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PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2020 3:53 pm 
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I got a 91’ 80q and if I put 5 bolt hubs on with 16” wheels what are the largest calipers I can use? I’m thinking boxster s but not sure yet

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again, it depends.... what hub (offset)? what wheel (ET)?

I had Porsche 993tt with 16" fuchs

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You can fit Boxster S behind the Avus 16 inch wheels.

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What about these? Using urs front hubs
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its possible. but i dont think many ppl here used that wheel (and 6.5 pretty narrow)
Greg and I have/had S2 hub on the front

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its possible. but i dont think many ppl here used that wheel (and 6.5 pretty narrow)
Greg and I have/had S2 hub on the front

Gotcha! Thank u!

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My UrS4 has a 2B kit with big reds and a 314mm rotor. Cleared 16”Fuchs, barely!


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I did the 996 Brake upgrade and my 16" Avus would not fit even with 8mm spacers. It was close but without some larger spacers my guess is 15mm my 16's wouldn't work. I have been told that the 16" Fuchs will fit with these brakes but I have not seen this for myself. I did a Boxter upgrade on a UrS4 and the Fuchs fit over them with no problems


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Ok. Good to know but What do Fuchs look like? I’m curious. Sorry! I’m learning. Some insight. I bought an 01E 6spd. Trans. Before I even had an Audi.

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16 Avus do fit.

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Yup apparently they will fit with 12mm spacers, I guess I was a bit off saying 15mm.
I added a pic of Fuchs for Rennen


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I know this is a bit out of left field but on the topic of brakes that will fit under 16s...

The mk6 Sportwagen TDI uses the same brakes as the mk5 r32 which uses a 312mm rotor and fits under 16" wheels. They're easy to find and cheap (~$100), and haul down my wagon pretty decently for what they are.

What are the chances they fit/work on a small chassis? Is there somewhere to find the specs on the spacing for the caliper brackets? They'd definitely be an upgrade over G60s.

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Yup apparently they will fit with 12mm spacers, I guess I was a bit off saying 15mm.
I added a pic of Fuchs for Rennen

Thank u for that!
I’m going for the sleeper look. The only thing aftermarket I have so far on my 80q is the front bumper. I’m looking into regular steel wheels to hide the brakes. Cheap and strong. I think I’m going for boxster s calipers but not sure yet. Gotta collect all the parts that are just getting harder and harder to find. My 80q turned 30 years old in November

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PRY4SNO wrote:
I know this is a bit out of left field but on the topic of brakes that will fit under 16s...

The mk6 Sportwagen TDI uses the same brakes as the mk5 r32 which uses a 312mm rotor and fits under 16" wheels. They're easy to find and cheap (~$100), and haul down my wagon pretty decently for what they are.

What are the chances they fit/work on a small chassis? Is there somewhere to find the specs on the spacing for the caliper brackets? They'd definitely be an upgrade over G60s.


The brakes used on the MK5 JSW, are the same brakes as the MK5 GTI. The brakes used on the MK5 R32 are a 345mm rotors. The GTI brakes are not really an upgrade, as the piston area is smaller than the G60s. The GTI brakes have a somewhat higher torque value, because the caliper is placed further out on a larger rotor.

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Makes sense. Thanks Greg.

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PRY4SNO wrote:
Makes sense. Thanks Greg.


You are welcome. The MK5 R32 brakes, will fit behind the VW 17inch Gaol wheels.

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>>...uses a 312mm rotor and fits under 16" wheels. ...
>>What are the chances they fit/work on a small chassis?

This doesn't work for the B3 due to the hub offset, but I run the 312mm A4 rotor with Boxster (non-S) calipers behind the 16x8" Fuchs on my Urquattro.
I couldn't imagine anything larger fitting, either rotor or caliper. My 16x7.5" TSW wheels did not clear this combination.

The challenge is to find somebody to make a caliper bracket for this setup.


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