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T4 Rear Disc Install in a T3.

Discussion in 'T3 & T4 Tech Help Clinic' started by mackaymanx, Apr 28, 2018.

  1. nils

    nils Well-Known Member

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    So under the NCOP system or the old system?
     
  2. mackaymanx

    mackaymanx Active Member

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    NCOP, $638 all up for LA2,LT4,LG1,LG2 andLK1.
     
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  3. nils

    nils Well-Known Member

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    Nice work, sounds like a trip up to Mackey to see your engineer would be worthwhile, the quotes I have been getting from down here are outrageous.
     
  4. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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    His engineer would not be recognised in NSW. They only have state qualifications.
     
  5. mackaymanx

    mackaymanx Active Member

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    This is the third time I've used him, they get to know the standard of your work after awhile.
     
  6. nils

    nils Well-Known Member

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    Is that not the point of a National Code Of Practice?
     
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  7. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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    Each state has its own national code.:D

    The good thing about standards is that there are so many of them.
     
  8. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    There normally is a national body made up from state bodies. That make the codes of practices. It is then up to each state parliament,working body in each industry to adopt the national code of practice as there own or modified to suit the states requirements.
     
  9. syncro

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    I was qualified to install security systems in NSW. I was not allowed to do it in any other state. It's the same with automotive engineers. Each state has a list of engineers. It's the same with roadworthies. The mechanic is only usually licenced for one state.
     
  10. mackaymanx

    mackaymanx Active Member

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    Ok, I have an update on handbrake cables.
    Gowesty are now supplying a kit https://www.gowesty.com/product/brakes/25264/rear_disc_kit-vanagon?v=#tabs-add1165 for this conversion. The disc they have is custom to Gowesty as it avoids having to machine the hub down. But they have custom handbrake cables to suit this conversion, don't know if they will supply them seperately.

    Also someone has tried a Golf/Jetta cable and is suppose to work with some mods. https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=734937

    This might be worth looking into. Appears to be longer than required, I need to find dimensions online before I would go this way.
     
  11. SunnyJim

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    Gday all

    I am only just starting to think about a rear brake upgrade for my t3.

    There is so much history behind all this thread . In hindsight what is the verdict?
    Do the same or a complete kit from go westy?
     
  12. Luckyphil

    Luckyphil Well-Known Member

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    I have T4 rear disc brakes on my yellow van and couldnt be happier. I also know of others with the same kit who are also well pleased with performance. Alas there are no more of the type of kit I have as only a small number were made. However the Gowesty kit looks to be the same but they seem to use their own Rotor whereas mine has a stock T4 rotor.
     
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  14. SunnyJim

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    Hi guys and @mackaymanx
    I am still thinking of a T3 drum to disc conversion.

    I like the idea of finding a much parts locally as I can.

    Looking at the Epytec option, can I also look at T5 parts or is it only T4?

    My local wrecker doesn't do Euro cars , so will now have to look a little wider
     
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  15. Dapom

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    For T4 parts try A1 auto spares on Kings Ave Willawong….they had 5 or 6 last time I was in there.
     
  16. SunnyJim

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    Gday Chris
    Yes i have contacted them and will go out.

    What about t4 versus t5? From what I have read I can't see any mention of using t5 parts.

    I Havent decided yet 15 v 16v 17 .
    I heard if I ever want a front big brake upgrade 15s won't work
     
  17. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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    T5 is 120mm pcd.

    All of the conversions that I have seen work with 15s. But I haven't looked for a while.
     
  18. Barry

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    Some of the Porsche conversions need 16”
     

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