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cheap brake upgrade 312mm

tangerinedream Oct 10, 2011

  1. tangerinedream

    tangerinedream Member

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    hi all im from the b5 section, i have recently aquired a pair of 312mm carriers and calipers ,unfortunatly i bought them in a bit of a hurry and didnt realise they fit b6 uprights and not mine :( im really just after what i paid which was £100 posted) these would be ideal for any of you guys currently running either 280mm or 288mm front discs.

    make for a really nice upgrade if interested pleae just give us a pm

    cheers all
    shane
     
  2. CMD

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    Whats the condition , any pics
     
  3. tangerinedream

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    they are very clean, will post pic tonight
     
  4. CMD

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    Sweet i can drop these on to my mk4 golf
     
  5. Kingfisher

    Kingfisher Active Member

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    Tangerinedream
    You should be able to use these with your current caliper.... even saves bleeding the brakes !
    I've been running this for about 7-8 years on a 1.8T quattro Sport. It came with 288mms front discs.
    Unbolted carrier, dismantle current caliper/carrier, re-assemble 312 carrier to existing caliper, fit 312 disc, bolt up 'new' carrier/caliper, insert pads.....
    Not as good as a proper 'big brake' kit but a worthwhile small improvement imho
     
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2011
  6. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    kingfisher: he has mk5 golf calipers, which use a wider spacing to what the B5 uses, hence why he cant just do what you've said!

    B5 uprights only work with Mk4 golf/Mk1 TT/8L S3 carriers.
     
  7. Kingfisher

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    Ah ! Sorry Tangerinedream --forget what I said then !!
    CMD looks like its GO !
     
  8. CMD

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    Yep the 312 setup is what all the MK4 lot are doing
     
  9. scott b

    scott b Active Member VCDS Map User

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    if CMD changes his mind im going to be taking the b5 321mm set up of my A4 B6 (swap?)
     
  10. gavsman

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    It sounds like Tangerinedream has got a set of ATE caliper's and carriers from an A4 B6 3.0 petrol, Tangerinedream can you clarify this?
     
  11. tangerinedream

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    this is spot on :)
     

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