upgrading a celibration to turbo brakes?

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upgrading a celibration to turbo brakes?

Post by timrosser » Sat May 17, 2014 9:35 pm

Im noticing that trurbo vented disks and pads seem a lot more common, cheap and easy to sorce on ebay etc than the solid disks on the 2.0 models, are there any threads or members who have swapped solid for vented disks, I think you need new calipers too? How hard a job is this?

Tim

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Re: upgrading a celibration to turbo brakes?

Post by doingitsideways » Sun May 18, 2014 11:20 am

As far as I know, you need the calipers and the carriers that bolt them to the hub/strut.

Should be as simple as swapping like for like, as all the struts etc are the same :)

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Re: upgrading a celibration to turbo brakes?

Post by glasgowjim » Sun May 18, 2014 12:12 pm

As Steve said :D

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Re: upgrading a celibration to turbo brakes?

Post by doingitsideways » Sun May 18, 2014 12:18 pm

My god, I got something 480 related right?

I think the signature under my avatar needs changing up a level! :rofl:

Oh, what's a trurbo? No idea, but I feel I need one in my life! ;)

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Re: upgrading a celibration to turbo brakes?

Post by jamescarruthers » Mon May 19, 2014 10:44 am

Unipart have the solid discs and pad available. I ordered thema few months ago then cancelled but I'm sure they went to the shop
1987 Volvo 480 ES, 507274, 217 - Red (Ness)
2001 Volvo C70 2.4T convertible (Olivolvo)
2008 Mini Cooper convertible (Mau)

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J123 CFU -- ES
J449 MNL -- ES auto
D864 CPV -- ES
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Re: upgrading a celibration to turbo brakes?

Post by timrosser » Sat Oct 04, 2014 10:05 am

HI All, going back to what Steve said is a calliper carrier normaly something included in a caliper set or is it an extra componet? if so Im struggling to find one for sale anywhere? Jim ;-) !!

Tim

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Re: upgrading a celibration to turbo brakes?

Post by nowynowy » Sat Oct 04, 2014 8:14 pm

In my opinion it makes little sense to swap standard into vent. set from turbo. 480 is not a monster. Old school, good quality ATEs are more than enough, and are definitely much better that Chinese vent. discs from eBay.

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Re: upgrading a celibration to turbo brakes?

Post by timrosser » Sun Oct 05, 2014 10:06 am

I agree really, I wouldnt replace, but Im still on 3 of the cars original disks and callipers and I like to stockpile consumables- and the upgrade seems might work out a little cheaper, there are still a lot of branded disks avalible, do you think they are mostly of dubios heratage? Thanks

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Re: upgrading a celibration to turbo brakes?

Post by nowynowy » Sun Oct 05, 2014 9:21 pm

I,ve recently paid ca 70eur for rear ate discs and pads and I don' t know if its a lot or not but if you have access to a replacement set from turbo than in the end why not. I would just recommend to stay away from low-end products and discount brands especially when it goes about safety.

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Re: upgrading a celibration to turbo brakes?

Post by Slash01 » Mon Oct 06, 2014 3:19 am

I've done the vented upgrade. got the calipers and carriers of a scrapper turbo. The carriers are the hard bit to source.
The parts book doesn't list part numbers for them or even acknowledges there are two types. lol
The Pads for the vented calipers are a lot cheaper than the one's for the solid. cost me £9 for vented pads. would have cost £36 for solid one's :shock:
I also brought Lucas disc's for £20 online. Shop wanted £40 a disc for Apex, even more for Brembo and didn't list Lucas.

Easy job to do, just getting all the components together for the conversion. Haven't changed my rears as they're still like new ;)
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Re: upgrading a celibration to turbo brakes?

Post by timrosser » Mon Oct 06, 2014 2:21 pm

Thanks Slash, I haddnt fully priced it but I certanly agree, its seems cheaper to upgrade- better put an add on the market place for a caliper carrier!

Tim

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