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Nerdy Oreo

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That's for the PP brakes, so not what you'd want.

I don't think there's a pre-assembled kit with the blanks for the non-PP brakes. Here's the blanks:

Front Rotors: https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/audi-vw-brake-disc-ate-1k0615301aa ($62/ea)
Rear Rotors: https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/audi-vw-brake-disc-ate-1k0615601aa ($34/ea)

If you do want to give your car a little pizzaz (well worth it IMO), here's the slotted sport rotors:

Fronts: https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/audi-vw-brake-disc-zimmerman-sport-1k0615301aa ($91/ea)
Rears: https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/audi-vw-brake-disc-zimmermann-600324152 ($82/ea)

So it is an extra $150 or so for the cool factor.

I don't like FCP's pad options. I like ceramic pads for the low dust\noise properties, and their selection isn't that wide. The PowerStop pads are $38 a set for front and rear, so hard to beat for under $80.

Front Pads: https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php?pk=7132920
Rear Pads: https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php?pk=7132952

I get the lifetime warranty thing from FCP, but you could buy almost 3 sets of those for the price of a ceramic pad from FCP. Do you plan on keeping\using the car enough to swap pads 3x times to make the warranty worth it?
So I plan on keeping the car at the very least for the next 5-7 years / untill I pay It off. I want to keep it forever but I do also eventually want an rs3 lol. And what about hardware? Do those kits come with all required hardware?
 

Nerdy Oreo

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Mk7 Gti S

Nerdy Oreo

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Rhode Island
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Mk7 Gti S
That's for the PP brakes, so not what you'd want.

I don't think there's a pre-assembled kit with the blanks for the non-PP brakes. Here's the blanks:

Front Rotors: https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/audi-vw-brake-disc-ate-1k0615301aa ($62/ea)
Rear Rotors: https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/audi-vw-brake-disc-ate-1k0615601aa ($34/ea)

If you do want to give your car a little pizzaz (well worth it IMO), here's the slotted sport rotors:

Fronts: https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/audi-vw-brake-disc-zimmerman-sport-1k0615301aa ($91/ea)
Rears: https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/audi-vw-brake-disc-zimmermann-600324152 ($82/ea)

So it is an extra $150 or so for the cool factor.

I don't like FCP's pad options. I like ceramic pads for the low dust\noise properties, and their selection isn't that wide. The PowerStop pads are $38 a set for front and rear, so hard to beat for under $80.

Front Pads: https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php?pk=7132920
Rear Pads: https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php?pk=7132952

I get the lifetime warranty thing from FCP, but you could buy almost 3 sets of those for the price of a ceramic pad from FCP. Do you plan on keeping\using the car enough to swap pads 3x times to make the warranty worth it?
And is there really any noticeable performance difference in a car not going to be tracked between the super affordable rotors you. Shared and the drilled rotors you shared? Other than cool factor, do the drilled have any major benefits over the non drilled?
 

Acadia18

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So I plan on keeping the car at the very least for the next 5-7 years / untill I pay It off. I want to keep it forever but I do also eventually want an rs3 lol. And what about hardware? Do those kits come with all required hardware?

They come with all the necessary hardware, but not the "necessary" hardware. You can buy just pads and rotors and do the brake job, but like I said, there are some bolts that are technically one time use and should be replaced.

Front bolts: https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/vw...t-mounting-bolt-front-passat-cc-vag-n91084901 x4
Rear bolts: https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/audi-vw-brake-caliper-bolt-febi-n91168901 x4
Rotor set screw (not single time use, but cheap enough): https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/vw-brake-rotor-set-screw-n10648301 x4

The only other thing you'd need which would be highly recommended, is some fluid to flush the brakes.


What would you prefer the title be?

He's making a joke about the misspelling of "brakes".

And is there really any noticeable performance difference in a car not going to be tracked between the super affordable rotors you. Shared and the drilled rotors you shared? Other than cool factor, do the drilled have any major benefits over the non drilled?

No.
 

Nerdy Oreo

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Mk7 Gti S

Nerdy Oreo

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Mk7 Gti S
They come with all the necessary hardware, but not the "necessary" hardware. You can buy just pads and rotors and do the brake job, but like I said, there are some bolts that are technically one time use and should be replaced.

Front bolts: https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/vw...t-mounting-bolt-front-passat-cc-vag-n91084901 x4
Rear bolts: https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/audi-vw-brake-caliper-bolt-febi-n91168901 x4
Rotor set screw (not single time use, but cheap enough): https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/vw-brake-rotor-set-screw-n10648301 x4

The only other thing you'd need which would be highly recommended, is some fluid to flush the brakes.




He's making a joke about the misspelling of "brakes".



No.
So in total, your recommended brake job will total out to be roughly $335.70 which is far better than the $600-1100 I expected to spend.
Here is my complete part list (thanks to your help):
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(x4) https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/vw...t-mounting-bolt-front-passat-cc-vag-n91084901

(x4) https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/audi-vw-brake-caliper-bolt-febi-n91168901

(x4) https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/vw-brake-rotor-set-screw-n10648301

(x1) https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/super-dot-4-brake-fluide-1-2-liter-1204114-1204115

(x1) https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/super-dot-4-brake-fluide-1-2-liter-1204114

(x2) https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/audi-vw-brake-disc-ate-1k0615601aa

(x2) https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/audi-vw-brake-disc-ate-1k0615301aa

(x1) https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php?pk=7132920

(x1) https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php?pk=7132952
 

Nerdy Oreo

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Mk7 Gti S
Ask and Acadia18 will show you the way.
So true. And I'm lucky enough to have him close to me to be able to help actually complete the work he talks about. I will be taking him up on the offers to help.
 

Acadia18

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Nerdy Oreo

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Mk7 Gti S
Looks good. Only thing I'd change is just grab 2x of the 1L bottles of fluid. For $3, better to have more than enough.
Perfect. Will do.
 

dtfd

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I'd order a couple 250ml bottles of the pentosin as well. Use the liter and then use the smaller 250mL to cover the rest of the way.

Once opened brake fluid can't really sit on a shelf for very long. 1 year is accepted maximum but in a humid area I wouldn't use opened brake fluid after 2-3 months. Smaller bottles means less waste.

Rock Auto has them for $5
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Acadia18

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Nah. Price per volume. 1L is $12. No point buying 250ml for $5/ea.

Just toss 2L and run it all through the lines. Since it's just a basic bleed without swapping calipers, shouldn't need to do it multiple times lol.
 
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