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Old 12-10-2007, 07:39 PM   #1
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Viggen Brakes?????

The time has come to replace my discs and pads on my Viggen. Any suggestions as to what i should use? I dont want to go bigger, just better brakes like maybe EBC or something for road use.
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Old 12-10-2007, 07:49 PM   #2
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I am using the stock rotors with Akebono Euro Ceramics and I like them a lot. No dust is icing on the proverbial cake.
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Old 12-10-2007, 09:44 PM   #3
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I am using the stock rotors with Akebono Euro Ceramics and I like them a lot. No dust is icing on the proverbial cake.
Cool thanx. I will look around and see who has some in stock.
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Old 12-10-2007, 10:35 PM   #4
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I run stock Viggen discs with EBC Red Stuff on all corners.
Works very nicely
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If you run the Viggen disc's you need to be running 17's right? I had always read that you would get severe rubbing on stock 16's.
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If you run the Viggen disc's you need to be running 17's right? I had always read that you would get severe rubbing on stock 16's.
No, 16's work( perhaps not ALL 16's though). Many run 16's for winter.

Again, stock slotted rotors are excellent. if you go aftermarket, I would go with Nick's plain rotors that he had slotted in house as they are of OEm quality and the slot vanes actually go in the right direction.

The cheap rotors at say R1 on ebay are not of the same quality.

I reccomend Hawk Pads, I have also had EBC's but on the car I had them on they did not last long. But others who have had EBC's on Viggens have been happy with them. EBC greens and Hawk HPS are pretty performance oriented to expect SOME noise and the fact that they work a bit better as some heat is built into them.
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I run stock Viggen discs with EBC Red Stuff on all corners.
Works very nicely
How do you get the front viggen brakes to work in the rear?
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KVR has some light weight and strong 2 piece front rotors. Ditto on the Hawk pads. In the rear, the 9-5 aero/300mm upgrade kit from GS is great.
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Old 12-11-2007, 07:55 AM   #9
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I run EBC rotors and hps pads. I have noticed a huge difference between them and stock in terms of stopping power and distance. I have had them on for about 6monthc now and they are great, and there is no rust on the rotors and I am in the Northwest where it does not stop raining.
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I liked the Greenstuffs enough on my stock setup enough that I have them on my Viggen set up. Wont have impressions untill spring.

Stock sized 2 peice rotors oldzmann?
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Cool thanx. I will look around and see who has some in stock.
I got mine from tirerack.
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How do you get the front viggen brakes to work in the rear?
I don't
Stock Viggen front brakes discs and stock Viggen rear brake discs
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Old 12-11-2007, 02:31 PM   #14
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KVRs are really nice but not cheap and front only. The company is here in Ottawa so I checked them out before I replaced my brakes but I decided to stick with OEM due to cost/performance.
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Holy Crap those KVR's are expensive. i hope they have some magical properties...
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I hope the pattern where the hat mounts to the disc is common enough to be used for say a 322mm or larger rotor/caliper combo.
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Well one reason I was considering the KVRs is that I thought you could replace the actual rotor seperately from the hub whenever the rotors wear out...nope! KVR will not sell them as they must be aligned and balanced. Guess that makes sense, but so much for saving some money. Cost is almost the same when just replacing the worn section.

Apparently KVR is working on all aluminum rotors....not sure how that works with respect to wear but the unsprung weight savings would be obvious.
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Check out amazon.com too, they're actually pretty well stocked and pretty cheap too.
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Old 12-12-2007, 07:35 PM   #19
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I also give a vote for stock Vig rotors and EBC Red's. I have the EBC Red's now and love them!
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Old 12-12-2007, 08:48 PM   #20
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What's the difference then between the green stuff and the red stuff?
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