[Es2] rear rotors from A4 confirmed

Elijahallen92 at aol.com Elijahallen92 at aol.com
Wed Apr 13 07:26:24 EDT 2005

I'm still interested in putting the urs4 rear calipers on my car. I know I  
need S8 carriers and new beetle rotors but are the new beetle rotors vented? Is 
 it from the 05 beetle? Thanks,

In a message dated 4/12/2005 10:02:14 PM Eastern Standard Time,  
rhouck at neo.rr.com writes:

John,  Mike, and others,

The rear rotors with 5 bolt holes are from an A4 1.8t  quattro from 2002-2003
(maybe others). The size is exactly the same as the  stock coupe rotors
(245x10), but with 5 holes. The OEM part number is  8E0615601B, they are
readily available, and the price is typically $30 or  less.

My rear hubs are the stock pieces, re-drilled for 5 holes, with  Porsche
studs pressed in. I have a very early car, and the rear hubs were  solid,
rather than the later ones I have seen that seem to be cast. I  believe the
stock hubs and the S2 hubs have the same dimensions, other than  the number
of holes. The fact that some have redrilled their stock rotors  for use with
the S2 hub tells me that the rotor and hub are essentially the  same. I know
of someone local that has purchased the S2 hubs and these  rotors, and will
be installing them soon. I will let everone know if there  is a problem, but
I don't see why there would be.

BTW, I have been  running my fully dedicated track coupe (10v turbo) with the
Porsche studs  exclusively for at least 5 years, with no problems. I am using
the A8 front  rotors with Boxster calipers, and my own adaptor bracket. I
modified the  front hubs from a UFO equiped car, so I do not know if they are
exactly the  same dimensions as some of the others. I do know that the
splines matched,  so it was fairly simple to use.


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