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Old 08-24-2019, 10:52 PM   #111
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Yes, I will be having a followup session with them.
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Old 08-25-2019, 01:50 PM   #112
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I am happy to report that I took the car out today for a short run, where I could drive the car a bit.

It is running MUCH better now. It idles and runs as you expect now.

I got to lay into the car once in 3rd gear at about 45 miles per hour and it roasted the Pilot Sport Cup 2's so I pushed it to 4th and the acceleration is quite violent. Car is very quick and ran quite nicely.

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Old 08-25-2019, 02:18 PM   #113
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How do you like your reacaros? I’ve been looking into picking up a set of pole positions
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Old 08-25-2019, 02:45 PM   #114
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How do you like your reacaros? Iíve been looking into picking up a set of pole positions
Only driven 20 miles in them but they are very comfortable and hold you in as good as a 2 piece adjustable back seat can.
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Old 08-25-2019, 02:55 PM   #115
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First impression - Brembos

My first impression of the Brembo brake system is that it almost went unnoticed. That was a good thing. I noticed no difference in pedal travel vs stock. They do of course have a lot more stopping power than stock but very easy to modulate with the street pads in (HPS 5.0 f/r)

I am very happy with the setup and can hardly wait to drop the GLOC pads in and see what happens at the track.

Going with the RS3 master cylinder was the right choice. I had read many posts about increased pedal travel using stock master cylinder.

Brembo 18z front and rear with Wilwood parking caliper.
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Old 08-25-2019, 05:32 PM   #116
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My first impression of the Brembo brake system is that it almost went unnoticed. That was a good thing. I noticed no difference in pedal travel vs stock. They do of course have a lot more stopping power than stock but very easy to modulate with the street pads in (HPS 5.0 f/r)

I am very happy with the setup and can hardly wait to drop the GLOC pads in and see what happens at the track.

Going with the RS3 master cylinder was the right choice. I had read many posts about increased pedal travel using stock master cylinder.

Brembo 18z front and rear with Wilwood parking caliper.
Fabless rear mounting kit - no longer available unfortunately
Glad that the car seems to be driving well now. How is low end torque under 3,000 RPM compared to a K04?

Will you go with wider tires?
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Old 08-26-2019, 12:15 AM   #117
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Glad that the car seems to be driving well now. How is low end torque under 3,000 RPM compared to a K04?

Will you go with wider tires?
K04 to me is such a sweet turbo for these cars when you want a boost and it is a daily driver and you want smooth OEM like driving with a super wide power band.

This car has had so many changes that it is a difficult comparison from a driver point of view. The balance shaft has been removed, it has almost solid motor and trans mounts, much stiffer suspension , most bushings replaced with spherical bearings. a little firmer Recaros seats and about 150 more whp. This thing is loud, rough and the power is more on the violent side after 3500 rpm. Under 3500rpm it surprisingly has sufficient power to tool around town with light throttle input just like a K04 but all the changes to the car keep it from being the same smooth oem experience.

Wider tires was the plan originally. Will take it to track and see how it does with just Sport Cup 2's.
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Old 08-26-2019, 09:28 AM   #118
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How do you like your reacaros? Iíve been looking into picking up a set of pole positions
I love those seats, one of my favorites. I have an old one I was gonna put in the 944, but I ended up with a sparco that had brackets already. Eventually I'll put it as my passenger seat instead of the Corbeau that's in there now.
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My first impression of the Brembo brake system is that it almost went unnoticed. That was a good thing. I noticed no difference in pedal travel vs stock. They do of course have a lot more stopping power than stock but very easy to modulate with the street pads in (HPS 5.0 f/r)



I am very happy with the setup and can hardly wait to drop the GLOC pads in and see what happens at the track.



Going with the RS3 master cylinder was the right choice. I had read many posts about increased pedal travel using stock master cylinder.



Brembo 18z front and rear with Wilwood parking caliper.

Fabless rear mounting kit - no longer available unfortunately


Oh so we are using the same brake set up - Iím using that on my mk6. I keep adjusting my parking brake to make it less squeaky also counter sunk the bolts and painted the calipers themselves red to match oem. And painted the brackets since they came bare metal.


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Oh so we are using the same brake set up - Iím using that on my mk6. I keep adjusting my parking brake to make it less squeaky also counter sunk the bolts and painted the calipers themselves red to match oem. And painted the brackets since they came bare metal.


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So far parking brake is not squeaky and it is also not very effective.

Love the brakes though.



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I have some collars that can be used to pre-load the cables if you wanted me to send you some. I’m assuming you’re using factory e-brake cables?
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Old 08-28-2019, 12:28 AM   #122
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I have some collars that can be used to pre-load the cables if you wanted me to send you some. Iím assuming youíre using factory e-brake cables?
Thank you for the offer, they do use factory cables, but from a MK4 R32. I have mine adjusted up tight and lever only can go 2 clicks. The tiny calipers just don't hold that well.
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I have my cables set looser than that and can pull it up almost the full normal range to tighten them up. The issue I found was that the bracket was flexing when I had it set tighter.

These are Wilwood spot calipers that are very simple. Theyíre light, cheap and easy to replace but they arenít a full e brake.


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Update - car going back to shop

Decided car just isn't running well and I found too many things that I really can't drive it. Going back to shop. Its a 51 mile tow. Thank goodness for AAA.
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Decided car just isn't running well and I found too many things that I really can't drive it. Going back to shop. Its a 51 mile tow. Thank goodness for AAA.


Oh man. Thatís not great after the potentially good start.


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Decided car just isn't running well and I found too many things that I really can't drive it. Going back to shop. Its a 51 mile tow. Thank goodness for AAA.
Back to the luxuriousness of the A8 for now.

Hope they can help you sort it out properly
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Fingers crossed they will get it right but you know what is said about trying the same thing over and over again expecting a different outcome.
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