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Re: How to guide: 308mm brake conversion guide
« Reply #15 on: September 09, 2010, 21:01:07 PM »
Let me just add that, to some of the more novice amongst us, instead of re-drilling the discs you mentioned to 4 stud, just buy Meriva 1.7 cdti discs, as they are 4stud, and big enough to cater for the application ;)

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Re: How to guide: 308mm brake conversion guide
« Reply #16 on: September 09, 2010, 21:53:17 PM »
Cheers Gav

Meriva discs will work a lot of people use them, not sure which Meriva but some use 4x100 280mm discs that are fine. Not quite as big as the 288's but all that means is you don't gear a wear lip on the edge of the discs.
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Re: How to guide: 308mm brake conversion guide
« Reply #17 on: September 09, 2010, 22:25:54 PM »
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Re: How to guide: 308mm brake conversion guide
« Reply #18 on: September 10, 2010, 08:50:13 AM »
Mate has the late turbo calipers Ben, and just got the meriva 280 discs, said they wont fit, well the pad sticks way out over the edge

Thats how people run them mate. Honest to god.

I wouldn't be typing this if I had any doubt as it's obviously quite an important thing to be right on! lol
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Re: How to guide: 308mm brake conversion guide
« Reply #19 on: September 10, 2010, 19:19:18 PM »

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Re: How to guide: 308mm brake conversion guide
« Reply #20 on: September 13, 2010, 19:37:06 PM »
I was thinking about converting C class AMG 316 mm discs or bigger ones onto my Cally, would it work?

Thinking of getting big brakes this way as a cheaper alternative.
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Re: How to guide: 308mm brake conversion guide
« Reply #21 on: September 14, 2010, 08:54:26 AM »
I was thinking about converting C class AMG 316 mm discs or bigger ones onto my Cally, would it work?

Thinking of getting big brakes this way as a cheaper alternative.

They have to be the right thickness, offset and stud pattern... even then they wouldn't work with any direct-fit Vauxhall caliper due to the size
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Re: How to guide: 308mm brake conversion guide
« Reply #22 on: September 14, 2010, 09:23:01 AM »
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Re: How to guide: 308mm brake conversion guide
« Reply #23 on: September 18, 2010, 15:52:42 PM »
I had a second look, came across the XYZ big brake kits, think it's a good deal, as it's just a bolt on kit :)
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Re: How to guide: 308mm brake conversion guide
« Reply #24 on: September 18, 2010, 16:52:07 PM »
I had a second look, came across the XYZ big brake kits, think it's a good deal, as it's just a bolt on kit :)

Do you have a link mate>?
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Re: How to guide: 308mm brake conversion guide
« Reply #25 on: September 18, 2010, 17:15:19 PM »
There the same as Ksport and d2 brakes ben, Here is a write up on them
I am in the car parts(especially tuning) wholesale business. We are the exclusive EBC and Goodridge dealers in Romania and we also are official dealers for Powerflex, Bilstein, Tarox, and AP. As you can see we are accustomed with only serious suppliers.
I am writing this article hoping that no one will have the same bad luck as we did.
Because I received a lot of advertising emails from XYZ, I decided to give XYZ a try because I needed a suspension that was only available from them. I ordered 4 suspensions and a brake kit. The delivery time was supposed to be 7-10 days but they didnt respected it and the order was ready for dispatch after 21 days!!!. One of the suspensions did not fit and one of the brake kits came with the wrong bolt pattern.

I wrote to my sales agent and after sending pictures and making a lot of measurements during a whole week, she gave me the solution: the return of the items is not accepted because is not their fault they did not fit. The only argument they had was:
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Re: How to guide: 308mm brake conversion guide
« Reply #26 on: September 18, 2010, 17:20:41 PM »
@ Ben: Rob..
@ Rob: Thanks for informing about that...  :) I didn't order any big brake kit yet, can you supply a good kit?
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Re: How to guide: 308mm brake conversion guide
« Reply #27 on: September 18, 2010, 19:52:31 PM »
There the same as Ksport and d2 brakes ben, Here is a write up on them
I am in the car parts(especially tuning) wholesale business. We are the exclusive EBC and Goodridge dealers in Romania and we also are official dealers for Powerflex, Bilstein, Tarox, and AP. As you can see we are accustomed with only serious suppliers.
I am writing this article hoping that no one will have the same bad luck as we did.
Because I received a lot of advertising emails from XYZ, I decided to give XYZ a try because I needed a suspension that was only available from them. I ordered 4 suspensions and a brake kit. The delivery time was supposed to be 7-10 days but they didnt respected it and the order was ready for dispatch after 21 days!!!. One of the suspensions did not fit and one of the brake kits came with the wrong bolt pattern.

I wrote to my sales agent and after sending pictures and making a lot of measurements during a whole week, she gave me the solution: the return of the items is not accepted because is not their fault they did not fit. The only argument they had was:
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Re: How to guide: 308mm brake conversion guide
« Reply #28 on: September 18, 2010, 20:16:59 PM »
on my V6, 1996, is it just a case of slapping bigger disc's on it and getting the new carriers?

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Re: How to guide: 308mm brake conversion guide
« Reply #29 on: September 18, 2010, 20:18:08 PM »
on my V6, 1996, is it just a case of slapping bigger disc's on it and getting the new carriers?

Yep
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