15" SA Rhein alloys

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15" SA Rhein alloys

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So I want to upgrade my 14" steelies to these American-made SA spec 15" Rhein alloys

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I'll be having a 1.9TDi (90) fitted soon too so thinking new brakes might be in order.

Other than the SA Big Brake kit (£846 from VWHeritage) are there any decent (hopefully cheaper) kits to upgrade to? Will I even need an upgrade!? Sorry if that's a stupid question, I really don't know much about brakes so need some advice.

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I've got black diamond discs/pads on my van, and they work well - coped with fully loaded camper van and 500kg of unbraked trailer round the black forest (lots of long mountain passes) - I think it was probably the first time I've got any serious heat into them! Only downside is that they can be a bit squealy around town when cold.

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you don't really need a brake upgrade, but it does bring them up to date a bit. I have G60 twinpot calipers and vented discs.
The only real issue with the standard set up is they overheat pretty easy
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Ok thanks guys,

Well my discs still have plenty of bite on 'em so I'll use them for a bit longer while I decide/save up.
I think a bit of an upgrade would be nice at some point though.

Thanks for the advice

By the way, if anybody else wants a set they're £675 for a set of 5 from MV Engineering in Telford


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Nice price and they will carry the weight safely.
Otherwise we would be digging deep for a group buy of specially machined 7 x16 Blindo's at 180 quid each...
They would look right though.

PS Here's some on a Pinz:

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I really really want the atiwe keyhole alloys.. ( set of 5 for under £100 please)
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lloydy wrote:I really really want the atiwe keyhole alloys.. ( set of 5 for under £100 please)

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only sometimes?..
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