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Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2006 7:37 pm 
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Does anyone know what the cost is to get a complete 2 or 4 piston set up?
i.e. maybe something like the EL GT setup?
4 x 330mm slotted rotors, 4 calipers with pads, braided lines.
Does anyone have something like this and where did they get their package from?
Car will have 19 inch wheels shortly which I'm told is good as at least 17's are required for something like this.
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Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2006 1:05 am 
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330mm rears, um no..

fronts, to do that u'l need genuine gt stuff, which is 800 bucks per spindle, then u need calipers, discs, pads, etc etc.. or just go to www.cebcobrakes.com.au will probs work out cheaper, but still not cheap.

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2006 1:26 am 
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Just go and have a look on forums at the sponsers. Hightek brakes has what you are looking for and Crescent motors have a complete brake upgrade kit as well.
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Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2006 6:20 am 
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I have the 330mm 2 peice Cebco package.

I got it a few years ago, and paid about $2k from memory.

I believe they now sell for about $2.4k

I am very happy with it.

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2006 1:40 pm 
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Are those prices with labour XR8CHIC?
PBR does a front and rear package I think?

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2006 2:06 am 
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No - those prices were parts and postage.

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2006 2:47 am 
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is ur EL falcon got ABS???

if not, why dont you extend the brake booster? (make it longer) most brake shops are able to modify brake boosters and not cost you too much

you will notice a HUGE difference in braking

done it in my old mans F-100 panel van which weighs 3 tonnes!!! After we moded the brake booster, we could lock up all 4 tyres if we wanted to in a 3 tonne car/truck.....thats scarry s**t :D

costed about 200 from what i remember using original booster.

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2006 3:17 pm 
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Yeah, it's got ABS.

Got one quote yesterday to do the following;
4 X DBA Slotted rotors - $135 each
4 X Ferodo pads - $130 pair
5 x steel braided lines - $85 each
Caltex Race Fluid (bleed system and repalce with this) - $130
labour - approx $250-300

Total approx $1650.

upgrading to twin piston with Cebco package for example would cost about $2800 just for the front installed, nothing done to the rear.

Doesn't look like a rear twin piston setup for the rear is available?

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2006 3:45 pm 
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are you going to be taking this car to the track??
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Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2006 3:50 pm 
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No, that's why I shouldn't bother with the twin piston upgrade option?

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2006 3:57 pm 
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its up to you! unless you fell it is really worth it, i wouldn't bother. i cant see why you would be braking a such an extreme on the street day in day out!
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Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2006 4:03 pm 
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half the reason is to improve the car and the other is looks as I'm getting bigger wheels shortly and the rotors will show more and I'd assume will be heavier so a better braking system would be needed anyway?

 

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