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Offline Agent47

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Rear drums
« on: November 11, 2018, 12:05:33 am »
Looking for whole new rear brakes. Is a 6n setup the same? Struggling to find backing plates

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Re: Rear drums
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2018, 10:04:35 am »
I used 200mm passat ones on mine, needs the full setup to match.  I think from a mid-80s passat, not sure those parts will be available though.

I highly suspect 6n ones will be a direct fit, even on fairly recent polos they look identical! 

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Re: Rear drums
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2018, 01:12:42 pm »
I have a Passat setup on there at the moment, but I think they're 230mm and the car likes to swap ends on harsh braking. Bigger is not always better.

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Re: Rear drums
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2018, 02:45:42 pm »
yeah I havwe a bias valve inside the car too so I can set & adjust it,  normally have it set to not send much to the back at all

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Re: Rear drums
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2018, 01:55:39 pm »
6n is same bolt holes ...what do you want a whole swap ?

later cars have non taper bearings ...so just grab the whole lot and bolt on  , mk3 golfs have a bigger drum that again swaps over as a whole lump

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Re: Rear drums
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2018, 04:44:16 pm »
I'd like to go back to the original size, the 230mm Passat onesare huge, way over powered, and weigh loads. I've got the Vauxhall caliper setup on the front so I don't need extra braking really. I've been looking and it seems that the mk2f backing plates are hard to find, but I can find new 6n ones. If 6n ones work I'll put them off a car I have and get everything else new. I'd just prefer to get new everything.

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Re: Rear drums
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2018, 10:21:38 am »
same as mk2...try the face book pages for mk 2/2f  will get some used ones on there