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    I have read that some of the best brake upgrades for 1.9 CDTI, can be made by changing the 278mm fronts for either a set of 302mm from a 2.0T or the 314mm from a GSi/3.0 CDTi.

    I have a few questions about this:
    Is the “314” brake upgrade similar to the brakes used in VXR/OPC brakes ? Can I use my 16” winter wheels in occasion of any of these brake upgrades, or do I have to buy me a set of new wheels and winter tires ?

    I take for granted that if I do a brakeupgrade, I have to change both discs and callipers, and of course pads ? Does anybody have a view of which parts that needs to be changed, and the no for those parts ?

    Is it just "plug and play" ?

    Buy the way, spring has finally arrived in Norway

    Best regards Baard

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    Do a search for 314 brakes as there is plenty to read. I am not sure they will fit your 16" winter wheels hang on for more advice, pleased to say spring is here also .....

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    i think 17's is the smallest for 314's, ive got them and the weights only just clear

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    Yep, as stated already, the 16's are too small to accommodate the 314's. Plenty of people have 17's on with 314's though.
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    Vehicle : Vectra Estate

    Trim : Elite

    Engine : 3.2 V6

    Year : 04

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    I have 17" as standard on mine with 314 m/m discs, as Standard on 3.2 v6 04 reg onwards too.

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    You NEED 17" rims for the 314mm brakes. The 302mm should fit with 16".

    I've a 302mm setup waiting to go on my motor sometime, they'll go on when the standard mountain bike brakes wear out.

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    as above 17" is the min m8.

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    Thanks fellows !.

    And if I have understood it correctly from reading on this forum, 302 and 314 brakes are both plug and play ?

    One more question: Do I have to remove the original brake shield, or does it contain room for new bigger discs ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by baard View Post
    Thanks fellows !.

    And if I have understood it correctly from reading on this forum, 302 and 314 brakes are both plug and play ?

    One more question: Do I have to remove the original brake shield, or does it contain room for new bigger discs ?
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    Sorry to trouble you once again, but I have more "brake-questions".

    I have been searching for places to get hold of "314 brakes". If I’m not wrong, I remember reading some place in this forum that the 314 brakes are similar to the front brakes used on Saab 9-3 SS Aero. (mod 02-)

    When I search for brakes on Saab 9-3 Aero, it seems as if they use ATE brake callipers in front. As I recall, the brake callipers used on Vectra are all marked GM ? Or, are these
    similar to ATE callipers on Saab 9-3 Aero ?

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