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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2002 9:44 pm 
Hi <br>I was wondering if anyone knows how hard it would be to switch from the rear drum brakes on my Turbo Sprint to the disc brakes from a GTI? I have the brakes but I did not want to get started & find out it doesnt work. Is there any real benefit to doing this swap?<br><br>Sprint GTI <p></p><i></i>


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2002 7:35 am 
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If you have the calipers and rotors, that's a start. Next you'll need the GTi rear wheel hubs, and the GTi brake valve. You may or many not need new brake lines for the back. I would get them just in case <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :) --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/smile.gif ALT=":)"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> Good luck. <p></p><i></i>


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2002 8:30 am 
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u will need the ebrake cables too<br>and u will need something bigger then a 13 inch out back. or else u will need a spacer<br><br> <p></p><i></i>


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2002 4:45 pm 
I've just done a faq on this for Kyle, if it doesn't go up in a couple of days, post your mail address.<br><br>Iain <p></p><i></i>


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 08, 2002 6:08 pm 
Ill have to check & see how many of the parts I have in storage, Thanks for the info!!! Does anyone know if the swap improves the cars stopping performance? <br>Kevin <p></p><i></i>


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2002 11:27 am 
Depends on whether you're fitting the larger front brakes from the GTi. In that case yes. personally, i can't tell any difference fitting rear discs on a saloon, but then my brake system is always in tip top condition.<br><br>Iain <p></p><i></i>


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 9:26 pm 
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i did the conversion on my car not much to it but you will need every thing from the swift i order all my parts from suzuki not cheap calipers alone were $489.00.And i didnt like the stopping responce,i did it mostly for looks


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from an engineering standpoint, the swept area of the disc brakes over the drum brakes isn't increased to any great degree. i just tossed a set of kevlar brake shoes on new drums on my t3 project and like the improved braking effect without all the work of swapping to the discs.

of course i drive sensibly and only get on the brakes really hard on the autocross course on sundays. :roll:

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So whats the verdict on Mk2 GTi rear disc brake swap to Mk1 Turbo Sprint . Anyone completed that project ? Any pictures , directions ? I already have front swaped but rears did not look possible , some of you sounded fairly confident about it so send pictures of you swap completed . If they dont work any better at least they look great , so why not if its possible .


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