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Old 03-15-2017, 05:28 PM   #15
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You would certainly consider it if you have/use winter wheels.. 18" winter tires are crazy expensive.




OP, im actually in the same boat as you.
I have a ttrs brake kit that I got the guy I bought my gti from to throw In for only $200 extra, but still haven't put them on my car bc I don't want to have to use 18" winter wheels and very expensive 18" winter tires to clear them. I'm using 17" Salamacas as my winter wheels that I took off my TDi before the buyback.

As others said, 17s will never fit. The 370mm rotors are too big. Even some 18s won't fit, mainly due to the barrel of the rim not being big enough, but also some due to spoke design.
My 18" Rotiforms fit fine, and without spacers, but again my issue is winter wheels, not my summers.



I've researched options over the last few months, and Edy made the suggestion I was going to. You can get the brackets that allow you to use 340 or 345mm rotors, which is what I was considering doing.
Their crazy expensive though just for brackets which is why I haven't done that. With shipping and $ conversion,it's basically $300..

What I'm leaning more toward doing now though is just selling the ttrs brake kit and buying a set of Porsche 986 boxster base calipers. I found those for $229 shipped for both fronts.
Then buying these adapter brackets, which end up being about $150 shipped to the US.
http://creationsmotorsport.com/index...vw-audi-8.html



Ends up being only about $80 more than the ttrs brackets, but ends up actually being cheaper bc you don't have to then buy 340/345mm rotors. These brackets are made for the stock 312mm gti rotor size.

This has been my thinking as far as what to do with the ttrs brake kit. I know your issue is slightly different, but at least this gives you some more possible options.



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Cool. Thanks for the info. I am leaning towards selling my RS set too. I am in the U.P. of Michigan, so we get a ton of snow. I would like to be able to do 17" for summer/spring, and maybe switch out to cheapo 16" steelies for the winter, as anything I put on will get chewed up due to ice, snow, salt, and sand. I am almost to the point where I would be willing to trade the brakes, and the H&R ultra lows for a stock suspension and DG springs, and some decent brakes that will fit my needs. If this was a track car, or a show car it would be a different story. But there aren't even any tracks within 5 hours of me.
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Old 03-16-2017, 07:41 AM   #16
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You would certainly consider it if you have/use winter wheels.. 18" winter tires are crazy expensive.








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#florida...yeah I don't have to think about winter tires.

Also his situation is a little different as his is already mounted.
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Old 03-16-2017, 11:17 AM   #17
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Another issue, that for some reason is just now hitting me, is that I am screwed if I blow a tire. My tiny spare is absolutely not going to fit if I can't get a 17" on it. And there is no way I am going to carry a full size spare everywhere I go. So that leaves me with the only option being to pay for a tow if I blow a tire? That is ridiculous. As awesome as the stopping power is, these things will have to go to truly be a practical DD. Does anyone have suggestions on cost effective, decent set that I can get that will fit 17" and also 16" steelies in the winter preferably without a spacer, but will still be better than stock? This car is Stage 2, so I would like the ability to stop quickly.
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Old 03-16-2017, 11:21 AM   #18
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If you get a flat you change the front wheel with a wheel from the rear and put the spare on the rear. Problem solved )
I'm keeping my vagbremtechnic carriers untill it's time for new pads. After that some 370mm love for me
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Old 03-16-2017, 11:49 AM   #19
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If you get a flat you change the front wheel with a wheel from the rear and put the spare on the rear. Problem solved )
I'm keeping my vagbremtechnic carriers untill it's time for new pads. After that some 370mm love for me
aaaaaaaannnnnnnnndddddd.......I'm dumb....
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Old 03-16-2017, 01:14 PM   #20
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aaaaaaaannnnnnnnndddddd.......I'm dumb....
and with these cars when you jack up the front it lifts the rear also, so making that switch will be easy.
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I'm selling mine if anyone is interested in some vagbremtechnic carriers
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