H/brake cables 205 rear discs same fittings as 306 rear discs?
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    Default H/brake cables 205 rear discs same fittings as 306 rear discs?

    As it states.

    Have just done a rear disc conversion on my 205gti, using 306 rear calipers, stub axels, bearings blah blah blah.

    Point being, the handbrake cables supplied to me with my rear disc kit are too long. Too long to the point where I am looping one above the exhaust shield and the other is now(after dragging on the ground for about 2km before realising) is cable tied to the anti-roll bar.



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    I need new cables. Will 205 rear disc handbrake cables work with my 306 calipers?

    Rang the wreckers, asked, got told I'd get a call back, but they must be too busy to make a 1min phone call....

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    Just shorten the 306 cables.

    '92 205 Mi16
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    205 cables will work.

    I was running 306 calipers for a short time on the rear.

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    Well if the 205 cables didnt fit, I would shorten them.

    I can buy a set of hbrake cables off ebay brand new for $62 incl postage.

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    Do the standard 205 cables get stretched and stuffed over time, causing a long pull on the handle to engage? My H/brake is a long pull and not a very hard grip once in place either.
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    Yes, you need 205 disc brake cables as 205 drum brake cables are too short. Thus you can either shorten 306 or 405 cables, or buy new ones.

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    Yeah the drum cables dont work with the calipers.

    As i said before, $62 posted for new 205 rear disc cables. Though I'm going to wreckers tonight to find out their price.

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    At that price I would just order new ones. Mine seem too long or stretched, plus the exhaust has melted a bit of the plastic sheath.
    S3 205 GTI x 4 and getting lower
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    Isis,

    You can adjust them buy pulling up the plastic shroud on the handbrake leaver and screy the ( 13mm i think ) nut further in to 'tighten' the cable.

    Im never good at explaining these things but Im sure once you remove the plastic surround you will understand what Im talking about.

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    is that 13 mm inside or underneath? mine also needs doing.
    sounds pretty common

    cheers

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    Thanks cam, I will have a go.
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    Its inside the cabbin. You will need to remove the two front phillips screws and the one rear of the handbrake surround. One you have access ( its better if you sit in the back and tilt the front seats forward one you have removed the cover ) just turn the nut to adjust. Its an Oval shape nut so acts like a nyloc nut ( if that makes sense ) and is stiff to turn.

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