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Upgrades (non TDI Engine related) The place of handling, lighting and other upgrades that do not relate to the performance or economy of the TDI engine. In other words upgrades to your TDI that don't fit into TDI Fuel Economy & TDI Engine Enhancements.Please note the Performance Disclaimer

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Old January 15th, 2019, 17:08   #61
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And for some laughs, the opposite of a big brake kit, haha... I've got to get the rear power pack brakes installed ASAP.

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Old January 15th, 2019, 17:20   #62
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I'm sure I'm in the minority, but I actually think the daylight coming through an open wheel with stock brakes looks cool. The track ready look is cool too, but not cheap.
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Old January 15th, 2019, 21:11   #63
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I think my wheel gap says "I'm not going to the track" but I see the appeal of seeing light through the wheels. Certainly wasn't cheap considering it's purely aesthetic for me but the Rotorlabs kit is a great deal. The 17z kit I bought runs $825 (includes mounting hardware, calipers and rotors). Pads were about $50, brake lines $75 and spacers around $75. Figure another $50-60 for shipping and you're still under $1100 excluding labor. The 18z kit is $150 more.
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Old January 15th, 2019, 21:55   #64
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I have a feeling that fender gap won't be hanging around for long. I just went from a lowered golf on sport springs(stiff) and 17's, to a stock golf on 15's and must admit the ride is much more comfortable. Maybe I'll feel differently once summer rolls around.
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Old January 16th, 2019, 15:18   #65
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I have a feeling that fender gap won't be hanging around for long...
You might be surprised, I went from H&R's back to this at the same time the brakes were installed. Added 034 Motorsports fixed camber mounts too but they're coming off next chance I get.



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Old January 17th, 2019, 16:58   #66
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I may try to install this weekend. You say the brake lines worked perfect, were they able to be clipped into an existing mounting tab to keep from flapping around?

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Old January 17th, 2019, 18:03   #67
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I going to have a look at a LBK too . I have my BBK tucked into my 19" BBS's. The rear kit is almost as big as the fronts.

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Old January 17th, 2019, 19:32   #68
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I may try to install this weekend. You say the brake lines worked perfect, were they able to be clipped into an existing mounting tab to keep from flapping around?

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Yes they were, same place as the factory lines. I'll pull a wheel off at some point this weekend and snap a picture.

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Old January 20th, 2019, 13:13   #69
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MK4 R32 brake lines up front, secured in the factory location.

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Old May 5th, 2019, 10:24   #70
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Finally getting around to installing these. I must have picked up the wrong R32 lines. Mine don't have an inline clipping point as yours do in the picture. And, they appear too short as well. Do you recall exactly which pair you got and where by chance? Mine came from USP and have the conical seat but are certainly different.


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Old May 5th, 2019, 10:33   #71
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Interesting, mine came from USP also. I wonder if they sent you rears by mistake. Screenshot of my order...

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Old May 5th, 2019, 10:58   #72
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I see where I messed up. I ordered the Mk4 R32 conversion lines for non R32 models upgrading to the R32 brakes. Oh well, correct ones ordered. I'm still going through with the install to the point of needing the lines installed. Hopefully by Wednesday I'll have them.

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Old May 5th, 2019, 18:55   #73
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Ahh, easy fix then. Let me know how the 18z fit. I still haven't found a real solution to my driver side caliper not being centered over the rotor. Currently the outboard brake pad has been shaved down by a couple mil to fit. This doesn't concern me because the pads are really thick and I drive less than 100 miles a week. That being said I intend to check the pads, that one in particular, once a month to make sure nothing sneaks up on me.

Rob at RotorLabs believes there is a difference in my car's hub/bearing assemblies or knuckles but I'm not buying that the tolerances on these are that loose. I suspect there's an issue with that caliper or (hopefully) rotor offset. I have a spare set of rotors on hand, ordered from rotorlab. At some point here soon I'm going to pull both calipers off and take a bunch of measurements.

I'll end my rant with a question. I still haven't installed the rear PP brakes on my car. I need brake lines that are 2-3" longer than stock PP lines. I know the caliper side uses a 12mm banjo bolt but I don't know the fitting for the car side. Does anyone know what type it is?

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Old May 6th, 2019, 07:42   #74
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The 18z fit with just one washer between them and the mounting tab. That pulled the caliper inboard and centered as close as it's going to be unless I source some thinner spacers. This also gave me about 2.5mm extra clearance with my wheels which otherwise would have needed spacers. The rotors are within about 1-1.5mm of center and pads have plenty of room. They're both installed and ready to go, just need to install new lines when they come in and bleed the whole car as it was due anyway.
Here's a pic of the wheel clearance and some other shots. Hope to be running by Wednesday and I'll have a few more pulled back pics with a fresh wash

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Old May 6th, 2019, 16:05   #75
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They look great... my clearance is similar although I needed spacers. My problem with the driver side caliper is that it's too far inboard already. My mounting tabs are "too thick" which can't be fixed with washers unfortunately.

Did you end up buying the brake booster to go with the master cylinder? I haven't yet but pedal feels fine. I should do it when I add the PP rear brakes though.

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