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  1. @Msportman I stand corrected 👍🏼 I found a knowledgeable person to speak to was the chap from VBT, he seemed to know a lot about different calipers, disks and pads.
  2. @samm. 8 pots are probably a little overkill for a golf r. May be also a little too much for the master cylinder to cope with!
  3. Check out - https://www.akstuning.co.uk/shop/home/1898-12933-aks-aston-martin-db9-brake-kit-vagbremtechnic-362mm-2-piece-discs.html#/37-caliper_colour-black/38-brake_pads-standard_pagid_road_pad/79-vagbremtechnic_disc_options-grooved Good value and great service. These guys know their stuff!
  4. Decided to go for SuperPro Control Arm Lower Complete Alloy Assembly in my Phase 2 build in April rather than just the bushes
  5. Makes sense. Handling and braking is certainly my current thoughts also, although I must say I am planning Phase 3 😊 Likely to be replacement radiators, oil and DSG coolers, catch can kit, cat back exhaust (hoping BCS release one for the estate otherwise it'll have to be a miltech), wavetrac diff and big/hybrid turbo. I'll also be looking at meth mix 😊 Advised to keep around 500BHP - anything more not wise for track use
  6. @purplepulser I thought about it as it's quite an inexpensive mod but AKS Tuning were quite clear - that on the the VW Golf R it is not recommended. They seem to have a very good reputation and appear to give straight honest advice as verified by others also. Taking my car there in April for some serious transformational mods from Wagner IC to BCS down pipe, BBK, coil overs, Super Pro, H&R ARBs and a whole lot more! Should be an awesome MK7.5 sleeper when all complete!
  7. Hi @ToRnado_R, I'll be upgrading the the ARB's and moving to coi lovers. Just was not sure of I should add these as well @EcosseGolfR Thanks for the info and videos. I'm looking to the ones that sit beneath the car rather than in the back. Any thoughts on that?
  8. Interested in thoughts about adding these chassis brace/bar for road use to compliment suspension upgrades for hard road use only. Has anyone done this and did it make any noticeable difference?
  9. I was actually looking to go the other way. I'm running 18" cadiz right now. Is it the firmness or the springs or the lack of sidewalls that's causing the uncomfortable ride?
  10. @Dean T How was the Unicorn Map Dean? I went with DMS Automotive as they have a place in the Midlands and near Southampton. Mine went from stock 309 BHP with 450 Nm to 378 BHP and 550 NM. TSU was upgraded also. No probs or error codes. Make sure you upgrade coils and spark plugs Next is the IC, down pipe and a whole load of handling mods and brakes in April. I'm also looking at possibly going Stage 3. Not sure if it'll be Hybrid or big turbo yet. Got plenty of time to decide whilst I look forward to the April transformation
  11. @TheBlondeFella I agree. Not much fun driving in a straight line. I changed pads and lines and have VBT j hook rotors with Ferodo racing pads. This certainly is an improvement from stock. Also, with stock suspension, my estate is like a boat! The H&R ARBs, SuperPro bushes and H&R mono tube coil overs should change all that. And the BBK is the last step to ensure I can stop!
  12. @TheBlondeFellaYes, brakes become more important when all the BHP means you can't stop!! 😄
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