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How to retro-fit the 312mm front brakes to a Mk7 Golf

tigeo

Autocross Champion
Thanks for your answer Golfdave

I finally bought this game.

I think I will encode bytes 04 (hexadecimal value 34 or 50) and 17 (hexadecimal value Al or 0A) of brake module 03.
I was not able to change these using OBDEleven - wouldn't let me. Are you able to? I take it you are using VCDS?
 

Dameon

Go Kart Newbie
Location
Los Angeles
Very cool! Did you need new brake lines? Which model caliper did you go with?
The cr4 for the 312 rotor. I’m a tdi so it’s never gonna be fast and figured this was more brake than I’ll ever need plus saves some wheel weight over a 330 or bigger. I ordered their lines as it was an extra 50$ and I’m lazy. (Turns out stock brake line bolt wouldn’t work anyway, different threads) They’re much lighter than the stock calipers, I have no scale but it seemed the whole unit weight about as much as the stock carrier.
 

golfdave

Autocross Champion
Location
Scotland (U.K.)
Car(s)
MK7 Golf GT Estate

Then all you need to buy is pads, discs, & the brackets (carriers)..

no need to buy callipers or splash shields...as you have done...

...just reuse your old callipers & splash shields.
 

Sn00ky

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
Amsterdam
Car(s)
MK7 variant DSG
Then all you need to buy is pads, discs, & the brackets (carriers)..

no need to buy callipers or splash shields...as you have done...

...just reuse your old callipers & splash shields.
As uncle dave claims see proof picture as I did exactly as the guide claims.

no need to buy callipers or splash shield. Thanks for making such a good guide!
 

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Waltari

New member
Location
Portland, OR
Car(s)
MK7 GTI
I just upgraded the brakes on my 2015 GTI for track days and will have a set of non PP calipers/rotors/dust shields (front and rear) available if anyone is interested in upgrading your golf. Just PM me.
 
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tigeo

Autocross Champion
I just upgraded the brakes on my 2015 GTI for track days and will have a set of non PP calipers/rotors/dust shields (front and rear) available if anyone is interested in upgrade your golf. Just PM me.
These will sell like hotcakes - if you are on the FB groups, that's where I'd post it.
 
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