my front brake n/s was sticking so i went to kwik fit to have it check and they said that its just needs cleaning which they did and went ok for a couple of weeks but then it gone sticking again. i went back to them to have it check for the second time. after an hour the guy from kwik fit phone me and said that he couldnt get the piston out of the caliper coz its stuck and so for that reason they said that i need a new caliper and a disc coz the disc had blue discoloration due to the heat and its prone to cracking. They quoted me for a new caliper and a disc for £200 !
is that too much?!
now on my canvassing for a new pair of disc and caliper, i came across with this of courtenay's:
288mm Disc Conversion. This kit contains a pair of 288mm discs (available in plain or with a 16 groove configuration) together with a pair of V6 brake calipers and fittings. This conversion enable owners of any front wheel drive Vauxhall/Opel with 4 stud wheel bolt pattern to have massive stopping power. (288mm is the same disc size as the V6 Vectra!)
This conversion will fit under wheels of 15" diameter and greater.
Plain 288mm disc conversion with calipers ... £290.00
now that i think its cheap!
the only thing is that i only got a mk4 8v and i was thinking, is the conversion worth for such a small engine?! or should i just buy a pair of standard dics and caliper?
sorry for the long thread.
any inputs will be much appreciated!!!