Brakes upgrade

Brakepads, discs, handbrake. The brakes are crucial for your Volvo 480. Use this category to learn all you need to know!

Moderators: jifflemon, coyote1980, Rachel

Post Reply
Milosz_480
480 Is my middle name
Posts: 1413
Joined: Mon Jan 10, 2005 9:13 pm
Contact:

Brakes upgrade

Post by Milosz_480 » Mon Nov 13, 2006 10:14 pm

Brakes in my ES are too weak. I'm currently running on standard discs and Textar's pads. I'd like to put bigger and vented discs and callipers from turbo but I'm not so sure if it works as I have not got ABS. Is it possible to do without ABS?
no car, why drive a car if you can fly SAAB
Previous:
-Mitsubishi Lancer GLXi '93 LPG powered
-'92 480 ES red 'Sports Edition'
-'87 480 ES red
pics>>> http://photobucket.com/albums/v304/mayah480/

User avatar
hjkort
Advanced 480 rookie
Posts: 515
Joined: Thu Sep 14, 2006 10:10 am
Location: Didam, Netherlands
Contact:

Post by hjkort » Tue Nov 14, 2006 6:54 am

no problem at all.
[color=cyan]member 1968[/color]
[img]http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n225/hjkort/banner3.jpg[/img]

terrastudios
Knows an Aerodeck isn't a 480
Posts: 271
Joined: Thu May 13, 2004 8:17 pm
Location: County Durham
Contact:

Post by terrastudios » Tue Nov 14, 2006 10:46 am

just out of interest... i'm currently running the 2 litre abs system (its on a 440 but i presume its the same setup as on the 480) - is the turbo brakes a lot better than the 2 litre ones?
Website - http://www.tracklogic.co.uk/
Fenix protocol converters, OBDII, wide band controller, GPS, lap timers

User avatar
hjkort
Advanced 480 rookie
Posts: 515
Joined: Thu Sep 14, 2006 10:10 am
Location: Didam, Netherlands
Contact:

Post by hjkort » Tue Nov 14, 2006 12:06 pm

The bigger brakes on the 440/460/480 are a bit more lineair in brakingpower than the smaller types. This is probably done so that the abs system works slightly better.
If you brake a lot, than using vented discs would be preferred, because it's better for your wear on brakepads..
If you suddenly need to brake it would even be possible that the solid brake types would perform better.
It depends on what you want on your car. The difference between the two is notable, but only on what they are designed for.
[color=cyan]member 1968[/color]
[img]http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n225/hjkort/banner3.jpg[/img]

terrastudios
Knows an Aerodeck isn't a 480
Posts: 271
Joined: Thu May 13, 2004 8:17 pm
Location: County Durham
Contact:

Post by terrastudios » Tue Nov 14, 2006 12:28 pm

i almost wonder (not really done much research) if a renault 19 16v braking setup would fit the volvo - drive shafts etc.. I believe are the same or very similar. If this is the case, you can get big brake kits for the renaults.
Website - http://www.tracklogic.co.uk/
Fenix protocol converters, OBDII, wide band controller, GPS, lap timers

User avatar
jimmyanderson123
Started learning about 480
Posts: 74
Joined: Wed Jan 03, 2007 4:33 pm
Location: London, Battersea..

Upgrade

Post by jimmyanderson123 » Wed Jan 03, 2007 4:44 pm

I have a 480 GT and find the brakes a little bit on the useless side especially when you are driving hard, or in wet conditions just want to know the best option to upgrade them with. For example what size dics fit comfortably on it and wht do others recomend for hard driving style. Please reply asap as mine need to be chnaged.

:shock: Thanks alot. :kill:

User avatar
jimmyanderson123
Started learning about 480
Posts: 74
Joined: Wed Jan 03, 2007 4:33 pm
Location: London, Battersea..

Upgrade

Post by jimmyanderson123 » Wed Jan 03, 2007 4:45 pm

I have a 480 GT and find the brakes a little bit on the useless side especially when you are driving hard, or in wet conditions just want to know the best option to upgrade them with. For example what size discs fit comfortably on it and wht do others recomend for hard driving style. Please reply asap as mine need to be chnaged.

:shock: Thanks alot. :kill:

catgroom
480 Is my middle name
Posts: 3418
Joined: Sun Dec 21, 2003 9:20 pm
Location: Market Deeping
Contact:

.

Post by catgroom » Thu Jan 04, 2007 8:58 pm

Hi Jimmy!

Try a set of EBC Black Stuff pads for you GT mate.

Theyre £35 for the fronts and are the bollocks!

I got mine from EBC brakes direct on the net.

Steve. :D

User avatar
jimmyanderson123
Started learning about 480
Posts: 74
Joined: Wed Jan 03, 2007 4:33 pm
Location: London, Battersea..

Post by jimmyanderson123 » Thu Jan 04, 2007 10:22 pm

Cheers!! :rofl:
Thanks for that if you could send me the web address so that i could look them up that would be great!!
Any ideas about the Discs as well as i might as well do the full monty front rears discs and pads? :(
No point doing half a job.


Cheers once again. :kill:

User avatar
JohnTurbo
Friend of Club 480 Europe
Posts: 4134
Joined: Sun Apr 04, 2004 8:02 pm
Location: Fixin' Engines NR Burnley
Contact:

Post by JohnTurbo » Fri Jan 05, 2007 2:10 pm

Aren't black stuff stock quality? Thought green stuff were the uprated ones.

In any case, vented disks from turbo are definately up to the job. My cars stop on a dime.


Image
Past:
94 Turbo - Red
94 Turbo - Black (Converted from NA 2.0)
92 Turbo - Red
90 Turbo - Silver
Now:
00 Exige
15 GKD Legend
16 Skoda Superb

Milosz_480
480 Is my middle name
Posts: 1413
Joined: Mon Jan 10, 2005 9:13 pm
Contact:

Post by Milosz_480 » Fri Jan 05, 2007 3:40 pm

Are turbo pads any bigger than N/A?
no car, why drive a car if you can fly SAAB
Previous:
-Mitsubishi Lancer GLXi '93 LPG powered
-'92 480 ES red 'Sports Edition'
-'87 480 ES red
pics>>> http://photobucket.com/albums/v304/mayah480/

User avatar
jimmyanderson123
Started learning about 480
Posts: 74
Joined: Wed Jan 03, 2007 4:33 pm
Location: London, Battersea..

Post by jimmyanderson123 » Fri Jan 05, 2007 3:46 pm

Yes I think green stuff are the ones! :wink:
I have found some vented drilled grooved discs and pads for front and rear but £500 for the lot!! :cryhard:
Apparently the best brakes money can buy without going into the carbin fibre stuff!!

User avatar
VanDerGraaf
480 Is my middle name
Posts: 1751
Joined: Thu Apr 15, 2004 9:06 pm

Post by VanDerGraaf » Fri Jan 05, 2007 7:25 pm

Guys I don't think you can get Greenstuff pads for the 480. :(
Mind you if you are on the ATE system there are some Saab 9000 ones that look almost identical and are a couple of mm different dimension-wise. They might fit and are available as Greenstuff, Redstuff and so on.

@ John- Yeah the EBC Blackstuff are standard but Groomus said he thought they were quite an improvement on the Volvo ones (which Chris1Roll rated pretty good).
Gonna find out as I got a set of fronts from Ebay last week....for £6 :hopping: :mrgreen:

catgroom
480 Is my middle name
Posts: 3418
Joined: Sun Dec 21, 2003 9:20 pm
Location: Market Deeping
Contact:

.

Post by catgroom » Fri Jan 05, 2007 10:51 pm

Hi guys!

The Saab 9000 ones unfortunately dont quite fit,Ive tried some.

The EBC Black Stuff are Kevlar.Green Stuff arent available for the 480 no,nor are Red,Yellow or Blue.Bugger!

http://www.ebcbrakesdirect.com/car/part ... 90%2D95%29

There ya go,cant be arsed to do the link thing!

Steve.

User avatar
jimmyanderson123
Started learning about 480
Posts: 74
Joined: Wed Jan 03, 2007 4:33 pm
Location: London, Battersea..

Post by jimmyanderson123 » Sat Jan 06, 2007 11:39 am

There are some at europartsperfomance.co.uk

these are made by diamond.

What do you guys think.

Expensive but might try some! :shock:

Post Reply