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 Post subject: EL XR8 CALIPERS ON EL XR6? OPTIONS/IDEAS?
Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:34 pm 
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Are the EL XR8 Calipers any bigger or more efficient than the I6 cars? If so are they difficult to swap over XR8 Calipers to a I6 car? I'm looking for a more or less straight swap, bolt over improvement on brake callipers. Maybe the AU XR8 ones are better? Any information would be handy!

 

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 Post subject: Re: EL XR8 CALIPERS ON EL XR6? OPTIONS/IDEAS?
Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:36 pm 
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6 cyl and v8 brakes are the same!...

au wont fit at all, completely different...
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 Post subject: Re: EL XR8 CALIPERS ON EL XR6? OPTIONS/IDEAS?
Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:39 pm 
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TROYMAN wrote:
6 cyl and v8 brakes are the same!...

au wont fit at all, completely different...


Thanks for that!

Are there any calipers available I can easily upgrade too that anyone knows of?

 

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 Post subject: Re: EL XR8 CALIPERS ON EL XR6? OPTIONS/IDEAS?
Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:44 pm 
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el gt had bigger calipers.

 

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 Post subject: Re: EL XR8 CALIPERS ON EL XR6? OPTIONS/IDEAS?
Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:45 pm 
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not withought modified stub axle and rotors..not cheap, will cost between $1600 and $2500
there are a few threads around under brake upgrades do a little search...
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 Post subject: Re: EL XR8 CALIPERS ON EL XR6? OPTIONS/IDEAS?
Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:45 pm 
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EL GT also had different discs and uprights. No easy cheap options, its been done to death.
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 Post subject: Re: EL XR8 CALIPERS ON EL XR6? OPTIONS/IDEAS?
Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 5:06 pm 
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Benny D wrote:
el gt had bigger calipers.


but finding a set will be near impossible without spending far more then the car is worth,
still cheaper to go with a aftermarket kit, unfortunatly still going to cost more than most e series are to buy...lol
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