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Author Topic: V6 brake upgrade!  (Read 2310 times)

Offline Galasz1

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V6 brake upgrade!
« on: February 28, 2016, 11:07:02 AM »
Hello everyone! I'm sorry if it's been asked/explained before but I can't find it through the search option on here! I've bought 2 front V6 calipers, and would like to know if I have to swap the carriers/brackets as well or not? Mine's a 1.9 tdi. Thanx for any replies!

Offline bigjeeze

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Re: V6 brake upgrade!
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2016, 12:44:54 PM »
No idea, but remember this falls under the insurance question "Has your vehicle been modified in any way?"   you MUST inform your insurers.
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Offline Mirez

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Re: V6 brake upgrade!
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2016, 12:53:33 PM »
Yes, the carriers are different so will need swapping.

Personally I wouldn't be in a rush to tell them and I do normally abide by the rules. However IF it's a GENUINE part as fitted to another model then what's to say it didn't come from the factory like that? Why pay a premium for upgrading the braking system? I consider a modification to be something that either wasn't an option, wasn't available at the time or is not a genuine part ie aftermarket wheels. In the same vane, if you swapped non tinted glass out for the genuine tinted glass I wouldn't tell them but if I had it tinted by a company then I would because its non genuine.
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Offline Galasz1

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Re: V6 brake upgrade!
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2016, 05:39:07 PM »
Lol Mark! True what you said regarding the insurance! Although I was kinda hoping I wouldn't have to get the carriers as well, partly cos they cost more than the calipers themselves!!! Considering the calipers are not new, do you guys think I should have them reconditioned? Also, I want to lower the Gal! Should I get the Eibach kit or Kilen? Kilen are around 50% cheaper! Thanx again for any replies!

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Re: V6 brake upgrade!
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2016, 09:27:21 PM »
Do I need to change the brake hoses as well when I fit the V6 calipers?
Are they different in length/diameter from the ones in the car now? Also, I'm thinking of getting the rears upgraded to the V6 ones as well. Will I have to change the hoses at the back? Cheers.

 

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