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@PokerProTDI150:

As far as I know (at this point in time), the parts I need are:

ESP/ABS control unit - 8N0907375G.
Tandem Master Cylinder - 8N2614019 (two sensor version).
ESP Thrust Sensors - 1J0907597B (two required).

I reckon I'll need the wiring for the sensors, too, given she's probably only hooked up for one sensor at the mo.

@xJay1337:

Cool, I'll have a look.

Also need to pin down what rear ARB to pair with the R32 front ARB. Roughly equally diametered ARBs should given approximately neutral handling, right? Neither understeer nor oversteer?
 

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Do you know where the thrust sensors are located?

As for ARB .... you can buy a matched kit, you need to order for either a mk1 TT FWD, a mk1 Octavia VRS or a mk1 leon cupra R .... they all run 4wd style front and 2wd rear bars.

I got a kit from H & R that was 25mm front 25mm rear ..... very well balanced setup. Its hard to make it understeer or oversteer ... it just go's wherever i point it.
 

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The thrust sensors are the pressure sensors that plug into the TMC itself. Item 10 on the diagram below. (sorry for any confusion, I was quoting ETKA/VAGCAT directly).

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For the sake of ease of conversion, getting the whole unit (sensors, TMC, and reservoir) as one piece is probably the easiest approach.

With regards to the ARBs, I've got an R32 23mm front ARB coming from technique over on the R32oc forum, and was looking at something to match with it. The Whiteline rear ARB is 24mm, so should be quite a reasonable partner. Maybe a touch of oversteer, but nothing major. Given the small difference, I'd be reasonably surprised if I noticed it even if I get any.
 

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Hi bud i have never used tarox before, i decided to try them when i learnt that there was a race class in the VAG trophy race series that all cars run 312mm front 256mm rear standard calipers but with tarox discs and pads ..... they drive hard as possible for x amount of laps with no brake fade.

I ordered Corsa pads and F2000 discs .... because i plan to do some track days in the nr future. If i was not going on track i would of probably just tried Strada.

The only uprated discs and pads i have used so far were EBC redstuff pads with EBC drilled and grooved discs on a 2001 subaru turbo ..... they were shite.
 

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Discussion Starter · #230 ·
OK, HEL braided brake lines and the R32 front ARB arrived yesterday, and the second S3 subframe (with steering rack attached) should be arriving tomorrow or Tuesday.

Parts List for the rest of the conversion has been drawn up (wheel bearings, brackets, and steering rack-related buts, but mostly nuts and bolts). Just got to get all the prices now.

All that's left now is to sort out what bushes and top mounts to use.

Trying to decide between Superpro-ing everything or using the likes of LCR rear beam bushes and TT/S3 solid control arm bushes. Either way seems good, though I would appreciate any input offered.

I decided to go for SuperPro over PowerFlex as what I've read and heard suggests the SP polybushes give a good balance of comfort to handling boosting stiffness.
 

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I have been on them all ... rear axle bushes been on worn standards, new standards, LCR axle bushes .. finaly to super-pro rear axle bushes. If i was you i would skip the rest and go straight to super-pro's.

I did the same for control arms, i ran them in all specs .... standard arms standard bushes, to standard arms with r32 solid bushes, to r32 arms with standard r32 bushes, to r32 arms with defcon inserts front bush + super-pro caster adjuster bush rear.

If you want maximum comfort but better than standard then go for LCR top mounts, LCR axle bushes and standard r32 bushes in the r32 arms. Personaly i would just go straight to super-pro as they are still plenty comfy enough but give the best handling.

I run LCR top mounts as they last me 3 x as long as standard top mounts .... i have some 034 motorsport top mounts to try next ... they are still rubber but even stiffer than LCR mounts.
 

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I was leaning towards getting all SuperPro... I think you've just cemented that (still deciding on top mounts, though).

With regards to the control arms, I'm guessing thr caster correction bushes are going to be pretty much essential, right? Is the defcon insert bush superior to a polybush? I'll admit that I haven't really looked at the defcons.

Final thing... the subframe mount bushes are solid/metal, right?
 

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I have no quickrack atm to check pn against. A bit of online googling should confirm what it is.

There is 3 type of super-pro wishbone rear bush ... one with the hole in the middle .... one with offset hole for caster adjustment .... and one with caster adjustment and "anti lift" (2 extra poly washers).

I run the super-pro caster bush atm. I already have some super-pro caster and anti lift to try next .... probably wont even feel the difference.

I would not say the caster bush is needed, or the defcon. The biggest improvement was moving from standard arms to cast arms, regardless what bushes were in them.
 
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