After having the car serviced last year I was told that the front discs would need changing as they were rotting from the inside face, I didn't have the money initially to sort it but at the back end of last year I scraped enough together to get a 314mm kit from, I also paid to have the discs grooved.
After failing on several occasions to save some cash to have them fitted
I decided to give it a go myself, so on saturday I got up nice and sharp to sort it,
The new discs
Old setup, 302mm discs with MUCH smaller calipers!
The state the old discs were in (the calipers were fine!)
Caliper comparison (Old vs. New)
Disc comparison New vs. Old)
New disc fitted
New caliper fitted
Bleeding, I used an "Eezibleed" kit for this from halfords, £16.99, superb piece of kit which made the process very simple and hassle free!
Wheel back on (sorry for shaky photo, one of my mates was the photographer and was very cold by the time we'd finished
Only thing that need sorting now is a touch up on both of the calipers as I scraped some of the paint off accidentally when removing the clips to copper grease the backs of the pads.
The braking abilities of the car have increased no end! A massive improvement on before!
I'd highly recommend these to anyone thinking of a brake upgrade for their 5 stud Vauxhall, they're also ideal for conversion projects, well fairly easily stop Turbo'd Corsa's and Nova's etc.
BTW, I know some of you may be against the yellow paint job, but I have my reasons for painting them this way, one of them being that my initial choice was black, I bought specialist caliper paint which even after 3 coats continued to come off
The Bilstein kit I have on the car is yellow so I thought I'd colour the calipers to match (which IMO is a nice touch) so I went and bought some Hammerite "Smooth yellow" paint, coated them with 3-4 coats and I can honestly say I'm really impressed with the results, I think I'd go as far as to say you could paint a fresh turd with Hammerite, great stuff