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Macan Vs TTS callipers

TheBlondeFella

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
Surrey
Anyone have knowledge of both of these callipers with Pros & Cons for each.

Thinking of either of these rather then S3 / TTRS callipers as they are both a direct fit without the need to pay for adapter hangers.
 

Clem604

Ready to race!
I have the TT-S setup and a huge pro for me is being able to run my 17" winter setup with them. A con would definitely be the lack of pad options, right now afaik only iSweep, OEM, and G-Loc make pads for them. Paul at ShopDAP did say that EBC will be coming out with some TT-S pads at some point.
 
My understanding is that the TTS still requires you to remove the caliper to swap pads.

I don't think either have a ton of pad options though, but I could be wrong.

What are you planning on using them for? Just street?

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TheBlondeFella

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
Surrey
My understanding is that the TTS still requires you to remove the caliper to swap pads.

I don't think either have a ton of pad options though, but I could be wrong.

What are you planning on using them for? Just street?

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Just street really. I do love a bit of brake porn ... but on a budget. 😜

I am planning a trip to 'The Ring' though and would like to make sure my brakes are up to the task.
I just have braided lines and performance fluid at the moment.
 

Charlotte.:R

Ready to race!
Location
Charlotte
Ride
'18 Golf R 6MT
My understanding is that the TTS still requires you to remove the caliper to swap pads.

That's correct. DAP has a video on swapping the PP brakes for the TTS calipers. They don't top load like most fixed piston calipers.


Not a big deal if you're not swapping pads on a regular basis for track days.


I'm interested in both these options, mostly for the bling and weight savings, and also because it's pretty economical when you factor in flipping the OE PP brakes.
 
Just street really. I do love a bit of brake porn ... but on a budget. [emoji12]



I am planning a trip to 'The Ring' though and would like to make sure my brakes are up to the task.

I just have braided lines and performance fluid at the moment.
For street, get the one that looks the best and fits your budget then. I don't think you could go wrong with either.

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Most sport pad companies seem to be having trouble producing the plate needed for these pads. I reached out to several, and they all seemed to want an existing pad to make one.
That's pretty common that they ask for a set of pads to use as a template.

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mattkosem1

Ready to race!
Location
OH, US
That's pretty common that they ask for a set of pads to use as a template.

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I get the impression it's more complicated than that. Even companies that do that all the time haven't with these ones. The response I got from Carbotech, for example, was:

That is the uniquely shaped front pad that we cannot yet get, and honestly, may never be able to. We have a part number and pricing but all of the builds to date have been with customer supplied backing plates. Can you send the an old set to us to use to make them? If so, I can get you pricing before you send them off to us.*
 

TheBlondeFella

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
Surrey
Is there a definitive answer to whether the Macan rear 2.0 or the Macan rear 3.0 are the correct callipers?
I'm sure on here someone stated you needed to use the 3.0 but on the R Facebook group a member there stated the 2.0 were correct.
 

LBmk7r

New member
Location
BC
Macan BASE model (2.0L & 3.0L variants), FRONT caliper. - part # 95B-615-123-F / 95B-615-124-F
or
Q5 3.0 model, FRONT caliper. part # 8R0 615 107 G / 8R0 615 108 G
 
Macan BASE model (2.0L & 3.0L variants), FRONT caliper. - part # 95B-615-123-F / 95B-615-124-F
or
Q5 3.0 model, FRONT caliper. part # 8R0 615 107 G / 8R0 615 108 G
The Macan calipers are cheaper, 240 each at Sunset Porsche.

Anyone know an off the shelf solution for the brake lines?

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THEREALVRT

Drag Race Newbie
Location
The great white north
Ride
Golf R
this may help for rotor sizing info
https://www.bremboparts.com/europe/en/catalogue/porsche-macan-95b-2-0/000117979-1

from this site i have determined that macan and SOME Q5 have 345mm from rotors. Golf R/gti PP are 340, so using a macan or q5 caliper that if made for 345mm will have 2.5mm of overhang on the pads which could cause excessive noise and wear. Has anyone actually done these calipers? I'd like to see how the pads sit on our 340mm rotors

Also there are differences in the rotors specs from macan/q5 345 to golf R/gti PP front rotors.
The macan/q5 rotors are 52.1mm tall vs 49.7 mm yet they are both 30mm thick, therefore the macan/q5 rotors sit further inwards by 2.4mm and the center hold of the macan/q5 rotor is 68mm vs 65mm on the R. So if someone made a hubcentric ring for the macan/q5 rotor and if that 2.4mm of extra offset does not hit the ball joint on the mk7 then it could be possible to bolt these on, rotors and calipers

also of note brembo lists the tts replacement rotor as 340mm ( golf r rotor) and not 338mm like other places.
THE B9 audi A4 lists 338mm rotor, so it may be possible that they fit too ( there's a set of calipers for sale right now on here in the classifieds for cheap)
 
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TheBlondeFella

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
Surrey
Has anyone on here actually done this conversion?

I also assume that the 2 litre & 3 Litre Mecan callipers exactly the same and is there a reasonable pad choice for these callipers
 
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