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    Thread: Part Number Heroes, SAVE the day: Front Disc Brake Splash Shields 10.1" (256mm)

    1. Member Parasite's Avatar
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      05-12-2012 11:17 PM #1
      Hey all,
      Trying to put mk3 knuckles and brakes on my mk2, and I need a little part number assistance.

      So, here's my punishment for trying to use vagcat and ETKA by myself: I ordered a pair of brake splash shields a while back when I started planning for this project - now that I test fit the shields tonight (am planning to put this all together tomorrow! not happening now), I see I have ordered the wrong part. It does not even remotely fit the knuckle. (Although irrelevant, for the curious: I ordered 1J0615311A)

      It's my own foolishness for not testing the fit until now, but maybe one of ya'll can help me. Any idea on what part numbers I actually need? TIA

      Sad, lonely knuckles - save them!

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      05-13-2012 12:39 AM #2
      Just looked it up. 10.1" (256mm) disc brake splash shield: 357-615-311-A
      We need a series like this state-side. I'm in if there is one, or will be one. VW Cup 2014/5, anyone?

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      05-13-2012 12:49 AM #3
      Thanks for the help!

      Are they the same for each side? Shouldn't there be two part numbers?

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      05-13-2012 01:10 AM #4
      Looks like they are the same. Based on the picture in ETKA, it looks like it is symmetrical so that it can be on either side.
      We need a series like this state-side. I'm in if there is one, or will be one. VW Cup 2014/5, anyone?

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    5. 05-13-2012 01:17 AM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by Parasite View Post
      Thanks for the help!

      Are they the same for each side? Shouldn't there be two part numbers?
      Nope. They are the same on each side, they are symmetrical and flip 180* to match up on either side.

      Dealer price is $27 each.

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      05-13-2012 10:26 AM #6
      Thanks for the help guys

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      05-13-2012 01:01 PM #7
      I took mine off when I did the mk2 swap because they were all rusted out. Are these really necessary?
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      05-13-2012 01:05 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by SuperBacon View Post
      I took mine off when I did the mk2 swap because they were all rusted out. Are these really necessary?
      no.
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      ...cretinx tried to touch on this point above but if you check his post history it is fairly easy to tell that he is an imbecile. I have doubts that he can drive a nail, much less a car.

    9. 05-13-2012 01:39 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by SuperBacon View Post
      Are these really necessary?

      On a showcar/weekend car no. On a daily/anycar that actually gets driven, absolutely.



      Unless you like brake fade, and contaminated friction material.
      Ever notice all the build-up on the back of OEM shields? They prevent that from reaching the friction surfaces. They prevent water from soaking the surface in wet conditions. They keep the snow that packs in your wheels from sitting against the surface, and keep it from icing over and locking up the wheels during cool down.



      Try having aggressive pads, and no brake shields, in heavy rain. You won't have any braking power whatsoever.

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      05-13-2012 05:21 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by JohnStamos View Post
      On a showcar/weekend car no. On a daily/anycar that actually gets driven, absolutely.



      Unless you like brake fade, and contaminated friction material.
      Ever notice all the build-up on the back of OEM shields? They prevent that from reaching the friction surfaces. They prevent water from soaking the surface in wet conditions. They keep the snow that packs in your wheels from sitting against the surface, and keep it from icing over and locking up the wheels during cool down.



      Try having aggressive pads, and no brake shields, in heavy rain. You won't have any braking power whatsoever.
      Interesting. Haven't had them on my car in 2 years and never noticed anything
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      05-13-2012 08:26 PM #11
      FYI - next time you plan on ordering something... 1JO = mark4 parts.
      Don't be in such a hurry to condemn a person because they don't do what you do, or think as you think. There was a time when you didn't know what you know today...

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