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    one day i want to upgrade my brake sizes,but what about the rear brakes,is there an upgraded size for them?im runnin on the 285mm front brakes as i have a 1.9 cdti what size are the rears and what can i change them to

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    They are 278mm rear solid discs and they can be changed to 292mm vented as per the V6 and Turbo models. I have uprated my fronts but because of the bias arrangement have not felt the need to do the rears yet.

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    Fitting bigger rear brakes is largely a cosmetic exercise & is unlikely to make any difference to brake performance

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    Vehicle : Vectra and a Signum

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    I have some rear painted 292mm calipers and carriers spare that I am selling.. its not a hard job to do.. you get get the new vented disks and pads from vx for £75 or cheaper from the bay
    My old Signum, the animal; she now rests in pieces in several other members cars.. https://www.vectra-c.com/forum/garag...vehicle&id=200
    The wifes vec show car, started as a standard daily driver and ended up like this. https://www.vectra-c.com/forum/garag...vehicle&id=709



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