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    Re: Ceramic Brakes in Vag-com

    How much for the ceramic conversion?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jkoravos View Post
    How much for the ceramic conversion?
    New: Around $20K

    Reconditioned calipers/new rotors (from vendors on here): $15-16k

    You can buy used privately for less if you find a good deal. I did.

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    Re: Ceramic Brakes in Vag-com

    Similar to the Porsche system. Pricey, but it works.

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    Re: Ceramic Brakes in Vag-com

    Quote Originally Posted by jkoravos View Post
    Similar to the Porsche system. Pricey, but it works.
    Exactly, does what it says on the box.
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    Re: Ceramic Brakes in Vag-com

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveL View Post
    Exactly, does what it says on the box.
    I'm reading articles that say Ceramic/Carbon brakes and rotors can last 70-80K miles.
    For those of you on this thread that have them, do you feel thats accurate?

    Obviously track use will greatly reduce the life expectancy, but from a day-to-day use perspective, I'm interested in hearing how accurate those estimates are.
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    Re: Ceramic Brakes in Vag-com

    Quote Originally Posted by jkoravos View Post
    How much for the ceramic conversion?
    I sourced the brakes from LD-OEM on this site. He is very responsive and shipped the items quickly. I think we had them in a couple of days. PM me if you want the pricing. I opted to pay the Paypal fees which added around 5% to the cost. My shop install was around 3k, but they also did a bunch of other stuff. They supplied and changed the Booster, removed the frunk, had to remove and replace the Supercharger coolant reservoir and while they were at it, I had them replace the original battery. I did not have enough time to get an alternative battery so I went with the OEM. I haven't had a chance to really test the brakes yet, just a gentle drive home, which was about 45 miles from the Shop. I'll be heading back to the track at the end of August, so I'll have some real results to post. Also, got a new set of Pirelli Trofeo R's on O.Z. rims to try at the track. I'm looking forward to it. In the meantime, going to enjoy the car and get it out as much as possible.
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    Re: Ceramic Brakes in Vag-com

    Quote Originally Posted by jkoravos View Post
    How much for the ceramic conversion?
    New, they are over $20k retail. There are a lot of different options to get carbon ceramic brakes though for a lot less depending on what you are looking to do.

    Check out www.completecustombrakes.com

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