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 Post subject: Brake UpGrade for EB
Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 11:23 am 
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Hey guys i want to upgrade the brakes on my EB Ghia. What are my options as far as a bigger twin piston calliper and rotors on the front??
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Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 1:05 pm 
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Unfortunately, we are very limited in options for brake upgrades.

There are a couple of 330mm kits with twin calipers available, but be prepared to drop around $1200 - $1500 for a bolt in kit.

The most common upgrade is to replace your rotors with slotted replacements and some good quality pads.

And realistically, unless you are hitting the track, that is all you should need.

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Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 11:01 pm 
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From what i've read braided brake lines are also an option worth considering. Standard brake lines 'grow' with the pressure and therefore create a spongy lag-effect in the braking. That effect may reduce the incidence of lockup with an ordinary driver, but with a good driver braided lines should see more control.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Brake UpGrade for EB
Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 11:08 pm 
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ALS008 wrote:
Hey guys i want to upgrade the brakes on my EB Ghia. What are my options as far as a bigger twin piston calliper and rotors on the front??


G'day Mate,

Give Matt @ Race Brakes Sydney a call.
I sourced my 330mm Twin Piston set-up through him and that was a complete, hassle free bolt on deal. I am 100% happy with the kit, it pulls the ol' e-series up really well.
I had trouble with the UPC(Mr-spares) E-bay kit, as i as the guinea pig to originally try it and it didnt work. However im sure they have rectified the problem and are now selling kits that "actually" work. One problem with their kits are they change your offset. They give you either a +20 or +28mm offset.
The good thing about the Race Brakes Sydney kit is that e-series offset is kept.

Contact Matt through the website www.racebrakessydney.com.au

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Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 11:15 pm 
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Jeff, thats pretty good info about the race brakes kit keeping the offset, i was actually going to ask you about it and you saved me the trouble :D

If you don't mind me asking how much sdid the kit set you back as i am looking at getting one very soon?

BTW, love the ute :D

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Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 11:26 pm 
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Trent,

Thanks for the kind words.

The special on the Kit is $1990, then obviously plus freight (if required) and $100 deposit on exchange uprights (i.e you pay an extra $100, and if you return your factory uprights you get $100 back). You will also need to buy 4 new ball joints for this kit.
For just over $2000 i really think its worth it, as i said its a FULL bolt in kit, it uses only top quality parts and the service from Matt is second to none.

For abit of added info the kit uses an EL GT rotor and PBR sports AUII type calipers in red.

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Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 11:37 pm 
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Jeff,

thanks very much for the info mate, that is an awesome price. will deffinately have to contact them very soon. the only other kit i have found is from cepco and costs over $4g

hmmmm.....red caliper will look good behind my chrome. :wink:

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