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It’s not their price, it’s getting them on a sat, hopefully TPS have them in stock

Thanks for giving me the heads up :)

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Hi Guys, so I have some good news for us 8P owners... the 8V setup is more or less a direct bolt on! The only modification that was required was to bend the brake wear sensor plug arm up a bit as you will see below. Unfortunatly i cant give feedback as to what they are like as when i fitted the new rear brake calipers, both brake hoses snapped. However i sealed the system up and bled the fronts to check operation and i have a strong pedal feel even with air in the rear section of the system.

 

So, I will let the photos explain most of the rest but to start with, here is a nice before and after...

 

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Putting both discs face to face, you can see the offset difference between the 8P and 8V discs.

 

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With the 8V discs and 8 pots fitted, they fit absolutely perfectly central. Its worth noting that due to the way the pads sit, they simply wouldn't fit on 8P discs without an alternative adapter such as the one shown by T-800.

 

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There is ample space behind the 8V 8.5J rotors without a spacer, as there is only ET1 difference between the 8P and 8V 8.5J alloys, either will work but as T800 pointed out, I don't believe the 8J ones would fit on the 8V setup without a spacer or it would be extremely close to the wheel arms.

 

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One last image showing brake pad fitment

 

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Before and after with the wheels fitted... love the angle at which the calipers sit with OEM brackets!

 

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Hope this helps people looking at a brake upgrade, I will give feedback once I get the new rear lines fitted and the system bled as its not drivable at present. Round the block they bit nicely without any leaks at the rear, but the test was to ensure I wasn't going to be leaking fluid everywhere whilst I wait for the new lines.

 

EDIT: Forgot to add info about the modification to the brake wear sensor plug arm, it just required bending to 90 degrees.

 

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Edited by Arkious, 14 April 2019 - 08:10 AM.


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On a slightly different note, I fitted the lower dogbone mount, wishbone bushes and anti lift kit. my car only has 35k on the clock and I was quite alarmed at how much the arms must flex under acceleration and braking!

 

Firstly, shoutout to Duke3D for the tip of using the jack to push the lower mount into the car, what a nightmare that was! First observations are that it has added ZERO NVH.

 

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Now for the bushes and ALK, photo showing standard setup.

 

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When I removed the removable side, I noticed just how much it had been flexing. I believe this may be what causes so much dive under harsh braking and possibly steering wobble under acceleration.

 

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New bushes and ALK fitted

 

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I will feedback once I get the car back on the road as to what differences its made. Steering seems much snappier even driving round the block at 20 so I expect great things. What a T*** removing the old bushes were! fair to say I mutilated them in the process, A press would have came in handy but persistence prevailed haha

 

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Those bushes are an absolute pig to do, that’s why I gave up and bought new control arms with the bushes already fitted
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I managed and now have the powerflex ones fitted, looking forward to feeling the difference. They weren’t marketed as powerflex black, but they were black bushes (earlier variant were purple)

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Those bushes are an absolute pig to do, that’s why I gave up and bought new control arms with the bushes already fitted


Just as much fun as cutting the rear axle bushes out off a MK2 16v Golf 😖

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Got the car back on the road today and although they still need to bed in properly I’m quite impressed with how they feel. Pedal still has a progressive feeling but with a bit of a better bite to it.

Massive improvement to the cars performance with the rear calipers no longer binding.

Huge improvement to the handling with the new powerflex wishbone bushes and anti-lift kit. Steering is solid and snaps back to centre. Absolutely zero vibration on the steering wheel at any speeds, less than I’ve ever had and no NVH at all the which was a surprise! Overall a big improvement in all aspects.

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Got the car back on the road today and although they still need to bed in properly I’m quite impressed with how they feel. Pedal still has a progressive feeling but with a bit of a better bite to it.

Massive improvement to the cars performance with the rear calipers no longer binding.

Huge improvement to the handling with the new powerflex wishbone bushes and anti-lift kit. Steering is solid and snaps back to centre. Absolutely zero vibration on the steering wheel at any speeds, less than I’ve ever had and no NVH at all the which was a surprise! Overall a big improvement in all aspects.

 

cant wait to fit mine too. just thinking about installing the antilift makes me feel lazy, such a tedious work to do

 

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cant wait to fit mine too. just thinking about installing the antilift makes me feel lazy, such a tedious work to do

 

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The passenger side is the hardest as you have to undo the bolts holding the subframe and ARB.

 

That gearbox insert you have there is the diesel variant which is softer than the yellow petrol version.

 

Which dogbone upgrade is that?



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Interested to hear about the ALK... have you got some part numbers as I’d like to look into it a bit more.

Duke3D how much from TPS were the new arms if you don’t mind me asking?

Edited by JayRS3, Today, 03:06 AM.


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I didn’t use Audi arms Jay instead I bought complete arms with bushes fitted from Superpro ALOY0001K. Think they were circa £380 back in 2016. I did a thread about it https://www.audirs3o...alk-themselves/

They’re good kit, been on over 3 years now and no problems. I would recommend them 😊
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