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    S3 rear calipers

    Hi guys, looking for a pair of S3 rear calipers. Does any1 have any there looking to get rid of? would they look the same as my 1.8tq ones just wider?

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    Re: S3 rear calipers

    S3 rears are for vented disks, I would have thought they were the same on a SportQuattro?

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    Re: S3 rear calipers

    no, i have solids on the rear. thats why i want the s3 ones. do you know if they look the similar?

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    Re: S3 rear calipers

    No idea bud, but I think the disk diameter is the same, so S3/TT calipers are probably just wider?

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    Re: S3 rear calipers

    Pontio,

    Heres some info for you

    1.8TQs have rear calipers and associated caliper carriers with a 41mm piston diameter acting on a 239mm x 9mm thick solid disc

    S3s have 38mm piston diameter rear caliper (with i presume) a different caliper carrier acting on 256 x 22mm ventilated discs

    If you want to upgrade to S3 rear setup then you can just source the 38mm calipers and carriers and its a bolt on solution. However, part of me wonders whether an S3 rear caliper CARRIER would work in conjunction with the existing 41mm diameter caliper of a 1.8TQ, while using the associated 256mm ventilated discs. My rudimentary knowledge of brakes suggests that even though its only 3mm difference and the rears do 20% of the braking at best...surely its better(and cheaper) to use the larger diameter piston caliper.

    Anyoneelse care to comment.

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    Re: S3 rear calipers

    He needs the S3 rear calipers for the ECS stage1 disks he's just bought [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif[/img]

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    Re: S3 rear calipers

    jojo has been doing some research.lol yep i have ecs front and rear and thats why i need the other calipers.
    How do you know anyway? lol

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    Re: S3 rear calipers

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    jojo has been doing some research.lol yep i have ecs front and rear and thats why i need the other calipers.
    How do you know anyway? lol

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    I have been monitoring Ebay - big brother is watching YOU! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]

 

 

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