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Re: Upgrade '82 Coupe front brakes
> Here is the plan: pull a set of calipers & carriers off an '85+ Coupe GT
> or 4000q, and purchase a set of '85+ FWD 4000 10.1" rotors (100mm bolt
> pattern). Then, install this on my father's '82 Coupe in place of the
> stock 9.4" solid front disc brakes.
> Has anyone done (or attempted) this? Anything to watch out for?
This is exactly what I have done to my Coupe.
The rotors are 10.1" 16v Scirroco / 16v Passat.
They fit right on.
> I am working on the assumption that the calipers will bolt right up to
> the '82 strut, and that the FWD 4000 rotor (100mm bolt pattern) has the
> right hat size for the CGT/4000q caliper carrier. Looks like an easy
> swap, but I wanted to check other BTDTs.
The calipers do bolt straight up and there is no surprises.
Makes a world of difference.
It would be nice to go even bigger but
that means strut mods and 15" rims.
1982 Coupe TURBO (473,150 km)
1984 4000s quattro (soon to be a rally car)
1986 4000s quattro (317,000 km) with four Nokia 10's
1982 Coupe (154,000) parts car
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