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Thread: Upgrade brakes on '07 Vec CDTi Sri 150?

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    Default Upgrade brakes on '07 Vec CDTi Sri 150?

    So what can be fitted to this then with 18" wheels? Any other GM motors that are compatible?

    I'm a big fan of good stoppers, especially if I can get em cheap!

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    314MM upgrade from LMF, mention your a vec c member for good discount. Failing that, try a Saab dealer .


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    Cool thanks. Is that a standard fit on a saab 9-3 then? Will the calipers go straight on?

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    Saab 93 areo = 314mm. Vec 3.2/3.0cdti also = 314mm

    VXR 345mm will also fit under 17/18" wheels
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    The 314's are worth EVERY penny on the 150 mate. I don't know why they didn't fit them as standard to be honest

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    Quote Originally Posted by parsco View Post
    The 314's are worth EVERY penny on the 150 mate. I don't know why they didn't fit them as standard to be honest
    I'll second that, they are absolutely fantastic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deztroyer View Post
    told you this site was going to cost you lots of money
    Lol you're not wrong!

    So...I've been offered a full set of front brakes off a breaker vxr - discs, pads, calipers and carriers for £350. Fair price?

    I'm assuming they will fit ok and not cause the master cylinder any problems...?

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    Why does everyone keep forgetting about the rears!?> doing the front only

    Current :
    Front : 285mm ventilated
    Rear : 278mm solid

    Upgrade :
    Front : 314mm ventilated
    Rear : 292mm ventilated

    You will also need the brake bias checked and adjusted after fitting
    The full service stopping distance will be reduced by about 6%

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    Quote Originally Posted by m8internet View Post
    Why does everyone keep forgetting about the rears!?
    Only because most (not all) of the braking is done with the front brakes. I just wanted to bring mine into line with the 3.0 V6 diesel with 314 front and 278 rear as they work fine. I also upgraded the brake hoses to braided ones (Goodridge) all round and that also helped make the pedal much firmer

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