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  • Differences between Supersport and older VXR Brembos

    Hi all,

    Can anyone tell me what the difference between Insignia VXR and later Supersport front calipers is? As far as I can tell, it's just the colour of the Brembo sticker, but I thought someone who has first hand experience of these stoppers might be able to clarify?

    Thanks in advance.
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  • #2
    No difference from memory the car just had the restrictor removed and some revision to the suspension etc

    http://media.vauxhall.co.uk/media/gb...frankfurt.html

    Astra

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    • #3
      They are the same brakes, just the logo is a different colour.
      The speed limiter is removed, and the word "unlimited" appears in the display.
      Rear Suspension and software was changed on the facelift model.
      Last edited by dvinell; 1st April 2015, 12:36 AM.

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      • #4
        Thanks guys. EPC lists the earlier VXR calipers as 'not for Supersport', and I figured that the Brembo sticker colour was likely to be the only difference, but thought it worth double checking with you guys. Cheers m'dears!
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        • #5
          Second question: how do you rate the brakes themselves? Discs appear to be horrendously expensive, but I'm considering a brake upgrade for my Irmscher MV6 project (http://www.facebook.com/irmscherMV6) and Insignia VXR stoppers are on my current shortlist of potential candidates.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by humbucker View Post
            Second question: how do you rate the brakes themselves? Discs appear to be horrendously expensive, but I'm considering a brake upgrade for my Irmscher MV6 project (http://www.facebook.com/irmscherMV6) and Insignia VXR stoppers are on my current shortlist of potential candidates.
            Absolute c**p the callipers are quite good but the discs and pads are very weak. A few (Thorney, Regal not sure about Courtney) are offering upgraded discs, pads along with bradded lines and fluid. Don't know prices but not to different on OEM Replacements.

            I know Thorney are just about to go to market with theirs you might want to give them a call. I am going up to 6 pot callipers and bigger discs on mine as I am increasing the power.


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            • #7
              What he said.
              AJG

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              • #8
                Originally posted by JamesPD1975 View Post
                Absolute c**p the callipers are quite good but the discs and pads are very weak. A few (Thorney, Regal not sure about Courtney) are offering upgraded discs, pads along with bradded lines and fluid. Don't know prices but not to different on OEM Replacements.

                I know Thorney are just about to go to market with theirs you might want to give them a call. I am going up to 6 pot callipers and bigger discs on mine as I am increasing the power.


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                Which brake kit are you using for your six-pot configuration? I have a set of six-shooters on my shortlist (Brembos again), but I'd be interested to hear your thoughts.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by AJG View Post
                  What he said.
                  Lol


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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by humbucker View Post
                    Which brake kit are you using for your six-pot configuration? I have a set of six-shooters on my shortlist (Brembos again), but I'd be interested to hear your thoughts.
                    I am going through Thorney on mine he is using AP Racing I think. However he is coming up with a few options on OEM 4 Pot, upgraded 4 Pot and 6 Pot. Really is best if you call him as I don't want to miss inform you.

                    But I know a member called Spidasingh had his car in having the 6 pot development work done on his Siggy so maybe drop him a line to see what he had done in the end.

                    Hope this helps.


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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by IanJ View Post
                      No difference from memory the car just had the restrictor removed and some revision to the suspension etc

                      http://media.vauxhall.co.uk/media/gb...frankfurt.html
                      Restrictor?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by glynmitch View Post
                        Restrictor?
                        Std car limited to 155 mph, super sport around 172mph

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                        • #13
                          In the real world the original 2010 model wasn't limited. I have had 169 MPH on the clock on German Autobahns and I'm not alone in that. I currently drive the 2014 face-lifted model but haven't had the chance yet to squeeze the firewall. I'm sure the maxxed out figure would be the same.

                          That is a helluva speed for a car like this, and it was as solid as the Rock of Gibraltar when flat out.
                          AJG

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by AJG View Post
                            In the real world the original 2010 model wasn't limited. I have had 169 MPH on the clock on German Autobahns and I'm not alone in that. I currently drive the 2014 face-lifted model but haven't had the chance yet to squeeze the firewall. I'm sure the maxxed out figure would be the same.

                            That is a helluva speed for a car like this, and it was as solid as the Rock of Gibraltar when flat out.
                            Yep I agree had 163 out of mine (tuned) and it had loads left didn't feel like I was near the limit had to lift off as traffic ahead! 😁😁😁😁


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                            • #15
                              I must say, I went from the Astra J to the siggy vxr and the brakes in comparison are terrible! Astra brembos were ace and I know the insignia's a heavy car n all but still shouldnt be that much diff! I had the callipers professionally sprayed and whilst they were off i put in new pads, braided lines and changed the brake fluid and they are still terrible! I asked the garage to bleed them again which they said they did but still no good! Is it just mine or are the insignia brakes generally pants?

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