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996 rear brake setup ? yes or no??

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by S3BN_H, Dec 19, 2010.

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    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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    cheers lads ill just stay away from them then,, cheers again
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    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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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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