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    Default Next Best Brake Upgrade To The VT Brake Option

    My VH V8 has the standard VH V8 brakes on the front and VL V8 brakes on the rear (VL V8 rear axles)

    What the is the next best upgrade besides going the VT brake upgrade route ? (my car is only a weekender with some daily in the mix)

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    for what its worth, I did the 1" master cylinder upgrade years ago, coupled with slotted rotors and performance pads.
    worked a whole lot better for ages.
    2 weeks ago had all the old steel hard lines replaced with new, non rusty, and more importantly, not kinked and bent back when engine came out a few years back.
    Also all new braided flex lines.
    Wow it stops good now!
    you should have seen the manky, watery, rusty brake fluid that came out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by VHSLX253 View Post
    what is the next best upgrade besides going the VT brake upgrade route ? (my car is only a weekender with some daily in the mix)

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    VL Turbo fronts .. or Wilwood
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    what about the twin piston floating calipers that are on VZ & maybe VY they look to be a pretty good thing, I have never used them tho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by desoto30 View Post
    what about the twin piston floating calipers that are on VZ & maybe VY they look to be a pretty good thing, I have never used them tho.
    VT - thru VZ all use the same twin piston caliper standard
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    the thread poster wants to know what else is there ...apart from these
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    I went Willwood many years back. Still good. Far from bolt on (had to machine discs off hubs to suit the hats and make caliper adaptors) but kits may now be available. I still need to get the bigger master cyl in to fix the spongy pedal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smitty2 View Post
    VT - thru VZ all use the same twin piston caliper standard
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    the thread poster wants to know what else is there ...apart from these
    Ya, wasn't sure where the changeover point is with this... I'm not at all familiar wit all the late model crap & don't really want to be.

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    Think Ill look at a setup like this -

    Front - VL Turbo Calipers with braided lines, Slotted rotors and Bendix pads (Stock VH V8 calipers currently)
    Rear - VL V8 Calipers with braided lines, Slotted rotors and Bendix pads (I run these calipers currently)

    Cheers,

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    4 piston ap racing front and twin piston ap racing rears, what I got on my EH Holden

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    Quote Originally Posted by VHSLX253 View Post
    Think Ill look at a setup like this -

    Front - VL Turbo Calipers with braided lines, Slotted rotors and Bendix pads (Stock VH V8 calipers currently)
    Rear - VL V8 Calipers with braided lines, Slotted rotors and Bendix pads (I run these calipers currently)

    Cheers,
    all good.. except for the cardboard brake pads
    Bendix are either too soft.. with lots of brake dust
    or too hard, no brake dust but chewed up brake rotors

    go get some decent pads for that combo
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smitty2 View Post
    all good.. except for the cardboard brake pads
    Bendix are either too soft.. with lots of brake dust
    or too hard, no brake dust but chewed up brake rotors

    go get some decent pads for that combo
    So the Bendix GT or Bendix Ultimate would not be sufficient ?

    What would be a better options ? (bear in mind my car is just a weekend cruiser with occasional daily)

    Cheers,

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