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Finned callipers onto VN s1 V6...?

savage1987

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Hello braking system gurus, I have a VN s1 V6 with:
stock rear brakes
drilled and slotted front rotors (stock size - 270mm)
stock front callipers

I also have a set of VS BT1 V6 finned callipers. How do I know if they will fit? They came with brake pads, if those are the same size as my pads is it all fun times and laughter?? Or are there other pitfalls I need to look out for?

Also, quick question, I've cleaned up the callipers with acid etc, they are clean enough I think.. I'm going to paint them silver. I have some silver pressure pack Engine Enamel in the shed. I assume this will work, however I wonder can I then clear coat over the top? Does it need to be high-temp clear or just normal? (I don't know how much the callipers heat up.. but given the cooling fins I'd say a fair bit!)

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Sam
 

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yep, will need to upgrade to 290mm rotors, wont work with the 270's....

with painting id say just go down and buy some engine enamel/brake paint or something, painting them with just the paint "should" be fine but i cant garentee 100%
 

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if they dont fit can i have them back sammy
 

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i will measure the discs in the morning to compare
 

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Thanks Paul. And yes, you can have them back if they won't fit haha

Padrickz88, read more carefully ;) the silver I have in the shed IS engine enamel :) It's the clear coat that isn't.
 

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The calipers are the same as the stockers anyway (they run the same pad) all they are for is the bigger rotors. You can do a pad upgrade by running a pad from......... something I forget :) search hakhawks VN Wagon thread and you'll see
 

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oh ****! lol dont worry about the clear, it will be fine.... just throw on as many coats as possible and it should be fine :)
 
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