Golf GLS and R32 Brakes??? HELP!

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  1. OniMinion

    OniMinion ...recalls when this forum was actually about cars OT Supporter

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    I have some 18x8 Rims on my car, but when winter comes I change them out for the stock steel-wheels that are 16's. The question is this, can I order the R32 brakes, install them, but be assured that they'll STILL fit inside the steel wheel. NOT ONE DEALERSHIP IN MINNESOTA KNOWS THIS ANSWER! I figured someone in OT :)bowdown: ) would be smart enough to know!
     
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    It's not the rotors you'll have to be worried about. It's the calipers.

    Front R32 rotors are 13.1"
    Rear R32 rotors are 10.1"

    So those will fit fine. The possible problem will be with the width and offset of your steel wheels. The front R32's are kind of a goofy ass design, - unique to only the R32 and TT R32. They're two piece floating & 32mm wide
    instead of the more typical 28mm of other brake kits.


    I'd say go out and find someone w/ a real R32 and test fit one of your steelies on their car.
     
  3. OniMinion

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    That is a great idea! Thanks! I figured someone here would be able to help.
     
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    You could also ask your dealership to test-fit a steel wheel on an R32, if that's more convenient. Tell them their incentive is that they get to sell you a new set of brakes.
     

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