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Offline dummer

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Do I need Cert when changing caliper
« on: August 14, 2017, 03:32:31 pm »
Hi,
Do I need certificate if I change the front caliper on my Mk V GTI (single piston) to a R32 one?

Thanks

Offline McDoof

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Re: Do I need Cert when changing caliper
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2017, 04:03:54 pm »
Officially yes.
There is very little you can do to your brakes that does not require a cert.
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Re: Do I need Cert when changing caliper
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2017, 04:36:56 pm »
I guess better disc pad and line the way for me to go then.

Thanks for your help

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Re: Do I need Cert when changing caliper
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2017, 04:50:41 pm »
Officially yes.
There is very little you can do to your brakes that does not require a cert.

I fitted Golf GTI front disks to my 2.0, surely that's OK with OEM parts for the same model
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Re: Do I need Cert when changing caliper
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2017, 07:46:25 pm »
If it's a straight bolt on using unmodified OE parts you don't need a cert.
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Re: Do I need Cert when changing caliper
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2017, 10:20:55 pm »
thanks Phil
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Offline McDoof

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Re: Do I need Cert when changing caliper
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2017, 10:30:13 am »
If it's a straight bolt on using unmodified OE parts you don't need a cert.

Are you sure about that? I remember someone getting grief for putting the Brembo calipers and rotors onto his legacy that were a direct bolt on from the "Tuned by STI" model.
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Re: Do I need Cert when changing caliper
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2017, 12:59:37 pm »
is that because they changed the disc diameter?

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Re: Do I need Cert when changing caliper
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2017, 01:27:58 pm »
Are you sure about that? I remember someone getting grief for putting the Brembo calipers and rotors onto his legacy that were a direct bolt on from the "Tuned by STI" model.

Really, wow - OK. As always I guess the best advice is talk to a certifier first if you have any concerns. I've never had any issues running upgraded OE brakes, calipers and using OE lines and from memory there is nothing in the LVVA guidelines about it, but might be best to check with an authority on it.
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Re: Do I need Cert when changing caliper
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2017, 01:44:00 pm »
is that because they changed the disc diameter?
Possibly.
He got pulled up about it at WOF time and ended up having to get them certed.
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Re: Do I need Cert when changing caliper
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2017, 01:44:49 pm »
Really, wow - OK. As always I guess the best advice is talk to a certifier first if you have any concerns. I've never had any issues running upgraded OE brakes, calipers and using OE lines and from memory there is nothing in the LVVA guidelines about it, but might be best to check with an authority on it.
Agreed here. Asking the LVVA guys is probably the best course of action.
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Re: Do I need Cert when changing caliper
« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2017, 02:50:44 pm »
who do you use in Auckland area? the three guys I used to go are either retired or no longer in business

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Re: Do I need Cert when changing caliper
« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2017, 02:56:18 pm »
A 1A certifier will be able to check what you need, so pretty much anyone on this list
http://www.lvvta.org.nz/documents/suplementary_information/CertifierList-Website.pdf
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Re: Do I need Cert when changing caliper
« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2017, 09:52:21 pm »
For Auckland, talk to Clint Field - Near the top of that list, super nice guy and I'm sure he'll appreciate the change from having to deal with flat-peakers and their bodged together Skylines etc.
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