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    Re: Mk4 Golf Rear Calipers Upgrade. Re: Parts

    Quote Originally Posted by 3corsameal
    This was about £100 off ebay and comes with the other tools, like cutter, bender, and derburring tool
    To be honest I reckon getting that sort of thing is overkill. The cheap ones work fine once you get the knack of it; they're just a bit... cheap.

    If you were a garage and you're doing a entire car's worth of brake lines every other day or whatever, then fair enough though.

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    Re: Mk4 Golf Rear Calipers Upgrade. Re: Parts

    Nice kit there!!


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    Re: Mk4 Golf Rear Calipers Upgrade. Re: Parts

    If only you had bought that kit before Edition when I needed some made up urgently. I got sorted but maybe you might want to put the kit into use offering members a brake pipe making service
    Surely now your taking the C to a garage, they will have the tools for making the brake pipes anyway?

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    Re: Mk4 Golf Rear Calipers Upgrade. Re: Parts

    the funny thing is that now i'm going to pay someone else to fit brakes i lost interest after the fuel leak and bonnet getting stuck

    i bought the kit with a mate so the cost was split, plus its the same mate i bought a land rover 101 with, and we need to do the complete brake system on that, its being stripped down to bare chassis and built up so easier to fit the pipes than the corrado

    the kit is great, really easy to use, every flare and bend has been perfect and i never used one before. Am sure if i had templates of brake lines i could make new ones quite easily, but posting them out without them bending would be the problem
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    Re: Mk4 Golf Rear Calipers Upgrade. Re: Parts

    Mmmmm, new brake bits goodness, see below:



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    Re: Mk4 Golf Rear Calipers Upgrade. Re: Parts

    i've got all mine on now, took it to a garage to fit it all in the end. its nice to have brakes again
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    Re: Mk4 Golf Rear Calipers Upgrade. Re: Parts

    Well finally got round to painting the new rear calipers and carriers red, can recommend the Hammerite smooth paint, nice finish. Am just away to take all the rear brake parts out to the garage now, they are in process of fitting my front Brembo's as we speak

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    Re: Mk4 Golf Rear Calipers Upgrade. Re: Parts

    so are the mk4 golf rear calipers better than the standard vr6 corrado ones? from what i can find they are only a couple of quid cheaper
    or is it just preference to change them?
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    Re: Mk4 Golf Rear Calipers Upgrade. Re: Parts

    Ok couple questions...

    1/ same for teh 16v/G60 as it is for the VR?

    2/ There's no definative answer about the Mk3 Carrier and slider pins... Are they needed?
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    Re: Mk4 Golf Rear Calipers Upgrade. Re: Parts

    i think all corrados came with the same rear brakes. Someone else can probably confirm this.

    i only bought the calipers, they fitted onto the standard carriers, so no need to change them.

    mine were fitted using the existing slider pins, you can only buy new slider pins if you buy the whole carrier, which from memory was about £60 each side.
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