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Discussion in 'VF' started by notStock, Jun 7, 2016.
Great color, great update on the brembo's great car
Just give me another three months of ownership and maybe something like that will happen :whistling
Three months and one day of ownership and it's only just gone over 1500km on the odo.
I've been watching eBay for a while. These turned up as pull offs from a redline - #### knows why they pulled em off, maybe to fit HSV brakes or whatever.
We have clearance (clarence)
Redline brake conversion complete. Anyone keen to buy my old 345mm fronts?
Brakes look good mate! But holy hell does this have a lift kit? Or is that stock? Looks soo much higher than most other stock VFs I've seen.
Ha! It's stock. Only got 2300km's on it so things have barely had time to settle, also it's a pretty unflattering angle. 2nd pic is still on the jack as well, that's not ride height. Lowering might happen after I move house and **** - that's never fun.
Oh no worries, bet you're loving the brakes! Stock brakes to Brembo's is like night and day!
Late night run.
I'm sure this is a stupid question (please excuse my mechanical ignorance) but did you change the rotors also or was it just the callipers? Also did car originally have the Police brakes fitted to the front?
"The only stupid question is the one left unasked"
These brakes use different rotors to either the stock SS brakes or the US spec caprice brakes
Redline (brembos, 4 piston front and rear): 355mm front, 360mm rear
USA police: 345mm front, 324mm rear
Stock VF: 322mm front, 324mm rear
And yeah my car came with the 345mm front discs with the big single piston calipers.
Excellent info...appreciate the response and is brilliant to know the mod can be done without the need to change rims. This will be my next mod....I'd also like the stock SSV wheels painted that same gun metal grey colour as the inside of the rim as I think it will look good on the Slipstream. Can I ask what the total cost of the mod was for you?
Touch over 2k - which is the cheapest I've ever seen the brembo's go for.
Nice colour ! I have the oldie VF1 ssv and looking to have the brake upgraded as well.
I was thinking that myself, you'd need a pilot's licence to drive it.
It's a nice looking car though and adding the Brembo's has really toughened it up.
Well now you see the issue here is - I've now got this expectation of myself to do everything properly on this car, and then you realise a set of bilsteins and springs are $1700. Then you realise you should probably save that money for now... I hate getting old.
Do the Brembos fit with the standard 19inch wheels?
Well yeah, I'm still running the SSV wheels on mine. Pretty sure I've seen someone running the Brembos behind the S1 SSV wheels somewhere around here. Reasonably sure the 18"standard SS wheels don't clear - never bothered to look into it.
You are a legend! I have been told by so many people that this wouldn't work, the brakes wouldn't fit. Seeing it done is awesome. Any ideas on the part numbers for the calipers and rotors? Keen to get something decent on my ssv!
I prefer those 19s to the Redline wheels, it makes the brakes look even bigger.
Where'd you get the rotors? New bolts required?
Hey mate. My research was kinda limited to seeing a dude in French's Forest running brembos on VE2 behind VF1 SSV wheels, and thinking, hell if that works, this should work. Ran out and tracked down the calipers and rotors and just bolted it up, figuring if it didn't clear I'd just buy new wheels.
As for part numbers, not too sure. I just found my calipers on eBay, they came with the front rotors, all genuine gear. I got the rear rotors from a local supplier, they were about $150 each? or so. The rotors go straight on - no trickery there. On the rears you'll have to either trim or remove the dust shield that goes around the rear rotor.
They clear, no problems. Don't believe the lies, there is no issue. If you ever have a close look at a redline, you'll see the clearance from caliper to wheel is pretty dang close, even looks closer than my setup.
You might want to find the correct brake lines for the brembo calipers - i used the standard lines at first but I didn't like the bends that introduced to the lines.
I wouldn't try this trick on the 18"SS wheels - they have a more concave design that I'm pretty sure will hit.
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