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    VXRacing Vectra 6-Pot 362mm Brake Kit

    Before the rumour get out and the car gets spotted we thought we would give you a preview of what we are currently working on in-conjunction with VXRPerformance Centre and AP Racing.
    Note the pictures shown are of the first pre-production kit so there will be some slight modifications
    to the final product. The final kit will be a big brother of the Astra VXRacing kit with the VXRacing
    logo and colours available in Blue or Red.
    Continuing the BTCC link to the VXR road cars the Vectra VXRacing 6-pot kit uses the same body
    castings as the current APRacing TOCA Touring Brake Kits.

    Below is some interesting comparisons to the standard VXR.
    Weight:
    Component weight comparisons.
    Caliper & pads, VXRacing = 5.10Kg v's VXR Standard = 7.95Kg
    Disc& bell, VXRacing = 8.75Kg v's VXR Standard = 12.10Kg
    Corner weight, VXRacing = 13.85Kg v's VXR Standard = 20.50Kg
    Yes, that is a 6.65Kg saving per corner

    Pad Area:
    VXR Standard Pad area= 84mm x 64mm
    VXRacing Pad = 152mm x 54mm
    Yes, that is 52% increase in Pad area

    Linked with an obvious Pressure improvement from the 6-pot Caliper over the original 4-pots.

    VXRacing Vectra 6-Pot Brake Kit consists of:-
    Caliper: - VXRacing Branded 6-pot road type, integral piston wiper seals, pad anti
    rattle clip, protective paint coating. Piston area 50.1Cm.
    Pad size = 152mm long x 54mm deep, thickness 17mm, area = 76.3Cm.
    Disc: - 362x32m, with 48 curved cooling vanes & 12 curved face grooves,
    handing the disc left / right.
    Alloy disc bells supplied assembled to discs, caliper mount brackets,
    Goodridge braided hose, Hose armouring, all mounting bolts, washers, 1 Ltr
    Dot 5.1 High temp brake fluid.

    Prices are to be confirmed shortly
    Please note VXRacing AP Vectra Brake kits will be available through selected tuners and Vauxhall
    retailers in the future.
    To be the first to have the VXRacing AP upgrades please contact VXR Performance Centre on 08702424334
    or email vxr@tripleeight.co.uk.


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    So have you got yer name down yet Steve???

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    dread to think but

    how much

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    they've not disclosed prices yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gsi3.2
    So have you got yer name down yet Steve???
    Errrrr, well yes but no.... Depends on price...

    6-pots are completely over specced for my VXRD ... but, what the hell....

    Down to price now !!!

    If I cant 'thumb-screw' the price, then I'll go with standard VXR brakes.

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    ..........anyway, take a close look at the clearance between the VXR alloy spokes and the brake calipers must be literally .mm clearance...

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    These look great (loads s)

    Out of interest I notice that these discs (and other that members have up-graded to) never seem to be drilled. I would have thought it would help with cooling but I guess the disadvantages must outweigh the advantages

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    The problem with drilled discs are the stress cracks, this is now an MOT fail point.

    I did here the 6 pots would be in the region of 2000. I think the two companies involved other than AP are Courtenay and VXR PC as they are working on many projects together.

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    Drilled brakes can and do crack more often...the larger the disc the better it is at disapating the heat generated due to the surface area available.

    So smaller discs would benifit more from drilled than their larger cousins.

    Then you could also go down the wavy disc way but this are more effective on motorbikes/mountain bikes where the disc is open to the elements and not closed inside a wheel.

    As for clearance the AP caliper has a lower profile than standard VXR calipers but the clearance looks about the same.

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    2k!!!

    I would have thought something similar to the astras setup....1,700 ish.

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