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 Post subject: Rear brakes
PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 4:05 pm 
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Weight of the rear drum setup vs weight of the gt/gti rear disc setup?

I'm going for as light as possible yet I found a gt rear brake setup yet a creature of my comfort. I love the idea of rear disc and ease of changing brakes yet the pro might over weigh the cons of converting money wise idk tho


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 Post subject: Re: Rear brakes
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 7:05 pm 
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I am having a hard time even finding rear brake parts for my gti
Did find some finally, most likely get them monday.
I got quoted 300 for pads calipers and rotors
For the work and money i would stay with drums its a 1600 pound car.
shoes are easy to change and if your not pulling your park brake around every corner they last a long time haha:)


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 Post subject: Re: Rear brakes
PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 1:01 am 
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89GTI66 wrote:
I am having a hard time even finding rear brake parts for my gti
Did find some finally, most likely get them monday.
I got quoted 300 for pads calipers and rotors
For the work and money i would stay with drums its a 1600 pound car.
shoes are easy to change and if your not pulling your park brake around every corner they last a long time haha:)


Seriously?!!
Rockauto has the set of pads for less than $15 and new Rear Rotors for $32 a piece.
I just did this swamp to rear discs and upgraded my front rotors and pads too. All will top end parts still didnt break $200 for all 4 rotors and pads after shipping. HUGE improvement in stopping power and control.

On my personal list of things to upgrade on any vehicle the top 3 are
1) brakes
2) suspension and handling
3) driver skill from a professional instructor on a closed track.

after that...then add horse power. 1600 pound car is light, but a moot point. Do the upgrade. 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Rear brakes
PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 12:57 pm 
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driving my disc 98 and my drum 98 back to back stopping power and brake feel i worlds better on the disc car. I haven't even swapped in the gti front setup yet.

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 Post subject: Re: Rear brakes
PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 3:04 pm 
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i can still find rear gt brake components on ebay. i have converted the brakes on both of my verts to gt front and rear discs.

the rear discs brakes are probably heavier than drum brakes because of the big calipers but in trade you get much better wheel bearings and easier servicing. i prefer the 4 wheel disc brakes with the modified gt front brakes.

if you use the vert knuckles on the front with the gt calipers, you just have the gt rotors machined 2.5 - 3.0 mm on the radius to clear the calipers. that gets you the bigger brakes without the weight of the gt knuckles. the gt knuckles have to be matched with the twincam axles so the modified set is required on the 3 cylinder cars.

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 Post subject: Re: Rear brakes
PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:23 pm 
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I guess ill have to check ebay for parts I just don't like the shipping Bs


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 Post subject: Re: Rear brakes
PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 7:51 pm 
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So I talked to suzuki today they want 500 for each caliper :|


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 Post subject: Re: Rear brakes
PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 8:30 pm 
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89GTI66 wrote:
So I talked to suzuki today they want 500 for each caliper :|


ARE you Dain Bramaged!!!

WHY would buy them through the dealer? Rockauto has them for $48-$66 each on the calipers. Brand new.

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 Post subject: Re: Rear brakes
PostPosted: Thu Mar 21, 2013 9:59 pm 
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nixmixin wrote:
89GTI66 wrote:
So I talked to suzuki today they want 500 for each caliper :|


ARE you Dain Bramaged!!!

WHY would buy them through the dealer? Rockauto has them for $48-$66 each on the calipers. Brand new.



Reman. Not new. He will have to eat the core charge. So 77 each side. Then rotors, knuckles, park brake cables, hubs, etc.

If you want a rear brake conversion find one being parted out. Its the only affordable way to do it and you get everything.

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