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#1 crashbang

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Posted 14 February 2006 - 06:29 PM

Proud owner of a inport 1990 GT4,running 17 inch rims,full Tien suspension.But what I need now is some better brakes,what is the mounting centres of a ST205 front caliper,is any brakes from another model that will inprove my stopping. CHEERS

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#2 Leeky

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Posted 17 February 2006 - 08:35 AM

If i was you i would go for a brake upgrade kit from someone like HI-Spec :thumbsup:

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Posted 17 February 2006 - 08:04 PM

and pray they fit....lol
no, hi-spec did do a kit for the 185 but expect to shell out about 1200 quid.

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Posted 20 February 2006 - 09:09 PM

the rears are a straight fit but the fronts need a special bracket and different disc's, i'm just waiting on a person making up brackets then i'll get my discs and let everyone know how i get on :)

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Posted 20 February 2006 - 09:16 PM

and pray they fit....lol
no, hi-spec did do a kit for the 185 but expect to shell out about 1200 quid.



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Posted 21 February 2006 - 11:46 AM

Hi i just fitted a set of st205 front brakes to my 185 got a few pic here but not finshed doing the write up yet :unsure:

http://homepage.ntlw...kesonst185.html

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Posted 21 February 2006 - 12:04 PM

Hey thee looking good mate!All work fine!
I wouldnt like to play around with new brakes myself but fairplay, looks like it was fun!
CB :thumbsup:

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Posted 21 February 2006 - 12:45 PM

Hey thee looking good mate!All work fine!
I wouldnt like to play around with new brakes myself but fairplay, looks like it was fun!
CB :thumbsup:


yes they work fine
just after fitting them i wanted to get them checked so i took it to my mates garage that has a brake tester & checked then they was pulling up good & nice and even

you are right if you are unsure what you are doing better to leave it alone or get a motor mechanic to do it

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Posted 21 February 2006 - 12:57 PM

The two main parts to braking are

tyres
pads

Get those two uprated and it'll be a great start. The rest is designed to stop fade (bigger disks, braided lines, better fluid, bigger calipers, more pistons, lighter materials). If you have the ability to lock a wheel, you have enough brakes :D

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Posted 28 February 2006 - 08:03 AM

would it not have been easier to use the hub from the st205 aswell as the disks and calipers??
i changed the disks and hubs on my gti for a later versions that had bigger brakes and all i changed was the mounting bracket on the back. brakes worked great first time.

excellent what uve done though. get that write up finished boy, so i can get the same done to mine! ;)

tony.

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