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Aftermarket Brakes, safe to use?
« on: August 09, 2019, 08:09:41 AM »
https://www.ebay.ie/itm/2-x-VW-Golf-MK5-MK6-2003-TDI-GTI-Front-Brake-Calipers-288-312mm-Discs-/253741885372

Hi everyone, has anyone any experience of using after market brake calipers? I'm thinking of getting front and rears for my mk5 GTI and getting them powder coated. Would they be similar to OEM parts ?

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« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2019, 08:33:12 AM »
Brakes are one of the most important things don’t compromise.
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Re: Aftermarket Brakes, safe to use?
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2019, 11:40:30 AM »
A youtuber called THE SAVAGE GARAGE bought some rear brake calipers for his Mini from that company recently and was impressed with the quality. They'll be refurbished original parts I reckon so could be worth a punt for the price, better than buying used 2nd hand I'd say.

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Re: Aftermarket Brakes, safe to use?
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2019, 01:05:19 PM »
Breaks are one of the most important things don’t compromise.

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« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2019, 03:03:11 PM »
Breaks are one of the most important things don’t compromise.

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Re: Aftermarket Brakes, safe to use?
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2019, 07:55:01 AM »
Brakes are one of the most important things don’t compromise.


I totally agree.........I would never ever put 2nd hand brakes on any of my cars  :signLOL:

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« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2019, 01:37:57 PM »
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Re: Aftermarket Brakes, safe to use?
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2019, 05:37:07 PM »
A youtuber called THE SAVAGE GARAGE bought some rear brake calipers for his Mini from that company recently and was impressed with the quality. They'll be refurbished original parts I reckon so could be worth a punt for the price, better than buying used 2nd hand I'd say.



I'm not convinced.  Rear brakes are light duty (especially on a Mini!) and Savage Garage haven't had them on there long enough for any problems to surface yet.  The OEM brakes are up to 14 years old now, and still working fine on most cars.  I doubt the same can be said for cheap copies from Ebay in 2033!




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