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Been a busy boy today.

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The old brakes came off OK except for the bolts holding the carriers onto the hubs - i had to resort to my 4 foot bar over the socket ratchet !

Threadlock compount used for re-install.

Pressure bleed ket came in handy on the 'commissioning' stage.

All back together and then a 20 mile trial.........driving the wife somewhere so didn't get chance to stand on them.

They felt really great though, even with light pedal pressure.
 

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nice job Jon.. it does make it stand out against the blue body,,. I think i will be (with abit of help from "you know who") doing the same when i get the new wheel..

I see you managed to get it all done before it rain!!
 

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Yeah - thanks!

This is not a paint job by the way - these are new Mk5 GTi full front brake setup.

The originals were 288mm and these beggers are 312mm....the caliper is similar to original bar the colour!
 

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Looks the business Jon. Did you have to change the backing plate too? Would the original calipers fit onto the GTi calipers? Sorry about all the questions, I would be very interested in doing this to my own car too.

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Quote: posted by beetleman61 on 18/04/2005 00:34:31

Looks the business Jon. Did you have to change the backing plate too? Would the original calipers fit onto the GTi calipers? Sorry about all the questions, I would be very interested in doing this to my own car too.

Eoin

Didn't need to change the backing plate......

I expect that the original caliper *may* go onto the GTi carrier as it seems about the same size.

I'm hoping this is the case as the pads *may* also be compatible too.
 

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These are from a certain 'well known' GTi - all genuine and above board - and only 100 miles old!

Oh, and by the way - these babies have filled in that 'oh i hope we can stop' area that the original brakes exhibited after the remap.
 
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