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Old 17-07-2011, 01:58 PM   #1
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306 gti brakes on S1 rallye

Hi all recently drove my friends car that has had what i believe are a pair of 306 gti front brakes fitted to it. I couldn't believe the difference compared to my standard rallye ones.
Im thinking about getting a set for mine but unsure what price i should really be paying. I currently have 15 inch compomotive mo's on my car am i right in thinking they should just go on without a problem with these wheels on. Thanks
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Old 17-07-2011, 02:27 PM   #2
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The common upgrade is the 266mm brake setup off a 306 XSi, 206 GTi 140.

306 GTi6 brakes are bigger again, believe disc size is 283mm.

306 gti6 are overkill on a 106, the added weight makes the ride crashy

Both upgrades bolt on, some but not all require a bit of grinding on the caliper/carrier to clear.

Pedal travel can be an issue but this is solved with fitting a larger brake master cylinder 23mm.

Have a browse through the brakes section, hugely covered topic.
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Old 17-07-2011, 02:45 PM   #3
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306 GTi-6/Xsara VTS Lucas brakes are fackin' heavy and use 57mm pistons so you might find that your pedal travel is noticeably longer. You might also need to grind off the struts/carriers for clearance when fitting.

If you wanted 283mm discs to fill your 15" wheels but without having the bigger pistons, you can get the Bosch calipers with 54mm pistons from 206 GTi-180, 307s etc. etc.

I've got a set of 306 GTi-6 brakes on my 306 diesel and a set of 54mm piston Bosch brakes in the shed for sale pretty cheap, only because one of the sliders is sticky and ideally needs a replacement caliper from eBay or similar for pennies.
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Old 17-07-2011, 02:54 PM   #4
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cheers guys think i might go for the 266mm option to save on to much hassle. sure i can find a broken xsi somewhere haha
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Old 18-07-2011, 05:01 PM   #5
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you'd be very surprised how good the Gti caliper works with good pads on the 247mm disc !
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