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Forum: Golf 2.5L Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 12-01-2016, 05:31 AM
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Posted By somerset9
Ah I see where he's coming from. Since the rotors...

Ah I see where he's coming from. Since the rotors are larger and the calipers are placed at the edge, the rotational force along the axis would result in higher braking power.
Forum: Golf 2.5L Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 11-30-2016, 06:11 PM
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Posted By somerset9
From what I understand, there shouldn't be any...

From what I understand, there shouldn't be any rotational force involved in braking. The calipers seem to be a set of pistons powered by hydraulics pushing the pad up against the rotors.
Forum: Golf 2.5L Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 11-30-2016, 04:25 PM
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Posted By somerset9
I think that might have to do with more of the...

I think that might have to do with more of the bigger rotors on the GTI. Tthe Golf and GTI they use the same pads when I check for part numbers.

I guess it was cheaper to use smaller rotors than...
Forum: Golf 2.5L Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 11-30-2016, 02:31 PM
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Posted By somerset9
Cool. So improving brake performance short of a...

Cool. So improving brake performance short of a big brake kit would be better pads, fluids, lines, and caliper stiffening kit, correct?

For a daily driver, I've heard OEM fluid is more than enough...
Forum: Golf 2.5L Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 11-30-2016, 02:15 AM
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Posted By somerset9
I'll be damned. That takes care of a lot of...

I'll be damned. That takes care of a lot of things.

Does the larger GTI rotors help with anything besides better heat dissipation?
Forum: Golf 2.5L Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 11-30-2016, 12:54 AM
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Posted By somerset9
What do I need for front caliper upgrade?

Hi. Besides rotor, carrier, and calipers (going with stock GTI ones), do I need anything else to upgrade my front brakes?
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