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Old 04-22-2013, 09:02 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by darossi3 View Post
Well the whole reason im asking is because i can get all the parts off a junk yard car. The brakes look BRAND NEW and i can get them for like 50$(calipers, rotors, spindles...) for the complete front set. I can get them off a 05 or the mk2 but the mk2 calipers look noticeably bigger.... How many miles do ball joints usually go? Im at 120k right now.

Also the rotors looked much more than just an inch bigger than my stock size 03... they were so big the wheels just BARELY cleared. They were definitely at least 16's...
If they are off a '05, they're 10.9'' rotors & then all you'd need is '05+ ball joints. $50.00 sounds like a steal. At 120,000 on ball joints a tad loose perhaps. The calipers are bigger hence the wider ear spacing on the spindle's.
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