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Are these from a GTA?

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Might make a cheap upgrade for someone..
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Look more like Fiat coupe 20v or Peugeot 406 V6 there the wrong colour to be off an Alfa.
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OE alfa ones also don't have 'Brembo' stamped into them. they may well fit, and appear like the 305mm versions.


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20vt coop calipers. Might be the same as the gta's
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20vt coop calipers. Might be the same as the gta's
Yep.
Same as 305 GTA/GTV V6, but painted silver instead of red.
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Re: Brembos

It's not as simple as it sounds. You need some sort of adaptor to fit them in a normal 147.
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Yeah they're no use for anything as they will be the same problems as trying to fit 305mm GTA calipers to a 147/156
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As said every time these come up to sale, no use for an upgrade at all, which is why they sell so cheep.

The only simple use is to replace a failed set on a car that already has OEM 305 Brembos as std.

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To upgrade a standard 156 you probably need to get radial mount Brembo calipers from the GT kit, Ferrari 360 maybe Renault Megane, Cupra R etc
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Re: Brembos

I did think they looked like GTA 305s.. No use then really, nevermind. Would be good to keep a thread going listing current Brembos for sale, the upgrade to 4-pots really is something else. I thought I might get used to this much braking power but I'm not, I'm still shocked everytime I stab the middle pedal..
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very nice.

but i notice the positions of the pins differ slightly to the OE Alfa 330mm calipers, so the pads will be a different model. the pins are 'spaced closer together' on those Fezza ones.

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The F360 Brembos are really a possible upgrade for a non Brembo cars and can only be used with 305x28mm discs and not the 330x32mm discs. IMO they are probably the easiest method to get Brembos onto a standard 147/156/GT without buying a specific kit like the Brembo GT kit.

The biggest problem is to get the mounting brackets made but I have them and so does Pud237. They are a slimmer Brembo than the 305mm GTA's so actually give better clearance for the wheel
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A question to Shyni_car...you have grooved discs right!

When you brake aren't they noisy?

I wanted to get ones for my car but friends told me that...
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A question to Shyni_car...you have grooved discs right!

When you brake aren't they noisy?
i have the Tarox F2000 curved-groove discs on the GT. on my former 156 TS i had Tarox G88 40-groove discs, and have these on my 155.

overall, the noise is not a problem at all. and i find any such noise quite pleasing! it's a nice whirring noise, as you slow down.

but on the GT, it's barely audible. they are virtually silent. on the 155, they are also barely audible. on my 156, they were a little bit louder, but FAR from loud.

so they are not detracting in any way. not like 'pad squeal', which is definitely annoying.


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Tarox F2000 Tarox G88

witch ones did you prefer?

the Tarox 88 seam too grooved, the wear on the pads must be like crazy!!!
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Re: Brembos

so you say that if i want to fit brembos on my 156 i should go for the f360 brakes.what will i need to buy in order to fit them??please make a list of the parts.
brembo ferrari f360 discs are actually smaller 305/? than the stock alfa???
how about the rear?fit the front that i will remove??
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Re: Brembos

The F360 discs are 330mm / 28mm, unlike the 330mm 32mm in the GTA.
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so you say that if i want to fit brembos on my 156 i should go for the f360 brakes.what will i need to buy in order to fit them??please make a list of the parts.
brembo ferrari f360 discs are actually smaller 305/? than the stock alfa???
how about the rear?fit the front that i will remove??
You can use the F360 Brembo calipers with the 305x28 GTA/GTVv6 discs.

don't do anything with your rear brakes, leave them standard.
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so you say that if i want to fit brembos on my 156 i should go for the f360 brakes.what will i need to buy in order to fit them??please make a list of the parts.
brembo ferrari f360 discs are actually smaller 305/? than the stock alfa???
how about the rear?fit the front that i will remove??
The best option is to buy the Brembo GT kit which comes with everything you need to fit straight on to a standard 156, it is expensive but it is designed by Brembo so it is presumably fully tested and road legal.

The Ferrari F360 is almost the same caliper as the Brembo GT and if they can be bought cheap then they can provide a good option. You will need the calipers, 305x28mm discs(GTA / GTV), pads (they are the same as the Brembo GT pads), brake hoses and the most difficult part the mounting brackets and mounting bolts.

There is some controversy about making your own brackets though

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so you say that if i want to fit brembos on my 156 i should go for the f360 brakes.what will i need to buy in order to fit them??please make a list of the parts.
brembo ferrari f360 discs are actually smaller 305/? than the stock alfa???
how about the rear?fit the front that i will remove??
Discs x2, 305mm x 28mm, 5 x 98 PCD (either from 147/156 GTA with early brakes or GTV V6)
360 Calipers x2
Braided stainless steel hoses x2
Brake pads x4 (Use pads from Brembo GT kit)
Mounting brackets x 2 (contact SEARs)
Bolts with allen-key drive.

As David C said, leave the rear brakes alone.
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Somebody (im guessing who saw this post) has bought one of the sets. I wouldnt chsnce the pads that were with it, but how difficult would getting the pins for the other set be? Possible to find out the fitment and get them off the shelf somewhere?
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is this setup as good as the k-sport (or similar) 330's x 32mm 4 or 6 pot?
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is this setup as good as the k-sport (or similar) 330's x 32mm 4 or 6 pot?
Without trying both set-ups it would be difficult to say. All I can say is I'm bloody impressed. With the PF pads there is definitely more bite and ultimate stopping power than a GTA 330mm set-up and standard pads. Obviously the big downside is the dust. I managed to lock up the front wheels at 40mph the other night testing these brakes, as I am running without a rear ABS sensor I guess this means the ABS system is switched off altogether? There was no ABS response at all. The roads were bone dry and I'm running on Vredestein Sessantas with about 3mm of tread left..

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The ABS warning should be on if it is turned off, and if you dont have a rear sensor it should definitely be lit up. Thats one thing I am wary off, the ECU and ABS not actually operating correctly due to the better breaking power. Dont want ABS turning itself off and locking up when it shouldnt
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