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Old 10-06-16, 09:43   #1
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difference between standard vl brakes and vl turbo brakes

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is there any difference from standard vl calais front brakes and vl calais turbo front brakes?

would they be a good upgrade from standard brakes if there is a difference?
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Old 10-06-16, 10:29   #2
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I believe the turbo ones are slightly larger and the calipers are finned to help with the heat.
the master cylinder is also larger on the turbo models.
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Old 11-06-16, 21:09   #3
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what genie said is correct

std calais are pretty pitiful.

"turbo" brakes can be obtrained from any vr vs and are identified by fins on the caliper.
they do make a difference.

Dad runs standard vlt discs all around a vt master and booster and new lines and the brakes can be applied with your little toe its a great cheap factory upgrade.
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Old 13-06-16, 23:28   #5
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Just adding to what the guys above said

Master cylinder on turbo and V8 is 1", non-turbo 6 is 15/16"

The discs are larger diameter 290mm on turbo and V8, 270mm standard.

The finned calipers were used up until VS on V8 models excluding some HSVs Group A etc.

They bolt straight up and are pretty good unless you have heaps of HP.

I found them to be good enough with a mild engine setup.

If you are chasing heaps of power I would do the VT conversion - do a search heaps of guides on how to do it.
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Old 14-06-16, 09:21   #6
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ive seen the finned calipers on standard vr vs however ive seen the smooth style still on vn 6 bangers. so im not sure when they changed over and what the terms were but theyre more readily available than just v8 models.
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Old 16-06-16, 13:43   #7
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ive seen the finned calipers on standard vr vs however ive seen the smooth style still on vn 6 bangers. so im not sure when they changed over and what the terms were but theyre more readily available than just v8 models.
Yeah sorry you are right there mate

VL I6 = 270mm smooth callipers

VL Turbo I6/V8 = 289mm finned callipers

VN/VP V6 = 270mm smooth callipers

VN/VP V8 = 289mm finned callipers

VN Group A = 330mm twin pot callipers

VP Series II V6 = 289mm smooth callipers

VR/VS V6/V8 = 290mm finned callipers

VR/VS HSV = 330mm twin pot callipers

*VR onwards had ABS but made no difference to the callipers themselves

*VR onwards had a floating rotor that sat on the hub as opposed to the VB-VP rotors having the wheel bearing as part of the rotor
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