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which cars share the same REAR calipers as the S3?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Effect, Apr 30, 2009.

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    [Apr 30, 2009]
    just got a quote for a new rear caliper from Audi and it was £125 +VAT so I want to try and source one 2nd hand but I think I may have a better chance of finding one off an alternative vehicle.

    The drivers side hand brake lever is partially seized.

    Thanks James
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    there is a difference between the 2wd and 4wd 256mm vented brakes, but I'm not sure if it's in the caliper or the carrier. I know when using the rears from a 4wd car on a 2wd car a spacer is needed to ensure the correct offset.

    If it's just the carrier that's different though, you can get teh calipers from any 2002> 180bhp golf gti, seat leon cupra's, cupra R's, most TT's, octavia VRs, R32.

    Anything based around the 8L platform that uses 256mm rears as standard.
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    No, the calipers are slightly bigger and wider on 4wd applications of the Golf4 platform, as 4wd models have vented rear disks compared to solid item for 2wd models, though I stand to be corrected on the latter.
    With regards to which Calipers are same as S3, think Golf R32, Audi TT Quattro models, not too sure if V6 4Motion Golf/Bora's are vented rears, though they should be with 4wd and 204bhp.
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    i know for certain the calipers on the A3 are different...thats all i can say im afraid
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    Check here:


    http://uk-mkivs.net/forums/p/153276/1014271.aspx#1014271

    • VW Golf R32 | Audi TT 3.2 Quattro
    • The Front brakes are 334mm x 32mm Vented 2-piece Discs, Twin piston calipers
    • The Rear brakes are 256mm x 22mm Vented Discs, 38mm Lucas singles

    • Seat Leon Cupra R

      The Front brakes are 323mm x 28mm Vented (grooved/drilled option) discs with 4 pot Brembo calipers
      The rear brakes are 256mm x 22mm Vented , with 38m Lucas single piston calipers

    • Audi TT-Quattro (225hp) | VW Golf anniversary | Golf GTI AUQ | Skodá Octavia VRS | VW Golf V5 170 | VW Golf V6 4 Motion
    • The Front brakes are 312mm x 25mm Vented Discs, 54mm ATE single piston calipers
    • The Rear brakes are 256mm x 22mm Vented Discs, 38mm Lucas single Piston calipers
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