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Offline 1982dan

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Brake upgrades
« on: 11 May 2018, 13:14 »
Hi, thinking of changing brakes discs from standard to vented & drilled (mtec) how do I measure the discs & would I need new calipers if I was to upgrade or would I get away the standard one's?, any help
Would be appreciated before I go ordering parts that won't fit, cheers

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Re: Brake upgrades
« Reply #1 on: 11 May 2018, 16:12 »
What car do you have?

The Mk4 came with a few varieties of disc sizes depending on the model/engine size


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Re: Brake upgrades
« Reply #2 on: 11 May 2018, 17:07 »
@wazzzer, it's a mk4 1.8t gti 150bhp aum

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Re: Brake upgrades
« Reply #3 on: 12 May 2018, 09:12 »
312 mm Discs and get some new carriers for the calipers.

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Re: Brake upgrades
« Reply #4 on: 12 May 2018, 10:46 »
@groggs when I put the make & model of my golf it came up as 288x25 ??

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Re: Brake upgrades
« Reply #5 on: 12 May 2018, 12:49 »
@groggs when I put the make & model of my golf it came up as 288x25 ??
Try gsf website they show the bigger disc as an option and use discount code wkd56 for 56% off

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Re: Brake upgrades
« Reply #6 on: 12 May 2018, 17:57 »
&barrym381 will do cheers

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Re: Brake upgrades
« Reply #7 on: 18 May 2018, 00:19 »
What he meant was the 312mm is an upgrade for your car. You need bigger carriers and the 312mm discs to fit them


1999 1.8T: R-Tech remap - 225bhp/256lb/ft : K03s : THS FMIC : THS PCR pipe : 2.5" stainless exhaust : THS FR3 Engine mounts : G60/VR6 clutch : Calibra Yellow injectors : VR6 MAF : Devils Own WMI : Forge 007p : Carbonio CAI : Leon Cupra R Brembos : FK AK Street coilovers : Votex skirts : Anniversary front : click ---> http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=92175