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Old 26-07-2019, 01:06 PM   #211
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Default Re: Definitive AU1 to AU2/AU3 brake upgrade thread

No need to drop the subframe, just cut the bolt back and the lower arm comes out easy.



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Old 26-07-2019, 06:41 PM   #212
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Default Re: Definitive AU1 to AU2/AU3 brake upgrade thread

Cool Thanks for the reply


Sounds good



Will Stock BA Brakes front and back just bolt on ?



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Old 14-08-2019, 09:01 AM   #213
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Default Re: Definitive AU1 to AU2/AU3 brake upgrade thread

for those that are thinking about territory rear brakes
here are some photos on fitment
first photo is no spacer behind the mounting bracket
you can see the rotor touches the bracket


this one is 2mm washers fitted, still no room



this is with 2 washers (4mm) and it rubs on the other side


and here you can see the stock backing plate touches all over the place

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Default Re: Definitive AU1 to AU2/AU3 brake upgrade thread

So I think Ive got it now, Ive read this enire thread..
1 AU S1 had a master Cyl Change in late 99 to a bigger bore, this is the master required for FGT 322mm front brakes and Territory 30? rears to match the extra volume required?

2 Need lower control arms, uprights, hubs, swaybar links & brackets from
AU S2-FGX with BF brake lines and caliper bolts to match the above brake upgrade..

3 Territory brakes go on IRS rear with 3mm spacer to center the caliper and require the Territory rear back plate with custom brake line to suit?

4 Territory brakes on solid axle bolts up and also required custom brake line

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Default Re: Definitive AU1 to AU2/AU3 brake upgrade thread

So in my case my march 99 au1 6cyl most likely has the small master cylinder and i have no issues running the big brakes, they almost pull your face off. The bigger master cylinder might give a better pedal feel but in my case its not required

The AU2/3 front brake lines will fit on BA 298 and 322 calipers but using BA lines would be best as it has a longer bent hardline at the caliper end

Rear territory calipers on a live axle can use AU lines no problem as thats what im using

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Default Re: Definitive AU1 to AU2/AU3 brake upgrade thread

How many guys on here have gone the premium brake upgrade on the front -328mm I think from memory... Would there be much benefit over the 322mm rotors? I think the 328mm are a fair bit thicker too.
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How many guys on here have gone the premium brake upgrade on the front -328mm I think from memory... Would there be much benefit over the 322mm rotors? I think the 328mm are a fair bit thicker too.
329mm. I've had them since new so I can't comment. The biggest benefit IMO would be the better looking caliper.. Having said that, they probably look worse if you don't dress the backs of the pads like so.

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Old 01-09-2019, 11:16 PM   #218
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Default Re: Definitive AU1 to AU2/AU3 brake upgrade thread

Yeah they look good silver!
Do you know how you would tell the calipers apart between the 322 and 329?
You probably wouldn’t pick up 7mm difference unless you had both rotors next to each other.
But is there anything on the calipers to identify them by?
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You can identify the calipers by looking at them.
It is all to do with the cooling fins & the front face

322mm
BF 322mm caliper
28mm thick disc


329mm - AU Premiums - Also C4 corvette caliper
Distinction is in the round mounting holes in the face of the caliper
28mm thick disc


325mm - BA Premiums - C5 Corvette caliper
Flat face, cooling fins at top only, central divot
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Old 02-09-2019, 12:05 AM   #220
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Default Re: Definitive AU1 to AU2/AU3 brake upgrade thread

Thanks Superroo
They are pretty easy to identify after looking at them like that.

The au premiums never come up and every one wants so much for them.
Im going to try and find some of the ba/bf premiums, just for the thicker rotors, my Mrs warps the standard au fronts every time she drives it haha.
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Default Re: Definitive AU1 to AU2/AU3 brake upgrade thread

Thread mine!!
Has anyone put Safebrake braided lines on the AU2/3? On the rear calipers the brackets supplied with the hoses dont face in the right direction. Did anyone else have this problem and how did you get around it?
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What have people used for brake lines when using the territory rear calipers on an S3 IRS? Or do the factory lines fit?



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