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    Thread: DIY article and how I upgraded my rear brakes to R32 MKV units

    1. 02-11-2009 08:36 PM #1
      I wanted to do this upgrade for some time and finally got around to it on my 2006 Jetta TDI. I also did a DIY for others who may be interested in doing this as well. Very pleased with the results and can't wait for my front upgrade to Audi R8 rear calipers very soon.
      Link to my DIY courtesy of

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      2K6 1K2 BRM / 2K8 7L6 BWF / 85 19 MF
      02-11-2009 08:49 PM #2
      Quote, originally posted by TdiRacing »
      Very pleased with the results and can't wait for my front upgrade to Audi R8 front calipers very soon.


    3. 02-11-2009 09:01 PM #3
      Will be using the Rear R8 brakes on the Front just like the Jetta Cup cars....smaller and lighter

    4. 02-11-2009 10:56 PM #4
      dunno if the rear is different than the gti
      but i was able to get the heatshields to fit, only 2 of the 3 holes line up

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      02-12-2009 08:24 AM #5
      Quote, originally posted by How to Install VW OEM R32 Rear Vented Brakes on your MKV »
      ... You can save these pounds by removing other things at the track to make up for the weight. ...

      removing sprung weight is not the same as removing unsprung weight
      2102 US Golf R, 2008 US b6 Passat 4-motion - sold 2006 US Mk V bmp GTI mt (230,000 miles/ 7 yrs)

    6. 02-12-2009 09:38 AM #6
      I know that. Lighter wheels may be another option for those that are looking to save every pound. Just wanted people to be aware that they are a bit heavier overall.

    7. 01-23-2010 05:48 PM #7
      hoping to hear info on R8 brake upgrade

    8. 01-23-2010 08:49 PM #8
      im confused

    9. Member Berto's Avatar
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      03-03-2010 06:28 PM #9
      The rear brakes of Audi S3 8P (TFSI) are black, doesn't need to be painted
      BERTO /

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