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    Lightbulb Which Brakes?

    1999 1.8 Sport 5 stud.
    Looking to replace front discs and pads ASAP. Wanna go with EBC cos I can get em at trade price COD. But looked into em the other day and the 5 stud wasn't listed.

    Any suggestions? I wouldn't have thought so, but would I be able to go for GSi discs with my standard calipers?

    Anyone else uprated their brakes on the same running gear? Anyone got any feed back on EBC?

    cheers in advance guys.
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    gsi one's wont fit as they are 308mm your car has 288mm disc you could fit them with new calliper carriers and pads as i think the callipers are the same

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    that sounds a bit on the possible side!
    Next question, how hard to do and how much do you reckon?
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    how good are you at playing with cars????

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    if your any good at playing with them i would say get disc from work also get the pads as well
    calliper carriers get them from a scrappy £20 for 2 or £40odd each new from vxl

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    Not fantastic, but I know plenty of people that are! Got a mate that will probably fit it all for a little more than a drink, the amount of cash work I put his way.
    Just wondering how hard it'd be to get the caliper carriers, assuming the calipers are the same. Would it play up with the ABS or TC?
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    it will not play up at all mate as its vxl parts your using the abs sensors are in the hub any way tc will be fine as well if you want to up rate them go for it say around £100 for the parts if the calipers witch i am sure they are by the look of them

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    sounds like a plan. Cheers for your help mate. Gonna look into the parts tomorrow, and see if the pads are the same!
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    Anyone got any feedback on EBC brakes?
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    I'll be doing the 308mm upgrade at the weekend so I'll let you know how it goes.

    I havent had any experience with EBC myself but I've heard that they're not the best you can get. I've just gone for standard vauxhall stuff for my new setup.

    Steve

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