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Discussion in 'VR - VS Holden Commodore (1993 - 1997)' started by afstruct, Jun 21, 2018.

  1. afstruct

    afstruct Well-Known Member

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    And these days 500 / 600 bucks isn't that much . People spend more than 10x that to get not even the same percentage in go forward.
     
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    it cost me around 700-800 to do the rears on the ute 2 years ago
    dba t2 rotors rda pads reco calipers from ebay and braided hoses from safe brake when they were sponsors on here and i haven t change the front hoses yet as they were only a few years old at the time when i did the ve conversion
     
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    With your ve conversion do you need to run 17 inch wheels
     
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    yes you need 17 inch min to fit the rda kits 321mm... but rda also did make a 298mm minimum 16 inch wheels but there both been discontinue
    i did get my kit from first choice brake and clutch east maitland 5 years ago you could give them a call about the 298mm kit to see if rda have any left
    also race brakes sydney do state on there face book page they make brackets to suit any ve caliper/rotor combo for pre ve commodores
     

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    Had vn group a & lc gtr with 330mm discs etc...overkill is nice to have but for a daily driven sensibly can't see the point spending all that extra coin when reconditioned factory gear with a few mods will do the job easily enough.

    Brother's old vs maloo stopped very good for mildly modded daily.

    Vs V8 conversion for vp ute came with vt brakes on it...cbf'd doing vt m/cyl-booster + brakeline adaptors for a slow car/cruiser tbh.
     
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    So an update, I went down the renew/rebuild original setup parth.
    Ordered dba t2 front discs ( ment to turn up mid this coming week ).
    Checked eBay and local brake place for caliper seals/parts, going with the local place ,( a little more but you know what you're getting and supporting local business ). They were out of stock of some bits until mid next week.
    So should hopefully have everything next weekend.
    Going to rebuild all 4 calipers, not going to worry about flex lines for now .
    Got all back together last weekend and auto serviced and wheel alignment on Tuesday .
    Driving nice again, I'm just having to be extra careful trying to save ( make that really worn pad last at least a few weeks).
    Doing a parth at the back of my deck this weekend so it's actually being used as a ute !!
    I'll probably post up a few photos and how it went and how it feels in my ride thread in 2 or 3 weeks time when it's done .
     
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    g'day. ive got a series 3 ute with the vt upgrade brake setup. i bought a 304 5speed series 3 ute and want to put the brakes from the old one on the new one. are you able to advise me on whether its a straight swap and if there might be any unforseen complications. thanks friend
     
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    you have to trim the metal guard to fit the bigger caliper and the rest is just a strait swap and what booster/master cylinder have you got vt metal or vs plastic i just upgraded the booster/mc to vt/vy i got ve brakes fitted to my ute

    i just brought a vt brake conversion from upc on ebay for a cousins vs wagon after he drove my ute now he wants exactly same set up
     
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    im pretty sure its a stock booster. but the brakes pull up quite well. with slotted and drilled rotors the whole package is good. thanks for the tips.ill give it a crackover the weekend. i was going to sell the v6 as its got a sigle mass clutch ( fairly new) and nolathane right thru. but ill keep it for spares. the v8 is mad.
     
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    do you know what the biggest diametre rotor i can use??
     
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    u can only use standard vt/vz is 296mm and they fit 15 inch wheels unless you go next size 330mm ssz hsv ve caliper, hoses and mounting brackets and bigger wheels
     
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    If anyone reading this thread is interested, ive currently got front and rear brake pads which were meant to go on my VR V6 but i think theyll fit VN VP VR VS.
    Brand new still in plastic wrap, RDA brand, part numbers RDB1085SM and RDB1086SM (Gold Coast location). If interested msg 0421874020.
    Apologies if this post isnt appropriate, but thought I might help someone out if theyre in need.
     

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