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    Hi

    55 plate facelift veccy sri 1.9cdti 150

    trying to upgrade my brakes from standard to 314mm by getting a 3.2 v6 setup from breakers.

    was told i'd purchased a set of 314 mm calipers / carriers but when arrived in post + measured them, found they're for 302mm discs. Hmmph. Seems like they're off an early V6 3.2 before they changed to 314mm.

    The 302 caliper seems to have the same piston size as the 314mm caliper and will accept same disc thickness so it seems......

    But 302 has 2 big torx bolts holding it together and pics i've seen of 314mm suggest they have 4 bolts.......

    Does any kind soul out there know if the 302mm calipers are interchangable with 314mm setup?

    or is it just the carrier's that differ...ie will 314mm carriers take the 302mm calipers ok.

    sorry if this seems long winded. first post so thought i'd give as much detail as poss.

    thanks for helping

    mike

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    The calipers, discs and pads are all different sizes. If he has advertised them as being 314's and sent you the 302 setup tell him your wanting a refund which is only fair.

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    Exclamation ??????

    But really confused now

    going on various caliper suppliers it seems that they suggest that calipers for 302mm setup might work with 314mm discs>>>

    Brakeparts.co.uk

    If you check out SAAB aero V6 they list calipers which are exactly same as the ones i got but they say will take 314mm discs???

    various posts on here suggest saab aero n veccy running gear is same so wondering if I'm now hallucinating or if i'm right??

    advice gratefully received from wiser people than me

    thanks

    Mike

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    The saabs and vectra running gear is the same, on vectras there is 4 different brake set ups:

    1) Diesels and smaller petrols.
    2) 302mm 2.0t & 3.2 v6 (early models) 3.0 cdti
    3) 314mm 3.2 v6 (later) & 3.0cdti
    4) 345mm 2.8t v6

    It is'nt possible to interchange say a caliper from a 302 setup with a 314 disc simply because they are different sizes, you cant as hard as you try put a 314mm brake disc inside a caliper designed for a 302mm disc they are different diameters.

    EDIT: Just checked the brake parts site you mentioned its that good it does'nt have any mention of the earlier 302mm setup, try this site its a VX specialist: http://www.lmfvauxhall.co.uk/store/p...at=2698&page=1
    Last edited by byebyeitsagsi; 26th May 2010 at 22:15. Reason: Done some more reasearch.

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    Thumbs up cheers

    thanks matey

    I'd tried LMF but no stock for their 314mm kit hence going to breaker.

    i'll be askin for my money back then and trying to find a 314mm setup from somewhere else.

    it can't be that hard to find someone who wants to sell 314 mm calipers / carriers can it?

    Seems so at moment

    Anyone out there got a set they want rid of? I'll collect if need be

    cheers

    mike

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