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Old 08-22-2004, 06:13   #1 (permalink)
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I just read the article on the au site about pig's brakes can someont tell me if that set will fit the AU XR8 std rims and where in vic would i be able to get them. My brakes need some attention real bad a quick machine would fix them but i want to upgrade sooner or later.
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Old 08-24-2004, 08:43   #2 (permalink)
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As long as you have 17" rims and your car is bulit between 04/2000 and 09/2002, they'll fit. The kit is by >PBR< and the product code is PK2 for IRS sedans and PK3 for live axel sedans. You can order through any reputable parts stores such as Repco, Bursons, Autobarn ..etc. Cost is around $2'500 for the full kit front and rear.

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Can't understand why hardly anyone has developed a kit like this for the AU series 1's. If any car needed a brake upgrade, it's the series 1 AU's with the single pot front calipers and CD size front discs.
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Just a hypothetical question here for the interests of others here before I forget to ask, but would the steelie spare rim fit over this setup?
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Just a hypothetical question here for the interests of others here before I forget to ask, but would the steelie spare rim fit over this setup?
I'm guessing not. Have a look at the pic below from the article on aufalcon.com. The wheels are 17" and the caliper is damn close to the inner edge.
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So doea anyone know of any upgrades for the AU1 brakes?
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So doea anyone know of any upgrades for the AU1 brakes?
Brad I've looked into it mate. The upgrades I'm going to do are theDBA slotted rotors and bedix ultimate pads combination. That's about as far as you can go really. If you want to upgrade to a larger caliper (twin piston) you will need a spindle that will support it, and I'm not sure but I think a different lower control arm and master cylinder. Alot of fcuking around and alot of expenses. That's why im just going with the above mentioned DBA slotted and Bendix ultimates.

On a similar topic I was just wondering if anyone knows about the VT upgrade on commodores. I hear it's quite simple and relatively cheap to do a twin piston (VT Caliper) upgrade to any commodre VN-VS. What's different about their set up that makes it so much easier to do?
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Can't understand why hardly anyone has developed a kit like this for the AU series 1's. If any car needed a brake upgrade, it's the series 1 AU's with the single pot front calipers and CD size front discs.
I agree mate. You are laughing though, as you got those nice big twin piston Tickford calipers up front like all the Tseries, but for people with anything else that's an AU series 1, they are stuck with taxi brakes. I'm disgusted Ford put such terrible brakes on XR's. I think atleast they should have had twin piston calipers on the XR8 and XR6 VCT. It doesn't help that I have really cheap pads on (not for long), but everything else on my car is great except the brakes. It's the only serious let down.
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How much do the new DBA rotors go for Eamon?
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So doea anyone know of any upgrades for the AU1 brakes?
Found a front brake upgrade for the AU I. www.cebcobrakes.com.au has one. Go to Applications/Select make/AU I/17" wheels/FAL120. Very good pakage, but for the same price, you can get the PBR front and rear upgrade if you had a AUII .
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Found a front brake upgrade for the AU I. www.cebcobrakes.com.au has one. Go to Applications/Select make/AU I/17" wheels/FAL120. Very good pakage, but for the same price, you can get the PBR front and rear upgrade if you had a AUII .
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