BRAKES

Performance Vauxhall - - BUY & MODIFY -

En­hanced stop­ping power is avail­able for you to take ad­van­tage of no mat­ter your bud­get. At the lower end of the price spec­trum, you can in­vest in 256mm discs and calipers taken from an As­tra or Cava­lier. Do­ing so will al­low you to re­tain the GSi’s stan­dard four­teen-inch wheels, but big­ger OEM brake swaps (in­clud­ing 288mm kits) will re­quire you to fit larger rims. Af­ter­mar­ket an­chors from AP Rac­ing, Al­con, Tarox and Brembo can be made to your re­quire­ments. Speak to the guys at freaky­parts.co.uk who can draw up a wish­list of suit­able brak­ing com­po­nents and sup­ply them with caliper mounts which en­sure a snug, di­rect fit. Up­graded pads are also a good idea. View the EBC Brakes cat­a­logue for a range of op­tions to suit all driv­ing styles and con­di­tions.

Spongey brake pedal feel can be rec­ti­fied by fit­ting high-qual­ity brake hoses from Goodridge ( goodridge.co.uk). Chief among the ben­e­fits is hugely im­proved brak­ing ef­fi­ciency bol­stered by un­ri­valled re­li­a­bil­ity and longevity. Each kit is of­fered in ten dis­tinct colours and comes with TUV, DOT, ADR and ISO ap­proval. The re­sult of all this care­ful engi­neer­ing is a GSi that will stop in a far more com­posed man­ner than it would if stick­ing with stan­dard parts. Fit­ting hard­ware can be or­dered in zinc-plate or stain­less steel, with hoses avail­able as a com­plete kit or in pairs (front or back).

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