Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Brake kits

Collapse
This is a sticky topic.
X
X
Collapse
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    #16
    What would be a good upgrade for an XF Falcon? Should I start by changing the drums to factory discs?
    `85 XF Falcon, 4.1 EFI 5 speed, 12 slotters, lowered, Ghia interior, Sports Steering wheel. Coming soon: LSD & stereo

    Comment


      #17
      I'm out of my comfort zone with this old stuff..........
      Hopefully we'll both learn something with the XF.
      Regards
      Steve

      Give me a brake......

      Comment


        #18
        HR kits ..... few and far between. I mean how many are left really ?
        The market is nearly dried up on this old stuff. Its a matter of take whats available or reinvent the wheel.

        Hoppers do an XF front kit too. I haven't seen anyone else that does a good one.
        Yanks do a similar thing with Wilwood calipers as the spindle is similar to old Mustangs etc.
        For the rear I'd be grafting in a disc brake setup off the same model..... loads of those in wreckers.
        Location Perth Western Australia

        Comment


          #19
          Steve I will shoot you a copy of the article prior to it being published.
          Author is an SAE member.
          I don't care a damn for your loyalty when you think I am right; when I really want it most is when you think I am wrong.
          Sir John Monash

          Comment


            #20
            the only requirement I have is that it uses the factory vectra caliper and fits under a 16x6 wheel (ET49) from there I'm not too fussed. I'll have to read up on the 308 mm item as I'm not sure what it comes off. (thinking calibra turbo but not sure.)


            the probelm I have is : vehicle weighs 1900kg and doesn't pull up the best . its had an upgrade already with TR astra (256x24) rotors and calipers. that fixed it a bit but doesn't pull up in a hurry.

            In short I'm trying to get GT3 stopping power in this thing.

            ideas?


            Originally posted by dbasteve
            DBA 825 is the Vectra front disc you mentioned but we don't have any un-drilled.
            DBA 2500 is coming up for production which could be made un-drilled. It's 300 x 25mm
            Or I am working on the ST170 Ford Focus 300mm x 24mm which looks to be close to what you want.

            DBA 5000 flat disc only would suit if you need to make a hat for a custom rotor offset/fitting.

            Depends on your time frame I suppose.

            Vectra (Opal) caliper takes a 25mm thick rotor.

            RIP Todd Wilkes 25.02.02

            Car Audio,Car Security,Audiovisual
            Where else?
            Audio Express -Brisbane
            Contact Us

            Comment


              #21
              Holy snappin ducks.......1900kg...is quite a load.
              I'd be looking for a disc around 7kg to handle the heat load from pulling this car up. Vectra discs are only around 5 to 5.5kg.
              It may be worth looking at the DBA 963 Skyline rotor which suits a 16" wheel. The disc is 26mm thick so you need to check the clearance in your vectra caliper. I would be putting all efforts into running as thick a rotor as possible with a 16" wheel restriction.
              Regards
              Steve

              Give me a brake......

              Comment


                #22
                Hey Steve
                these brake kits are already avalible from Specialised Brake and Clutch in St Marys for the Skylines, SX and 300Z range in the red or black calipers with upto 330mm rear brakes and 381mm front brakes
                They look a lot like them

                Comment


                  #23
                  .
                  Regards
                  Steve

                  Give me a brake......

                  Comment


                    #24


                    Oh! whats this?
                    Regards
                    Steve

                    Give me a brake......

                    Comment


                      #25
                      Btw, speaking of stands, the DBA stand at the aftermarket show in Darling Harbour was very well presented.

                      Question. There's been talk of people wanting to upgrade Astra non turbo (280mm) with the turbo ones (308mm) using the same calipers but with an extra bracket (basically same setup as it is on the turbo) but what I want to know is that for those driving non turbo cars that want to do this upgrade need to have them engineered even thought it's factory fitment? If so, how much generally do they charge?

                      Comment


                        #26
                        Originally posted by smellytofu
                        Btw, speaking of stands, the DBA stand at the aftermarket show in Darling Harbour was very well presented.

                        Question. There's been talk of people wanting to upgrade Astra non turbo (280mm) with the turbo ones (308mm) using the same calipers but with an extra bracket (basically same setup as it is on the turbo) but what I want to know is that for those driving non turbo cars that want to do this upgrade need to have them engineered even thought it's factory fitment? If so, how much generally do they charge?
                        Thanks for the comment on the stand.

                        Because you would be adding a non O.E bracket the setup needs to be inspected by an authorised Engineer. The cost can be up to $400. If the upgrade is identical to one that had been passed before then it may be much cheaper especially if the same Engineer is used.
                        If you can get a few guys together and have the brackets and any other components made in one batch you may save quite a few dollars overall.
                        Regards
                        Steve

                        Give me a brake......

                        Comment


                          #27
                          So how much are the AP Kits?
                          Stagea RS4
                          Datsun 1600 Rally Car
                          Gemini Turbo Diesel (parked in a paddock)
                          Volvo 242 GT

                          Comment


                            #28
                            $5000 for front and rear ADR approved (4 pot front and rear 330mm front 315mm rear)
                            $2900 for front only ADR approved ( 4 pot 330mm )
                            $2300 for rear only Non ADR without the fronts. ( 4 pot 315mm )

                            VT- Commodore
                            AU2/3 + BA Falcon
                            More models to come.
                            Location Perth Western Australia

                            Comment


                              #29
                              http://www.vsport.com.au/index.htm
                              Regards
                              Steve

                              Give me a brake......

                              Comment


                                #30
                                http://www.vsport.com.au/brakekit.htm
                                Location Perth Western Australia

                                Comment

                                Working...
                                X