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MoNkEy MaGiC
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   1st Mar 04 at 23:57   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

ive got a Corsa B Gsi 1.6 16v, the discs are mashed and need replacing!

wat shall i get and wat brand? as theirs so many!


im thinking of either jus getting standard vauxhall gm ones or some high performance cross driled discs with high performance pads?? wats the diffrence between these and the standard vauxhall gm ones???

is it worth the extra money??
do they last as long as Vauxhall ones??

and wats difference between,vented,crossed,drilled and cross-drilled discs!??



[Edited on 01-03-2004 by MoNkEy MaGiC]
Kris TD
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2nd Mar 04 at 00:04   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

http://www.v-tuning.com/GM%2016V%20Brakes.htm
get the top one.
MoNkEy MaGiC
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2nd Mar 04 at 00:12   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i thought i would be paying about 200 just for pads and discs, but that kit has it all including calipers for 140


so u saying its better to get the Original GM parts then??

[Edited on 02-03-2004 by MoNkEy MaGiC]
luca2020
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2nd Mar 04 at 00:15   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I got the middle kit + braided brake hose lines, superb, i love them

http://www.v-tuning.com/GM%20284%20V6%20Brakes.htm
Kris TD
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2nd Mar 04 at 00:24   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

new calipers too, 2l 16v spec, i have them on my corsa, and its not even gm pads and discs, they are pattern one, bloody hell though, doesn thalf stop quick
MoNkEy MaGiC
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2nd Mar 04 at 00:31   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

oh so that kit at the top of the 16v page is for a 2lt 16v then!!

wats the difference between this and gsi 1.6lt 16v ones??
Kris TD
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2nd Mar 04 at 00:34   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

calipers are a lot better plus the discs have a larger vented section in the middle. calipers which make the main difference though.
MoNkEy MaGiC
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2nd Mar 04 at 00:38   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

will it fit my car though, as ive only got standard 14inch Gsi alloys??
Icy
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2nd Mar 04 at 01:16   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

no minimum 15s
Icy
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2nd Mar 04 at 01:17   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

"Note :-Minimum wheel size for this kit is 14"
that cant be right can it
and-m
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2nd Mar 04 at 01:45   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

they will fit (just) under 14s as long as theyre wide enough.
TOMAS
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2nd Mar 04 at 09:20   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

2.0l brakes go under 14's easy - as mine have before!

I recomend the V6 kit, DONT believe the scare stories of the master cylinder/servo not coping with these! I recently fitted a set to mine after previously running the 2.0l ones and OMG how they stop you! Standard V6 discs (re-drilled) standard GM pads and new V6 calipers cost me 195 from Steve at LMF. You only have to look at how much more surface area the pads have over the 2.0l jobs and you know your talking business!

Just ensure you bleed them properly and you'll still get a very good pedal feel, for good measure add some braided hoses and your away.

I will soon be able to supply Goodridge braided hoses at a VERY competetive rate as im an Official Goodridge Dealer, so if anyone wants some give me a shout
MoNkEy MaGiC
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3rd Mar 04 at 11:33   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i dont think the v6 brakes will fit under my 14inch alloys mate, otherwise i would get them, but im really jus looking for a cheap brake kit for now and saw this one which is really cheap and a 2ltr 16v spec so its better

im waiting to get some nice 17inch alloys an then will put some big nice brakes on.

so that"16v 256mm" kit will deffinatly fit under my factory Gsi alloys on my corsa Gsi 1.6 16v
MoNkEy MaGiC
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3rd Mar 04 at 11:56   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

shite! i jus called the guy up at V tuning and he said he only takes- Cheque!!!!

is that how you guys ordered from him???
TOMAS
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3rd Mar 04 at 12:15   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

WTF that sounds DODGY! Either his card machine broke or his credit account has been stopped?

Anyhow your right, the V6 kit will not fit under 14" GSi alloys so therefore the 2.0 16V ATE kit should sse you good, however when those 17's come you'll wish you had bigger...
Icy
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3rd Mar 04 at 12:21   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

monkey
i have 255mm ebc drilled n grooved n greenstuff pads brand new with gte calipers
can have for 160
can bring to meet

quite fancy those v6 ones now
MoNkEy MaGiC
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3rd Mar 04 at 12:26   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

im on bit of a budget mate, but thanks anyway, im gonna go for original GM parts they tend to be much better and last longer too
Icy
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3rd Mar 04 at 12:40   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

ok no probs
sfxer
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3rd Mar 04 at 15:30   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

tomas is right, i just fitted v6 brakes and they feel and stop fine.

getitng a bigger master cylinder anyway but dont let that put you off!!!

get your wheels first then get the v6 stoppers
Ryan L
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3rd Mar 04 at 15:33   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i've been running V6 brakes for a few months now and the stopping power is very impressive,
TOMAS
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