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Post  stevieh6 31/07/09, 05:17 pm

Hi, ive heard rumor of fitting honda brake calipers on the gti, if this is true, what car are they off, do you have to mod the brackets for them to fit and how much bigger are they compared to stock?

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Post  STEVEGTI 31/07/09, 05:30 pm

ive heard of people using crx pads i think unsure of calipers though andy will be the man who knows what are yopu running now
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Post  dbssgti 31/07/09, 07:58 pm

ive read sum where that u can use 88 crx calipers apparently all u need is longer bolts an fatter washer to sort out the offset dont hold me to that tho think i read it on team swift or redline or something like that!!!!!!!!!!!! confused

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Post  STEVEGTI 31/07/09, 08:25 pm

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Post  dominator 01/08/09, 06:26 pm

you can use honda calipers, but you will have to mod the discs and to be honest you dont get that much more pad area, and they are still single piston

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Post  shuja 01/08/09, 08:04 pm

100% you can do this upgrade. I am planning this myself as the wilwoods don't seem too good for road use. The positioning of the bolt holes are the same but you have to grind a bit of the bottom end of the caliper and pads off to make it fit, which is'nt a big deal. I got the info on how to do this from redline and I heard they cover 30% more area than stock. To expand this topic further, I have also heard that you can put Nissan 200sx s15 rear calipers on in the same way.

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Post  STEVEGTI 01/08/09, 09:06 pm

wilwoods are fine for every day use almost all my mates have 4 pot wilwoods on a variety of cars

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Post  dominator 02/08/09, 12:10 pm

shuja wrote: wilwoods don't seem too good for road use
why not?
i use a hispec 4 pot setup, frodo 2500 pads, they are amazing, well worth the money

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Post  shuja 02/08/09, 04:42 pm

I'll take your word for it. I was told that they only perform well at high temperatures! Any way, for a mildly modified swifts the CRx calipers are an absolute bargain. You can get them for about £30 from the breakers.

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