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Big Brakes... slimline?

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I’m going round in circles trying to decide on a decent brake setup. The standard brakes are not cutting it. Budget is around 2k. 
 

One thing I really don’t want to overlook is clearance - I want my wheels (BBS CH-R 19x8.5 et48) to clear the calipers without having to use wheel spacers if at all possible. Trouble is, it’s really difficult to work out which options I should forget, and which are viable, when most posts around the internet go something like “I’ve got the 4 pot VBT/AP/Alcon kit, they’re great”.

 

I need a bit more info please! 😁

 

If anyone can offer some detailed info regarding the BBK they’re running on their mk6 R, and which wheels (obviously including wheel width and offset) it’d be a good start. 
 

Cheers 👍🏻

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I’m running the same wheels as you along with he Forge 6pots on the front and 4 pots on the rear with out spacers 

The fronts come in 2 disc sizes you will want the bigger discs 

I run Tarox 6 pots on one of my TTs they are a very slim caliper might also be worth a look

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Cheers Andy. 
 

Yep, the Forge kit is on the shortlist. If the Tarox kit is in budget I might have a look at that as well. Have you got a link?
 

I seem to remember an old member and mk6 owner on here, Huwgo R, had these same wheels with 8 pot R8/Lambo brakes. That’d also be an option if he didn’t need spacers, and assuming the mk6 R master cylinder is ok with them. 
 

I’m dropping the car at Statller for revised software on Tuesday, and I’m pretty sure Steve’s RS engine mk6 has got those 8 pots. Can’t remember what wheels he’s running, but I’ll see what the crack is in terms of clearance while I’m there. 
 

The latest Racingline 4 pot kit sounds ok, and is definitely a decent price, but I don’t know just how good the one-piece disc is. 

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After a bit of research, I think I’m swaying towards the Vagbremtechnic TTRS/DB9 4 pot kit with 362mm AP discs. 
 

Does anyone have any experience with this setup in terms of wheel clearance?

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