The RacingLine Stage 3 Forged Monoblock Brake Kit moves braking technology to a level above anything seen before in this market.
Design vision was made possible by our advanced 5-axis CNC manufacturing techniques to give this kit more in common with top-level motorsport components than typical aftermarket parts. The result is a combination of ultimate track performance with lightness, stiffness and beautiful attention to detail.
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.
The result is a 6-piston caliper that is both stiffer and lighter than any other, combined with exceptional cooling characteristics and stunning detailing.
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 kit offers a choice of 355mm or 380mm fully-floating ‘triple-grove’ two-piece discs giving vastly greater heat capacity, so reducing the effect of fade.
|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
Red Calipers with disc's
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.
355mm kit: Minimum 18" wheel diameter required.
380mm kit: Minimum 19" wheel diameter required.
Our Hub Adaptors recommended for use with factory wheels.
- 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 2.0 TSI III 2014+ 8S
- Audi TTS III 2015+ 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
WHAT’S IN THE KIT?
> Monoblock Brake Caliper pair
> Caliper Mounting Bracket pair
> Full bolt mounting kit
> Braided Steel Brake Line Set
> Sport Brake Pad Set
> Triple Groove Brake disc pair