BRAKES AND WHEELS

Performance Vauxhall - - TECH -

The Maloo R8 comes with fourpis­ton forged calipers front and back. The sporty stop­pers sit be­hind twenty-inch cast flow­formed wheels wrapped in 255/30/20 (front) and 275/30/20 (rear) rub­ber linked to a tyre pres­sure mon­i­tor­ing sys­tem. A spare wheel was an op­tional ex­tra.

Check for signs of disc pit­ting and pad wear. The model’s an­chors are of­ten ham­mered as hard as its throt­tle, and re­place­ment parts can be ex­pen­sive.

The more pow­er­ful VXR8 GTS re­ceived six-pis­ton calipers at the front with huge 390mm two-piece discs. Fit­ting this kit to to the Maloo is a straight­for­ward job.

The Maloo’s stan­dard ro­tors are 367mm at the front and 372mm at the rear. EBC sup­plies ceramic pads in a va­ri­ety of com­pounds to suit dif­fer­ing driv­ing styles. The same com­pany also sup­plies discs with var­i­ous face op­tions.

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