I'd do some research on any pads first. Many of those track oriented pads are $$$$$$, make lots of noise, produce lots of dust and some can chew the hell out off your rotors....Ferodo, PFC, Hawk, don't know what will fit and how streetable you want them to be.
Of course they are pricey and for sure there will be noise and dust! If you want to stop hard you can't go w/o noise and dust.I'd do some research on any pads first. Many of those track oriented pads are $$$$$$, 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.
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.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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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.
I saw that you put a custom adapter to fit the calipers, can you please help me with this... Thanksso 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.
What are the details of the rotors?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.