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OK, first thing you need to do is confirm if you have 320mm front disc brakes. Usually they are installed on AWD 6sp transmission vehicles only, but they may be on the 6sp T5 FWD. Here are the pictures to compare the two:<p>302~278mm:<br><IMG SRC="http://lh4.ggpht.com/_23HIRiawUio/Sj4wT1oSwYI/AAAAAAAAAhs/6kwcqyY1eQc/s400/100_0277.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>320<br><IMG SRC="http://www.digiboost.com/320.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Notice the red circle? This part tells you if you have 320mm brakes in the front.<p>Close up of front caliper:<br><IMG SRC="http://www.digiboost.com/S40%20Brakes%20002.JPG" BORDER="0"> <p>TOOLS NEEDED:<br>- Lug nut wrench<br>- 7mm hex wrench (alen key)<br>- Flathead screwdriver<br>- Torque wrench (30Nm for 7mm hex, 80 lbft for lug nut torque)<p>1.) Take the wheel off (no picture)<p>2.) Remove the spring and save it for later. Use your flat head screwdriver and just pry it out:<br><IMG SRC="http://www.digiboost.com/S40%20Brakes%20016.JPG" BORDER="0"><p>3.) Remove the protective caps for the caliper bolts (x2):<br><IMG SRC="http://www.digiboost.com/S40%20Brakes%20005.JPG" BORDER="0"><p>4.) Remove the hex head nuts inside the protective boot. (Sorry, no picture)<p>5.) You may need to compress the caliper slightly while it is still on the disc to get it past the ridge on the disc. Use your large flat head screwdriver to wedge between the outer pad and the caliper. Be careful not to damage your disc if you plan to re-use it.<p>6.) Now that you have the caliper off, it should look something like this:<br><IMG SRC="http://www.digiboost.com/S40%20Brakes%20006.JPG" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.digiboost.com/S40%20Brakes%20007.JPG" BORDER="0"><p>7.) Now you need to compress the piston. I couldn't get the compression tool I borrowed from autozone into the caliper. Instead, I used the old inside pad and a 6" C-clamp. You can use a larger C-clamp, but the 6" barely fit.<br><IMG SRC="http://www.digiboost.com/S40%20Brakes%20010.JPG" BORDER="0"><p>8.) Now it is time to replace the pads. Here is a comparison of the old vs new pads: (I know, I could have gone farther on these...)<br><IMG SRC="http://www.digiboost.com/S40%20Brakes%20014.JPG" BORDER="0"><p>Put the pads into the caliper and put it back on the wheel. Then, put the spring clip you took out back into place. Just hook one end then the other and you should be good:<br><IMG SRC="http://www.digiboost.com/S40%20Brakes%20015.JPG" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://www.digiboost.com/S40%20Brakes%20002.JPG" BORDER="0"><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by laser8302 at 6:10 PM 6-29-2009</i>
 

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Brilliant! <br>Thx for the info, are those the OEM pads?
 

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Yes, those are OEM. I paid somewhere around $150 for both the front and rear pads from the dealer.
 

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Unfortunately not <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: How-to 320mm front brakes - WITH COMPAIRISON (laser8302)

Laser, thank you for posting those picutres. I have a question if anyone can clarify...<p>So I have a FWD T5 and my rotos are the smaller ones pictured first. Are those the same as the front rotors on a 2.4i? If so, will these rotors be the right ones to buy: <A HREF="http://store.r1concepts.com/store/search.aspx?key=av10617&submit=Search" TARGET="_blank">http://store.r1concepts.com/st...earch</A> ?<p>I know that the rear rotors are the same across all platforms, so I just needed to be sure of the fronts.
 

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Re: How-to 320mm front brakes - WITH COMPAIRISON (40 Rouge)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>40 Rouge</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Laser, thank you for posting those picutres. I have a question if anyone can clarify...<p>So I have a FWD T5 and my rotos are the smaller ones pictured first. Are those the same as the front rotors on a 2.4i? If so, will these rotors be the right ones to buy: <A HREF="http://store.r1concepts.com/store/search.aspx?key=av10617&submit=Search" TARGET="_blank">http://store.r1concepts.com/st...earch</A> ?<p>I know that the rear rotors are the same across all platforms, so I just needed to be sure of the fronts. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yes, the first set of photos is from my brake install <A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=120913" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=120913</A> and I ordered the rotors for the 2.4I
 

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Why don't geartronic AWDs have the 320? I am pretty sure mine don't look like the 320s but instead the smaller ones, which is lame since I thought all of the AWDs had 320s. Never actually looked at them that close before...
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>carreragt7</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Why don't geartronic AWDs have the 320? I am pretty sure mine don't look like the 320s but instead the smaller ones, which is lame since I thought all of the AWDs had 320s. Never actually looked at them that close before...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>dunno, but my FWD T5 uses the same rotors as the 2.4i and AWD geartronic AWD's. I went round and round about this as they sometimes list the 320 mm rotors for the T5's on some websites. I physically measured my rotors before I purchased them and it seems to be dependant on the type of caliper you have. The ones in the first pic are the 300 mm rotor calipers, the second super beefy ones were for the 320 mm. I think it had to also do with the wheel option that came on the car as well????<br>Todd
 

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Re: How-to 320mm front brakes - WITH COMPAIRISON (Bigblk4)

Thanks Bigblk4... looks like my next project will be underway soon!
 

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Re: How-to 320mm front brakes - WITH COMPAIRISON (40 Rouge)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>40 Rouge</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Thanks Bigblk4... looks like my next project will be underway soon!</TD></TR></TABLE><p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: How-to 320mm front brakes - WITH COMPAIRISON (Bigblk4)

<A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=65244#636399" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/z...36399</A> <br>The smaller ones are 305mm, that why the website confuses me.
 

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Re: How-to 320mm front brakes - WITH COMPAIRISON (kpsingh0)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>kpsingh0</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> <A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=65244#636399" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/z...36399</A> <br>The smaller ones are 305mm, that why the website confuses me. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I am running the 300 mm on my 2004.5 S40 T5. They are the ones specified for the 2.4i and they are the exact size match as the OEM rotors I replaced. <p>I am not sure why they offer 278 mm (offered for some V50's), 300 mm, 305 mm (2006 2.4i) and 320 mm rotors for the S40, but from what I saw (and am using) my T5 from the factory came with the 300 mm rotors which are the same as the 2.4i.<p>So I think for all praticle purpose if it has the 1st style ATE caliper its a 300 mm if it has the second style ATE caliper its 320 mm. <p>Todd
 

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BTW, it doesn't go by the wheel size. Before it was believed you had to have 17" wheels to have 320mm brakes but my car is an 07 with 16" wheels (**** Michigan roads.)<p>@Bigblk4:<br>Sorry for jacking your picture, it was the only one I could find with the wheel off.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>laser8302</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">BTW, it doesn't go by the wheel size. Before it was believed you had to have 17" wheels to have 320mm brakes but my car is an 07 with 16" wheels (**** Michigan roads.)<p>@Bigblk4:<br>Sorry for jacking your picture, it was the only one I could find with the wheel off.</TD></TR></TABLE><p><br>Yeah it seems like the manual AWD T5s got the320 mm and everything else got 300 mm????<br>Either way this thread is great cause you can physically see what caliper matches yours and know exactly what you will need to buy, so Lazer8302 thank you for putting it up <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> As for the jacking pictures comment no worries, the photos here are public domain, if it is up you have no rights to them anymore <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> I am more concerned with getting the right info to the group and you did that brilliantly! KUDOS!<br>Todd
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>laser8302</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">BTW, it doesn't go by the wheel size. Before it was believed you had to have 17" wheels to have 320mm brakes but my car is an 07 with 16" wheels (**** Michigan roads.)<p>@Bigblk4:<br>Sorry for jacking your picture, it was the only one I could find with the wheel off.</TD></TR></TABLE><p><br>Yeah it seems like the manual AWD T5s got the320 mm and everything else got 300 mm????<br>Either way this thread is great cause you can physically see what caliper matches yours and know exactly what you will need to buy, so Lazer8302 thank you for putting it up <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> As for the jacking pictures comment no worries, the photos here are public domain, if it is up you have no rights to them anymore <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> I am more concerned with getting the right info to the group and you did that brilliantly! KUDOS!<br>Todd
Replying to an old thread here, but I think it may be of interest to some. I got a V50 T50 Auto/Geartronic FWD and it came stock with 320mm front rotors. Perhaps this only applies to European spec models.
 

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Replying to an old thread here, but I think it may be of interest to some. I got a V50 T50 Auto/Geartronic FWD and it came stock with 320mm front rotors. Perhaps this only applies to European spec models.
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Is this for an s60? Cause I have a 2006 s60 t5 and I ordered brakes 305rotors and the pads but the pads dont have the clip for my anti rattle sring apon measuring my rotors there pretty rusted but they seem between 316-320mm
 
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