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    996 rear brake setup ? yes or no??

    well this is my first post,, i got my s3 about a month ago,, would like to fit a decent brake setup on the front,, are the rear 996 calipers a good choice on standard 312mm discs? as my mate has a pair of calipers in his garage,, so far read good and bad things about this set up so best speaking to people with 1st hand experience,,,

    cheers sean

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    i asked this question about a month ago and everyone said no! supposed to be poop! you gotta go for the fronts from a 996.

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    ^^^ what he said, the rear calipers are a bad choice for front brakes... there is a sticky at the top with loads of brake info..

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    See here for my explanation as to why rear calipers on the front of an A3 dont work:

    The Definitive Brake Thread for 8L A3/S3 Owners(and other Golf4 Platform cars).

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    cheers lads ill just stay away from them then,, cheers again

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    yea, stay away from the 996 rears. i had a set but sold them without even fitting them after hearing the nightmares.

    Now got 996 fronts on 330 discs and theyre incredible!
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