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This morning I have completed the 312mm upgrade from the 288mm that was on my Yeti as standard.

All I can say is wow, what a great improvement. If anyone was thinking about it or was on the fence about doing it, I highly recommend you do it, Big thumbs up from me.
 

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I can't help thinking why, you planning on going rallying with it most Yeti drives drive conservatively.
 

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I spent a month with my Yeti before doing the brake upgrade The origional brakes were rubbish compared to the brakes on my two previous Skoda VRS, they gave me no confidence at all that it would stop. Changed to the larger discs and new calipers and then had a car that would stop.
Occours to me that its now 4years and 60k since the pads were changed, could be due soon that will need explaining to the garage ;)
 
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How about some part numbers, suppliers, prices etc for the Yetipedia.
When I did it I could have answered but as you know it's a long time ago😎
As I changed calipers* and hangers, mine came from Germany as it was cheaper than UK, I doubt that's possible now.

* Calipers don't need to be changed it's just hangers pads and discs that need changing, the same ones as fitted to the Golf R.
 
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* Calipers don't need to be changed it's just hangers pads and discs that need changing, the same ones as fitted to the Golf R.
Is that true for all starting point models, do you know? Or does it depend on which version and disc size you are starting from perhaps? I appreciate yours was done so long ago Idleness, that the memory cell may have faded? :) Mine certainly have!

For example: lower power versions started with:
  • 280mm dia discs fitted to 1.2 TSi, 1.4 TSi and 110ps TDi and Bosch "FS-III" calipers.
  • 288mm dia discs fitted to TDi 140 and 1.8 TSi had Bosch "FN3" calipers (same as the TDi 170). So those starting points definitely would not need a caliper change.
Also does anyone know if the 312mm dia discs, as originally fitted to the TDi 170 version, still fit happily within 16" wheels? I.E. Still have clearance to the wheels when the larger discs fitted and the calipers moved out on the extended carrier brackets? Or do the 312 dia discs and carriers need 17" wheels?

Also, I'm upgrading my table of front and rear disc sizes, so I can put that on here when ready. Does anyone know:

a) What are the minimum disc thicknesses specified for either the 288mm front discs or the 312mm dia. (Both those start off thicker at 25mm compared to 22mm (min 19mm) for the 280mm dia discs.)

b) What size discs the later EA288 engined TDi 150, Adblue cars have? Front and rear? Ideally caliper types as well for completeness?
 

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How about some part numbers, suppliers, prices etc for the Yetipedia.
Ofcourse...

From Euro car parts:-
Front 312mm disks 104 44 150A
Front pads for 312mm disks 101 44 426A
Prices vary due to constant changing offers they have on the website. I paid £116.97.

From www.4youdrive.com
OEM brake pad carriers (pair) for 312mm disks. Their website code Taric code:- 87083099.
£89.00.

I found new front brake dust shields (pair) on ebay:-
Item number 324373088822
£22.64.
 

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When I did it I could have answered but as you know it's a long time ago😎
As I changed calipers* and hangers, mine came from Germany as it was cheaper than UK, I doubt that's possible now.

* Calipers don't need to be changed it's just hangers pads and discs that need changing, the same ones as fitted to the Golf R.
It is possible still, as long as the cost is under £130 there is no duty to be paid
 

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Is that true for all starting point models, do you know? Or does it depend on which version and disc size you are starting from perhaps? I appreciate yours was done so long ago Idleness, that the memory cell may have faded? :) Mine certainly have! E.G. lower power versions started with:
280mm dia discs fitted to 1.2 TSi, 1.4 TSi and 110ps TDi.
288mm dia discs fitted to TDi 140 and 1.8 TSi

Also does anyone know if the 312mm dia discs, as originally fitted to the TDi 170 version, still fit happily with 16" wheels? I.E. Still have clearance to the wheels when the larger discs fitted and the calipers moved out on the extended carrier brackets? Or do the 312 dia discs and carriers need 17" wheels?
288 to 312 discs only require the calliper carriers not sure on lesser models, I seem to remember 110 diesels required new hubs and more parts.
16” wheels do fit over 312 callipers.
There should be a guide with part numbers that I made when I did mine. Edit: found it..
 

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288 to 312 discs only require the calliper carriers not sure on lesser models, I seem to remember 110 diesels required new hubs and more parts.

16” wheels do fit over 312 callipers.
That's what I suspected. On both aspects. Thanks. :)
I guess it's possible the carrier brackets that go with the 288 or 312mm discs and FN3 calipers may have different bolt hole spacing compared to the 280mm/FS-III calipers. So may require different hubs to match?

There should be a guide with part numbers that I made when I did mine. Edit: found it..
Brilliant!
 

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Hope you don't get too much ash in the filter. ;)
 
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I trust you've informed your insurer of the change?

You say better braking, they say unauthorised modifications place the car outside the standard risk profile for the stock model.

Such things are claim rejections made of!
 

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My insurers (Greenlight) were quite happy with the upgrade and no extra premium for remap to 190hp from 147 of the 2.0 diesel.


I trust you've informed your insurer of the change?

You say better braking, they say unauthorised modifications place the car outside the standard risk profile for the stock model.

Such things are claim rejections made of!
 

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Good for you (y)

Greenlight seem to be one of a very few who specialise in covering non standard/modified vehicles.

You've told them that's what's important.
 
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