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hi have a v6 mk2 ghia x and have heard something about mk3 brakes on mk2's. i know you have to get an extra hole machined on the mk3 discs to go onto 4 stud hubs but do you really need the mk3 calipers aswell or is there a way of retaining the original v6 ones with spacing etc.. any help is appreciated.
 

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93ghia said:
hi have a v6 mk2 ghia x and have heard something about mk3 brakes on mk2's. i know you have to get an extra hole machined on the mk3 discs to go onto 4 stud hubs but do you really need the mk3 calipers aswell or is there a way of retaining the original v6 ones with spacing etc.. any help is appreciated.
All you need is mk3 calipers some 3mm spacer's and some st170 discs (st170 discs are 300mm and 4 stud)
 

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Very impressed with that, which callipers did you use exactly?
 

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Mk3 discs and Mk3 caliper, Thats all I had and thats all I used, Nothing else, Oh and a bit of brake fluid
 

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Any spacing needed for the callipers on either of these? Also, are all mk3 callipers ok or do some of the models have a different calliper? One last thing, were there any issues with the ABS?
 

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Will the callipers from any Mk3 do or do some models have different size disks? Sorry for all the questions, but the brakes on my V6 are crap and i've been meaning to look at doing something about it for ages.
 

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all the MK3's have the same calipers (even the ST220) and they all have 300mm discs
 

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Fantastic, what an easy upgrage. I'm off to the scrappies tomorrow to look for a mk3 mondeo then. Has anyone upgraded the rears in a similar fashion?
 

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The rears don't really need it unless it's for cosmetic reasons. Most of the braking is biased towards the front anyway. If you are going to upgrade the fronts though, then i'd recommend fitting Goodridge stainless brake hoses all round as they really transform the feel of the brakes and sharpen things up. :L
 

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Glenn said:
The rears don't really need it unless it's for cosmetic reasons. Most of the braking is biased towards the front anyway. If you are going to upgrade the fronts though, then i'd recommend fitting Goodridge stainless brake hoses all round as they really transform the feel of the brakes and sharpen things up. :L
I will admit that I was just being a bit of a tart thinking about doing the rears, will probably leave them alone but will have a look to see what i can do anyway. I looked for braided hoses (i've got a V6 cougar but it's all the same underneath) but couldn't find them for the Mk2 mondy, do you know of a supplier?
 

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Thanks very much, you guys are all ace. I wasn't aware there was a difference between the cougar/st24/4 cylinder Mk2 brake lines so would almost certainly have bought the wrong thing. Thabks again guys.
 

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Sorry to be a pain guys, but I want to but in with a question. Would I be able to bolt the Mk3 calipers onto my 4pot Mk1. Or is the caliper bracket different between the 4pots and the V6? Cheers :L
 
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