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C30 T5 brake upgrades

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Old Apr 20th, 2019, 09:33   #1
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Looking to upgrade the front brakes on the wife’s c30 T5 ????
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Old Apr 20th, 2019, 10:13   #2
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Originally Posted by Simon Johnson View Post
Looking to upgrade the front brakes on the wife’s c30 T5 ????
The question begs why? is she doing a lot of track work at high speeds ? The T5 already has much bigger brakes than the lesser C30 ...Volvo know what they are doing :-)
My comments are only based on my opinions and vast experience .
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Old May 2nd, 2019, 10:35   #3
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Yeh again what Clan said, need to know a bit more as to why she needs bigger brakes?

Do you have the 300 disc? or the 320 disc? Is your wife doing track days or just struggling to stop in day to day driving?

Whats pads and discs are you running, you might find that bleeding your brakes will make a massive difference.

For upgrade you can get a big brake kit which is a lot of money or if you have a smaller brakes just get the bigger brake callipers made for the V50 AWD T5's
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Old May 3rd, 2019, 07:11   #4
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A simple pad and disc upgrade will be more than adequate.
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