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upgrade front brake for NG900

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I am a saab owner from Thailand. I currently own 900SE turbo (1995) and 9000CD (for my wife). I have modified my 900SE: TD04 and intercooler from Viggen, 3 inch free flow exhaust and Maptun stage 3. The performance is great. However its performance may be limited by the fuel (95 octane) and hot weather. Johnny from Maptun said, from this condition I should get around 260-270 hp. Now I would like to upgrade the front brake. Using one from AP racing or Breambo may be too expensive. Is it possible to apply the front brake set from Viggen or 9-5 Aero to my 900SE. The car is 1995 model). This is much cheaper compared with AP or breambo. I can have any required fitting machined.
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Hmmm, at 1,325 kgs or so your car is not particularly heavy so methinks the 288 mm discs should be OK when a 1,470 kgs 9000 Aero makes do 280 x 25 discs up front (and still set a record 34,9 m from 100 km/h in an Auto Zeitung comparo - what kind of pad compound are you using right now?
Originally posted by Maarten (900 Hirsch):
[qb]Maybe I'm just not applying enough force to the pedal    
Don't laugh - that might apply to 9 out of 10 drivers at least. A couple of years back I took part in a track event for Audi TT drivers where one of the 'exercises' we got before venturing on the track (in groups) was ABS braking. I was surprised at the kind of violence we were taught to 'attack' the middle pedal with - basically it involved dropping your right leg on the pedal with all your might. I got the hang of it pretty quickly (after apologizing beforehand to the owner of the car who sat besides me, as we were doing this with two people in one car), but for soem of the others it took three or four runs before their rreaction was deemed 'acceptable'...
It's a bit counterintuitive as we have been taught to be as fluid and progressive (as opposed to sudden and hamfisted) with the controls as possible, and the natural thing is to extend that to your braking (not such a bad thing with non-ABS brakes, though ).
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Not smaller than the 280 x 23.5 mm Classic 900 (1988-'93) discs, though, I might hope??
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