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.
These are not an OEM Porsche caliper (like on our Stage 5 Kit), so unfortunately no Porsche logo is available on this kit.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thanks for the feedback and we'll look forward to your order!
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.
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?
Will aka The Swami
Modified by The Swami at 5:05 PM 6-7-2009
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:
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.
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.