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    Said the ocd would kick in. Here's our old polo and dads new GTI. Bit confused now, not difficult I know. Click image for larger version. 

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    Quote Originally Posted by S49 View Post
    Said the ocd would kick in. Here's our old polo and dads new GTI. Bit confused now, not difficult I know.
    When the bonnet is shut (hopefully it's most common position) Is the strut body not higher than the rod....i.e it points downhill when bonnet is shut?

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    That's what I was turning over in my dull head.

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    Ive been looking at the brake options recently, pulled an old file and had a search of the net for current pricing for the 313mm VR6 T4 upgrade brakes. Crikey.... really... scene tax slapped all over this option.... so got the part numbers then chased down the models before getting back on to ebay. I've just bought the OEM ATE front axle 313mm calipers and carriers for £28 (90 day warranty - haggled), new Mintex disks £40, new Borg & Beck pads £5. It represents a 12% braking force upgrade. Chuffed . A little work to refurb, paint & fit but it's a sensible cost effective upgrade and stays true to a T4.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Activ8 View Post
    Ive been looking at the brake options recently, pulled an old file and had a search of the net for current pricing for the 313mm VR6 T4 upgrade brakes. Crikey.... really... scene tax slapped all over this option.... so got the part numbers then chased down the models before getting back on to ebay. I've just bought the OEM ATE front axle 313mm calipers and carriers for £28 (90 day warranty - haggled), new Mintex disks £40, new Borg & Beck pads £5. It represents a 12% braking force upgrade. Chuffed . A little work to refurb, paint & fit but it's a sensible cost effective upgrade and stays true to a T4.

    That's in good nick mate , my needed a bit more effort. But well worth it. I put m- tec in my but only b'cos i used them before and seams to be good stuff

    Sent from my SM-G930F using Just T4s

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hans View Post
    That's in good nick mate , my needed a bit more effort. But well worth it. I put m- tec in my but only b'cos i used them before and seams to be good stuff

    Sent from my SM-G930F using Just T4s
    Lovely job Hans. What paint did you use?

    I simply went for price & spent the early hours trawling the net! I'm not paying £140 ('taxed') for a pair of disks, drilled and grooved when the equivalent brembo Merc discs are £50-£60 in Europe.


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    Need the brake lines and would like braided - any info on here?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Activ8 View Post
    Lovely job Hans. What paint did you use?

    I simply went for price & spent the early hours trawling the net! I'm not paying £140 ('taxed') for a pair of disks, drilled and grooved when the equivalent brembo Merc discs are £50-£60 in Europe.
    From ebay

    Sent from my SM-G930F using Just T4s

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    Quote Originally Posted by Activ8 View Post
    Need the brake lines and would like braided - any info on here?
    Put a full set of Goodrich on my van recently ish - details in the build thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Activ8 View Post
    Ive been looking at the brake options recently, pulled an old file and had a search of the net for current pricing for the 313mm VR6 T4 upgrade brakes. Crikey.... really... scene tax slapped all over this option.... so got the part numbers then chased down the models before getting back on to ebay. I've just bought the OEM ATE front axle 313mm calipers and carriers for £28 (90 day warranty - haggled), new Mintex disks £40, new Borg & Beck pads £5. It represents a 12% braking force upgrade. Chuffed . A little work to refurb, paint & fit but it's a sensible cost effective upgrade and stays true to a T4.

    Those are 313 calipers? If so £28 is a silly price - I just sold a standard set for double that.

    My four pot kit and 345 discs have been sat on my bench for well over 12 months now - in fact I got bored of them in the way and they got boxed and shelved. They'll fit on the V10

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    Quote Originally Posted by regcheeseman View Post
    Put a full set of Goodrich on my van recently ish - details in the build thread



    Those are 313 calipers? If so £28 is a silly price - I just sold a standard set for double that.

    My four pot kit and 345 discs have been sat on my bench for well over 12 months now - in fact I got bored of them in the way and they got boxed and shelved. They'll fit on the V10
    Quote Originally Posted by regcheeseman View Post
    Put a full set of Goodrich on my van recently ish - details in the build thread
    Cheers Reg

    Quote Originally Posted by regcheeseman View Post
    Those are 313 calipers?
    Hmmm , I was just reviewing it as Hans' caliper is different to look at but the US Eurovan got fitted differently. Some were fitted with a 17" option according to my findings!

    Worse case it's a 300mm option and I'll use them on the rear (?) but back to educating myself. Covered in eBay as I specified 313mm. It's designed to be confusing and it is.
    Quote Originally Posted by regcheeseman View Post
    If so £28 is a silly price - I just sold a standard set for double that.
    Silly numbers flying about VW Heritage want £750 for a 'kit'...




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