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3.3TT Rear Brakes/Suspension Detail Pictures

Discussion in 'Suspension, Brakes, Wheels, Tires Discussion' started by DaJackson, Mar 6, 2018.

  1. DaJackson

    DaJackson United States 1000 Posts Club! Staff Member Moderator

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    Had a nail in the rear tire so used the time with the wheel off to take a closer look at the rear brakes/suspension.

    Here you can see the rear sway bar, its only 15mm which seems pretty small for this size of car. However reviews mention how flat the car is despite of this. Also, the sway goes above the exhaust, diff, and pretty much everything else. If the sway bar can't be slid out from the side installation of a new bar will not be fun.
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    This solenoid was attached perpendicular to the brake rotor towards the bottom, this is looking down at it. It had a wire connector at the end. Im assuming this is related to some form of stability control, or make the electronic parking brake?
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    There is a skid pate below where the spring sits, I thought this was interesting. May have some area benefit as well?
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    Close up of the rear brake line, going to see about getting steel braided lines made.
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    This is the back of the reflector on the rear bumper just above the exhaust. Looks like you'll need to remove two screws holding the exhaust tips in order to remove it. I took this pic by sticking my phone between the muffler and the bumper through the wheel well. You can probably do this without taking the bumper off, but it wouldn't be fun unless you have skinny monkey arms.
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  2. Rufus

    Rufus United States 1000 Posts Club!

    Thanks for posting!
     
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  3. robz32

    robz32 United States 2500 Posts Club! Staff Member Moderator Texas Stinger Swarm

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    Good information. Especially on the reflector. Looking to get the LED ones.
     
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  4. Rango

    Rango United States Stinger Enthusiast

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    Great work and inside info. Thanks! Keep em coming!
     
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    I assume you plan to do the fronts as well, but just wanted to caution about doing rears only, or before the fronts. It could upset the brake bias significantly (which might be fun, if you know what you're doing!)
     
  6. DaJackson

    DaJackson United States 1000 Posts Club! Staff Member Moderator

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    Yeah definitely going to do both. I’m not sure lines just lines on the rear would make much difference but also probably wouldn’t provide much benefit either.
     
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    Eugene Onegin United States Active Member

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    End link looks beefy so that's a plus .
     
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  8. BlueGT

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    It won’t upset the brake balance doing just the rears but will also give little advantage. Changing all hoses may have a small noticeable difference in pedal firmness. In the USA I believe BrakeQuip dealers can make braided hoses from original samples.
    In Australia ABS stores or BrakeQuip Australia dealers offer the same service.
     
  9. DaJackson

    DaJackson United States 1000 Posts Club! Staff Member Moderator

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    I’m already working with a company out of the UK that I know well. But thanks for the info.
     
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  10. Rufus

    Rufus United States 1000 Posts Club!

    Keep us posted! :)
     
  11. Aquadog

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    I'm not doing any thing with the brakes until theay find out what KIA is going to do about the warped rotor problem that seams to be popping up in every country . Any mods on brakes might voted the warranty , gust a thought .
     
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