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    Guys,

    Been looking around today for brakes for a 2006 (55-Plate) Vectra VXR.

    So - firstly am I correct that ALL VXR's with either 255BHP or 280BHP have the 345mm brake setup?? I spoke to the local auofactors today and they said they list them as 314mm brakes which I think was wrong.

    From what I found out:
    ALL VXRs are engine code Z28NET and ALL have 345mm brakes
    ALL NON VXR 2.8 V Turbos are engine code Z28NEL and have 314mm brakes.

    So if this is correct (?) where is best to get the VXR front brakes (discs and pads) from?

    Cheers all

    Anthony

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    Yep all VXR's as standard have 345mm front discs .............. The V6 turbo Elite Vectra's and ALL V6 Turbo Signums had 314mm as standard that is where the motor factors are mixed up As they look at V6 turbo in the book and pick the first one they see !!!!!!

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    Ok thanks for confirming.. How its just trying to find the best place to buy from?

    Any ideas (anyone)?

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    hmm - an EBC setup for the front with yellow stuff pads can be got for 260 delivered...

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    Well ive hunted and it seems that VX via Trade Club will be the best option.

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    I'm under the impression none of the Vectra VXR brake hardware is on the Trade Club list...?

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    It is mate.. and a good saving too..

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    Yeah you're right, I was looking for a pads and disks kit, but there isnt one; pads and disks available as two different parts though.

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    The neo brothers VXR brake upgrade includes the hub, it will be interesting to see the trade price for the calipers/carriers/rotors and pads!!

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    I doubt Neo bros bought them at trade prices - the fact that they come with the hub attached suggests they bought them from the Saab factory as part of a stock clearance sale when it became clear Saab were finally out of options.

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