I have been reading some brake upgrade threads and found your ID popup on most of them and would like to ask some opinions.
I have bought a second MKV GTI last month and the brakes feel real mushy. Eventhough rotors and pads look virtually new, it could possibly need a fluid change. However, I am seeing R32 calipers and 986 NQSBBK caipera in decent prices and can’t decided which route to go with. I am not looking to track or anything but just looking for an upgrade.
Would like to hear your thoughts.
Thanks for reading.
Thanks for the input.
Maybe I will just spend my money on new pads and fluids.
Your brakes look very nice btw.
I think you will be pleased. A while back a few of use were in search for the best possible upgraded to stock calipers. There is a good thread on the subject. Might be of interest. Ultimate Brake Upgrade using stock calipershttp://www.golfmkv.com/forums/showthread.php?t=167216
I'm running the 17z calipers and absoluetly love them on the track with a set of carbotech pads, or if I don't want to splurge, EBC yellowstuff pads seem to work well for me on the track.
I'm sure you'll love the upgrade!
17z I think are the great bargain now and can be so close in pricing to R brakes that it is an easy choice to go Brembo. I am putting a full set on with 18z in front and the 4 piston rears and the RS3 master looking forward to seeing how they perform at the track. HPS 5.0 street and Hawk Blue tracks pads for fun.
It required swapping out the parking brake cable and guides for MK4 R32 cables and guides also - worked perfectly. Unfortunately this kit is no longer available through the manufacturer.Are you going to run an independent parking brake?
So I picked up a set of mk6 R brakes (front) and tried to replace em.
But I couldnt get the stock passenger side rotor off.
Also forgot to change the dust shield(mkv stock shield on w R rotor and caliper on driver side), would that be an issue?
Rotor should just fall off after you remove the little retaining screw. If not give it a good knock with a mallet.
Been so long I don't remember for sure but I think the front shields will bolt up but not the rears. I didn't use any shields on front or rear. No particular problem encountered in running without them over a few years of driving in SoCal.
You will really like the change with the R brakes up front. I ran with Hawk HPS and HPS 5.0 pads for street and they were great.
So I was able to get the rotor off with the PBlast and a good ole mallet.
New pads are nicely bedded in but feels like the brake peddle has to travel further then before almost 30-40% in it starts to grab, is that normal?
No, pedal travel should feel like stock. Still have a little air in lines.