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Discussion in 'VY - VZ - WK - WL - V2' started by Zachariah, Mar 2, 2019.

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    Looking good mate. Just echoing what a couple people said. Careful what you drop money on for mods. Make sure they are cheap or reversible by yourself.

    Was gonna ask how much did you pay for the HSV brakes. Thought about doing it to my SS a few times. Prob the best upgrade you can make after exhaust imo.
     
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    Hey man, thanks for the advice and i will try to stay vigilant in terms of modifications, i will try and keep the stock pieces so i can reverse as much as possible if i plan on selling later on in life.
    yeah man the HSV brakes are a great modification. i got them for 850 second hand and in good condition.

    i got them from a well known member here. he told me that the front pads needed to be replaced so that is what a bought previously. they look great i must say

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    them SS brakes are the same as the v6's as you probably already know. me and my friend were talking about them recently. don't think braking was on their mind when it came to v8 performance possibly
     
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    Ahhh so thats where those brakes went haha
     
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    Brakes look good mate. You did a great job cleaning them up.

    Ssz brakes are also an option you don't get bigger rears but width is larger so you get vented instead of slot rotors.
     
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    yeah, he mentioned you as well. like how he suggested to get the maloo
     
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    did not really clean them. they were like this when i got them. the member i got them from did. aah yeah that is something to think about.
    you going to get the brakes for the SS?
     
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    That's members for ya. Going the extra mile. Most used parts come as dirty as they left the car.

    I'd love to do the breaks on my SS. Don't have the funds currently. Had to drop a bunch of money to get it back on the road unfortunately.

    I did do slotted rotors, good pads and painted them a couple years ago. So they look better than they stop haha.
     
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    yeah man, Craig was great to talk to and did a good job cleaning the brakes. i liked his SS as well. he was going to use them but unfortunately couldn't at the time. so i am happy to have them and would be a great upgrade.

    well at least they look nice. but i would rather the stopping power. a fast car needs to stop just as fast.
    did they do well for what you purchased?
     
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    You can check the brakes out here.

    https://forums.justcommodores.com.a...vy-ii-ss-6-speed-manual-nom-nom.225281/page-5

    They did stop better for sure. It's a manual anyway so I always brake/downshift most of the time and I am a tame and careful driver so I don't slam on them much.

    I might consider the SSZ upgrade once my current rotors are cooked. Good rotors are like $100-200 a corner. And SSZ packages go for about 500 used. So may as well upgrade.
     
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    yeah good. when i get a manual i will be using downshift as well. manual is so fun though i am rusty.
    yeah man sounds like a plan. worth the upgrade for sure. and the brakes do look nice. yellow looks better on a silver though in my opinion.

    hope you get the upgrade and let me know how it goes. hopefully you find a good deal on them
     
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    IMG_20190607_172257_267.JPG was able to get myself a Genuine one and was the cheapest one that i could find as well. plus it is all working as well.hopefully will be able to put it on.
     
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    nothing much has happened, just been organizing my brakes and gauges to be installed. i managed to clean the inside of the Ute. looks much nicer and cleaner inside which is nice.
    just some random photo's
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