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Brembo 6P/4P upgrade 2016 SSV

Discussion in 'VF Holden Commodore (2013 - 2017)' started by woooo, Feb 11, 2018.

  1. Mattricho

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    Hi all I’m finally about to fit the 6-4 pots and I’m just wondering about the dirt/debris shields that are fitted to the series 2 redlines are they the same as the HSV ones??
     
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    From memory i don't thing the VF shields will fit the bigger rotors. Some have used angle grinders to take off the curvercurved lip on the rear shields IIRC as it's a bigg job to remove and replace with appropriate sized shields.

    YMMV.
     
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    Yer I was going to cut the lip off but just thought I’d ask about the series 2 that have brembo’s factory
     
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    Should be fine if it already has factory brembos on it....
     
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    @Ron Burgundy i thought rotor size was larger with 6 pot calipers as compared to rotors with 4 pot calipers but I defer to your expertise as you’ve investigated brake upgrades to a large extent.
     
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    Yes rotor size is bigger but the backing plate on brembo setup does not have a lip that extends over the top of the rotor, so the rotor size should not matter...
     
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    ^ had a look at the rear brakes of my MSE and the shield does have a small lip that extends towards the inner rotor face. The shield curved lip ends about 5mm from the face itself and 25mm short of the outer edge of the rotor.

    Hmm maybe Holden couldn’t be bothered to make an appropriately sized shield considering their cost cutting craze towards the end of manufacture - way to look after their loyal customer base o_O
     
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    HSVs have the same style shield...
     
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    One step closer to fitting these brakes. Should be on but best weekend. BF19FD4B-6FB7-44A7-8589-41103043576D.jpeg
    Did a little test fit just to double check they fit. 7443BD1A-9E76-4DE2-AB3D-9858EA7E9DF1.jpeg
     
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    I love the all silver/grey look. or even behind black rims.
     
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    Hey to everyone that done this brake update did anyone change the rear dust shields or has everyone just cut them??
     
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    Just cut off , too much added expense to pull the axles and as far as I know replace the bearings as well .
     
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    To late now already bought the new dust shields lol
    What bearings need replacing?
     
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    axle bearings , I assume once the axle is remove the bearings are only good to be fitted once or atleast that's what ive been lead to believe
     
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    I downloaded the workshop manual and as far as I can tell it’s a axle stub not a proper axle.
     
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    oh sorry , a little confusion here , I was talking about the rear , I'm not sure about the front .
     
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    Yer definitely talking about the rear.
    This is what I am looking at EF266061-AED2-46F5-AE90-0322AF11FEBD.jpeg to me it looks like the axle nut comes off then the wheel hub can come off to get access to the backing plate.
     
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    hmm ok , I was only going by what I was told by the mechanic who installed my brakes , i'll be interested to know the facts on this .
     
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    Yer after looking through the manual some more I think changing the rear backing plates is getting put into the to hard basket lol I’ll just cut them tomorrow.
    Cheers for your help
     
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    Finally fitted the wheels and brakes to the mistress and man dose it look sexy as hell.
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    There’s is about 14mm of clearance between wheel and caliper now at the closest point. 00D83B6C-8865-4F78-9478-F6396FD4D185.jpeg

    Now for the next adventure who knows some good 4wd tracks around Brisbane?
    I seem to have s**t loads of clearance lol
     

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