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    Re: Another Holden in the Family :)

    I had the HSV 330mm brakes under my VTII SS rims. Pretty sure 17 inch was the minimum so they might fit.

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    Re: Another Holden in the Family :)

    Quote Originally Posted by motomk View Post
    I had the HSV 330mm brakes under my VTII SS rims. Pretty sure 17 inch was the minimum so they might fit.
    Cheers mate, you give me renewed hope

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    Re: Another Holden in the Family :)

    Got the windows tinted quite a bit darker on Thursday, really happy with how it looks and has made the cabin a few degrees cooler as well. Goes in next Thursday to see if the brakes will fit, will be rapt if they do. Fuel consumption has now dropped to a more reasonable 13l/100 around town (ave speed around 40kmh), so the tune has certainly done what Brad said it would.
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    Re: Another Holden in the Family :)

    Brakes are on

    Will try and get better photos later, but here are a couple I snapped quickly.
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    Re: Another Holden in the Family :)

    Rod wow the rim to caliper clearance is absolute minimal, are you sure they're 330mm discs? Unless C5 calipers are smaller than C6? I have the latter C6's on my Crewie & a 17" won't clear the caliper.
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    Re: Another Holden in the Family :)

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    Rod wow the rim to caliper clearance is absolute minimal, are you sure they're 330mm discs? Unless C5 calipers are smaller than C6? I have the latter C6's on my Crewie & a 17" won't clear the caliper.
    Yes Mick, definitely 330 front and 315 rear, had to get one of the front wheels balanced again though to move the wheel weight for caliper clearance. I believe it comes down to wheel offset. Geoff at UT could not believe that they fit either as a mate of his tried to fit the same brakes to a Crewman with aftermarket 18's and they were not even close to fitting.

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    Re: Another Holden in the Family :)

    Rod I noticed mine have an aftermarket caliper/adapter bracket these being C6, there could be a difference, but great you have them on. You may notice as I did for the first day or so to have a spongy brake pedal but they come good after another day or so. Everytime I have mine bled does the same.
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    Re: Another Holden in the Family :)

    Quote Originally Posted by Micks View Post
    Rod I noticed mine have an aftermarket caliper/adapter bracket these being C6, there could be a difference, but great you have them on. You may notice as I did for the first day or so to have a spongy brake pedal but they come good after another day or so. Everytime I have mine bled does the same.
    Cheers Mick, and yes the pedal does feel super spongy, was a bit strange at first but I thought it might be normal. Good to know it will get firmer over time

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    Re: Another Holden in the Family :)

    Well done Rod.

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    Re: Another Holden in the Family :)

    Quote Originally Posted by BLACK 346 View Post
    Brakes are on

    Will try and get better photos later, but here are a couple I snapped quickly.
    Gulp...they are close!

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    Re: Another Holden in the Family :)

    On my VEII SS, when I had the Harrops fitted, they had to use fancy low profile wheel weights to clear the calipers.

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    Re: Another Holden in the Family :)

    Quote Originally Posted by motomk View Post
    On my VEII SS, when I had the Harrops fitted, they had to use fancy low profile wheel weights to clear the calipers.
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    I had the wheel weights moved before I had the brakes fitted
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    Re: Another Holden in the Family :)

    Latest ute issue, looks like the brake booster has started to shit itself. Driving back from the city yesterday started getting a fairly loud noise coming from under the dash like air being sucked in or expelled. Took it into UT this morning and they say the Booster is shot. Looking at getting one of the below for replacement, it appears that all Commodores from V6 up to and including HSV use the same booster.

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    Re: Another Holden in the Family :)

    Strange thing is that the brakes still feel really strong, just took it for a drive and gave the brakes a hard time and they feel really good even after repeated hard stops.

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    Re: Another Holden in the Family :)

    Quote Originally Posted by BLACK 346 View Post
    Strange thing is that the brakes still feel really strong,
    just took it for a drive and gave the brakes a hard time and they feel really good even after repeated hard stops.
    I would be very careful & not drive it until it is sorted.

    Why don't you just buy another booster locally & fit it today?
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