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I've heard that the W8 has larger brakes than a normal Passat. Which set is bigger and by how much?
 

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I think the W8 uses a 321x22 (mm) front disk, and a 269x22 rear disk, which is thicker because they are vented as opposed to solid.


The GLS/GLX uses a 288x25 front disk, and a 245x10 rear disk.

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However, these are some really cool W8 brakes:
 

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Both the front's and the rears have different calipers also (with a much larger pad area also)... so the're grabbing harder also. More importantly, the additional area better handles the heat better for less fade.
 

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Thank you very much
 

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ROFL!! O.K. Guys let me jump in.. I'm seeing too much misinformation in this thread! I did a detailed write-up awhile back about the W8's brakes.

The W8 Passat uses larger brakes than the V6 and 1.8T versions, including the 4 Motions. The W8 uses the HP2 Lucas Caliper that runs Audi/VW part number 4B3 615 301A rotors (321x30mm) up front and 269x22mm rotors in the rear.

Non W8's use ATE Calipers running 288x25mm rotors up front and 245x10mm in the rear. I've seen newer German V6's equipped with 255x10mm rear rotors, but the offset is only used on those running 82mm wheel bearings. (2004's and up)

Hopefully this answers the W8 brake question.. :thumbup:
 

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FastLane said:
However, these are some really cool W8 brakes:
Vaporware!!!!! :p
 

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I would’ve thought the V6 would have almost exact same break package Given they’re both around 4500 pounds compared to the average 4000 the standard wagons and sedans R-rated for I figured a V6 again would have the same breaking powered considering is one of the bigger models and almost weights in the same as the eight

288x25 (front)
245x10 (rear)



I think that this is not possible, I know someone in germany who did swap , he needed the whole front axle.... :shock:
 

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It’s not the weight. It’s for performance. Stock 288mm stop just fine.
 
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