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    • APR launches big brake upgrade kit for 8V Audi A3/S3, 8S TT, and Volkswagen MKVII Golf, GTI, R

      APRís Big Brake Upgrade is an ultra-durable, feature-packed solution specifically tailored to each vehicle. The brakes provide outstanding stopping-power at an affordable price and are targeted towards a wide operating range such as normal or spirited street driving, track days and HPDE events. The system handily out-brakes, out-lasts, and out-performs other systems on the market, including much larger and heavier setups such as the factory standard RS3/TTRS brakes!


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      Each system includes six-piston billet-aluminum calipers, floating two-piece discs with weight-saving aluminum hats, stainless-steel braided-Teflon lines, billet-aluminum mounting brackets, brake pads, all necessary mounting hardware, and a host of other features making this a full-featured braking system at an incredible value. Lastly, replacement pads and rings are readily available at an affordable price.

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      • Large six-piston, billet-aluminum calipers (red or black)
      • 350x34mm curved-vane floating 2-piece rotors with aluminum hats
      • Billet-aluminum caliper mounting brackets
      • Stainless-steel braided-Teflon brake lines
      • Street/track brake pads
      • FEA optimized calipers for maximum strength and rigidity
      • 3.6 LBS lighter than the factory MK7 Golf R system
      • Extreme UV & temperature resistant European anodizing dyes
      • Hand-polished, mirror-finished, hard-anodized aluminum pistons
      • Ultra-high temperature pressure and wiper seals
      • Stainless-steel hardware for long-term durability
      • Seamless CuNi fluid crossover tubes for maximum corrosion / vibration resistance
      • Pad pre-tensioning system designed to reduce brake noise / squeal
      • Maximum Temperature Recording (MTR) devices on calipers and rotors
      • Laser etched logos

      No braking system is complete without the appropriate brake pad compound. APR brakes include a high-performance street pad that is also suitable for light track-sessions. They are designed to deliver strong braking performance across a wide temperature range yet are conservative for disc wear. The padís co-efficient of friction delivers reduced stopping distances and improved fade resistance compared to most factory compounds. The material exhibits a slightly rising torque curve through a single braking application causing the brakes to feel positive, but not overly aggressive, during initial engagement. This further results in gradually increased friction levels during the braking cycle, making the compound perfect for the grip associated with high performance street tires during medium to hard brake applications. Lastly, the pads feature a thermal under-layer between the friction material and pad backing plate, which slows heat transfer to the caliper pistons and seals, reducing brake fluid degradation and caliper damage.


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      This article was originally published in forum thread: APR Big Braking Upgrades Now Available! started by Arin@APR View original post
      Comments 11 Comments
      1. subaru335i's Avatar
        subaru335i -
        looks great! Are you going to make brakes for any other platforms?
      1. Arin@APR's Avatar
        Arin@APR -
        Most likely yes.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        OP edited for formatting and promoted to the front page.

        This is pretty darn nice and affordable. Not sure if you intend to adapt it to the Porsche platform but I'd be interested.
      1. Torgus's Avatar
        Torgus -
        What is the bar graph on the back for?

        Is that 3k for fronts only? Do you offer rear BBKs?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Torgus Click here to enlarge
        What is the bar graph on the back for?

        Is that 3k for fronts only? Do you offer rear BBKs?
        @Arin@APR
      1. Bowser330's Avatar
        Bowser330 -
        I am pretty sure the $3K is just for fronts, otherwise it would be the best damn bargain for BBK, ever.

        Brembos, $2K for 345mm rotors...

        https://www.evasivemotorsports.com/m...CABEgJdKvD_BwE
      1. Torgus's Avatar
        Torgus -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Bowser330 Click here to enlarge
        I am pretty sure the $3K is just for fronts, otherwise it would be the best damn bargain for BBK, ever.

        Brembos, $2K for 345mm rotors...

        https://www.evasivemotorsports.com/m...CABEgJdKvD_BwE
        That was kind of what I was getting at. You can buy a tried and full bbk from stoptech etc. For the same price assuming they make it for that model etc. Pricing seems to be the same as all bbks. Except it seems like they only offer a front. From an aesthetics pov it woukd look odd imo.

        Curious to know more or how it compares to bbks on the market.
      1. Arin@APR's Avatar
        Arin@APR -
        Graphs

        - Those are Maximum temperature reading strips so you can see how hot the brakes get on the track so you can either adjust driving style, braking style, or setup depending on the results. The install guide give pointers based on the temperature readings.

        Rear brakes

        - Typically rear brakes do little for the money. This system is fronts only.

        Stoptech.

        - You can't buy a similar front and rear setup for less. Their 6 piston, front only system, costs more.
      1. BlackJetE90OC's Avatar
        BlackJetE90OC -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Bowser330 Click here to enlarge
        I am pretty sure the $3K is just for fronts, otherwise it would be the best damn bargain for BBK, ever.

        Brembos, $2K for 345mm rotors...

        https://www.evasivemotorsports.com/m...CABEgJdKvD_BwE
        Those are 4-piston calipers, 1 piece rotors. Not comparable.

        This is would be a more comparable setup.
        http://www.evasivemotorsports.com/mm...BREMBO-GT-AUDI
      1. Bowser330's Avatar
        Bowser330 -
        My mistake.

        Apr is offering a good value for its brake package vs the standard offerings, like for like.
      1. Alpina_B3_Lux's Avatar
        Alpina_B3_Lux -
        Audi will also release brake upgrades for the TT, IIRC. More than necessary after the failure of the TT-RS during the sport auto supertest; the main issue seems to be the cooling of the front brakes.