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APR’s Big Brake Upgrade is an ultra-durable, feature-packed solution specifically tailored to each vehicle.

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    We deliver worldwide: UPS, USPS, DHL - or pickup your order in Westlake, Ohio

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    We accept returns; please see the Returns and Refunds Page for more info.

  • Weight
    50 lbs
  • SKU
    BRK00013

APR’s Big Brake Upgrade is an ultra-durable, feature-packed solution specifically tailored to each vehicle. The brakes provide outstanding stopping-power at an affordable price and are targeted towards a wide operating range such as normal or spirited street driving, track days and HPDE events. The system handily out-brakes, out-lasts, and out-performs other systems on the market, including much larger and heavier setups such as the factory standard RS3/TTRS brakes!

Each system includes six-piston billet-aluminum calipers, floating two-piece discs with weight-saving aluminum hats, stainless-steel braided-Teflon lines, billet-aluminum mounting brackets, brake pads, all necessary mounting hardware, and a host of other features making this a full-featured braking system at an incredible value. Lastly, replacement pads and rings are readily available at an affordable price.

Quick Facts 

  • Large six-piston, billet-aluminum calipers (red or black)
  • 350x34mm curved-vane floating 2-piece rotors with aluminum hats
  • Billet-aluminum caliper mounting brackets 
  • Stainless-steel braided-Teflon brake lines
  • High-performance street pads
  • FEA optimized calipers for maximum strength and rigidity
  • 3.6 LBS lighter than the factory MK7 Golf R system
  • Extreme UV & temperature resistant European anodizing dyes
  • Hand-polished, mirror-finished, hard-anodized aluminum pistons
  • Ultra-high temperature pressure and wiper seals
  • Stainless-steel hardware for long-term durability
  • Seamless CuNi fluid crossover tubes for maximum corrosion / vibration resistance 
  • Pad pre-tensioning system designed to reduce brake noise / squeal 
  • Maximum Temperature Recording (MTR) devices on calipers and rotors
  • Laser etched logos
  • Compatible brake pad info

For more details, please download our extensive Brake Upgrade presentation.


Brake Pad Facts

Included High-Performance Street Pads

Specifically designed for use in high-performance street applications and one of the best high-performance street pads on the world market at the moment. This compound beds-in quickly and delivers strong brake performance over a wide temperature range. The material exhibits a strong initial bite as you engage the brake pedal followed by a slightly rising torque curve during a single brake application. This slight rise in brake torque in the mid-late stages of a brake application makes use of the additional front tire grip available after weight transfer has occurred during a typical (medium-hard) brake application. This delivers optimal stopping distances when tested on street cars running high-performance street tires. The compound features a high average friction co-efficient and delivers reduced stopping distances as well as improved fade resistance when compared to most OEM and aftermarket high-performance street pads.

  • Optimal temperature range: 0-500 deg C (0-932 deg F)
  • Best choice for most high-performance street applications
  • Not recommended for track day use at all

Optional Advanced Street / Entry-Level Track Pads

This compound will offer similar characteristics to our High-performance Street compound in terms of having a slightly rising torque curve during a single application. It will offer a little less initial bite as you engage the brake pedal under normal street driving conditions. This material also takes a little longer to bed in and prefers to be run at slightly higher operating temperatures in order to maintain the friction film that is put down on the disc surface during the bed-in procedure. This material can be run to higher max operating temperatures than our standard High-Performance Street compound while remaining fade-free. The additional heat range means that this compound can be used for entry-level track days. This makes this material a good choice for customers that would like to take part in occasional track days but do not want to change pads prior to these events.

  • Optimal temperature range: 0-630 deg C (0-1166 deg F)
  • Best choice for customers that want to use one pad for high-performance street and entry-level track day use
  • Acceptable for entry-level track day use but pad wear will be high if used for advanced track applications

Optional Advanced Track-Day Pads

This compound is specifically aimed at advanced track day users and offers full race performance under track conditions. While it can be used to drive to and from the track, some brake squeal will be experienced during street driving. It is not recommended that this pad material be used for extended daily street use as accelerated disc wear and brake noise will be experienced during daily street driving. On track this compound will offer unmatched brake performance and fade resistance and will be a significant step up over our Advanced Street / Entry-level Track Day compound. The material remains kind to discs under track conditions and pad wear is low. It has a slightly rising torque curve and modulation remains excellent. A mechanical retention system is employed between the pad backing plate and the friction material for maximum shear resistance during high-temperature use. Advanced track day users will really appreciate the characteristics, performance and wear life that this compound offers. For advanced track day customers that also use their car as a daily driver we suggest a two-pad strategy in which you run our High-Performance Street compound for daily street use and then switch to our Advanced Track Day material for track events.

  • Optimal temperature range: 100-800 deg C (212-1472 deg F)
  • Best choice for advanced track day use
  • Can be used to drive to and from track events but brake squeal and increased disc wear will be experienced if used for daily street driving

Fitment

Make Model Year Engine
Volkswagen Golf R MKVI (2012-2013) 2.0T FSI
  • Manufacturer
    APR
  • Pad Selection
    Included High Performance Street, Optional Advanced Street/Light Track, Optional Advanced Track
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Most parts are available for local pick-up with no shipping or handling charge. Please select the in-store pickup option during checkout. Once we receive your order you will be contacted to schedule your pick-up.

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In the event your order arrives and an item is damaged, notify HS Tuning within 5 business days after receiving shipment. Make sure to not discard the box(s), packing materials or broken/damaged product(s). If this occasion arises, we require that you obtain a damage claim number from UPS by calling 1-800-742-5877. During the call you will need to supply them with the information from your shipping label. After obtaining a claim number, contact HS Tuning. If a part is missing from your order, you must contact HS Tuning by either by phone at 216-577-7171 or email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it within 5 business days of receiving your shipment. After 5 business days have passed, HS Tuning will no longer be held responsible.

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Returns, Refunds, Warranty

Returns will not be accepted after 30 days of purchase, and a 15% restocking fee applies to all orders that are not a result of an error made by HS Tuning. Returns will be refused if the part is not:
- In the original packaging and undamaged.
- Product has not been installed.
- Complete with all parts, manuals and print material.

Please note the following parts are not returnable:
- Electrical components
- ECU Software
- Repairs Manuals
- Tools
- Wheels and Tires
- Hand fabricated and custom parts
- All parts identified as special order

Before any item is returned, HS Tuning requires an RMA (Return Merchandise Authorization) number for all returns. RMA numbers can be issued by phone at 216-577-7171 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

HS Tuning
Attn: Returns Department
30205 Clemens Road Unit A
Westlake, OH 44145

Your RMA number must be visible on the outside of the packaging in order for your return to be processed properly.

Product Warranty:

HS Tuning offers only quality products to its customers. If your part fails due to defects in workmanship or materials within the first year of ownership, contact HS Tuning and provide us with a copy of your original invoice as proof of purchase. HS Tuning will not refund money, but will work with you to replace or warranty parts. Either HS Tuning or the product manufacturer will test or inspect the product before a warranty claim adjustment is finalized. Any product that fails due to misuse, neglect, unintended application or improper installation will not be covered under any warranty. HS Tuning is not liable for consequential and incidental damages and/or costs incurred of any kind, including those caused by products sold by HS Tuning.

In addition to the parts listed above that are non-returnable, HS Tuning cannot offer any full warranty coverage on wearable mechanical items and electrical components.