Ok guys after jumping out of the golf gti into the metal the only thing I really miss is the stopping power I can understand that bigger disks/calipers will be better at stopping so I'm putting it simple
What is the best disks and pads I can buy to maximize the standard calipers power and is it worth getting braided brake lines as well ?
Often the car is a LHD conversion, with the master cylinder on the passenger side and levers and bars to the pedal, if this is the case, it can be difficult to get a really positive pedal feel, as the bars/ levers twist and have some "give",
On previous cars with poor brakes, i spent fortunes on braided hose (like Goodrige) different pads/ discs, and re-bled the system to no avail -
often i found the stock (genuine) discs/ pads worked better than "performance" ones,
The braided hose only improves things if there is a problem in this area - like the old hoses are done - mostly, its for cosmetics
And the braking system is like any other system - its the weakest link that holds it back - if the limitation is the discs, no point in changing the master cylinder , often, its a question of finding what the weakest link is