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  1. I ended up ordering them from the Tarox website - https://www.tarox.co.uk/product/front-tarox-brake-discs-volkswagen-golf-mk7-r-bespoke/ Very sensible indeed. That 360mm kit will always be a niggle in the back of my mind 😬
  2. Cheers Dave. Need to get another day at Phillip Island locked in to give them a proper test!
  3. I was pondering the same thing a while back @DenW - I made some enquiries with Tom @ Retro Resus, but the high costs plus conversion to the Aussie Dollar wasn't justified for me, especially with 1 maybe 2 track days a year, and predominate fast road driving. I ended up with a tasty upgrade nonetheless, courtesy of Tarox: 2 piece F2000's up front F2000 rears Corsa front and Strada rear pads Braided lines Decent fluid Went for an evening blast up some mountain roads last week after bedding in period - I can confirm they perform as well as I'd hoped! Much better than stock, along with great service from Tarox too!
  4. As per usual, it's been a while since I've updated this thread. Plans for more stopping power finally came to fruition. After much deliberation on whether to go for a BBK or simply upgrade, I decided on the latter due to affordability, not wanting to run spacers, and actual usage a BBK would get (1 or 2 track days a year max). I ended up with: 2-piece Tarox rotors up front, in F2000 guise F2000 rears Corsa pads up front Strada pads in the rear Tarox braided lines New R caliper covers RS3 brake ducts At the time of fitting, I also had a P3 gauge fitted, along with an analogue boost line (no pics yet), along with some more custom tuning on the EC and TCU for further drivability. Car is running sweet now, with brakes bedded in - lots of dust from the set-up however. Starting to think silver Prets might be a good idea...
  5. Black Prets on mine too! I'm actually thinking of going the other way @Fletch..gti When the car is clean they look spot on, but doesn't take long for brake dust to ruin that!
  6. Another BCS Turbo-back owner here! I echo all the sentiments here about it being a quality system. Admittedly, a cold start is slightly louder than factory, but not in any way obnoxious, just, purposeful? I'll leave a bit of inspiration here... 😉
  7. Welcome to the forum! Lots of good advice available here. I really like Tornado Red, especially a 3-door too! I wish they shipped 3 doors here in R format 😔 Look forward to seeing how it progresses!
  8. I really wanted to go down the BBK route, a la @Msportman, but couldn't justify the spend. OP, have you had any more luck on your search?
  9. After much research and deliberation, I've just put an order in for the bespoke Tarox front discs in F2000 guise, with matching rears, Corsa pads up front and Strada at the rear with their lines too. Looking forward to the kit arriving and seeing how they perform on road and track!
  10. Nice read, Rams! As a Powervalve turbo back system owner myself, I definitely agree with your sentiments - arguably one of my favourite purchases. Any further plans for suspension work?
  11. Another gloss black owner here, albeit with LSG... A nightmare to keep clean, but when they are 😉
  12. Hey Legoless, I've been doing lots of research on this as I'm running the same wheel and want to avoid spacers when I eventually upgrade. From what I've found, the (new) Racingline, Tarox and HPA kits are the only options that work with Pretorias and no spacing. Someone might quote me correct with another, but the options are limited given the amount of offerings from Alcon, Vagbrem, AP et al. that do require them 😔 I'm in the midst of getting some pricing on two Super Sport kits from Tarox (345mm 10-pots + 360mm 8-pots) via Retro Resus that @Msportman kindly recommended.
  13. Good to hear you've taken the plunge @ellixtt. Here's mine on VWR springs with a Whiteline rear ARB, no spacers. + BCS Not the best angle here, but now with PS4S' I think it sits just right...
  14. Reigniting an old thread here, as I'm poking around looking for information on a brake upgrade. Ash, did you ever find out if this kit will definitely fit under a Pretoria without a spacer? I'm aiming for a kit early next year, with a few track days ideally lined up after, and want to negate the need for spacers if possible! Cheers!
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