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    I have the 285 brakes on my 1.8 sri and want the 314 kit so ive been looking at the carriers, calipers, discs and pads is this all ill need also is it easy enough to swap? many thanks

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    Also make sure they will still fit under your alloys?

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    ive got the usual 19 inch snowies mate but thank you

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    Very easy, unbolt complete old caliper, remove disc, trim small corner of backing plate off (easy to identify by trial fitting new caliper), refit new disc and caliper, bleed the system.

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    thank you mate should be a huge improvement

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    make sure you have the anti rattle springs too, pic in this thread http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showth...t=#post1919771 I was also advised to get new washers for the banjo bolts, although as they looked like aluminium you could maybe rehaet them and soften them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angel1368 View Post
    thank you mate should be a huge improvement
    will be a big improvement.did mine and very impressed with the results.

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    Stopping a 1.8 with 314s ... should almost be like driving into a wall !

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    Quote Originally Posted by smoggie View Post
    make sure you have the anti rattle springs too, pic in this thread http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showth...t=#post1919771 I was also advised to get new washers for the banjo bolts, although as they looked like aluminium you could maybe rehaet them and soften them.
    where would i get these springs and are they pricey and are they absoulutly got to be bought

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    I got mine from the dealers using the part number from 06sri, they were approx £12. The calipers are designed to have the spring, but I did drive mine for a week without them with no noise issues

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