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Bigger brakes

by calidaz » Wed Jan 27, 2016 9:46 pm

Howdy all just a quick question I would like to fit bigger brakes to my xev calibra any advice on a decent setup without spending big money?

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Re: Bigger brakes

by Allys Cally » Wed Jan 27, 2016 9:59 pm

You could go for v6/turbo brakes which will take you up to 288mm discs. You can buy the 288mm drilled for 4 stud hubs. But the minimum size alloy you can use is 16in with these.
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Re: Bigger brakes

by calidaz » Wed Jan 27, 2016 10:23 pm

Thanks for reply so all I really need is the v6/turbo callipers and do they go straight onto the dev setup I have17s on the car and the breaks look tiny lol

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Re: Bigger brakes

by BigDaz » Wed Jan 27, 2016 10:28 pm

Allys Cally wrote:You could go for v6/turbo brakes which will take you up to 288mm discs. You can buy the 288mm drilled for 4 stud hubs. But the minimum size alloy you can use is 16in with these.


Same setup i have on mine and you can go as little as 15in wheels but it is tight as i have 15in cavalier slabs on mine but there is only about 3mm clearance
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Re: Bigger brakes

by Allys Cally » Wed Jan 27, 2016 10:35 pm

Wasn't 100% sure if the 15in fitted with the 288mm reason why I played it safe and said 16in :lol:
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Re: Bigger brakes

by BigDaz » Wed Jan 27, 2016 11:48 pm

calidaz wrote:Thanks for reply so all I really need is the v6/turbo callipers and do they go straight onto the dev setup I have17s on the car and the breaks look tiny lol

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They bolt straight on no problems any v6 calibra,cavalier or vectra will fit you will have to change low brake pad wiring tho but the cables are cheap

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Re: Bigger brakes

by rips » Thu Jan 28, 2016 12:21 pm

BigDaz wrote:
Allys Cally wrote:You could go for v6/turbo brakes which will take you up to 288mm discs. You can buy the 288mm drilled for 4 stud hubs. But the minimum size alloy you can use is 16in with these.


Same setup i have on mine and you can go as little as 15in wheels but it is tight as i have 15in cavalier slabs on mine but there is only about 3mm clearance


With that little clearance, you may find that the variations in design of the wheel will take up this space.
A friend of mine upgraded his Lotus M100 Elan with Vectra V6 calipers (M100 Elans have mainly GM components & the original front calipers are slightly modified Astra GSi ones). He had Vauxhall 15" alloys on his & when he first drove it with the bigger brakes, he heard a 'tick-tick-tick' sound as the balance weights got knocked off.
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Re: Bigger brakes

by BigDaz » Thu Jan 28, 2016 2:06 pm

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He had Vauxhall 15" alloys on his & when he first drove it with the bigger brakes, he heard a 'tick-tick-tick' sound as the balance weights got knocked off.[/quote]

This can be a problem with some wheels i had to shave the weights down and use more but as calidaz is using 17inch there will be no problems
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Re: Bigger brakes

by calidaz » Fri Jan 29, 2016 12:16 am

Thanks for replies guys,I was talking to a mate to day he has the full v6 5stud hubs and brake setup so might go down that road and do the whole change over

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Re: Bigger brakes

by BigDaz » Fri Jan 29, 2016 12:27 am

calidaz wrote:Thanks for replies guys,I was talking to a mate to day he has the full v6 5stud hubs and brake setup so might go down that road and do the whole change over

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That will be my next move as well loads of better wheels come in 5 stud :x8-)

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Re: Bigger brakes

by calidaz » Fri Jan 29, 2016 12:29 am

Definitely a nice set of bbs,Rota or xxr 18s

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Re: Bigger brakes

by calidaz » Fri Jan 29, 2016 12:34 am

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Re: Bigger brakes

by BigDaz » Fri Jan 29, 2016 12:37 am

Always wanted a set of cavalier/calibra turbo fan blades but can never find any for sale. But slammed on rotas that would work

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Re: Bigger brakes

by Callyman » Fri Jan 29, 2016 11:20 am

BigDaz wrote:Always wanted a set of cavalier/calibra turbo fan blades but can never find any for sale. But slammed on rotas that would work

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Re: Bigger brakes

by BigDaz » Fri Jan 29, 2016 9:11 pm

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