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VF2 Brembo Brakes

MasterC

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Hi Team

So, my vf2 redline has just gone in for service. I am being told that:
1: New brakes are needed
2: Rotors need to be replaced when brakes are changes. They cant be machined

Has anyone had experience with this and does this sound right? $2200 for new brakes doesnt sound right.
 

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Hi Team

So, my vf2 redline has just gone in for service. I am being told that:
1: New brakes are needed
2: Rotors need to be replaced when brakes are changes. They cant be machined

Has anyone had experience with this and does this sound right? $2200 for new brakes doesnt sound right.
How many k's have they done?
This is common if they've done a few k's.
New rotors (front) are 32mm new and min 30mm so not much room to play
Stock brake pads are quite aggressive too
 

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64000km. Not sure if they have ever been changed. Had the car for about 5000k. And I don't drive the car hard. And it's still under warranty.
 

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64000km. Not sure if they have ever been changed. Had the car for about 5000k. And I don't drive the car hard. And it's still under warranty.
I am not surprised they need to change the rotors. A few people on here had a similar experience. I think if they machined it and put new pads, after a while, with wear, the rotors would be below minimum thickness.

Check how much they want

New DBA Rotors are about $200 each for 4000 series.
Ton of options for brake pads that will be MUCH cheaper than genuine

If I was you I would buy quality parts and take car to good local mechanic to install.
You are likely to save money this way
 

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say thanks and get it checked by an independent shop.
 

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Thanks guys. Thats what i said to them. He said 2200. I just laughed. If it wasnt a capped price service i wouldve taken it somewhere else. This is Holden. Im a sucker for punishment i guess. Any ideas on someone in sydney who we trust who wont rip me off. DBA rotors are easy, I just dont know what pads to get. ITs a 2016 vf 2 Redline.
Bendix Brake Pad Set - Ultimate - DB2266ULT
Any ideas on pads?
 

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Thanks guys. Thats what i said to them. He said 2200. I just laughed. If it wasnt a capped price service i wouldve taken it somewhere else. This is Holden. Im a sucker for punishment i guess. Any ideas on someone in sydney who we trust who wont rip me off. DBA rotors are easy, I just dont know what pads to get. ITs a 2016 vf 2 Redline
I just bought Remsa pads from Brakes Direct. I had them before. They are good pads. $150 front and rear.

Front pads
0666.32

Rear pads
0434.30

You can also use DBA 4000 series rotors with this setup. Part numbers for this setup are:

Front discs
DBA42604

Rear discs
DBA42074


Where about in Sydney are you ?

Ps. Bendix ultimate are very dusty and super aggressive on Rotors. I had them and would not recommend them.

You can also try DBA extreme performance pads
 

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I just bought Remsa pads from Brakes Direct. I had them before. They are good pads. $150 front and rear.

Front pads
0666.32

Rear pads
0434.30

You can also use DBA 4000 series rotors with this setup. Part numbers for this setup are:

Front discs
DBA42604

Rear discs
DBA42074


Where about in Sydney are you ?

Ps. Bendix ultimate are very dusty and super aggressive on Rotors. I had them and would not recommend them.

You can also try DBA extreme performance pads
South west. Canterbury Bankstown area. Repco has your Rotors the other way around? Ill look up brakes direct for parts. I dont track the car. At the moment its the baby chariot until i get a run around for them. So i just need good brakes.
 

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Was $2200 quote for front and rear ?
Suttons or Peninsula ?
 

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Was $2200 quote for front and rear ?
Suttons or Peninsula ?
I would rather not say who. Its one of those....maybe first one. But i am not sure. I think it was just fronts
 

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I just bought Remsa pads from Brakes Direct. I had them before. They are good pads. $150 front and rear.

Front pads
0666.32

Rear pads
0434.30

You can also use DBA 4000 series rotors with this setup. Part numbers for this setup are:

Front discs
DBA42604

Rear discs
DBA42074


Where about in Sydney are you ?

Ps. Bendix ultimate are very dusty and super aggressive on Rotors. I had them and would not recommend them.

You can also try DBA extreme performance pads
0434.30 | Remsa HPT Brake Pads (DB1936) Are these the pads you got? None in stock with brakes direct.
 

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Thanks Ron..

I spoke to Ben there. He has recommended for my use the DBA T2 street series slotted or the Non slotted DBA 4000. They have remsa but also recommends the HP2 forza as well. He gave me a run down on brake rotors and the "Warped" misinformation and how rotors never really warp. However he did say to measure and see if I can get the rotor machined.

Ill have my mechanic look at it. Thanks for your help
 

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Thanks Ron..

I spoke to Ben there. He has recommended for my use the DBA T2 street series slotted or the Non slotted DBA 4000. They have remsa but also recommends the HP2 forza as well. He gave me a run down on brake rotors and the "Warped" misinformation and how rotors never really warp. However he did say to measure and see if I can get the rotor machined.

Ill have my mechanic look at it. Thanks for your help
No worries. Keep us posted what you do
 

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Mechanic said 20+ percent. They can be machined as they don't look bad and haven't been done. So in a month or 2 I'll go back to him and we can check again and maybe change than. Price difference between labour + new rotor vs labour + machine isnt much so I may just upgrade to a newer rotor.
 

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if you were out west i would say vsport, i think race brakes is probably closer to you
but as mentioned brakes direct probably the best/cheapest option if you can either do yourself or find someone on the cheap.


oh and second the dba pad rotor combo
 

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I went the HPX pads on my Brembos. I put up with a few months of squealing rears until I went out and bought genuine Brembo pads. I wish I just got the Brembos straight up.
 

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I went the HPX pads on my Brembos. I put up with a few months of squealing rears until I went out and bought genuine Brembo pads. I wish I just got the Brembos straight up.
Funny that. People with genuine ones often complain about squal from the rear..
 

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I went the HPX pads on my Brembos. I put up with a few months of squealing rears until I went out and bought genuine Brembo pads. I wish I just got the Brembos straight up.
Funny that. People with genuine ones often complain about squal from the rear..
If they are genuine Brembo pads they are different to the genuine holden pads made by Ferodo for the Redline.

from standard the redline it comes with Ferodo HP1000 pads, these were the ones some people had squeal issues with as they are quite a high performance street pad.
 

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If they are genuine Brembo pads they are different to the genuine holden pads made by Ferodo for the Redline.

from standard the redline it comes with Ferodo HP1000 pads, these were the ones some people had squeal issues with as they are quite a high performance street pad.

Yeah FERODO HP1000 is made for Brembo.
Brembo just puts their name on them :)

The price difference is huge too...but that's not suprising as the compound is different too..
 
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