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Offline AdamBeevers

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256mm brake conversion on 1.4?
« on: 13 November 2011, 11:02 »
Hi guys just wondering if these fit ok with new carriers? Or does master cylinder need swapping too? Cheers! (I did try searching but not much about on the 1.4's)

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Re: 256mm brake conversion on 1.4?
« Reply #1 on: 13 November 2011, 20:45 »
Not much point in switching tbh. :smiley:
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Re: 256mm brake conversion on 1.4?
« Reply #2 on: 13 November 2011, 22:52 »
Well people always say best thing to do with modding is to be able to stop well, other night my brakes over heated and I wasn't even driving that heavy and the fade on them are horrific.. So for the money it costs, may as well! Still, anyone able to help at all?

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Re: 256mm brake conversion on 1.4?
« Reply #3 on: 13 November 2011, 23:14 »
I guess yours has 239mm?

256mm solids wont make a huge difference and personally I would look for a vented 256mm set up (mk2 or mk3 and more common on 1.8 vento and estate models) and you don't need a new master cyl, all should be simple bolt on too (If you struggle to find vented callipers, non vents are fine to use with the slimmer mk2 pads)
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Re: 256mm brake conversion on 1.4?
« Reply #4 on: 13 November 2011, 23:23 »
What size wheels you got? 280mm a possibility?

TBF the 239mm brakes are diabolical and after having one massive near miss with familly and close friends in the car I never trusted them again, coming down a hill off a slip road and the brake fade was AWFUL. TBF didn't realise what an impact 5 people would have on the brakes but they just faded and I didn't actually manage to stop, just went straight over the roundabout which no one was on luckily.

New driver mistake yeah but never ever liked the brakes after that. Stuck a 288mm GTI set up on and they are amazing.  :cool:

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Re: 256mm brake conversion on 1.4?
« Reply #5 on: 15 November 2011, 21:28 »
tdi setup 256 vented ? still seems underbraked!

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Re: 256mm brake conversion on 1.4?
« Reply #6 on: 15 November 2011, 22:27 »
tdi setup 256 vented ? still seems underbraked!

It will be with that heavy lump to stop!!  :grin:

(b.t.w it could be solid or vented!)
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