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    Brake Upgrade

    Hi guys, I was wondering how easy/hard is it to change the discs on a coupe from 288mm to 308mm. Do I need to change anything in particular or can I buy the larger discs and just do a standard swap?.Im only asking cos my coupe had its Mot last monday and passed but the tester said that the discs are starting to get pitted all round and the pads will need replacing soon aswell. I am thinking of upgrading to bigger discs on the front and if its easy enough then I'll do it myself but if its a specialist job then i'll get a garage to do it instead or just stay with the current setup that I've got and change them myself

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    its a piece of piss mate but youll need the all imprtant caliper carriers (cost about £40 each from Vauxhall - part number 93179706 (2 required)

    then just a case of swapping ur 280 ones for them

    new discs

    pads and ur away

    carriers can be had from any turbo mk4 or non-vxr turbo mk5 and CDTi 1.9s at a scrappy but are quite hard to come by..... quite reasonable new in all honesty

    you can get 308 discs and pads from vauxhall on trade club for only £47.52 + VAT (part number 93190163) so u could do the full conversion with brand new parts from vx for less than £150

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    Cheers mate, I'll definately look into that especially as i was quoted £650 by S.C.A. in Norwich for 308 discs EBC turbo groove and greenstuff pads for all 4 corners (obviously standard size rears). They also wanted £50 per hr to do the fitting hence the reason for asking as I think I'll do it myself.
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    upgrading to 308s on the front is exactly the same as a normal disc and pad change - the only extra thing u need to do is remove 2 big hex headed bolts that hold the carrier onto the knuckle - bit of thread lock on the bolts and job sorted.

    half hour tops in all honesty

    greenstuff are a bit pants imo then again having said that its not a LET so maybe they will be upto the job - if u want grooved discs then get some MTEC ones off ebay £100 delivered - personally though Id just stick with standard discs and pads especially for the price they are.

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    Hi mate thanks for the advice about the brakes........just a quick question, do you know if the part nos for the discs are for smooth, drilled ro grooved discs? The guys in my local vxl garage are a bit on the stoopid side when it comes to stuff like that . If you go to them they just show you the computer screen and ask if thats what you want (pointing to some random pic on screen)
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    vauxhall dont make grooved or drilled therefore the part number i supplied is for standard plain discs and standard compound pads - obvioulsy only if u use your trade club number would this be useful

    if u cant for any reason get trade then youd be best getting some grooved only discs from mtec100 on ebay here: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ASTRA-TURBO-GSi-Drilled-Grooved-Brake-Discs-FRONT-308mm_W0QQitemZ300226612908QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_C arsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM?hash=item30022661290 8&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1301|66%3A2| 65%3A12|39%3A1|240%3A1318

    personally speaking id just get the plain ones this time seeing as ur forking out for new carriers - next time maybe consider grooved etc (i would stay away from drilled cos i find them way too noisy under braking)

    anyway theyve got no reason to look on the computer - just give them the part number and ask them to order them

    if they ask where u got the part numbers from - tell em sum1 from the owners club gave u them from the trade club book

    308mm plain discs & pads PN 93190163 £47.52 + vat (trade club)
    308mm caliper carriers - PN 93179706 x 2 @ approx £40 each

    Obviously if u go down the grooved disc route then you'll obviously need to source some pads elsewhere - anything from £15 upwards

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    Cheers mate always helpful
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    Ive got to say i was about to create a thread asking about new disks and so on. But GeordieBandits just asnwered all my questions. Grooved disks here i come.... Oh and not forgetting the caliper carriers What are they actually for? to hold the calipers on a bigger disk?
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    correctumundo - they space the caliper out a further few mm's to allow bigger discs

    youll have 280mm on ur 1.8 & 2.2 as standard

    fit some 308 carriers to allow turbo spec 308mm discs or better still some vxr carriers to allow 322mm vxr spec discs (need vxr calipers too in this case)

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeordieBandit View Post
    correctumundo - they space the caliper out a further few mm's to allow bigger discs

    youll have 280mm on ur 1.8 & 2.2 as standard

    fit some 308 carriers to allow turbo spec 308mm discs or better still some vxr carriers to allow 322mm vxr spec discs (need vxr calipers too in this case)
    Spot on. I was going to say 100 for a brake upgrade is damn cheap then you mentioned the caliper carriers .
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