Brake upgrade

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Brake upgrade

by Crusher » Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:44 pm

Previous member back on the forum now I have time on my hands! Looking for some advice on a brake upgrade for my DTM.

Originally an eco tech but now a LET so only four stud. I have had the turbo refurbed and she’s flying but not stopping right quick!

Shame as I’ve done a complete overhaul on the brakes including caliper rebuilds.

Looking for the best options available for my set up.
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Re: Brake upgrade

by Callyman » Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:59 am

You could go up to the 308mm discs with the V6/Turbo Std calipers
You can get the caliper carriers from LMF.
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Re: Brake upgrade

by HOT-ROD » Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:08 am

Mine was an ecotec too that I converted to v6 about 5 years ago. I kept the 4 stud since I prefer the wheels I have on the car now. I changed to v6 redrilled discs and calipers but without a spigot ring to centralise the discs I always had vibration on the front ( was horrible to drive) I trawled the fb sites and found some hispec 4 pots with 308mm discs in 4 stud. After spacing the calipers back with strategically placed washers to clear the alloys I've never looked back. Would share a picture but can't remember how to do that on here sorry.
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Re: Brake upgrade

by Callyman » Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:51 pm

HOT-ROD wrote:Mine was an ecotec too that I converted to v6 about 5 years ago. I kept the 4 stud since I prefer the wheels I have on the car now. I changed to v6 redrilled discs and calipers but without a spigot ring to centralise the discs I always had vibration on the front ( was horrible to drive) I trawled the fb sites and found some hispec 4 pots with 308mm discs in 4 stud. After spacing the calipers back with strategically placed washers to clear the alloys I've never looked back. Would share a picture but can't remember how to do that on here sorry.

Tony PM me the pics on FB and I will upload on here for you.
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Re: Brake upgrade

by HOT-ROD » Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:45 pm

Best I can do for now Andy but can get more tomorrow night when I'm at the unit 8)
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Re: Brake upgrade

by Crusher » Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:14 pm

Thanks for the replies, apologies for not replying sooner. I’ve gotta do something as its scarey now on the XEV brakes. I have been tempted by the ksport 304 disc and yellow caliper to match the DTM chips but looking at a grand for that.
Yellow caliper will deffo match up well.
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Re: Brake upgrade

by Crusher » Mon Oct 19, 2020 5:20 pm

Callyman wrote:You could go up to the 308mm discs with the V6/Turbo Std calipers
You can get the caliper carriers from LMF.

Struggling to find them on their website, only showing five stud?
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