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).