STAGE 4 CARBON CERAMIC BRAKE UPGRADE
Welcome to a global first: the development of carbon ceramic rotors specific to the MQB platform. Not only is it half the weight of factory brakes, it's packed with motorsport-inspired features including our own forged monoblock calipers and matched pad compund.
The RacingLine Stage 4 Carbon Ceramic Monoblock Brake Kit moves braking technology to a level above anything seen before in this market for the MQB platform.
The result? Simply spectacular resistance to fade, unlike any steel disc can achieve.
Our 380mm rotor construction interweaves continuous carbon fibre to form a 3D multi-directional matrix. This gives significant benefits over traditional carbon-ceramic products:
stronger and more durable product
lower weight construction
triple the heat conductivity - reduces brake temperature and improves performance
Each lightweight Forged Monoblock caliper is a one-piece construction that starts out from an ultra-strong forged billet. Rather than two halves bolted together, our design takes a complex 5-axis CNC machining procedure to build, usually reserved only for the highest-specification motorsport kits.
Despite the size of these calipers, they weigh in significantly under the mass of the factory ones. The caliper, pads and bracket assembly together weigh 5.3kg (11.7lb) vs 8.6kg (18.9lb) for the factory Golf 7R / S3 equivalent.
The 'Forged Monoblock' construction of our 6-piston aluminium thin-profile calipers give extreme stiffness and light weight, and aid in wheel clearance packaging.
Two-piece floating high cast carbon discs - a mixture of high quality steel combined with carbon; giving a far higher friction coefficient compared to normal steel rotors. In either 355mm or 380mm diameter.
Fully floating mounting between disc and bell allow for thermal expansion and contraction to avoid cracking. The anti-rattle mounts keep it quiet.
As our kit is engineered exclusively for VWG cars, we've developed piston sizes perfectly matched to master cylinders and servos for beautiful progressive pedal response.
Composite Ceramic Fast-Road Pads are included. We use a generic pad size, meaning a wide choice of pad brands & compounds are available if you're planning hard track use.
FULL INSTALL KIT
Everything you need for installation: discs, callipers, mounting brackets, fast road pads, braided steel lines. Plus the option of Hub Adaptors for extra wheel clearance. Bolt on & drive!
PRECISION ENGINEERED FOR PERFECT PERFORMANCE
Cast Carbon disc material with a choice of 355mm and 380mm disc size to fit under different wheel sizes
Triple groove design for improved bite & debris clearance plus reduced distortion / vibration
Fully floating mounting between disc and bell allowing free expansion and contraction with heat without cracking
Each caliper starts life as an ultra-strong forged billet, before extensive 5-axis machining operations to finish
Saving unsprung weight is really important on a performance car. All those heavy masses on the 'road-side' of your springs - the wheels, tyres, suspension arms and of course brakes - make a massive difference to the car's responses as it turns and handles bumps in the road, differences you can really feel as a driver.
OEM GOLF 7R / S3
FULL BRAKE ASSEMBLY, 355mm per side
FULL BRAKE ASSEMBLY, 380mm per side
DISC / ROTOR, 355mm (each)
DISC / ROTOR, 380mm (each)
CALIPER, incl pads and bracket
14.2kg / 31.31lb
15.25kg / 33.62lb
8.90kg / 19.62lb
9.95kg / 21.93lb
5.3kg / 11.68lb
18.95kg / 41.69lb
18.95kg / 41.69lb
10.4kg / 22.88lb
10.4kg / 22.88lb
8.55kg / 18.81lb
Our testing shows that these brakes will stop a standard Golf 7.5 on factory road tyres from 60mph (100kph) to zero in just 2.43s. But braking upgrades aren’t just about the stopping difference for a single stop.
No, the main reason for using bigger brakes is to increasing the heat capacity when you're stopping hard again and again. This really matters for repeated stopping when, say, you're running hard down a mountain pass with no cool-down, or working the car hard around the track.
This really shows on our testing. After just five hard stops from 60mph (100kph), the difference in stopping distance between stock Golf 7.5R brakes and the RacingLine Performance Brakes is getting really noticeable. The factory brakes are fading fast, the pedal is getting closer to the floor and all the ‘bite’ has gone. Increase the speeds, or do more heavy stops and the factory brake set up is really starting to get beyond its limits.
Meanwhile, the RacingLine brakes perform the same on stop 5 as they did on stop 1. The pedal is firm, the bite is still there, and the feel underfoot is still as reassuring as ever. And ready for more.
Stopping Distance (Ft)
60 mph / 100kmh - zero
355mm kit: Minimum 18" wheel diameter required.
380mm kit: Minimum 19" wheel diameter required.
Our Hub Adaptors recommended for use with factory wheels.
355mm VWR650001 RED/BLK/ANO/CHR
380mm VWR650000 RED/BLK/ANO/CHR
VW Golf 7 2012+ 5G
VW Golf 7 GTI 2013+ 5G
VW Golf 7 R 2013+ 5G
VW Golf 7 GTI ClubSport 2016+ 5G
VW Passat & Arteon 2.0 TSI B8 2015+ 3G
Audi A3 2012+ 8V
Audi S3 2013+ 8V
Audi TT III 2014+ 8S
Audi TT / TTS 2.0 TSI III 2014+ 8S
Audi TTRS III 2016+ 8S
SEAT Leon III 2012+ 5F
SEAT Leon Cupra III 2014+ 5F
Skoda Octavia III 2013+ 5E
Skoda Octavia vRS III 2014+ 5E
Skoda Superb 1.8 / 2.0 TSI 2015+ B8 3V
355mm VWR650002 RED/BLK/ANO/CHR
380mm VWR650003 RED/BLK/ANO/CHR
VW Golf 5 2005-2008 1K
VW Golf 5 GTI 2005-2008 1K
VW Golf 5 R32 2005-2008 1K
VW Golf 5 GTI ED30/Pirelli 2006-2007 1K
VW Golf 6 2008-2014 5K
VW Golf 6 GTI 2009-2014 5K
VW Golf 6 GTI Ed35 2009-2014 5K
VW Golf 6 R 2009-2014 5K
VW Scirocco TSI/TDI 2008+
VW Scirocco R 2009+
VW Jetta V GLI 2005-2011 1K
VW Jetta VI GLI 2011+ 1B
VW Passat CC 2008-2017 A6
Audi A3 2003-2012 8P
Audi S3 2006-2012 8P
Audi TT 2.0 TFSI II 2006-2014 8J
Audi TTS II 2008-2014 8J
SEAT Leon II 2005-2012 1P
SEAT Leon Cupra/R II 2006-2012 1P
Skoda Octavia II 2004-2013 1Z
Skoda Octavia vRS II 2004-2013 1Z
OTHER PRODUCTS TO SET YOUR PULSE RACING.
STAGE 2 BRAKE KIT
The Stage 2 Performance Brake Kit uses a beautiful monoblock, 4-piston caliper and single-piece disc, ideally suited to fast-road use at an affordable price.
Remove and refit your wheels all the time? Our Stud & Nut kit is a much quicker method to swap wheels for motorsport / track use.
STUD & NUT KIT
RACING BRAKE FLUID
Your brake system is only ever as good as your fluid. Our Racing Brake Fluid is one of highest specifications available - don't compromise your stopping power with anything less.