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For this big caliper there are far better brake pads than EBC Yellows for track application!
care to share? i've only used those in other cars so far and they're pretty good..
 

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Ferodo, PFC, Hawk, don't know what will fit and how streetable you want them to be.
I'd do some research on any pads first. Many of those track oriented pads are $$$$$$, make lots of noise, produce lots of dust and some can chew the hell out off your rotors....
If you are racing on a regular basis pads and rotors are consumables that need to be replaced all the time. If you are using track pads in your street car plan on servicing the brakes on a regular basis....ie a lot more often than with OEM type street pads.
 

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I'd do some research on any pads first. Many of those track oriented pads are $$$$$$, make lots of noise, produce lots of dust and some can chew the hell out off your rotors....
If you are racing on a regular basis pads and rotors are consumables that need to be replaced all the time. If you are using track pads in your street car plan on servicing the brakes on a regular basis....ie a lot more often than with OEM type street pads.
Of course they are pricey and for sure there will be noise and dust! If you want to stop hard you can't go w/o noise and dust.
The OP several times mentioned that the purpose of this brake kit is for track application. In this case will have to sacrifice some comfort for stopping power.

For example Hawk DTC-30 when cold stop like normal car, perfectly suitable for street. Will produce noise and a lot of dust. However when you heat them with 2-3 hard stops the noise is gone and they start to stop like hell, push you in the seat and you feel them on your neck!!!
 

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i've heard good things about hawks. haven't actually tried them. i initially intended to swap them out a couple days before track and them swap street ones back in. but it seems like a lot of hassle especially when i have less room in the garage right now.. i suppose with the EBC yellows, if i get lazy or procrastinate, i can just leave them in and run them on the street without too much hassle.

dust and noise are the least of my concern given i was the car every 2 weeks. the main concern will probably be the equilibrium between $$$ and longevity. well, just have to wait for winter to be over before more events show up over summer this year end.. a lot of the car clubs have bookings till dec and i can only hope an open track days opens up at the last min soon. australian motor racing rules makes it a little hard for people just wanting some track time without going for sprint/speed events..
 

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the rears are here. brought them back in checked baggage on my recent trip to singapore. although there's a couple of things i'll have to sort out before i install them. reinstall front coilovers (stupidity happened while rushing to finish the fronts), install camber arms, wait for new rims to arrive. i will update this thread.

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the rears are here. brought them back in checked baggage on my recent trip to singapore. although there's a couple of things i'll have to sort out before i install them. reinstall front coilovers (stupidity happened while rushing to finish the fronts), install camber arms, wait for new rims to arrive. i will update this thread.

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Bro I’m so jealous but super excited for you at the same time. I kind of want to transform the 3 into a Speed 3 variant. This is maybe a way down the road upgrade. I want to see if a turbo will eventually be made and from there maybe my aspirations will come to fruition.
I wish you all the luck for install. Can’t wait to see how it looks.
 

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thanks man. my thoughts and plans are the same as yours. just that i prioritised handling and cornering before everything else..
 

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This is pretty exciting. I can't wait until you get it all installed and sorted out. I wish I could do something like this, but it's a little too pricey for my budget at the moment..

Please keep us posted. :)
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i had the new set of rims put in today 19x8.5 +38 offset. was contemplating 9.5s but decided to stick with 8.5s on 245/35R19. didn't like to put pressure of 9.5 on 245s. Rims are Koya 'Semi Forged'. i didn't weigh them but they're way lighter than the Konigs. Good balance between forged and flow formed..

The last photo is pretty shit. i'll take a couple more in the next few days.

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so just to summarise the issues i had:

1) the design of my previous rims did not provide much clearance with it's design. even with a 10mm spacer, it still couldn't clear the calipers. they were 19x8.5 +45. These rims are the same 19x8.5 but +38 but the spokes allow for much more clearance.

2) not a particular fault of mine, but i totally forgot the difference in rotor height between the after market rotors and the stock rotors. so the rims do sit in more on the lower hat of the after market rotors. also seeing that most people with a lesser aggressive rim that i have had no problems clearing the calipers. i assume just because i was running wider and more aggressive, i could clear. rims design taken into consideration as well.

so now my next assumption will be that if it clears the 6 pot, it should clear the 4 pot for the rear. hope i'm not wrong this time. next up camber arms and alignment, then rear installation. unsure in what order at the moment..
 

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tried taking a stab at the rears myself when me mate bailed at the last min. didn't manage to do achieve anything at all. day fucking wasted. well at least i managed to cut one side of the dust shield off. i'm too lazy to remove the hub, so i opted the long route of trimming the rear of the dust shield bit by bit.

the major problem that i'm stuck with right now is how the hell did they managed to get the stock brake brackets over the rear vented disc. (as you can see above) when i tried it on, it didn't fit. i'm unsure if i was rushing and didn't bother with it properly. but i'm holding off the rears for now till i can wrap my head around it or when my mate is free to give a helping hand. it'll be a week before i fly off to japan on holidays for a month so i'd rather not rush things at the moment..
 

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the somewhat proper pictures i've promised..

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had my alignment done a days ago. rear camber arms went in too. turns out i busted the wheel bearings too on the left side and had to get that replaced. i knew something wasn't sounding right for a long time but couldn't figure out what.

if anyone is interested, this is what i'm running for a street/ track setup. everything will be on hold as i head off for holidays in tokyo and because of a busy christmas. i'll try to pick it up in the new year.

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so i paid about 4500SGD (approx. 3300USD) for both the front and rears.

this is the set up i was going for. this guy is running 18in rims. but i'm not sure off his offset which may have made the difference in the caliper clearance issue i'm having at the moment. i'm running +45 on a 19x8.5 and i suspect the guy is running an 18x8 with a lower offset, something like a +30 or something..








pretty straightforward for the fronts. the rears will be a little more complicated due to the rear dual caliper. i decided to cut the brake shield by a bit although i was advised to remove them completely.







this final picture is running a 25mm spacer that i borrowed from the workshop. unfortunately working on your car on the weekends mean everywhere is closed at that time, i will fix it during the week and run a 10mm spacer for the time being before considering the offset for the rims i have when i have the time.


disclaimer: my intentions for this is purely for the track. however i will unlikely be taking it to the track soon as there's no open days in the next few months and until i've managed to get the rears to me and fitted them on. it's definitely an improvement on the streets but it's definitely capable of more which i won't be doing on the streets. currently they're running brembo street pads while they will be swapped to ebc yellow for trackdays.
I saw that you put a custom adapter to fit the calipers, can you please help me with this... Thanks
 

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now,

i'm not sure if you guys remember me posting about some dude in singapore running brembo 6pot fronts and 4 pot rear. well, i've managed to find the supplier to that kit. they are a brembo distributor that also specialised in reconditioned brembo parts such as porsche and audi BBK. the 18z model that is OEM for most of the VAG group cars.

long story short, i've managed to link up with them while i was in singapore and got my hands on a 6p front and 4p rears with slotted discs and mounts to run radial mount and dual caliper rears. i didn't manage to bring home the rears to australia due to luggage weight but the fronts are going up tomorrow along with SS brake lines. the rears will be coming shortly, the moment i've found a decent way to get them to me.

My main priority is better braking for the track. where i live, it's a very technical track with long straights and heavy breaking. if anyone is interested in a set, feel free to hit me up too.




What are the details of the rotors?
 

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What are the details of the rotors?
355x32mm front. rear is not sorted yet so i will not provide the measurements at the moment.
 

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