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    Thread: Rear Brake Upgrade

    1. Member Yak Meat's Avatar
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      08-08-2012 11:27 AM #1
      Hey guys,

      I know a lot of people on here have some serious qualms about how small the current/oem stock rear brakes are.

      Unfortunately, the rear brakes get little aftermarket attention because our front brakes are good and when they arent enough, there are a number of AM options out there.

      So I went searching, while looking for R32 ****, its rare to find anything, so i went with the audi TT route. Its the same bolt pattern and everything is more or less exactly the same as long as the TT in question has 4wd/haldex. So as long as you keep that in mind, happy searching.

      So, while i have the ECS kit, it sux in general. The rotors are ehh in quality, the engineering behind the kit is minimal and weak at best. So because of this, I went searching and found this:

      http://www.compbrake.com/brake-kits/...brake-kit.html

      Its going to literally even out the sizes front to rear and also it gives you that badass dual caliper look. Yes it is expensive, but found an option we have.
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      08-08-2012 12:10 PM #2
      I have to update the Racing Brake forum post i made for a rear option. He wants to do just a rotor/pad option but id like a caliper option too

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      08-08-2012 02:17 PM #3
      I dont think racingbrake wants to venture down the path of building something more for the rear, just a feeling i get.

      I mean, aside from a select few, whose going to drop 1000+ on a bigger rear kit.

      There is certainly a way you could do it...

      If you use the same caliper up front, source a e-brake piece and then build a bracket/modify the front bracket which already accepts the front... you could do it somewhat cheaply and easily, but its still going to take some hours doing the drawings for the bracket for both, testing the fit, modifying which will need to happen, then developing lines, e-brake lines, and the hardware... its certainly not difficult if they could put together the front kit, but cost then creeps way up utilizing the front setup all over again...
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      08-08-2012 02:48 PM #4
      Have you considered the Stasis rear brake kit?
      Kenji

    5. 08-08-2012 03:03 PM #5
      It would be awesome to get as many options as possible out there.
      Last edited by mapleleaf979; 08-08-2012 at 03:12 PM.

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      08-08-2012 03:05 PM #6
      1) I dont support stassis any longer. They are a sleezey company and I dont want to give them my money.

      2) That kit is no different than the ECS kit although we have no reports of having to grind down anything or otherwise, so it may be easier, but its just a bigger rotor and extension brackets for the caliper.

      3) I want some serious! haha
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      08-08-2012 03:56 PM #7
      Yess. Let's get this thread moving. My rear rotors are due and i'm definitely looking to get the bigger rotors. As OP stated, they are too damn small - especially with aftermarket wheels- really shows how small they are (slim 6 spoke)

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      08-08-2012 04:11 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by Yak Meat View Post
      I dont support stassis any longer. They are a sleezey company and I dont want to give them my money.
      Care to elaborate? This is the first time I've heard negative feedback about them.
      Kenji

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      08-08-2012 04:22 PM #9
      google it or go on audizine or search on here. There is a number of reports, a blog, and threads about it. Basically they ****ed over the guy who used to own Eurojet.

      Anyways, RB is developing a rear kit that will be similar to the stassis/ECS kit but will have lines with it.

      I am really intrigued about going with a dual caliper kit... the price for that kit is as much as i paid for my fronts alone though.
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      09-10-2012 01:08 PM #10
      Let's show some support and get a new rear setup made for our 8 year old R32.

      reply on their forum HERE!

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