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    Thread: :: ECS Tuning :: ECS B6 Passat Stage 3 Big Brake Kit - Now Available !!!

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      05-22-2009 01:57 PM #1

      ECS B6 Passat Stage 3 Big Brake Kit

      Kit includes the following:

      * ECS Tuning calipers
      * ECS Tuning 13" 2-piece rotor sets
      * Hawk HPS brake pads
      * ECS Exact Fit brake line kit
      * ECS Tuning brake brackets
      * Pentosin racing brake fluid
      * Brake wear sensors
      * Brake pad dampeners
      * All necessary hardware

      Click HERE to order or for more information.


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      05-22-2009 02:16 PM #2
      very nice!! but i thought that these type of calipers wont clear our rears? have you guys mounted these on a fwd passat?

    3. 05-22-2009 02:35 PM #3
      holy ****! I would love to get a set...just not at this time.

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      05-22-2009 02:43 PM #4
      Quote, originally posted by Vdub_nutz2000 »
      holy ****! I would love to get a set...just not at this time.

      you and me both.... just have a bad feeling if you really mashed the pedal down for an emergency that someone would for sure rearend you.


    5. 05-22-2009 04:23 PM #5
      Im very confused as to what your talking about handsome rob. This is a kit for the front brakes


      Modified by akronUvr6 at 1:47 PM 5-22-2009

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      05-22-2009 05:58 PM #6
      oh sh** didnt realize it was only for the front brakes.... thats too rich for my blood. ill stick to the r series brake swap.

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      05-26-2009 05:32 PM #7
      I have a set of silver R32 calipers, new R32 13.6" rotors and dust shields forsale if interested?


      Modified by lour32 at 2:33 PM 5-26-2009


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      05-28-2009 10:51 PM #8
      Is there anyway the "porsche" logo could be retained on the caliper?
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      05-29-2009 07:32 AM #9
      These are not an OEM Porsche caliper (like on our Stage 5 Kit), so unfortunately no Porsche logo is available on this kit.

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      05-29-2009 07:54 AM #10
      Why would you want the caliper to say Porsche! Thats the only reason stopping me from buying there stg5. You have a VWWWWW! To each his own!!! I might go for the stg3 for the price is not that bad.

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      05-29-2009 09:03 AM #11
      Quote, originally posted by ECS Tuning - Sales »
      These are not an OEM Porsche caliper (like on our Stage 5 Kit), so unfortunately no Porsche logo is available on this kit.

      Hm okay, do we have some testing to then prove the performance? I haven't heard much about ECS Tuning's Brake development, to be honest.

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      05-29-2009 09:29 AM #12
      We have been running this kit on our shop Mk5 for nearly 2 years now with no issues. Our Porsche Big Brake Kits have been standard brake upgrades on the market for a number of years and we have now started manufacturing our own calipers. This does a few things, mainly bringing the cost down since OEM Porsche parts are not being used.

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      05-29-2009 12:59 PM #13
      Quote, originally posted by ECS Tuning - Sales »
      We have been running this kit on our shop Mk5 for nearly 2 years now with no issues. Our Porsche Big Brake Kits have been standard brake upgrades on the market for a number of years and we have now started manufacturing our own calipers. This does a few things, mainly bringing the cost down since OEM Porsche parts are not being used.

      Definitely, I've been eyeing your Porsche kits for a while now. Did you replicate the design of the Porsche Caliper?

      Have you considered doing industry standard testing (100-0, etc)? Its just interesting to see results.

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      05-29-2009 01:19 PM #14
      Unfortunately there are just too many variables (pads, tires, wheels, temperature, weather, etc...) involved to get standardized testing done. We do not have multiples of the Mk5 shop car and without having (2) identical cars with the exact same parts, one using the Stage 3 Kit and another with stock brakes, the results would be very subjective.

      In these kits, the larger rotor and surface area combined with 4 piston calipers certainly offers more stopping power and significantly reduced brake fade under repeated hard braking. The caliper design is a replica of the 993TT calipers.


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    15. 05-30-2009 12:12 AM #15
      I have run your Porsche Kit on my MK3 for 5 years now. Amazing braking. I will be doing your Passat upgrade after summer vacation is paid for.

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      05-31-2009 05:23 PM #16
      Thanks for the feedback and we'll look forward to your order!


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    17. 06-04-2009 02:41 PM #17
      Is there an advantage of using this kit over the OEM 4 pot 13.5" set from the 4Motion Passat/R32?

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      06-04-2009 03:03 PM #18
      The OEM Mk5 R32 / 4motion Passat calipers are actually single piston calipers. The main advantage of this kit would be the 4 piston calipers to reduce brake fade.

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      06-07-2009 05:01 PM #19
      Wow, finally a BBK for the B6 Passats. I wish ECS had a kit available when I owned my W8.

      Guys, ECS-Tuning has been in the game for quite some time and is a very solid vendor. Testing has been done on their products on various Audi and VW applications. ECS Tuning's applications are very similar to the setups from BIRA.org, and as a matter of fact they were the 1st tuner to make it easier for the masses to piece together a BIRA.org Big Brake Kit for B5 Passat owners. This kit looks like a winner, especially for the 4Motions!!

      I will contact my tuner next week about installing this kit. Currently no aftermarket brake-pad vendor has front pad upgrades for the 4Motion Passat, so we are stuck with soft compound VW OE Jurid pads which we all know are suspect. This kit would solve the issue!

      I have a few questions.. Does the ECS Calipers have dust shields and how often do they need to be rebuilt? How much are the 2 piece rotors? Will this kit clear the stock 17" wheels on the 4Motion?

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      Modified by The Swami at 5:05 PM 6-7-2009


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      06-08-2009 09:05 AM #20
      Quote, originally posted by The Swami »
      I have a few questions.. Does the ECS Calipers have dust shields and how often do they need to be rebuilt? How much are the 2 piece rotors? Will this kit clear the stock 17" wheels on the 4Motion?

      The kit works with the stock dust shields. The calipers should not need to be rebuilt for quite some time, there are many factors that will determine that, but I'd suspect they will probably never need rebuilt for a non racing application.

      Wheel fitment can be a bit tricky, but should clear some 17" wheels with the correct offset. The wheel template is available on our website here:

      http://www.ecstuning.com/stage...e.PDF

      Replacement rotors are available to anyone who has purchased the kit. Re-rings are available as well as complete sets. Complete rotors are available for roughly $550 and re-rings run $210 per side.


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      09-07-2010 09:23 AM #21
      I know this is an old thread, but seemed to be the best way to maybe get some insight. To Jon at ECS or anyone else who might be willing to weigh in.... I understand there were some issues with this kit and that is why it is no longer available for purchase, but what if any problems were there and could someone with a bit more engineering be able to fine tune the kit to get it to work? I would really like to find an option to upgrade my brakes in my 08 VR6 Paasat

      I know there are issues with the rear and the automatic parking brake, but for a front only BBK what options, for reasonible money are there?

      I have heard multiply people post against doing a BBK for our cars, but humor me.... I did a long mountain run this weekend up north of Atlanta and after about 30 minutes started noticing a lot of fade... I had been planning on renewing my Chin motorsport membership and doing some track days, but after my experience this weekend, don't think our cars are trackable without significant modes.

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