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rear brake caliper

Postby Justice » Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:28 pm

Hi all
I have a 190 MK5 hi cube 2.5 deisel. The axle is off a mini bus with a taller ratio. The question is are the rear brake calipers interchangeable between the 20.6 bore and the 25.4 bore. I ask as I need new calipers and the mk 5 originally had 25.4 but the calipers on at the moment are 20.6. I have the original calipers off the old axle and they are in good nick and was hoping to just swaqp them over.
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Re: rear brake caliper

Postby darkbluevanman » Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:43 am

Justice wrote:Hi all
I have a 190 MK5 hi cube 2.5 deisel. The axle is off a mini bus with a taller ratio. The question is are the rear brake calipers interchangeable between the 20.6 bore and the 25.4 bore. I ask as I need new calipers and the mk 5 originally had 25.4 but the calipers on at the moment are 20.6. I have the original calipers off the old axle and they are in good nick and was hoping to just swaqp them over.
Apreciate the wisdom of those that have gone before
Justice


Yes you can use the bigger 'cylinders' but you will have a bit more pedal travel....
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Re: rear brake caliper

Postby cbfhornet » Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:31 pm

Im curious as to why he will have more pedal travel ?
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Re: rear brake caliper

Postby AndyG » Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:49 pm

I would fit the 25.4s on, as these would reduce possible rear wheel lock up when the van is empty :)
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Re: rear brake caliper

Postby AndyG » Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:51 pm

cbfhornet wrote:Im curious as to why he will have more pedal travel ?

Because he'd be moving a greater volume of fluid, the same distance :!: But it may not be noticeable :idea:
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