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Can anyone help me by letting be know what model the brakes are in the Super Six as standard?  I've been working my way through the short(ish) list of things that are not right with my Tiger.  One of these is slight uneven wear on the discs. I suspect that the guide pins were probably not in the right condition.  Turns out that most of it looks like it isn't in the right condition!!

There are some pics here: https://cartigersupersix.com/braking-bad/

I'm probably going to get the callipers blasted and powder coated but all of the rubber seals and boots are perished or close to the end of their life.  I'd like to do a full service on them.

I did find what looks like a model number on the calliper but can't find any reference to it on the net.  The number is 32323538/2.

Thanks in advance!

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Hi mate. I did a search on that caliper number and found this...

https://www.clubgti.com/forums/index.php?threads/brake-part-numbers.234050/

....may be of some help, but no doubt a Super Six expert will shed more light on it for you. Keep up the good work... next summer isn’t far off! 😁

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Oh I don’t think that link was of any help after all that! Sorry 😩😂
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I may be wrong but that number looks like a VW caliper carrier number according to this thread? I’ll shut up now 😶

https://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?5972141-what-is-the-difference-between-the-2-g60-calipers
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Good digging!  Gives me somewhere to start 😉


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The super six uses the VW golf front brakes and uprights I believe and Ford rear.
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Hi Allec,

Yup, think it's the Mrk2 VW front brakes.  

Looking at the repair kits it's the diameter of the piston that is most important.  The repair kit won't break the bank if I order the wrong one.  I'm going to drain the brake system, strip the calliper and calliper bracket, get them sandblasted and powder coated and give it a go to replace all the rubbery bits.  As soon as you turn out of my garage there is a hill so I hope I get it right [wink]

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Nice work Poirot 😁 🎩
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Pretty sure they are mk1 golf gti in my super six
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Thanks... I think I've decided to save up and get the Hi-Spec set from Tiger as I'm really struggling to find someone interested in doing the blasting and coating.
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...... as I'm really struggling to find someone interested in doing the blasting and coating.

Have you contacted http://www.biggreddemo.auto-guru.uk/? Can't speak from experience of using them but I'm aware of them because (a) they're local to me (which is totally irrelevant of course) and (b) they have featured on TV programmes such as Car SOS. Apologies if this is 'old news'.

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Yep, they are Mk1 Golf GTI front end and Cortina drums on the rear end.
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Thanks Mark... I'll take a look.  I was reflecting how Car SOS don't seem to have too much trouble sourcing companies to do the work 😉


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I’ve put the Hi Spec discs and calipers on my supercat, but went for the ones up from the lightweight ones as my engine plate says my car weights 950kg and the lighter brakes are only rated to 700kg.
However the brakes are bloody good build and work fantastic so would recommend

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I’ve put the Hi Spec discs and calipers on my supercat, but went for the ones up from the lightweight ones as my engine plate says my car weights 950kg and the lighter brakes are only rated to 700kg.
However the brakes are bloody good build and work fantastic so would recommend

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Brian, unless your Cat has been overdoing the intake of chocolate it won't weigh 950 kg. That chassis plate figure is the total permissible gross weight of the vehicle and contents. My Cat is around the 675 kg mark which I believe to be fairly representative.

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Thanks, I did find that strange on the plate but the brakes work well 😂😂
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Hi can recommend BiggRed, had a set of seized callipers recondition and electroplated at a very good price and a fantastic job.
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My new Hi-Spec (Tiger branded) brake set arrived today!  I plan to strip the old VW callipers and recondition them myself.  Thanks everyone for you input!

Can I ask what brake fluid you all use?

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Managed to get the new brake disc, callipers and pads test fitted today.  It all went pretty well (once I realised that none of the old assembly was needed).  I'm waiting for some silicone based grease to arrive and painting a few bits and pieces before doing a final fit and the brake bleeding next weekend.  I have a miscible brake fluid in the reservoir at the moment (tested it today) so I'm going to flush the whole system with a decent branded DOT4 brake fluid.  That's unless someone knows why I shouldn't?  I'm not sure when the brake fluid was last changed so this seems sensible.

Not sure if anyone is interested but there are some pictures of the final test fit on my blog.  The new callipers are a massive visual upgrade! I hope they do the same for the performance.

https://cartigersupersix.com/braking-bad/

I'm going to make a little project out of reconditioning the old brake callipers.  I can imagine that these parts are easy to come by and someone in the community might benefit if I nurse them back to health.  All of the suggestions above will be useful for this!

Thanks for the continued help and support... great community!

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Managed to get the new brake disc, callipers and pads test fitted today.  It all went pretty well (once I realised that none of the old assembly was needed).  I'm waiting for some silicone based grease to arrive and painting a few bits and pieces before doing a final fit and the brake bleeding next weekend.  I have a miscible brake fluid in the reservoir at the moment (tested it today) so I'm going to flush the whole system with a decent branded DOT4 brake fluid.  That's unless someone knows why I shouldn't?  I'm not sure when the brake fluid was last changed so this seems sensible.

Not sure if anyone is interested but there are some pictures of the final test fit on my blog.  The new callipers are a massive visual upgrade! I hope they do the same for the performance.

https://cartigersupersix.com/braking-bad/

I'm going to make a little project out of reconditioning the old brake callipers.  I can imagine that these parts are easy to come by and someone in the community might benefit if I nurse them back to health.  All of the suggestions above will be useful for this!

Thanks for the continued help and support... great community!


Ace mate well done! I’ll head over to your blog now for a nosey! No doubt I’ll be having brake envy 🤣
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....Yep!... calliper envy! 🤣
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That’s my front ones 👍

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Sorry it's taken ages to reply.  Work and quite a bit of wrestling!

The bolts that came with my kit were too long and were fouling on the brake disc.  I've ordered some shorter ones and they work fine.

How central did you get the callipers to the disc?  I've been playing around with various combinations of spacer and washer and can't quite seem to get it bang on.

I'll be doing a final fit this weekend and bleeding the system.  I'll be nervous the first time I hit the brake pedal!

T

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Mine line up with the outer edge of the disc as couldn’t get them in any further,
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