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    Re: Mk4 Golf Rear Calipers Upgrade. Re: Parts

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    Re: Mk4 Golf Rear Calipers Upgrade. Re: Parts

    I got fed up of waiting for the rear calipers to show up on eBay so I sourced my rear mk4 calipers from volkswagenspares for £75. They were in good condition and it didn't take much to clean them up and paint them red as they are made out of aluminum.

    The front ones were a different matter. I got them for £60 off eBay in quite good condition but being made out of steel, even the small amount of rust that it had, it took bloody ages to grind off.

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    Re: Mk4 Golf Rear Calipers Upgrade. Re: Parts

    3corsameal,

    what model of MK4 Golf do those part nunbers that you posted up correspond to ? Can you use MK4 calipers from ANY MK4 Golf ? Just want to try and get them a bit cheaper than from VW or BigRed and have seen some for £55+VAT each but they have no part numbers just model type,

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    Re: Mk4 Golf Rear Calipers Upgrade. Re: Parts

    i'm not sure, i just got the part numbers given to me on here by supercharged (i think)

    when i went to VW originally the chap told me there was several different ones, i guess the later the letter in the number the later the model of car, maybe they kept revising the brakes?
    as i found ones starting with 1D0, 1H0, 1J0 etc

    ordered a nice brake line flaring tool, a skyes pickavant one, better be good as that was another £100
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    Re: Mk4 Golf Rear Calipers Upgrade. Re: Parts

    Just ordered a pair of alloy MK4 calipers for £103 delivered which was good price, and will paint them red myself. And seeing as I saved money here, ordered a pair or new caliper carriers and slider pins from VW for £127.04 delivered. So brake spec now will be as follows:

    Brembo 4-pot front calipers with alloy carriers
    305x28mm front brembo slotted discs
    Brembo pads

    MK4 alloy rear calipers
    New VW G60 rear caliper carriers
    Brembo rear discs
    AP Racing rear pads

    Also have new bearings front and rear and new handbrakes cables to fit as well, should be a massive improvement !

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    Re: Mk4 Golf Rear Calipers Upgrade. Re: Parts

    sounds awesome setup, i take it you haven't got standard wheels to fit those front brakes?

    are you also planning to do anything with the "hard" brake lines? my tool arrived today for making flared ends, just waiting for all the pipe and stuff to turn up so i can practise
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    Re: Mk4 Golf Rear Calipers Upgrade. Re: Parts

    Dunno about doing anything with the hard brake lines, will just be getting garage to fit everything tbh at same time. Wheels are ETA Porsche "Turbo" twist 3-piece split rims in 8x17" size all round, plenty of clearance I think (have seen Brfembo's fitted to cars that have these wheels).
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    Re: Mk4 Golf Rear Calipers Upgrade. Re: Parts

    i've found the hard lines to be a bit of a state after 13yrs, so having to replace those as well now.

    bit of a pain but seems a worth while thing to do
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    Re: Mk4 Golf Rear Calipers Upgrade. Re: Parts

    Definitely a worthwhile conversion going down the MK4 route. My handbrake was just for decoration until i sorted the rear beam and all the brakes to Mk4 items..


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    Re: Mk4 Golf Rear Calipers Upgrade. Re: Parts

    Just some more bits ill add to this thread, seeing as they arrived now.

    Brake pipe flaring tool, required if you want to replace your brake lines, Worth while getting a semi decent one if your not experienced, the cheaper ones are a bit naff from what i've read.

    This was about £100 off ebay and comes with the other tools, like cutter, bender, and derburring tool




    Brake pipe and unions, the pipe is 3/16" or 4.76mm, the unions are 10mm and i ordered some 12mm and some spare bleed nipples (not sure why i got the nipples as the brakes all have new ones anyway, does the master cylinder have some?)



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