Paragon Alcon Big Brake Kit Front Mono6 2014-2020 Audi A3/S3
- Manufacturer: Paragon-Alcon
Alcon Paragon Big Brake Kit - Front Mono 6 355mm or 380mm for Audi A3/S3 (8V)
Alcon Paragon brake kits provide superior braking performance and come complete with every component required to upgrade your brake system. Developed with performance, quality, and longevity in mind, only the finest materials/components were used to ensure the brake kit to perform and last under both street and track conditions. Alcon's experience in top level motorsport including NASCAR, F1, and WRC further enhanced the exceptional performance of this brake kit.
- Features Alcon CAR97 Monobloc 6 piston calipers
- Paragon 355x32mm (14.0"x1.25”) or 380mm (15.0" x 1.25") floating 2-piece rotors, with directional ventilation vanes for optimal cooling performance. Runs up to 30% cooler than O.E. rotors
- Direct bolt-on without any modifications. Designed to work flawlessly with OEM ABS and brake master cylinder. Compatible with OEM rear brakes
- Designed to provide shorter brake distance and less brake fade, while offering optimum bite, better modulation, thermal stability, and durability
- Rotor to hat mounting system: Floating T-Bobbin (12 bolt)
- Complete pre-assembled axle set
- One pair of Alcon CAR97 Monobloc 6 piston calipers
- One pair of Paragon 355x32mm (14.0” x 1.25" ) or 380mm (15.0" x 1.25") 2-piece rotor assemblies with black/hard anodized 6061-T6 aerospace grade aluminum hats, stainless steel bobbins, and anti-rattle clips
- One set of performance brake pads - your choice of compound.
- Caliper mounting brackets and all necessary hardware
- Goodridge DOT approved stainless steel braided brake lines
- 2014-Present Audi A3/S3 (8V) Front
- Lightweight single-piece aluminium Mono-bloc design for optimum strength
- Staggered piston bore sizes for improved brake balance and even pad wear
- High stiffness (firm pedal)
- Pin-mounted pads provide low threshold pressure and minimize unwanted noises
- Features dust seals to improve durability and protection against debris / road salt
- Floating 2-piece design allows thermal expansion of the rotor while minimizing deformation and ensuring the rotor is self-centered with the pads
- Superior braking and cooling efficiency
- Features directional ventilation vanes to create suction, turbulence, and guides cool air through the rotor for improved heat dissipation and increased resistance to cracking
- Made of CM-250 special formulated high carbon alloy cast iron. Allows for an optimal bite, thermal characteristics, high-temperature strength, and durability
- Heat treated to release stress in the rotor to avoid deformation and vibration
- State-of-the-art CBN surface machining to ensure better break-in with new brake pads
- Excellent thermal capacity to minimize brake fade
Curved Directional Ventilation Vanes
Features 48 directional ventilation vanes to create suction and turbulence, and guide cool air through the rotor to achieve better heat dissipation and increased resistance to cracking under harsh track conditions. Each rotor is left or right side specific, and the ventilation vanes are optimized to spin in a particular direction to pump the maximum amount of cool air through the rotor. This design allows the rotor to run up to 30% cooler than O.E. rotors and increases cooling efficiency by up to 30% over standard 1-piece units. Brake fade and judder are minimized during extended sessions. This means the brake system can withstand heavier track usage and provide consistent braking performance lap after lap.
Slotted Friction Face
Slotted rotor face pattern improves brake consistency by constantly cleaning the contact surface and dissipate heat generated, and gases released when the pads come into contact with the rotors. Slotted rotors have a superior advantage over blank rotors in wet or raining conditions by preventing water films to form between the brake pad and rotor surface.
- CNC machined from lightweight 6061-T6 aerospace grade aluminum
- Unsprung weight reduction
- High strength and durability
- Black/hard anodized to increase resistance to wear and corrosion
Floating Bobbins & Mounting System
Utilizes T-Bobbin rotor to hat mounting system to allow "float" in both radial and axial directions, and minimize brake judder. The high quality stainless steel hardware are corrosion resistant which allows secure mounting, and smooth expansion and contraction throughout heat cycles. Anti wear clips (McLaren spring clips) are utilized to slightly pre-load the rotor assembly and minimize rattling noise.
Caliper Mounting Brackets
CNC machined caliper mounting brackets to ensure superior strength, durability, and secure mounting of calipers to knuckles.
Paragon Brake Pads
- Manufactured by Winmax Japan
- Superior stopping power and modulation
- High fade resistance
- Consistent performance under high temperature conditions
- Compounds available for street, street / track, and dedicated track applications
Goodridge Stainless Steel Braided Brake Lines
- Superior durability. Abrasion and corrosion resistant
- Allows more responsive and firmer pedal feel
- DOT / TÜV certified
OEM Fitment & Functionality
- Direct bolt-on without any modifications
- Properly sized piston and pad volume. Designed to work flawlessly with OEM ABS and brake master cylinder while maintaining proper brake bias
- Compatible with OEM rear brakes
***Check fit using the wheel template before purchase. All brake kits are assembled to order and cannot be returned due to wheel fitment issues.
355MM Wheel Fitment Template Download > How to use the wheel fitment template (PDF)
**355mm brake kits generally require 18" or larger wheels, but fitment varies due to different specs / wheel design.Verify fitment with wheel fitment template.(please select the appropriate PDF with correct paper size):
380MM Wheel Fitment Template Download > How to use the wheel fitment template (PDF)
**380mm brake kits generally require 19" or larger wheels, but fitment varies due to different specs / wheel design. Verify fitment with wheel fitment template. (please select the appropriate PDF with correct paper size)
About the A3
he original A3 (or Type 8L) was announced back in June 1995, but introduced first in the European market for more than year in September 1996, marking Audi's return to the production of smaller cars following the demise of the Audi 50 in 1978. This was the first Volkswagen Group model to use the "PQ34" or "A4" platform, bearing a close resemblance to the contemporary Volkswagen Golf Mk4, which arrived a year later. Within three years, this platform was used for total of seven cars.
The A3 was initially available only with a three-door hatchback body, to present a more sporty image than the Golf, in both front and four-wheel drive. The inline four-cylinder engines were transversely mounted. The Audi A3 was the eighth model in the Audi lineup to use five valves per cylinder.
The United Kingdom market first received the Audi A3 in November 1996.
In 1999 Audi expanded the range with the introduction of more powerful versions: a 1.8 turbo rated 180 PS (132 kW; 178 hp), and a 1.9 TDI diesel engine with unit injector "Pumpe Düse" (PD) technology and variable geometry turbocharger. The four-wheel-drive A3 1.8T quattro used either the 150 PS (110 kW; 148 hp) or 180 PS (132 kW; 178 hp) engine, and the same Haldex Traction-based four-wheel-drive system as the Audi S3 and the Audi TT. Also in 1999, Audi also introduced a five-door body.
In late 2000 the A3 range was revised with new headlights and rear lamps, other minor cosmetic changes, an improved interior, and the introduction of a six-speed manual gearbox, on the 180 PS (132 kW; 178 hp) 1.8 Turbo and the new 130 PS (96 kW; 128 hp) 1.9 TDI.
Audi's electronic stability control, traction-control, and brake force distribution computer became standard equipment in some countries.
Although the first-generation Audi A3 was replaced in Europe in 2003, the first generation model continued to be sold in some markets. Production of the first generation model stopped in Brazil in 2006.