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Old 22-07-2009   #1
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What cars can i get bigger brakes off to fit the B

Have been told that brake calipers from other Fiat/Alfa Lancia models can fit the B and enhance its braking.

If anyone knows or have tried this let us know.

The Brembo's off a coupe can fit but needs some slight moddifications ive been told.
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Re: What cars can i get bigger brakes off to fit the B

I've considered this and as far as I can see, the only thing you need to do to fit bigger Brembos from the Coupe is to buy or make some adaptors/plates to hang the calipers on as they will need to be further out to accommodate the bigger disks.

These are pretty commonplace although I haven't looked for a supplier. They bolt to the existing hanging bolts and provide a different mounting point for the new caliper. Obviously they need to be suitably strong so a block of 2x1 won't do!
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Re: What cars can i get bigger brakes off to fit the B

The problem with this is that ever Lancia, Alfa and Fiat has **** brakes. If you want stopping power, I'd look else where. Even the brembos used on the V6 Alfas and Fiat Coupé are pretty poor.
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Re: What cars can i get bigger brakes off to fit the B

you can take the front brakes off a bravo same size on the 1.8 and better than the B's
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Re: What cars can i get bigger brakes off to fit the B

Bravo/Brava/Marea 1.6 auto, 1.8 16v, 1.9 JTD - All same brakes.
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Re: What cars can i get bigger brakes off to fit the B

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The problem with this is that ever Lancia, Alfa and Fiat has **** brakes. If you want stopping power, I'd look else where. Even the brembos used on the V6 Alfas and Fiat Coupé are pretty poor.
I'm not sure that's a fair comment. Had a 20v Marea which stopped really well, Alfa 156 had good brakes, Panda has incredible and possibly too sharp brakes!
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Re: What cars can i get bigger brakes off to fit the B

Plus Fiat don't make the calipers. They're usually Lucas or Girling.
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Bravo/Brava/Marea 1.6 auto, 1.8 16v, 1.9 JTD - All same brakes.
Ok, so i can source any of these and there calipers will bolt straight on.

Are the B's original discs to be used or do i need to change them too.
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Re: What cars can i get bigger brakes off to fit the B

Hang fire a bit, aren't those listed all the same size as the Barchettas?
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Re: What cars can i get bigger brakes off to fit the B

ive been looking into this a bit more, have noticed that some other models like the brava,bravo,marea share the same 257mm disc,caliper and pad. But some of their bigger engine models like the 2.0 16/20v models do have slightly larger discs of 284mm and in turn a slightly bigger caliper.

The 16v early fiat coupe had this caliper before going onto the larger 305mm discs and equivelent brakes and the turbo 20v with it massive 44mm disc and Brembo's.

So possibly the 284mm discs with its equivelent caliper could be a direct replacement upgrade for the B...
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Re: What cars can i get bigger brakes off to fit the B

A friend has just tried to fit bigger brakes to his Cinquecento. The 257mm brakes from the Fiats fit straight on, but the 284mm calipers don't line up with the bolt holes in the hubs.

Worth a quick check before buying, I'd suggest the 20v brakes may bring the same issues to the Barchetta.
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Didn't you have my 257mm brakes on your Cinq?

I tried to fit the larger 2.0 20v/2.4JTD brakes to a 1.9JTD bravo but the holes didn't line up at the hub. Didn't realise the B was already on 257mm disks. Are they vantilated too?
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So possibly the 284mm discs with its equivelent caliper could be a direct replacement upgrade for the B...
would love some bigger brakes & disks but with the origional 15" alloys I don't think that there is enough clearance between the calliper and the wheel.

Maybe this would justify me buying a set of those nice gold alloys like Robots
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Re: What cars can i get bigger brakes off to fit the B

284mm brakes fit under 15s but won't bolt to the hub it seems.
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Didn't you have my 257mm brakes on your Cinq?

I tried to fit the larger 2.0 20v/2.4JTD brakes to a 1.9JTD bravo but the holes didn't line up at the hub. Didn't realise the B was already on 257mm disks. Are they vantilated too?
Yes Rob, the 257mm discs worked a treat on the Cinquecento. Could splatter the passenger's face against the windscreen

Barch fronts are ventilated, yep.
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