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"BIG Brake" Upgrade

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Hi everyone,
So, my discs and pads called for a replacement and i decided to go a little bigger, the money difference being not that huge.
I started with the back, from 330mm i went to 358mm and to reposition and fit the calipers i used some stainless steel spacers, locally made, and some longer bolts from Panamera and Cayenne i believe. I also painted the dust shilelds using some hi temp spray. Next i will powdercoat the calipers.

Then, i proceded with the fronts, from 330mm discs i went to 350mm and sourced some 18Z brake calipers which were in a very good shape but poorly spray painted. I powder coated them, new Brembo logo and then powder
coated again with a clear coat.

In the end, i bleeded the sistem using ATE SL.6 brake fluid.
I didnt't had time to properly bed them yet but i dont expect a huge improvement over stock, stock being more that anyone could ask for, but better cooling, maybe a better pedal feel and "the most important", visual (+50 Hp, because they are red :D ). After a few hundrets Km, i will update this thread.
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Over here, I am cheaping out on buying legit OEM replacements.... you guys are just throwing your money away on "upgrades"...... maybe I need to immigrate "back". :eek:
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"Legit?" The 18z's were fitted to the V10.
Yes, I run el cheapo parts.... not even OEM... this is CAD

.... and you guys don't have V10s so I'm not sure why you're mentioning that..... are you suggesting the V10s could outbrake the rest of us? :unsure:
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Too bad you don't spend any time reading the many available tech, engineering, physics, economics, marketing articles that are available for free instead of choosing to be a sheep.....

Just think of the knowledge you could absorb to understand physics, heat dissipation, friction, etc....

I'll keep driving without brakes over here because I didn't spend a few $K on better parts.
Take your OEM setup and stand on the brakes from whatever speed you typically need to slow down from.... If your wheels lock up or ABS kicks in, spend your coin on wider, sticker tires.... When you can no longer lock up, start upgrading your binders and rotors...

For cool points, I'd do Urus brakes. Hard to beat those!
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Born in Bucuresti.... raised in Bucuresti & Constanta.... came over here in '90 after Ceausescu got it....... I know all about your hood ;)

For anyone who's "on the fence" about Big Brake Kits for "gains", here's some entertainment. (once again, if you're doing it for looks or because you can, or because you have a track Touareg, this doesn't apply to you.... @volkswagens-for-life )
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Best way to optimize your venting in both forward & reverse :p
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