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Discussion in 'VE Holden Commodore (2006 - 2013)' started by mark7, Jun 25, 2015.

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    I'm looking at upgrading my brake calipers, pads and rotors on my Calais in the near future and I am wondering what deals there are out there. Currently thinking of going 4 piston front and rear calipers with some slotted rotors. For the most part its a daily driver with maybe the odd track day in the future after some engine work.

    What are some options that wont break the bank? Anything possible for the 2K mark?
     
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    I got the brembo 4 pots and 355mm disc for $800 through Thompson Holden. Best mod I've done to be honest.

    With some QFM pads I nearly headbutt the steering wheel when jumping on the pedal.
     
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    Depends on what size rims you have and their offset, as you wont get much for 2K if you need rims as well!
     
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    I sourced my 4 pot Brembos (Camaro) rotors (DBA slotted) and rims (Camaro)all around for $2k. Another $300 was spent at the garage for putting them on. It can be done if you are savvy enough to do the research and fitament yourself.

     
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    Yeah Holden made it hard for us by only making HSV 19 and 20 inch wheels fit Brembo's( Camaro's) -My 19 inch SSV wheels won't fit-bummer
     
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    I got a quote last week for 4 pot brembos and DBA slotted all around.

    $1100 for brembos

    $1,000 355mm rotors, or you could get a cheaper set of rotors on Ebay.

    Quote was from revhigh.com.au
     
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    I got 20 inch aftermarket wheels on it already, cant remember the offset though can't imagine they would be a problem if I stick with 4 piston calipers.

    I'm not confident enough to do the work myself so will get my mechanic to do it next service. I found a kit from Empire Performance that looks like it has calipers of the 4 piston CVT-S with RDA rotors that looks alright.
     
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    SnowDoggyDogg 2ltr? = Only milk & juice

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    The RDA rotors are pretty average as I had some on my G6Et and they warped within months.
    I'd definitely look to getting DBA 4000s which are roughly $215ish per rotor for the T3.
    I used my existing OEM brake lines as I was advised braided were a tad overkill.
    Car pulls up hard with no fade on continuous spirited driving in the hinterland.
     
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    You should do yourself a favor and get some braided brake lines. Makes a huge difference to the pedal feel.
     
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    It would come out around the same price as RDA then, I would rather DBA over them though.

    These
    the ones you are talking about?
     
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    I agree get DBA4000 T3 discs and braided lines. Completes the package well. DBA now make the correct 355mm rear discs. I use QFM HPX pads
     
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    GSL Rally sport helped me out for rotors when I got the CTS-V Brembo kit. I'd go a 2 piece front and 1 piece rear. Will come in under $1000 if prices haven't changed much. T3 ftw
     
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    If you're going through the work of changing calipers I'd throw braided lines in just because you're there.
     
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    The correct parts numbers for the 355mm DBA slotted rotors are:

    DBA42604S (fronts)
    DBA42031AS/BS (rears)

    Replace the 'S' at the end with 'XS' for cross drilled slotted rotors and if you want the two piece rotor than replace the '4' after DBA with a '5'.

    GSL carried the rears which ran about $240ish per rotor and I found a shop (off ebay) who was just around the corner from GSL who sold me the fronts for $200 each. GSL wouldn't price match the complete set unfortunately but I saved about $45 looking around for the fronts which are more common.
     
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    The 5000 series are quite expensive and only really worth it if you are hitting the track. Braided lines are money well spent.
     
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    Agreed on the 5000 being more expensive. Future rotor replacements are cheaper however so imo cooler and better quality semi floating parts that will pay off over a few years.

    Amen to braided lines!
     
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    I was umming and ahhing about braided lines but you people have won me over. I don't want to half arse it only to regret it later on. I'll keep an eye on the rotors Snow linked as they came to around $950. There's a shop I was going to price up the engine mods I want done so might see if they can do me a better deal.
     
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