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ct1.8t4me
08-28-2007, 11:36 AM
I need new brakes and the ECS OEM Big Brake kit seems like a good way to go for the money. I emailed ECS to see if it would clear the OEM 1998 A4 16" Sport wheels and they replied that it should but if not, it would require 3mm spacers.

I don't really want to spend another $50 on the spacers if I don't have to. Has anyone done this swap with OEM wheels? Can I just grind a few MM off the caliper with a dremel if necessary - I think that is what the original DIY calls for...

.Mad Hatter.
08-28-2007, 11:44 AM
if youre going to grind rotors, why not just do the a8 front brake upgrade and s4 rear brake upgrade. it will fit without grinding(although just barely up front). it will be cheaper, and you can still get slotted rotors. then, when you get bigger wheels and need new brakes you can upgrade. dont spend $1000 on something youre going to grind down,

just my 2 cents.

jrodmk2
08-28-2007, 11:45 AM
they fit with the swings. no spacers needed, that is the a8 kit right?

ct1.8t4me
08-28-2007, 11:46 AM
they fit with the swings. no spacers needed, that is the a8 kit right?

Yes - I am talking about the cheapest OEM option on ECS's site. It's like $284 or something - this includes the A8 rotors and the caliper carriers.

.Mad Hatter.
08-28-2007, 11:52 AM
woops, my bad, i thought it was a different kit. the write up on AW says they should just barely fit on 16" wheels.

onemoremile
08-28-2007, 12:03 PM
I've had the A8 brakes for years. They fit fine under the 16" Swings with no spacers.

onemoremile
08-28-2007, 12:07 PM
Stock calipers with TT carriers and A8 rotors. No spacers needed.
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b397/onemoremile/SwingswithA8brakes-1.jpg

Boxster calipers with A8 rotors. Might need a thin spacer.
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b397/onemoremile/SwingswithA8rotorsandBoxstercali-1.jpg

ct1.8t4me
08-28-2007, 12:09 PM
Sweet - Thanks. I'll be getting it - sounds like I can just dremel up a little clearance if necessary.

onemoremile
08-28-2007, 12:16 PM
It shouldn't be necessary. The worst fitment is when everything is brand new. The calipers and pads will be at max thickness so the caliper will slide out to it's extents.

Mike@PureMS
08-28-2007, 03:22 PM
Our Stage 1 brake kit fits under the 16" Swing wheels without any problems!
Stage 1 Kit (http://www.purems.com/products/product.php/II=810)

ct1.8t4me
08-28-2007, 08:27 PM
Our Stage 1 brake kit fits under the 16" Swing wheels without any problems!
Stage 1 Kit (http://www.purems.com/products/product.php/II=810)

Good to know! Do you have a stud conversion kit? I didn't see one on your site.

matt.quatt
05-14-2013, 08:14 AM
for twice the price.. but looks clean, i dont think the ecs kit comes with the caliper pins/new hardware.

ECS Tuning-Audi
05-14-2013, 12:37 PM
Our OE big brake kit fits perfectly fine behind 16inch wheels, no mods necessary.

Jason

melomandn
05-14-2013, 01:16 PM
this thread is 6 years old...