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Have I bought the right Brembo calipers?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by JimS3, Jun 18, 2013.

  1. vroomtshh
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    why not? My LCR is currently on gt junior carriers
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    Different offsets between LCR and GT Juniors by 5.5mm - thats why
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    LOL, thought you were an expert?

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    Tonight managed to compare these to Junior GT setup on a car at a meet, and the are identical on the outside.
    So unless the pistons are different sizes, then it looks like they are the GT calipers.

    Anyone happen to know the size size of LCR or Junior GT pistons?
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    Radial (as pictured, usually easier to custom fit) or lug mount (like a standard caliper, carrier built in).
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    I've never claimed to be an expert. Your obviously thinking of yourself.

    What I do know is that I have a set of LCR calipers, on an LCR, with GT juior carriers and no issues
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    I dont remember them but they are the same
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    in the bike world its post mount (radial) or IS, international standard (lug).
    why there is so many different terms between different applications i dont know lol.
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    Motorbike or push bike? I remember getting Hope 4 pots for my push bike. Immense. Still have them plus an original hope disc brake.
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    push bike.
    My hopes are IS mount, post mount were supposed to be stiffer, and cleaner looking. Like most brakes are nowadays
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    [​IMG]
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    No, I really think you have branded yourself as an expert. I never put those words in your mouth, your continued input in this thread and admission to buying, refurbishing and reselling Brembos made your authority on the subject perfectly clear.

    If you aren't an expert, then what are you doing refurbishing calipers and selling them on to the public as a side line? Dangerous much.

    The offset is 5.5mm different, as Bill said. So your statement of "What I do know is that I have a set of LCR calipers, on an LCR, with GT juior carriers and no issues" isn't a helpful comment at all. It may well all bolt up, BUT the offset WILL have changed. Meaning the OP might go out and pick up some cheap LCR carriers and have figment issues, because he doesn't know the offset will have changed.

    I suspect the reason for this is due to standard fitment LCR wheels are ET38 and standard S3 Avus wheels are ET32.

    Which gives 6mm MORE clearance on the LCR wheels, hence the offset difference between the after market S3 GT Junior kit and the factory fitted LCR Brembos.

    Don't mess about, I'm certainly not in the mood for catty back handed remarks when I tell that you are wrong, along with the most informed member of this forum on 8L braking.

    View this two year old thread where even the almighty Prawn was shown to be wrong - http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/a3-s3-forum-8l-chassis/127697-omg-brembo-gt-kit-egay-£450-bargin.html

    :o.k:

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    Congrats to the OP, glad you have made a good purchase.
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    I doubt that TBH. The paint finish on new Brembo's is generally much better than that.
    Looks like someone's done a quick spruce up on them & sold them as new (Red paint on the bleed screw & cap)
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    As were on the subject (I don't have a clue regarding what fits what) there's a lad near me who just breaks cupra R's (I got my maf from him) and he said he's selling brembo brakes (everything you need to get them working) £350 but you take them off as he hasn't got round to breaking that one yet.

    Anyone interested ill forward his number and he has full k04 turbo with downpipe and full intercooler bits he said what ever you need to get it physically on an A3 you can have, dunno price for that tho
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    They've been repainted surely. The bleed nipple has overspray.
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    Odd, there's no sign of corrosion or wear on any parts, or fluid inside.

    As long as they work ok when fitted, at the price I paid I'm happy!
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    Good chance they have been stripped & bead blasted.
    I would also expect them to have some fluid in them as they should have been tested.
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