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Post by Turnipman » Tue Jan 11, 2005 9:46 pm

I have an ES with solid disks on 14 inch wheels would an easy upgrade be to the vented disk? is it a simple swap or is worth the time and money going to some black dimonds etc? (just fronts)



From [/url]http://www.motorsportworld.co.uk/frame- ... es.htm[url]

Black Diamond Discs - Drilled Front
Solid disc. Diam = 259mm ; Thickness = 12mm




Only having 14inch rims i know I am limited. Does anybody have some turbo rims they want to sell??? I guess not so hard to get hold of.


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Post by Bramdeman » Tue Jan 11, 2005 11:44 pm

Have a look here http://volvo480.northernscum.org.uk/for ... highlight=

As for the wheels i'm not sure what year they have to be from but i don't think it matters if they are from a turbo or not.
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Post by Turnipman » Wed Jan 12, 2005 10:22 am

I am still a little confused, please don't be mad.


So the disk swap is not a problem going to vented should just be a simple swap, what about the calipers though? Any change needed there?



Sorry for my stupididty




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Post by LASEROWL » Wed Jan 12, 2005 11:25 am

So the disk swap is not a problem going to vented should just be a simple swap, what about the calipers though? Any change needed there?
You need new callipers and the calliper mounts, calliper mounts i beleive are a dealer part unless you can find some in a scrap yard.

I priced all this up myself from GSF not so long back and all in :

Vented disks, calipers, pads was going to be £137.00 but i couldnt find any calliper mount/carriers.

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Post by martinholmesuk » Wed Jan 12, 2005 12:47 pm

I just spent some cash on 4 X Brembo discs.

Front VENTED Discs P/N 09.5854.10 = http://www.brembo.com/CatalogoBrembo/De ... 09.5854.10

Front Non-Vented Discs P/N 08.5186.20 = http://www.brembo.com/CatalogoBrembo/De ... 08.5186.20

Rear Discs P/N 08.5237.10 = http://www.brembo.com/CatalogoBrembo/De ... 08.5237.10
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Post by coyote1980 » Thu Jan 13, 2005 4:31 pm

Are you planning to race it or is it just a styling-matter to you? I mean, for what reason do you want to put vented discs under your 480?
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Post by Turnipman » Thu Jan 13, 2005 11:08 pm

There are a few reasons:

1) I would like to know that when i stamp on the brakes they will respond hard and fast(saftey)

2) I role with some huge fucking amercian footballers and it scares the shit out of me i try to stop the car at any speeds

3) A set of drilled disks would indeed look nice

4) and like any body an upgrade is always a good thing

And really just for peace of mind.


The disks and pads are to be replaced soon anyway so was just wondering if a cost afective way of upgrading was to go to the vented version of the disk or indeed just get some drilled solid ones.



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P.S it would be nice to do track days and shit but the car is ten years old and i wouldn't like to brake her. Although we should have a 480 meet at the nurburgring.

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Post by martinholmesuk » Thu Jan 13, 2005 11:28 pm

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Go find a 480turbo with vented discs and take the callipers and get some vented discs.

I can't wait to fit mine :D
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Post by Benji » Fri Jan 14, 2005 10:52 pm

You look to br fitting a very large blue silicone brake pipe as well? :shock:
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