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best straight swap rear brake upgrade

Discussion in 'Leon Mk1 (2000-2006)' started by james walker, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. james walker

    james walker cooling is the key people

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    as in title, whats the best options to upgrade rears on leon cupra, to get rid of the teacup discs.

    got my 996 fronts on which look mint, and the rears look pap!!!

    i want them to look good and improve braking further...

    price, options etc, all advice taken


    cheers:D
     
  2. ibizacupra

    ibizacupra Jack-RIP my little Friend

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    there are 330mm 2-piece rears available now I can get
     
  3. speedinsaxo

    speedinsaxo Full Member

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    ECS two piece 308mm setup.
    Just under £500 I believe for discs, caliper spacers and bolts.
    Improved looks and braking.

    You need to retain the stock caliper (or at least one with a handbrake cable) so just fitting bigger porsche items is not that easy...
     
  4. Willie

    Willie LCR Track car

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    Bill your a bad man........
    Tell us more:)
     
  5. Nutkin

    Nutkin Pop-a-Keg ya?

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    i refuse to let go of my extensive rear brake knowledge until pics of the fronts are presented.
     
  6. james walker

    james walker cooling is the key people

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    ha ha, bigger rears than the fronts, now that would be fun....

    was thinking more along the lines of a 256mm setup.... whats all needed for this?
     
  7. james walker

    james walker cooling is the key people

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    woooooo, get you, tell you what, ill tkae some tomorrow and use my exstensive computer knowledge to post them everywhere but on here probably!! ha ha:D
     
  8. Willie

    Willie LCR Track car

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    I'll sell you my 256mm ones:)
    Straight fit, good price too;)
     
  9. james walker

    james walker cooling is the key people

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    mmmh, tell me more???pm
     
  10. james walker

    james walker cooling is the key people

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    so will a 256mm rear conversion from a cupra r fit strait onto a cupra?

    also, will the bias be ok, still on stock 312mm but with porsche 996 4pot brembos....
     
  11. Witalik

    Witalik ROTTERDAM FEYENOORD

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    is the cupra r standard rear brakes 256mm ?

    they look really small i think on my cupra r. in comparison with the from brembos, so maybe u should look further for some slightly bigger ?
     
  12. Willie

    Willie LCR Track car

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    The rears only doing 20% of the work, 256mm is big for rear discs on a FWD car
     
  13. Ronin225

    Ronin225 Active Member

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    330mm is even bigger though
     
  14. ibizacupra

    ibizacupra Jack-RIP my little Friend

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    big rears on a fwd to me does sound a bit OTT, as the rear end will already be braked adequately on 256mm vented rears... 4WD A3 quattro, S3 etc would likely benefit more as they are heavier rear ended.

    I know on my race ibiza, I run stock rear 232mm non vented rears on stock pagid pads, and still wind off the rear brake bias as they brake too much.
     
  15. james walker

    james walker cooling is the key people

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    think ill just replace with oem standard discs and pads then guys.... cheers
     
  16. Willie

    Willie LCR Track car

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    Your not going to sell many 330mm rear kits saying this, lol
    what about a 2 piece 256mm x 22mm bell/rotor
     
  17. ibizacupra

    ibizacupra Jack-RIP my little Friend

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    I am not a salesman.
    no rotors available in that small a size..
    go LCR rears if you want a bit bigger and vented imho

    supersize rears on a fwd is not something I would want to leap too untried.
    Anyone want to be a guinee pig?
     
  18. james walker

    james walker cooling is the key people

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    best place to get lcr rears?

    full kit, what kinda price

    am i best looking at scrappies, for calipers etc....
     
  19. ibizacupra

    ibizacupra Jack-RIP my little Friend

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    I only deal with new.. cheapest would be scrappies or ebay etc
     
  20. Ronin225

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    I will volunteer myself as the guinea pig for some big rears but need to buy a couple of tyres and do the front brakes first too, they have pretty much had it.
    You will probably be getting a phone call off me soon Bill as well to upgrade to the 2 piece front setup, as i would like to start doing some track days this year
     

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