Upgrading 1.4 mk3's brakes
What shall I go for and what are my options..I want to upgrade the front for now...and the rears can wait if at all
I take it I'll not be able to put anything below 15's on with the gte 2.0 front upgrade?
gte16v disks is a good upgrade and will fit under astra and cavalier 14 inch wheels.
Is this a decent enough upgrade and will it be worth the effort i.e. will the difference be very noticeable, also, will they look sweet under my 16"s
BTW: What bits will I need to do it? and how?
BBTW: Whats the next option
if you have 16;s 285mm cav turbo size disks will go under. you can get them for 150 quid the pair from HI-spec in dartford. You will also need gte16v calipers. I have this setup and its immense.
cool, So I need the discs and a set of GTE calipers?
Thats all I have to do no other mods?
Will insurance go up or will they see it as a benefit?
go find a scrap mk3 cav 2.0, take all the brakes off that. front calipers and disks, rear stub axles and calipers and disks and handbrake cable, and master cylinder.youull need new back axle copper pipes(£3) top notch brake setup for about £50
How difficult to fit?
Will they just go straight on or is some bodging required?
Anything else required?
2.0 cav front calipers and new discs ?
Anything else to do the front end... the rear can wait..a bit
Last edited by astramojo; 16-05-2002 at 10:03.
yeah mate, 2.0 mk3 cav front brakes are the same ones as a gte 16v, but easier/cheaper to come across. if you cant get a good pedal when you bleed them fit the mk3 cav master cylinder as well.
Cool, so any mk3 cav calipers will bolt straight on, and if it feels shite afterwards fit the master cylinder from a mk3 cav...
How much are the cylinders?
Can any one reccomend some discs and pads at a reasonable rate i.e. I don't want to spend a fortune as its not required to stop a 1.4
PM 'DazCav' as he sells a lot of brake upgrades for Astra's.
He is sure to have a set of 2L Cav Calipers and discs second-hand.
You can also e-mail him at email@example.com.
Any probs getting in touch with him let me know.
so you didnt fancy 285 disks then ? they go straight on as easy as anyone else can convince you 2 litre cav ones will.
I did mate but I need to be able to fit 14"'s back on and its only the 82bhp version so it may be overkill....Also costs a factor
I am now the proud owner of a set of 2L cav front cals, vented discs, and pads...
How do I fit em (idiots guide please and bleeding?)
Also, what hoses will I need...
I've just put 2.0 16v ATE calipers, 256mm discs and goodrich steel braided brake hoses on my 1.6!! A tight squeeze behind 14's but they look the balls!!!!!! Seem to be a lot better at stopping as well!! Am soon to fit rear discs as well................if all goes well!!
I'd recommend getting the master cylinder......since fitting mine, my brakes are great for a bit, then go all spongey, re-bleed them, all ok....then back to spongey!!!........will get a cylinder myself and see if it improves things!!