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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Re: Brake upgrade

by Cliff » Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:27 pm

Crusher wrote:
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?
Your best bet is to call them to be honest. And if no luck, you can try eBay for seconds - lots of cars breaking these days (sadly)


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