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Macan Vs TTS callipers

nono0044

Go Kart Newbie
Location
Toronto
I only asked about the 17" offerings. Sorry.
So Konig told me that the 18x8.5 +43 Hypergrams will not clear the calipers. Testing the template on my Dekagrams, it looks like they won't clear either.

Going to haul one of the wheels to the garage tomorrow and do a quick test fit. If my Dekagrams don't fit, I'm going to commit sudoku
 

jmblur

Go Kart Newbie
Location
Massachusetts
Ride
2017 Golf R
So Konig told me that the 18x8.5 +43 Hypergrams will not clear the calipers. Testing the template on my Dekagrams, it looks like they won't clear either.

Going to haul one of the wheels to the garage tomorrow and do a quick test fit. If my Dekagrams don't fit, I'm going to commit sudoku
You're going to place 1-10 on a square 10x10 board?

(If you commit seppuku, dibs on your brakes!)
 

GTIfan99

Drag Racing Champion
Location
FL
So Konig told me that the 18x8.5 +43 Hypergrams will not clear the calipers. Testing the template on my Dekagrams, it looks like they won't clear either.

Going to haul one of the wheels to the garage tomorrow and do a quick test fit. If my Dekagrams don't fit, I'm going to commit sudoku
Or just get 5mm spacers until you can get some wheels that fit. It'll be ok. That's what I'm doing.
 

nono0044

Go Kart Newbie
Location
Toronto
Or just get 5mm spacers until you can get some wheels that fit. It'll be ok. That's what I'm doing.
This is the reply from Konig regarding the 18x8.5 Hypergrams: "Currently the Hypergram number you me would need about 15mm of spacing to clear the brake and another 3mm of spacing to have the required safe spacing distance for the brake. "

I can't run 15mm spacers as my studs might be too short. Haven't had a chance to actually try to Dekagrams (and I have 5mm spacers to try), as it was raining so hard my backyard was flooded.

Hate to state the obvious, but wheel fitment. :p
lol thought he was saying the brake pads were not figured out since thats what you guys were talking about when he commented
 

jmblur

Go Kart Newbie
Location
Massachusetts
Ride
2017 Golf R
I'm sure it's in the thread somewhere but not seeing it - where's the fit template? Need to see if my VMRs will even come close to fitting!
 

GTIfan99

Drag Racing Champion
Location
FL
This is the reply from Konig regarding the 18x8.5 Hypergrams: "Currently the Hypergram number you me would need about 15mm of spacing to clear the brake and another 3mm of spacing to have the required safe spacing distance for the brake. "

I can't run 15mm spacers as my studs might be too short. Haven't had a chance to actually try to Dekagrams (and I have 5mm spacers to try), as it was raining so hard my backyard was flooded.



lol thought he was saying the brake pads were not figured out since thats what you guys were talking about when he commented
My 17 x 7.5 ET 45 Runlites fit with 10mm spacer.

I can't imagine your deka grams needing 15mm. The Pretorias needed 15mm and I just want willing to run that big a spacer. But the Pretorias are 17 x 7.5 et 51. Just test fit your wheels with the 5mm.
 

nono0044

Go Kart Newbie
Location
Toronto
My 17 x 7.5 ET 45 Runlites fit with 10mm spacer.

I can't imagine your deka grams needing 15mm. The Pretorias needed 15mm and I just want willing to run that big a spacer. But the Pretorias are 17 x 7.5 et 51. Just test fit your wheels with the 5mm.
Yeah I definitely feel like the template is not the same for us than it is on an A4. I'll try later today.
 

nono0044

Go Kart Newbie
Location
Toronto
Dekagrams did not fit with 5mm spacer. Looks like they could maybe clear with 8mm, but definitely 10mm.

Hoping to get my hands on some to test shortly.

While I had the wheels off, went to check the brake pads regarding the "pad overhang on 340mm rotors" concern. Definitely no lip on the pad as they sit like 1mm from the edge of the rotor. No overhang at all. Wear is pretty even for non-staggered pistons, but they've only been used for commuting.
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Csm_2016gti

New member
Location
New York
Does anyone know if any of the rotors previously suggested have greater rotor hat thickness then the other?

Getting ready to pull the trigger on everything needed to do the Macan brake upgrade, and would like to get the tolerance right before hand, but also don't want to end up with wheel poke.

I have S3 wheels for my mk7 GTI (pretty similar to Pretoria's spec wise 19x8 et49) https://www.ecstuning.com/b-genuine-volkswagen-audi-parts/19-double-5-spoke-wheel-priced-each/8v0601025ab/
Compared to stock Austin wheels, they sit 6.3mm further out, and most GTI wheel spacer flush kits are 15mm in the front. So I was thinking ideally a 10mm spacer.
When I test the template to the S3 wheels, it looks like a 10mm spacer is going to be alittle too close for comfort. So i'm wondering what to expect from the rotor hats.
 

GTIfan99

Drag Racing Champion
Location
FL
No appreciable difference in rotor hats. From my experience, you're going to need a 15mm spacer with any VAG factory wheel that didn't come with 4 or 6 pots from the factory.
 
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crxgator

Drag Race Newbie
How is everyone going about bleeding them? I installed Macan calipers with new S3 rears. I’ve bled the system twice with a power bleeder while manually bleeding as well. The second time around there was no air. My pedal is terrible and feels like there’s still air. I have to pump the pedal to get full stiffness to brake while
Driving.
 

GTIfan99

Drag Racing Champion
Location
FL
How is everyone going about bleeding them? I installed Macan calipers with new S3 rears. I’ve bled the system twice with a power bleeder while manually bleeding as well. The second time around there was no air. My pedal is terrible and feels like there’s still air. I have to pump the pedal to get full stiffness to brake while
Driving.
What rotors?
 

GTIfan99

Drag Racing Champion
Location
FL
Mine felt same way until I moved to 345 x 32. Can't explain why, but it's likely something to do with ABS calibration. Get the correct rotors and the brakes will feel normal.

They really are the right rotor for this upgrade. Fit much better and are a real upgrade.

In the meantime, I've heard threshold braking from 80 mph couple times will recalibtate abs.
 
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THEREALVRT

Drag Race Newbie
Location
The great white north
Ride
Golf R
Mine felt same way until I moved to 345 x 32. Can't explain why, but it's likely something to do with ABS calibration. Get the correct rotors and the brakes will feel normal.

They really are the right rotor for this upgrade. Fit much better and are a real upgrade.

In the meantime, I've heard threshold braking from 80 mph couple times will recalibtate abs.
What 345mm rotor are you using? I see mk6 R as 30mm wide
 

GTIfan99

Drag Racing Champion
Location
FL
Here's where I saw they were 32mm, but it looks like just this vendor.

 
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