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FYI re: 312mm brake conversions

au_sjo Jul 22, 2009

  1. au_sjo

    au_sjo Member

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  2. Blue_Thunder

    Blue_Thunder Well-Known Member

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    Made a similar mistake myself a couple of years back when I bought some big 8 pot Brembos which looked the same as the RS6 ones. They were less than half the price and looked immaculate... but they were radially mounted.

    D'oh!
     
  3. au_sjo

    au_sjo Member

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    This wasn't just a visual similarity though, it was written in black and white that it's the same!
     
  4. aragorn

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

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    They are the same calipers...

    Its the carrier thats different.

    MK4 golf GTI uses 288mm disk, the same as the 1.8T A4.
     
  5. au_sjo

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    Aaaaaaaaaaand finally....

    [​IMG]


    Comprising of..

    1.8T calipers (£20)
    Golf 4Motion Brackets (£100 with calipers - will sell the calipers off)
    Refurb on above (£150)
    Brakeworld A4/Passat 312mm discs (£12.99 on ebay!)
    Ferodo DS2500 Pads (£115 trade)

    So most likely in the end will be a £250-300 conversion.. the pedal feel is considerably nicer.. done about 500 miles on them so far and haven't had chance to do the 'big squeeze' bedding-in due to a faulty ABS pump and poor weather!!


    Just a note.. if you're doing this upgrade from a non turbo 1.6 or 1.8, you will need the 1.8T brake line/hose bracket assembly to go with the 1.8T+ calipers, alternatively make up custom lines that go from the bracket to the caliper (these calipers use a flexible hose from the car to a bracket on the caliper, and then a rigid line into the caliper itself).
     
  6. aragorn

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

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    Looking good. I think your wheels need a wash :p

    Pull the ABS fuse to bed them in?
     
  7. au_sjo

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    I haven't washed the car or the wheels since I bought it!! ;)
     

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