Budget braking upgrade-Wots the possibilities?

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

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Post by Jamo » Wed Oct 27, 2004 10:52 am

fargo wrote:As far as I know, 1.7 and 2 liter 480s have solid front discs while Turbos have ventillated ones. First step when improving brakes on 1.7/2.0 models could be fitting Turbo sets...

Also, I know for sure that Volvo offers a special upgrade set for 850s: a small bracket or what, (dunno the English name of it) which could be fitted in between the struts and the calipers, allowing installation of bigger discs instead of regular ones, retaining the old calibers. This means I could install 304 millimeter discs instead of 280 millimeter ones. This is not widely promoted, but a friendly mechanic at the Volvo garage shared this info.
There might be one set for 480s, who knows?
The Turbo up to 90-91 had solid front discs, only after 91-92 did the vents become standard.
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Post by rpruen » Wed Oct 27, 2004 2:07 pm

Good point

My car has the vented disks, they are also larger in diameter, since the 14 inch wheels won't fit on my car.

So the late turbo disks would be an upgrade to any 480, but also requires the calipers to be changed, and that you have 15 inch wheels.

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Hmmmm

Post by catgroom » Wed Oct 27, 2004 4:00 pm

Well cheers so far guys!!!!

I routed the cable ties through holes already in tops of my strut mounts (!?!),and the other ends around the pistons of the shocks,not under the bonnet!!!!!!!

I think the expression rhymes with nosey front!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Im just getting new front discs and pads as Richard previously recommended.Ive got a 94 (95 model) Turbo,so just new front discs and pads for me at under £60 from GSF!

Splendid!!!!! :hopping:
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Post by tobi480turbo » Wed Oct 27, 2004 6:47 pm

Hi there,
rpruen wrote:Good point

My car has the vented disks, they are also larger in diameter, since the 14 inch wheels won't fit on my car.

So the late turbo disks would be an upgrade to any 480, but also requires the calipers to be changed, and that you have 15 inch wheels.

Richard
as far as I see I have the vented disks but not with 15" wheels,
my 480 is rolling on 14" wheels, didn´t change anything was like this as I bought it.

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Yes!

Post by catgroom » Wed Oct 27, 2004 6:52 pm

It will do Toby,the diameter of the disc will be smaller on yours than the last made 480 Turbos!

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Post by tobi480turbo » Wed Oct 27, 2004 7:47 pm

Hi there :)

so there are two different versions of the vented brake disks ?
just was thinking there are the non vented and the vented ones ... but if there are two versions of the vented ones I have to take care to buy the right ones if I need new ones ;)

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Post by chris1roll » Wed Oct 27, 2004 7:56 pm

there are also two versions of caliper bracket for the non vented ones, so the pads are different. Very few use the smaller type.
Also the two versions of the rear discs, hub and no-hub, very few use the with hub type.
Standardisation Volvo style!
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Oh!!!!

Post by catgroom » Wed Oct 27, 2004 8:02 pm

Bloody hell Chris,what a mine of information u really are chap!!!!!!

Just looked on www.gsfcarparts.com and the info on there is a bit odd to me!!!

It says Volvo 480 Turbo 86-93 260mm Solid discs?!!!!
86-93 256mm Vented!!

Who compiled this online catalogue I wonder?Reckon they had been inspired by a lunchtime sesh at the Dog and Duck!!!! :lol:

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Post by martinholmesuk » Thu Oct 28, 2004 5:19 pm

Hi Martin
Greenstuff pads are not available for volvo 480's only kevlar pads
Girling #16.59+vat(19.49)
ATE #27.50+vat(32.31)
Delivery #7.50+vat(8.81)
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Post by martinholmesuk » Sun Oct 31, 2004 12:44 pm

Sorry Martin these will not fit your car but we can supply a set of EBC kevlar pads @ #27.50 + carriage at #8.50. Regards

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Hi there,

Are those for the 1993 480 turbo with front vented discs?

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Post by dbsvolvos » Sun Oct 31, 2004 1:33 pm

the fronts are only 265mm in diameter , the VW disc shares the same PCD and offset , so you can fit a 280mm disc in there , any bigger means different wheels .

To fit different calipers will need a custom bracket

Volvo 240 brakes would be a good choice , but you have to remember the calipers are mounted at the back , not the front of the wheel as per 480
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Post by dbsvolvos » Sun Oct 31, 2004 1:35 pm

oh , and i should mention the discs of an 850 s/70 will be difficult to engineer .

ask me how i know what you should have for a braking upgrade ;)
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Post by Benji » Sun Oct 31, 2004 5:03 pm

Please tell me what we should have for a braking upgrade, as this is an area i am soon to visit, does it retain the 15" wheels?

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Post by martinholmesuk » Sun Oct 31, 2004 6:08 pm

Benji wrote:Please tell me what we should have for a braking upgrade, as this is an area i am soon to visit, does it retain the 15" wheels?
Are you pushing more then normal power? If you drive an ES hard (cooking discs) then it would be a good idea.

Turbo fronts are vented.
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Post by Benji » Mon Nov 01, 2004 6:24 pm

Standard power at the minute, but its soon to change. Pi springs and koni dampers, means its easier to carry more speed through corners, so now using the brakes harder than i was, they are just beginning to fade, but its not warm outside, and its destined to see some action on a few track days next year, which are usually harsh on brakes, so i am planning on an upgrade.

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