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What is needed to go from SSV to SSVR Brembo brakes?

Discussion in 'VF Holden Commodore (2013 - 2017)' started by woooo, Jul 29, 2017.

  1. woooo

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    hi everyone. I have read quite a few posts in search function about brembo brakes. But I'm still a little confused as to what would actually be required to change all of my factory SSV brakes on the VF2 to upgraded Brembo front and rear calipers and also the same size brake rotors (but in slotted and drilled) format.

    I was hoping to go AP racing 6 piston front and 4 piston rears but I think I'll try and fit the brembos 4 piston front and rear under my factory SSV wheels for now as they appear to fit fine in other threads.

    So my question is; how vital is a brake booster upgrade? Will the factory master cylinder and booster be ok for brembos? What's the difference between the SSV and SSVR brake master?

    What size front and rear rotors are the SSVR brembos sitting on under those 19" SSVR alloys? I want to get slotted and drilled rotors same size as the factory SSVR rotors. Will this give better cooling on the rotors and is it ok to put the Brembo calipers on this type of rotor?

    Can I then place the Brembo rotors onto the calipers front and rear without modification to anything? Do they sit right in and connect to the factory brake lines? If so I might even change those lines out for braided ADR approved lines if any are available online.

    Lastly where do people buy their SSVR Brembo calipers from and what's a good price? I see them on eBay new for $2000 (front and rear) calipers and brake pads only.
    I think from reading threads I will have to go with DBA rotors as everyone seems to like them. And what's a good price for a slotted and drilled DBA rotor?
     
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    426Cuda SUBLIME!

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    That's a lot of question Woooo!
    In no particular order sorry:
    Yes they'll bolt straight up. You'll need to get the right bolts from Holden.
    Rotors 355F 360R T3 4000, allow $1k.
    Amazon for calipers. I paid <$100 each for my rear ones. Or you could buy from Holden parts. Would be exe i guess.
    Braided safety hoses are great. They give a nice solid pedal feel. Avbl on eBay.
    Get the best pads you can afford. My preferred to date is EBC Redstuff.
    Also apply CRC STA-LUBE to avoid the screaming banshee.
    I love my Brembo's for how they look, feel and perform. But equally I love the confidence they provide. Like airbags, they just make you feel safer.
    Good luck.
     
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    Am I misreading the bit about running the SSVR Brembos under VF2 SSV wheels?
    Will they fit, particularly at the front?
     
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    Go the Brembo six piston and two piece rotors up front and these definitely fit under SSVR
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    The question was wether the brembo's will fit on the SSV not SSVR?
     
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    Yes
     
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    Not with the factory SSV wheels as they are not staggered.

    looked into it myself I do have the performance brake pack though..

    when I upgrade it will most likely be to AP Racing
     
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    Not correct

    Stock ssv rims clear ssv redline brembos
     
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    I was told other wise when I considered upgrading to Brembo's

    I didn't take the risk in case, though will be going bigger and changing wheels in the future.
     
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    Someone on this forum did it and posted pictures..
     
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    I will have to try and find it, thanks..
     
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    Thanks for the awesome contribution.
    So what's the answer then?
    This was asked too:
    "What size front and rear rotors are the SSVR brembos sitting on under those 19" SSVR alloys?"
    So what's wrong with Monstar giving the OP an alternative to going 4 piston Brembo's up front? If I was starting with shity standard SS front brakes I'd certainly go 6 piston.


     
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    You'll also need new bolts for front & rear. There's a seller on gumtree that sell the front & rear BREMBO kits for $2035 including bolts for front and rear. A mate in Adelaide has bought these from him on gumtree & they are exactly the same as holden redline BREMBO Brakes and BREMBO pads. The seller on eBay for $1995 gets a panel beater to spray the Calipers up and they are a bit average to be honest plus the BREMBO pads he sells with them are not the same as the brembo pads holden fit to the redlines. Cheers!
     
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    So would I.


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    With the CTS-V front brakes, which I'd be tempted towards as well, what's the availability of pads?
    Rock Auto or similar I assume; probably not available from your Repcos or Auto Ones?
     
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    Brakes Direct - Brembo of course and Remsa, maybe others now.
     
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    Check out SS Forums those dudes have SSVR rims plenty of room.
    Costwise we are lucky to have DBA who make T3 4000 rotors 370mm $700 pair, upgrade to Remsa Pads $170, silver calipers $995.
    Total is $1865
     
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    Where do you get 6 piston calipers for that price? DBA?

    Also do I really need to do any upgrade to the brake master? Or should it be ok as is?
     
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    Amazon Prime, here in two weeks, customs paid delivered to your door.
    No, CTS-V has same displacement.
     
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