don't remember exactly since it was like 4 months ago and I deleted the WhatsApp convo. He certianly got it installed but he just wasn't comfortable with me driving around like that. I'll try again later and if it works, then I'll keep the Audi RS3 ones as backup. Or sell them.

Just wondering, who do you use in Toronto? Looking for new shops.
Did you join Club Wolfsburg? Come join if you haven't!

I use SFG Autohaus. Almost Racing next door is really good and lots of members are quite happy with them. Then there's Noble Peformance which is like a minute away from SFG and Wilson is an absolute wizard and really, really good with his skills. Not sure if he's done much work on MK7 GTIs and Golf Rs but he does my alignment.
 
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glitronic

New member
Location
WA
Interesting find on the T-Roc R #5Q0615301P rotors.
Anybody have an exact weight vs oem Golf R/GTI PP rotor and the best way to get these in the US?
 

GTIfan99

Autocross Newbie
Location
FL
It was more that it was hanging really low or something. I don't remember exactly since it was like 4 months ago and I deleted the WhatsApp convo. He certianly got it installed but he just wasn't comfortable with me driving around like that. I'll try again later and if it works, then I'll keep the Audi RS3 ones as backup. Or sell them.



Did you join Club Wolfsburg? Come join if you haven't!

I use SFG Autohaus. Almost Racing next door is really good and lots of members are quite happy with them. Then there's Noble Peformance which is like a minute away from SFG and Wilson is an absolute wizard and really, really good with his skills. Not sure if he's done much work on MK7 GTIs and Golf Rs but he does my alignment.
They're supposed to hang down, that's how why they redirect more air than the RS3 ones. If you destroy it on a curb, it's $8, who cares?
 

SouthFL_Mk7.5

Go Kart Newbie
Location
South Florida
Ride
2019 GTI S
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Those look good.

I ended up ordering the ECS 2 piece slotted pair. Will be using these in a few weeks at Homestead with Porterfield R4 pads up front and R4S in back. When the track day is done I’ll swap back in the R4S up front for daily use. I’ve read the compounds are compatible.
Will report how it goes.
 

Stija

Go Kart Newbie
Location
Az
Ride
BMW Saab Subaru VW
They aren’t worth the expense, but you already pulled the trigger on them. My recipe has been cheap blanks and splurge on pads and tires.
 

GTIfan99

Autocross Newbie
Location
FL
They aren’t worth the expense, but you already pulled the trigger on them. My recipe has been cheap blanks and splurge on pads and tires.

That's how I come out on it too. I bought cheap blanks from FCPeuro and I'm going to test that warranty. ?
 

Stija

Go Kart Newbie
Location
Az
Ride
BMW Saab Subaru VW
Yea i hear fcpeuro has replacement warranty but i get mine from rockauto, usually about 20$/axle. So cheap i always carry one set in stock, just in case. So cheap that i replace them every time i replace pads, whether worn or not.

Now fcpeuro doesnt have subaru parts but same is true for my M5, much cheaper on rockauto. I have a feeling fcpeuro charges you up front for the warranty (like autozone) and hopes not to have to replace it more than once perhaps, as most ppl move onto another car within that timeframe.

Rockauto has rotors starting at 12$ for some of my cars, 15$ for gti. Some ppl spend more on starbucks daily ?‍♂
 
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GTIfan99

Autocross Newbie
Location
FL
Yea i hear fcpeuro has replacement warranty but i get mine from rockauto, usually about 20$/axle. So cheap i always carry one set in stock, just in case. So cheap that i replace them every time i replace pads, whether worn or not.

Now fcpeuro doesnt have subaru parts but same is true for my M5, much cheaper on rockauto. I have a feeling fcpeuro charges you up front for the warranty (like autozone) and hopes not to have to replace it more than once perhaps, as most ppl move onto another car within that timeframe.

Rockauto has rotors starting at 12$ for some of my cars, 15$ for gti. Some ppl spend more on starbucks daily ?‍♂
Jokes on them, I'm keeping this car for a long time. :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO:

Who am I kidding, I get bored 3 years tops.
 
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SouthFL_Mk7.5

Go Kart Newbie
Location
South Florida
Ride
2019 GTI S
I’ve always run blanks. OEM replacement or NAPA. For once I can finally splurge on a 2 piece set.

I’m mostly interested if the air gaps/passages between the hat and the disc will help circulate air.

If I have a fade free day in a couple weeks at Homestead, I’d consider the purchase a success. If not, it was trial and error.
 

Stija

Go Kart Newbie
Location
Az
Ride
BMW Saab Subaru VW
Fade is gonna depend on your tires and pads. I would highly suggest a dedicated track pad.
 

GTIfan99

Autocross Newbie
Location
FL
I don't think this is a dedicated track car, so I think he'll be fine. He's not running 100tw or lower tires.
 

morricus

New member
Location
Illinois
Has anyone here used the Racingbrake 2pc rotors? They have a MK7 application.
I ran these on my Evo X Time attack car, worked great. But the Evo had 4 piston Brembo calipers stock that were outstanding. As has been suggested already, I'd put the money you'd spend on these expensive rotors on a BBK. I have no experience with the PP brakes on the GTI, as I just bought mine and it only has 400 miles on it. I have SS lines and Gloc R12 pads waiting for spring to go on, but expect those to only last about two track days before I go BBK. They're just a stop gap.
 

jimlloyd40

Autocross Champion
Location
Phoenix
Ride
2018 SE DSG
I ran these on my Evo X Time attack car, worked great. But the Evo had 4 piston Brembo calipers stock that were outstanding. As has been suggested already, I'd put the money you'd spend on these expensive rotors on a BBK. I have no experience with the PP brakes on the GTI, as I just bought mine and it only has 400 miles on it. I have SS lines and Gloc R12 pads waiting for spring to go on, but expect those to only last about two track days before I go BBK. They're just a stop gap.
First post, welcome to the forum.
 
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