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    Time for new pads and discs, so thought while I'm at it I might do an upgrade.

    Mine is a 2004 1.8 petrol and I think I'm right in thinking that the 2.2 has larger discs.

    If I wanted to upgrade would it simply be a case of buying a pair of calipers from a 2.2 as well as the larger discs/pads?

    Are there any other things to worry about with such an upgrade?

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    The 2.2 has the same size discs as your bud

    The 2.0t and early 3.2v6s had 302mm discs

    From the end of 2003 all of the V6s (except the VXR) had 314mm discs

    The VXR has 345mm discs

    To upgrade you need calipers, carriers, pads and discs

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    U best off buying 314 upgrade they pop on eBay from time to time
    and u can get discs and pads from Vx on trade 60 odd quid ish

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    YOu will probably find a remarkable improvement with new standard discs and pads, I would also recommend refreshing the brake fluid as well.

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    my recent 314 upgrade is the best thing I have done so far, the old brakes where good but these are 10x better!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DNS View Post
    Time for new pads and discs, so thought while I'm at it I might do an upgrade.

    Mine is a 2004 1.8 petrol and I think I'm right in thinking that the 2.2 has larger discs.

    If I wanted to upgrade would it simply be a case of buying a pair of calipers from a 2.2 as well as the larger discs/pads?
    Dude, you've been a member here for five and a half years, and you're asking questions like that? lol. Tut tut.

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