Author Topic: Passat alloy wishbones to mk5 hubs  (Read 2622 times)

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Re: Passat alloy wishbones to mk5 hubs
« Reply #60 on: July 13, 2018, 07:37:37 PM »
Looks like I’ll be selling my alloy hubs then.
What weight saving is there solely in the wishbones?

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Re: Passat alloy wishbones to mk5 hubs
« Reply #61 on: July 13, 2018, 07:50:54 PM »
Well the major weight saving in this setup is from caliper and discs.

I think alloy vs steel hubs as 1.8kg pr side or something like that. Total weight saving using wishbones, hubs and the 986 setup is over 18kg pr side.
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Re: Passat alloy wishbones to mk5 hubs
« Reply #62 on: July 13, 2018, 09:52:52 PM »
Compared to which setup buddy?

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Re: Passat alloy wishbones to mk5 hubs
« Reply #63 on: July 14, 2018, 05:24:19 AM »
Think there must be some mistake over the 18kg per side claim as Boxster calipers will save @3kg over the stock GTi ones.

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Re: Passat alloy wishbones to mk5 hubs
« Reply #64 on: July 14, 2018, 08:09:05 AM »
Think there must be some mistake over the 18kg per side claim as Boxster calipers will save @3kg over the stock GTi ones.

Yeah that’s what I thought. Maybe 8kg if it had been possible. Or 18kg total.

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Re: Passat alloy wishbones to mk5 hubs
« Reply #65 on: July 14, 2018, 08:59:10 AM »
IIRC stock 312mm brakes are @15kg per side split roughly 50/50 between disc and caliper. NQSBBK will save @3.5kg per side and the alloy control arms @1.5kg, so @10kg total saving is available. That said, the guy with the stock brakes can also fit alloy hubs as well as the control arms, saving @7kg himself.

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Re: Passat alloy wishbones to mk5 hubs
« Reply #66 on: July 14, 2018, 09:38:24 AM »
IIRC stock 312mm brakes are @15kg per side split roughly 50/50 between disc and caliper. NQSBBK will save @3.5kg per side and the alloy control arms @1.5kg, so @10kg total saving is available. That said, the guy with the stock brakes can also fit alloy hubs as well as the control arms, saving @7kg himself.

So the ali hubs are only 2kg lighter than the steels!?
I thought it was more. 😂
The complete assembly’s are pretty light. I’m just having mine blasted. But will be up for sale when I get them back.