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    1. 06-23-2003 02:43 PM #26
      can a moderator PLEASE put this as a sticky up top? This is excellent info (altho I've not much use of it yet.)

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    3. 06-25-2003 07:54 PM #27
      This is absolutely excellent! Thanks for taking the time to compile this ... [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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      06-25-2003 08:01 PM #28
      Quote, originally posted by Mencius01 »
      Wish List :: Skip Barber : Better brakes : LSD(?)

      I like your wish list!
      I have 1 of the 3 items taken care of since last night!!! I installed ECS Tuning's Stage 2 version 1 brake system on my car!!! (12.3" TT Slotted Rotors with Porsche Boxster 4-piston Calipers) Sorry, had to brag to someone!!!

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    6. 06-27-2003 10:20 AM #29
      We should keep this on top. MODS can you help here?

    7. 07-04-2003 01:38 PM #30
      bump

    8. 07-09-2003 07:51 PM #31

    9. 07-09-2003 09:02 PM #32
      Quote, originally posted by eggroller »
      I like your wish list!
      I have 1 of the 3 items taken care of since last night!!! I installed ECS Tuning's Stage 2 version 1 brake system on my car!!! (12.3" TT Slotted Rotors with Porsche Boxster 4-piston Calipers) Sorry, had to brag to someone!!!

      haha congratulations ... i'm still trying (vainly) to save up for one of them ...
      haha ...

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      07-09-2003 09:09 PM #33
      Link has been added to the MKIV DIY\FAQ thread.
      https://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=764935
      Stephen

    11. 07-10-2003 11:44 AM #34
      Quote, originally posted by Verruckt »
      Link has been added to the MKIV DIY\FAQ thread.
      https://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=764935

      Great! This is one of the most informative posts around and something everyone needs to see.

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      07-19-2003 12:17 AM #35
      Bump for a great thread. [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
      Can we have this sticky, as others have requested?

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      07-22-2003 05:11 PM #36
      nice post.

    14. 07-22-2003 08:28 PM #37
      NEW BREMBO BRAKE KIT.
      13" 4-Piston Kit. - $1295
      Calipers, Pads, Rotors, and Braide Lines.
      Best kit out there for the money. Only thing better is Brembo's Gran Turismo 12.9"pc kit @ $2395. or the 14" Ap Racing for $2995.

    15. 08-23-2003 08:38 PM #38
      Bump.

    16. 08-24-2003 12:04 AM #39
      Great info. Thanks for going ahead and putting this together!

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      08-25-2003 01:24 PM #40
      Brembo updates:
      12.7" (323mm) Front Brake Upgrades
      Brembo 12.7" Front Brake Upgrade - Gran Turismo Brake System $1495 (part #1A4.6002A)
      Comes with: 1 piece 323mm x 28mm drilled rotors, 4 piston calipers, adapters and pads
      Requires: 17"+ wheels and Installation
      Purchase from: Brembo | Evoms | New Dimensions
      12.9" (328mm) Front Brake Upgrades
      Brembo 12.9" Front Brake Upgrade - Gran Turismo Brake System $2595 (part #1A1.6011A)
      Comes with: 2 piece 328mm x 28mm slotted or drilled rotors, 4 piston calipers, adapters and pads
      Requires: 17"+ wheels and Installation
      Purchase from: Brembo | Evoms | New Dimensions
      EDIT: Added bold header for the 12.9" kit.


      Modified by eggroller at 1:25 PM 8-25-2003

    18. 08-26-2003 04:14 PM #41
      Coud you post a pic of the cheaper Brembo kit?
      I have yet to figure out how to post pics.

    19. 08-26-2003 04:38 PM #42
      Quote, originally posted by mk4ondubs »
      NEW BREMBO BRAKE KIT.
      13" 4-Piston Kit. - $1295
      Calipers, Pads, Rotors, and Braide Lines.
      Best kit out there for the money. Only thing better is Brembo's Gran Turismo 12.9"pc kit @ $2395. or the 14" Ap Racing for $2995.

      Why is this best? Where can you get this?


      Modified by genxguy at 4:41 PM 8-26-2003

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      08-26-2003 05:03 PM #43
      Searched on the MK4 Forum for Brembo:
      Pics the new Brembo Gran Turismo kit for the MK4, real pics!
      New Mk4 Brake Kit From Brembo !!!!

      [IMG]http://groups.msn.com/_Secure/0QgDYAgkU6KOTyi5dgJ6lcC0N8Sw9N86o1MGWbVrKmfFPjqqQv 1LzahO1Jw8Ls0f25hIXZK8q1lQJv0T2Jr0nvZb0e9d1d*lA4xZ rLBGy4qk/brembos.jpg?dc=4675432661531546754[/IMG]



    21. 08-26-2003 09:33 PM #44
      Autotech sells an "R32 upgrade" for mk IV's which is 334mm two piece rotors and dual piston R32 calipers for I think 1500

    22. 08-26-2003 11:33 PM #45
      on TireRack's website, it says the Brembo GT kit for mk4s are of the 'floating disc' design, not what's in the pictures above.
      http://www.tirerack.com/brakes...5&y=6
      Looks like the pics above are of the $1295 Brembo kit, NOT the Gran Turismo (aka Brembo GT) kit that TireRack has for $2494. In case anyone's confused.

      Modified by genxguy at 11:44 PM 8-26-2003


      Modified by genxguy at 11:45 PM 8-26-2003

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      08-27-2003 12:31 AM #46
      Quote, originally posted by TurboBeetle1 »
      Autotech sells an "R32 upgrade" for mk IV's which is 334mm two piece rotors and dual piston R32 calipers for I think 1500

      Uh....Thanks. I got it already.
      Quote, originally posted by eggroller »
      13.15" (334mm) OEM Front Brake Upgrades
      VW R32 Brake upgrade $1495+
      Comes with: 2 piece vented Rotors,2 piston Calipers and pads
      Requires: 18"+ wheels and Installation
      Purchase from: Autotech | Local Dealership Parts Counter

    24. 09-11-2003 08:41 PM #47
      GREAT POST !
      Anyone out there who can provide us Canucks with places in our country ? (shipping is so ahem... expensive ) Thanks

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      10-13-2003 02:06 PM #48
      Very useful thread!

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      10-13-2003 07:53 PM #49
      So the tt/20th/337 brake upgrade only comes w/ caliper carriers, rotors and pads....you dont need to upgrade the calipers? Being that you are getting a bigger rotor...wouldn't you need a bigger caliper to handle the extra area? Or are the calipers on a 337 exactly the same as on the 1.8T Jetta?

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      10-13-2003 07:58 PM #50
      Quote, originally posted by TrierBora »
      So the tt/20th/337 brake upgrade only comes w/ caliper carriers, rotors and pads....you dont need to upgrade the calipers? Being that you are getting a bigger rotor...wouldn't you need a bigger caliper to handle the extra area? Or are the calipers on a 337 exactly the same as on the 1.8T Jetta?

      Correct. Most Audi TT/20th Aniversary/GTI337 brake upgrades are the caliper carriers and rotors. Only difference is when one has a 2.0l/TDi Golf/Jetta/Beetle. The the upgrade path is quite different. The hub carriers and calipers need to be changed, too.

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