256mm Brake Caliper Upgrade

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256mm Brake Caliper Upgrade

Post by JHD » Thu Aug 06, 2020 5:22 pm

Hello,

Got hold of some nice 256mm calipers off eBay for a steal freshly refurbed and painted. Now I’ve got the tricky part of sourcing the carriers for it.

I’m aware of the Vauxhall conversion but I’m not too interested in this. Does anyone have any of the carriers required for the VW conversion?

Cheers



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Re: 256mm Brake Caliper Upgrade

Post by JABBER88 » Fri Aug 07, 2020 12:46 pm

They are as rare as hens teeth from what I understand.



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Re: 256mm Brake Caliper Upgrade

Post by whiteshark » Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:50 pm

You will find them on some old Audi estates, that's where I got my first set from. You can also get a very cheap set from the USA if you have any friends that travel over and back or if you want to pay the postage. www.cardone.com
Part number 14-1610 caliper brackets for the 16v Scirocco. Calipers are easy to find as they are fitted also to the MK3 Golf 2.0 L GTI, caliper carriers are another story.



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Re: 256mm Brake Caliper Upgrade

Post by JHD » Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:00 pm

whiteshark wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:50 pm
You will find them on some old Audi estates, that's where I got my first set from. You can also get a very cheap set from the USA if you have any friends that travel over and back or if you want to pay the postage. www.cardone.com
Part number 14-1610 caliper brackets for the 16v Scirocco. Calipers are easy to find as they are fitted also to the MK3 Golf 2.0 L GTI, caliper carriers are another story.
So cheap! Postage isn't ideal however. I've been looking for a while now might just have to bite the bullet and get them sent from the US.



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Re: 256mm Brake Caliper Upgrade

Post by james butler » Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:15 pm

shame the vauxhall parts arent your bag as theyre plentiful, tigra, corsa and astra all use the same component


I dont mind project cars but I HATE SANDING!!!

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Re: 256mm Brake Caliper Upgrade

Post by JHD » Tue Aug 11, 2020 12:21 pm

james butler wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:15 pm
shame the vauxhall parts arent your bag as theyre plentiful, tigra, corsa and astra all use the same component
I may have to give it some more consideration in fairness. Bit of tunnel vision on my part after getting a nice set of Calipers! I’ll keep searching out a set in the UK. I’ll find some eventually (maybe).



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Re: 256mm Brake Caliper Upgrade

Post by big_wig_074 » Tue Aug 25, 2020 8:49 am

Go to rockauto and buy MK2 Scirocco 16v carriers. Done.



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Re: 256mm Brake Caliper Upgrade

Post by JHD » Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:22 am

big_wig_074 wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2020 8:49 am
Go to rockauto and buy MK2 Scirocco 16v carriers. Done.
Slightly more difficult when you’re in the UK!



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Re: 256mm Brake Caliper Upgrade

Post by mr.brown » Tue Aug 25, 2020 3:17 pm

No its not - my last two sets came from Rockauto ;-)



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Re: 256mm Brake Caliper Upgrade

Post by big_wig_074 » Mon Aug 31, 2020 4:06 pm

I live in Swansea mate, got them delivered to my door