Scirocco Calipers

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Scirocco Calipers

Post by sixsracing » Mon Dec 05, 2005 8:09 am

Has anybody tried to bolt 16v Scirocco calipers directly to Cabriolet steering knuckles? I need to replace rotors and pads anyway, seeing as I'm working back in the parts business the parts are to cheap to pass up. Information would be appreciated as always.
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Post by sixsracing » Mon Dec 05, 2005 8:58 am

Looks like I have an answer, a pair of brackets are needed for proper caliper height. Anybody know where I can buy just the brackets?
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Post by Briano1234 » Mon Dec 05, 2005 3:26 pm

sixsracing wrote:Looks like I have an answer, a pair of brackets are needed for proper caliper height. Anybody know where I can buy just the brackets?
dealer only probably, unless you can find them in a wrecking yard.
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Post by sixsracing » Mon Dec 05, 2005 5:10 pm

Nope, this is no dealer part. This to to ADAPT one dealer part to fit another dealer part and the two were never supposed to be togehter on the same car.
91 Cabriolet, red w/white
86 Cabriolet white/white (oldest daughter)
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Post by 1lowcab » Tue Dec 06, 2005 1:46 am

you also need the 16V carriers, then they will bolt up. i thought i had a set of 10.1's but the guy backed out of the sale. :x
keep on eye on the tex, sometimes people will sell just the carriers.
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Post by sixsracing » Tue Dec 06, 2005 8:22 am

Lowcab, I'm thinking the carriers you are talking about are the caliper brackets. If so, they come with the calipers I sell. There is what appears to be an adapter of some sort to raise the bracket enough to accept the larger Scirocco rotors as well. The adapter is what I need. The brakes were worn enough so that I threw on some Cabriolet stock brakes last night because my daughter is driving it back and forth to school and I couldn't let it go any longer. I'm still looking for the adapters though. Thanks for all your input.
91 Cabriolet, red w/white
86 Cabriolet white/white (oldest daughter)
97 Golf, black (youngest daughter)
98 Beetle, red
94 Cabrio, dark green (oldest son)
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Post by 1lowcab » Tue Dec 06, 2005 11:18 am

thats wierd, i've always heard that 16v rocco calipers and carriers bolt right up to other MKI's no adapter needed. are you sure there not from an MKII 16v, like a gti?
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Post by Calimus » Tue Dec 06, 2005 12:42 pm

Rocco caliper will bolt right up to a cabby knuckle. I know for a fact since at one point when I fried a wheel bearing, I took the the knuckle/hub from Crstines totaled cabby and used it as a replacement. Bolt the caliper & carriers on and toss on the proper disc.

Well, you might want to put the disc in place first.
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Post by sixsracing » Tue Dec 06, 2005 1:08 pm

That's the info. I was looking for. I thought that might be the case but I wanted to get some feedback. I'm ordering the calipers today and should have some updated information soon. Thanks again guys!
91 Cabriolet, red w/white
86 Cabriolet white/white (oldest daughter)
97 Golf, black (youngest daughter)
98 Beetle, red
94 Cabrio, dark green (oldest son)
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