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 Post subject: convertable brakes
PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 11:01 pm 
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so I have been looking and looking and looking and there is no way I am going to pick up a gti set up Is there any other way?

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 Post subject: Re: convertable brakes
PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 11:15 pm 
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What are you looking for? Rear discs or gt fronts or both? I used 98 fronts and gt rear discs on my 91. I traded the fronts away to someone in Wa. state that had a gt.

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 Post subject: Re: convertable brakes
PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 1:49 am 
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Im running stock 92 vert brakes up front and the mk4/5 fronts better and I just want disc in the rear so the thing will stop a bit better

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 Post subject: Re: convertable brakes
PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 8:13 am 
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vert brakes are fine. i don't believe the mk4/5 front brakes are any different.

it depends on which engine you plan on using. the gt knuckles and hubs are different to accept the gt axles which have a different length spline.

you can swap the gt rotors and calipers to the vert knuckles but the gt rotors are 250mm and to get clearance for the rotors/calipers you want the gt rotors to be closer to 240mm. i have my machinist turn the 250mm rotors down to fit but if you search, you can find 240mm rotors.

the caliper yokes from the gt bolt right up to the vert knuckles so you can use 3 banger or non-gt 4 cylinder axles with the gt brakes when you choose the parts carefully. :wink:

i have done this conversion to get the front gt brakes on my turbo3 vert.

the rear disc conversion is more for appearance and bragging rights. aside from being easier to service, there's not a huge difference in braking effect between the drum and disc rear brakes.

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 Post subject: Re: convertable brakes
PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 4:59 pm 
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so is there a way to help getting the stock convertible brakes to stop better

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