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    brake upgrade

    My discs are going to be on their way out shortly, or eventually.
    was wondering if anyone had any recommendations on a brake upgrade. i'll consider a full overhaul, new discs, calipers pads front and rear, the whole shabang. i'd like to keep the Abs function if possible.

    im eventually going to do some light racing if that helps at all.

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    You could go for the 308mm disks off the higher spec astra. I think you have them over there

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    as above - 308mm turbo spec fronts are the best option

    Ive had a quick look through your posts (as you failed to mention what model you have) and I see you have a 1.8 - also the mentioning of the ABS means you have the 5 stud model with 280mm discs up front and 264mm discs at the back.

    Keep the rears the same diameter so its just a simple disc and pad kit required there..... Id get standard compound pads on the back and maybe some uprated discs just cos the price is very good for all 4 discs.

    Front discs: uprate the rotor size to 308mm, some new caliper carriers to support your existing calipers (YES you can retain your existing calipers) some new pads and ur sorted.

    The best compound pad for the front IMO is EBC Yellowstuff.

    A quick price guide (albeit in GBP is)

    Front & Rear Discs (308mm/264mm) (set of 4) £145 + Shipping

    Front EBC Yellowstuff DP41183 pads £80

    Rear standard compound pads - approx £15

    Caliper carriers (x2) - GM part number 93179706, GM Catalogue No.5 46 428
    £55 each


    You may be able to source the discs n pads locally for a better price than we can get them shipped over but it gives you some idea.

    Id expect the full shabang for approx £350 - remember you can get standard compound pads on the front too to keep the cost down but the above is what I have on my Turbo (230bhp) and the stopping power is immense.

    On your 1.8 you may wish to stick with some EBC Greenstuff (DP21183) instead.


    Heres the links to the discs I would recommend - they may or may not ship worldwide though.
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ASTRA-TURBO-GSi-Drilled-Grooved-Brake-Discs-Front-Rear_W0QQitemZ120311428845QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Ca rsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM?hash=item120311428845 &_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1683|66%3A2|6 5%3A12|39%3A1|240%3A1318|301%3A1|293%3A1|294%3A50

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    wow, yeh sorry!
    new to forums. thats correct ive got the 5 stud 1.8l cd.
    that info is over the top, thanks so much mate.

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