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Old 12-07-2018, 11:18 PM   #1
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I have a AUII XR8 which I want to upgrade the brake on. After a BF Turbo front brakes.
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Old 12-07-2018, 11:33 PM   #2
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Get any ba bf calipers, a set of sliders and a set of discs.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/DBA-Fron...YAAOSwZB9aBLy8

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https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Ford-BA-...8AAOSwnHZYfumU
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Old 13-07-2018, 05:53 AM   #3
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Thks Arronm. There is a lot of misinformation about normal B series & turbo brakes etc. Glad to know I can get stock B series cheap from the wreckers. Cheers
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Old 13-07-2018, 05:15 PM   #4
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I have found a pair of front calipers with brackets I'm happy with & their cheap. Thanks Arronm, looking forward to the improvement.
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Old 13-07-2018, 05:25 PM   #5
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I have found a pair of front calipers with brackets I'm happy with & their cheap. Thanks Arronm, looking forward to the improvement.
What size are the brackets? are they the oversized ones?
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I have found a pair of front calipers with brackets I'm happy with & their cheap. Thanks Arronm, looking forward to the improvement.
Are you in Vic. $80 pair on ebay.

Make sure the ones you buy suit 322mm discs
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Old 14-07-2018, 10:27 AM   #7
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The sets I have found are 322mm and come with calipers,brackets & rotors if I want them. Do I need the B series lines or do the AU lines work? Are braided worthwhile? Thanks in advance
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Good questions. Iam sure I used the AU lines. Maybe get the BF lines incase.

Min thickness on the discs is 26mm.
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The sets I have found are 322mm and come with calipers,brackets & rotors if I want them. Do I need the B series lines or do the AU lines work? Are braided worthwhile? Thanks in advance
I left the AU brake lines on mine and they are long enough but only just.

I will be upgrading to braided lines eventually. You will need the longer lines then. If you go to get a quote from safebrake that will ask which brakes you have on the car and will quote accordingly.

Are you upgrading the rear brakes as well?
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I left the AU brake lines on mine and they are long enough but only just.

I will be upgrading to braided lines eventually. You will need the longer lines then. If you go to get a quote from safebrake that will ask which brakes you have on the car and will quote accordingly.

Are you upgrading the rear brakes as well?
Are these much of an improvement compared to standard XR8 S2 Brakes?
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Xr8 should have 322mm standard.
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Are these much of an improvement compared to standard XR8 S2 Brakes?

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Xr8 should have 322mm standard.
I'm going to assume you are referring to AUII brakes and not B-series?

Yeah, the upgrade does make a difference, however, the basics remain the same. Don't expect to put on bigger calipers and discs and use crappy pads then expect them to pull up on a 20c piece.

I've upgrade to 322mm on the front and 303mm on the rear. I know some people have upgraded to the 328mm on the rear but I used what I had available at the time.

The pads I wanted at the time were not available and was recommended wagner pads as I wanted low dust. They are very low dust but I haven't been 1000% happy with the braking performance. I have standard AUII brakes on the ute with bendix HD pads and although they are dusty they pull the ute up quite well.

Once I get the opportunity to do so, I will upgrade the pads and fit braided lines.
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