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    One step closer to an SRi Turbo / GSi

    Finally fitted the brakes today.... well, I say me but it was mainly Dan (MIG). I'm still bedding them in but they fill the wheels better than the old ones and they seem to perform slightly better.

    Also de-restricted the airbox and fitted the Vectra C pipe but alas, no cruise control (that'll be cos the 2.0s are drive by wire! What a tosser I am! ).

    I also now have one bit of bump strip sanded and ready to spray so you never know, that might be done by the end of the year!

    I'll stick some decent pics up in the next few days when the car is clean.

    Steve

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    How did the brake conversion go? Did you get any pics or useful tips? Really wanna do this!
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    Here are some of the pics I took today - they're crap but they brighten up the thread!

    Front


    Rear (same discs and pads but note the braided hose-age)


    Arty shot of the back


    With the wheel on


    And the new inlet pipe


    Sorry they're so dull but I'll stick some decent ones up another time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jace
    How did the brake conversion go? Did you get any pics or useful tips? Really wanna do this!
    It was fairly straight forward really. The turbo spec brakes use the same callipers as the SRi but bigger discs (and the pads are a different part no. too! )

    So all it is really is a disc and pad change but you have to slide the calliper off the pad carrier and put the larger one from a GSi / SRi-T on.

    Hope that makes sense!

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    Perfect sense, thanks muchly. Where did you get the caliper carriers from? And how much?
    2 things:
    > Anyone know if my calipers are the same? (1999 1.8 sport X18Xe1)
    > Do you need to have 17" rims to clear the new calipers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jace
    Perfect sense, thanks muchly. Where did you get the caliper carriers from? And how much?
    2 things:
    > Anyone know if my calipers are the same? (1999 1.8 sport X18Xe1)
    > Do you need to have 17" rims to clear the new calipers?

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    Oh good, it made sense to me but I was worried that it'd mean nothing to everyone else!

    I'm not sure about your callipers but I'm sure someone with EPC can check for you.

    As for my carriers, I got them from NormGSi cos he ordered them in error for his cav. Regal sell them but they're hellishly expensive from there... think they cost around £80 from vaux. Not 100% sure though.

    Steve

    EDIT: also, my wheels are 17" and they're fine. Dan seems to think they'd go under 16" and you could probably get up to 325 under 17s (if you like it tight-fit).

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    if your car is a 5 stud then its the same mate 1.8 16v / 2.0 16v run the same brakes on thw abs cars,caliper carriers in the pic look new to me

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    I've only got std 15"s on @ the moment, so better do my wheels first!
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    the police run them on the vectra v6 with 16's so they will be fine
    you will have to but your self bigger wheels first how about a set off a astra coupe turbo for around £300??

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    So all you had to do was change the carrier, disks and pads. I have complete GSi Turbo spec brakes to fit, but thought I was going to ahve to change the caliper so bonus.

    Is that braided brake line you got there...?

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