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    Hi All,

    Time for some new discs and pads on the front....£ 450.00 what a bargain ! i might have 2 sets ! Seems steep to me. The only other choice is ap's, however at £2000 i'm not sure i can justify the extra £1500 for the upgrade, albeit better, i'm not convinced the benefits over standard outway the huge tag. It's a pity there isn't a little more choice in after market kits that might "encourage" some price matching. After all there are some very good brake manufacturers out there ( brembo, mintex etc)

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    thought Vx does complete kits at a reasonable price.

    see attached thread

    http://forum.vectra-c.com/showthread...ght=brake+kits

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    Hi Mate,

    It's the size thats the problem, 345mm. No kits available for that i believe

    Daz

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    ah yes......they are big and not cheap

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    You can get cheaper kits for the SAAB 93 which is basically the same car so I'd imagine they would fit.

    http://www.partsforsaabs.com/default...ath=52_432_434

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    Interesting... however, i would imagine it wouldn't be that simple ( nothing is on the vectra). Although it's the " same" car ( ie chassis, engine) i would think that there would be some big differences in the car and my money would be on the brakes totally different so you couldn't swap and change brands. Imagine the warranty issues if you could get these to fit and it all went horribly wrong one day and the car fell apart. Can't see them forking out for that. Interesting though

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    Well the 302mm brakes on the 2.0turbo fit straight onto the 93, I did e-mail them to see if they would fit, but they asked me my model then nothing.

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    EBC are listing the 2.8 Turbo from 2005 but that's fitted with 314mm as standard.
    I have emailed them and asked if they're planning doing a disc for the VXR.

    http://www.ebcbrakesdirect.com

    Click contact us and then select the product info...maybe one or two emails might get the ball rolling.

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    Try these guys for the discs, they usually source direct from Vx own supplier, and can prob get the discs you need for a fraction of the Vx price. I have used them for last few years to maintain my Mk1 Veccie and will use them for this one too. They are based in Wakefield but do mail order as well.

    www.autovaux.co.uk

    Chris

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    Quote Originally Posted by clightowler View Post
    Try these guys for the discs, they usually source direct from Vx own supplier, and can prob get the discs you need for a fraction of the Vx price. I have used them for last few years to maintain my Mk1 Veccie and will use them for this one too. They are based in Wakefield but do mail order as well.

    www.autovaux.co.uk

    Chris
    I second these.
    I use them for all the parts I need and they are top guys. Also 2 seconds away from where I work so nice and handy aswell.

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