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    Astra VXR Front Brakes

    Do these fit straight onto a coupe turbo and if so will i notice an big improvement over standard?

    What sort of price should i expect to pay for used calipers?

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    they will fit aslong as you have

    calipers carriers
    calipers
    discs
    pads
    vxr brake hoses

    there is a difference but i wouldnt go as far as saying a big difference!

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    you need sensors of a mk5 as well otherwise keep getting brake pads on display, did my head in, but found a pair, or u can just get vxr ones and cut and solder onto let ones

    imo theres a difference, but not massive, but unlike the 308mm they will stop me.lolol

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    my 308s stopped better than your 322s andy
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    I have these, bolted straight on got them off ebay brand new for £210 (a bargain me thinks) and yes I noticed a big difference. I found the standard ones very poor but the 322mm are ace! I also have braided hoses, DOT5.1 and brake cooling vents from Courtenay

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    Quote Originally Posted by bertone ben View Post
    my 308s stopped better than your 322s andy
    espec when i had them on back 2 front
    oh boyo u going PV now, car is booked in for pait work, so im gona be able 2 make it fingers crossed

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    just as well i sorted them out for you then lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bertone ben View Post
    just as well i sorted them out for you then lol.
    thats true bud, but still stopped me

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    the brakes on a vxr are much better then the 308's i had on my coupe turbo.

    Worthwhile upgrade imo
    Astra VXR - Arden Blue, Diamond cut 19's, Cruise Control, Debaged, Folding Mirrors, CD70 NAVI and CID + Aux-In, Factory Bluetooth, Piano Black Interior Trim, Full Milltek Unresonated Exhaust

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    u need nerves of steel running 280bhp with 308's. you have to start to brake a mile where u want to stop, they made of chewing gum

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