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    What are the main difference between the Lucas and the Bosch rear calipers?

    The problem i currently have is, if i drive forward then come to a stand still select reverse then and as i move backwards i hear a slight "clunk" type noise. Is that cos i have bosch calipers? and would the Lucas ones would cure it?

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    bosch ones are really badly made mate, i had them and my car started rolling of the drive, i took the calipers off and the internals had collapsed! replaced with lucas ones now which i got off oddjob also, not had a problem yet!!!! touch wood

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    If the rear calipers have got ridges on the backs (two near the top and two near the bottom) you've got bosch ones. If they are smooth then you got Lucas jobbies.

    Bosch ones were the 'original' Mk4 rear calipers and many were changed under warrenty to lucas ones due to siezing, binding etc. Lucas are much better , but some still have a few problems with them

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    What are the main difference between the Lucas and the Bosch rear calipers

    Bosch rear

    Lucas rear


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ffoeg
    If the rear calipers have got ridges on the backs (two near the top and two near the bottom) you've got bosch ones. If they are smooth then you got Lucas jobbies.

    Bosch ones were the 'original' Mk4 rear calipers and many were changed under warrenty to lucas ones due to siezing, binding etc. Lucas are much better , but some still have a few problems with them
    aye one of my lucas ones at the back has a habit of sticking on ....ach the joys

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottb
    aye one of my lucas ones at the back has a habit of sticking on ....ach the joys
    There's a damper weight modification for these, I've had mine done under warrenty even tho I never had a problem with them.

    I've no idea what they do or how they work, but the just look like door stops on brackets brackets to me.

    They're the clean bits on this photo.....


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    So the better ones are the Lucus ones?

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    Yep, the smooth ones (lucas) were fitted to later models

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    Quote Originally Posted by lee gsi
    So the better ones are the Lucus ones?
    they are the better ones to have but only swap to them if your ones are sticking as not all of the old ones do stick

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ffoeg
    There's a damper weight modification for these, I've had mine done under warrenty even tho I never had a problem with them.

    I've no idea what they do or how they work, but the just look like door stops on brackets brackets to me.

    They're the clean bits on this photo.....

    bollox mines outa warranty 8 months ago.

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