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Alfa Romeo Spider 939 - Brakes Upgrade Query

Hi chaps, need some help and advise. Recently gotten a 2007 Spider 939 (first gen) and it comes with those tiny small single pot front brakes. I've been asking around but to my disappointment, no one can give me a proper advise (or at least without profit in mind).

I'm being told by local workshops that knuckles has to be changed etc. I hope some kind souls can shed some light in terms on how should I do it from an economical (I'm willing to pay a tad more if required) to improve my braking efficiency.

Definitely looking at an upgrade to 330mm 4 pot calipers.

Thanks guys!
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or you need to get the 3.2/2.4 uprights with discs and calipers,
or get the guillietta calipers , discs and original brackets.

both will fit 1:1
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Thanks Allerd, anyone has any other alternatives?
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Thanks Allerd, anyone has any other alternatives?
Allerd's advise is the best - will give you the least amount of headaches and is a VERY good setup

You can get Willwood 6 pot calipers and 2 piece rotors, cross drilled and slotted. Then you'll need to have to get fancy adapters made up. That will be a magic brake setup, but it will cost you an arm and a leg, and you'll loose a tooth too trying to get the right guy to design and make your adapter.

The 156 have been around for a while... The guys resorted to getting 166 calipers and fitting GTA 305mm or 330mm rotors (discs) with modest adapters - even there is a lot of confusion and a lot of trail-and-error:
https://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/tunin...st-thread.html

EDIT: A little more info to digest:
https://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/alfa-...e-upgrade.html
Ksport had packages for 156 / 147 /GT: http://www.ksport.co.uk/order.asp?id=8&loc=2
http://www.demon-tweeks.co.uk/motors...e-front-kit-13

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Mine are not bad....

Have a look in my thread for some info...

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You want 330's? You need to come to terms with the fact it will cost a bit. Allerd has offered sound advice.
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I can get you both setups for 750,- euro excl shipping.

both are part used
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Mine are not bad....

Have a look in my thread for some info...

Your Skunks thread? Those brakes are awesome, but you also admitted there they cost a bit - and knowing you - you just just take the effort involved in your stride. And then you don't ask for advise, you do it and tell how you did it

It is one of those things that: Yes you can do it, but don't try this at home (unless you KNOW what you are doing) type jobs.
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Your Skunks thread? Those brakes are awesome, but you also admitted there they cost a bit - and knowing you - you just just take the effort involved in your stride. And then you don't ask for advise, you do it and tell how you did it

It is one of those things that: Yes you can do it, but don't try this at home (unless you KNOW what you are doing) type jobs.
Cheers Gertie,

Yes, it's true that it would be best not to try this brake upgrade unless you're confident. I just wanted some really good brakes and after some messing about ended up with some awesome(!) brakes. I just thought i'd show people what is possible...but of course all this comes at a price...

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Thanks guys! I'm willing to pay a decent price for the brakes upgrade compared to what I'm having now (factory single pot brakes). Won't save on brakes and tyres as these are essential.
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Thanks guys! I'm willing to pay a decent price for the brakes upgrade compared to what I'm having now (factory single pot brakes). Won't save on brakes and tyres as these are essential.
Good luck with the change - let us know what you've gone with
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I can get you both setups for 750,- euro excl shipping.

both are part used

Hi Allerd,

I have the 156 20v with some little mods and I'm looking forward to upgrade my horrible brake system!

I have a couple of questions for you and I may be interested to buy one of these setups.

Can you contact me by email? Thank you!

email: [email protected]

Regards,
Francesco
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