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    Default Uprated ARB for Vectra C 1.9 CDTi

    Oops ! Put this in the wrong place. Sorry.

    http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showthread.php?t=150550

    Also what is the rear brake upgrade for the above?
    Bigger discs and calipers ?

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    Your car has 278mm solid rear brake disks, you can ugrade to the 292mm vented rear disks that more powerful Vectras have, but you need to also use the corresponding calipers and carriers - you can't put the bigger disk in the existing caliper.

    As for the ARB, as said in the other post there isn't an upgrade for the size that you already have, either from Vauxhall or aftermarket.

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    Cheers. I have tracked down a kit for the rear.
    rear brake upgrade is £649.00 inc vat . this includes vented discs , new pads , brake carriers , brake callipers goodridge rear brake flexis and goodridge front brake flexis labour also.

    I am giving this serious consideration. I am also looking to find a manufacturer of anti roll bars that can make one to pattern. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harvey Smith View Post
    Cheers. I have tracked down a kit for the rear.
    rear brake upgrade is £649.00 inc vat . this includes vented discs , new pads , brake carriers , brake callipers goodridge rear brake flexis and goodridge front brake flexis labour also.

    I am giving this serious consideration. I am also looking to find a manufacturer of anti roll bars that can make one to pattern. Thanks.
    how much !!!!!

    i only paid £500 for a full front ( 345mm ) and rear (292mm) set up from a VXR that was discs , calipers , carriers and pads , everything needed to fit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harvey Smith View Post
    Cheers. I have tracked down a kit for the rear.
    rear brake upgrade is £649.00 inc vat . this includes vented discs , new pads , brake carriers , brake callipers goodridge rear brake flexis and goodridge front brake flexis labour also.

    I am giving this serious consideration. I am also looking to find a manufacturer of anti roll bars that can make one to pattern. Thanks.
    £650 is too much fella. The pads and disks cost a combined £56+VAT from dealers under Trade Club (which you qualify for as a Full Member on here), so you would just need to add the calipers and carriers and they wouldn't cost £500ish+

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    About 90% of braking is done by the front..... so unless you've got 345's up front I wouldn't bother doing anything to the rear...... unless you want to keep locking rear wheelss up that is.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harvey Smith View Post
    I am giving this serious consideration. I am also looking to find a manufacturer of anti roll bars that can make one to pattern. Thanks.
    You might hit one or more of the following problems:

    1. It'll be expensive to have a one-off made
    2. It might not fit, as it wasn't made with the original tooling
    3. It'll be a PITA to remove the old one and fit a new one
    4. You'll need custom bushes as well, as the GM ones or poly versions of the GM ones will all be too small
    5. Most importantly, the chances are you won't notice any difference to the handling after fitting it.

    You're better off sticking with the existing ARB and fitting the poly bushes to it - they'll hold the bar better than rubber ones, and they'll also be a big improvement on the worn originals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebellion View Post
    You might hit one or more of the following problems:

    1. It'll be expensive to have a one-off made
    2. It might not fit, as it wasn't made with the original tooling
    3. It'll be a PITA to remove the old one and fit a new one
    4. You'll need custom bushes as well, as the GM ones or poly versions of the GM ones will all be too small
    5. Most importantly, the chances are you won't notice any difference to the handling after fitting it.

    You're better off sticking with the existing ARB and fitting the poly bushes to it - they'll hold the bar better than rubber ones, and they'll also be a big improvement on the worn originals.
    Thanks for the advice guys. Having looked around tonight I agree £650 is too much and for less than that I should be able to upgrade front and rear and have change left over. Thanks for the pointers.
    Regards the ARB, I am still looking in to that and referring specifically to the above :
    1. Accepted. You may be right but I have contacts running rally car teams professionally who have ARBs made so I will find out more from them.
    2. If it is done properly it will fit. It is an ARB not a complicated mechanism.
    3. Removing and refitting is not an issue. It is not a difficult task.
    4. Yes if I increase the diameter from the existing 19.3mm to either 22 or 24mm I will need different bushes and carriers probably but I don't see that as being insurmountable with the facilities we have, making the carriers/holders if necessary. Those from other makes running bigger diameter roll bars may fit with adaptation and 22 and 24mm bushes are readily available for other makes so I don't see this as being a problem. I suspect 24mm will be too much.
    5. I would not be looking for a rear ARB if I had not already identified a handling area that could be improved.

    Thanks for the thought provoking pointers and also thanks for putting the brake mod costs in to perspective. I should point out I already have a lot of experience setting up the steering, suspension and geometry on other makes used in competition and track days so I am not green to the handling or braking requirements of the car. Cheers.

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    It would be more cost effective to fit an 18mm roll bar from a vec B then a complete set of Powerflex poly bushes for the whole suspesion would be £150.

    What arb and brakes do they have on the BTCC Vec C? If you're going for extreme handling and braking improvement you would be better off doing as they do.

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