105 brake upgrade?!

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    105 brake upgrade?!

    Hello im new to this but ive owned an mg zr for about a month now and love it, unfortunately due to my age... (18) im not able to get a 160 due to insurance. One thing i would love to put on my 105 is 160 brakes. Im not sure about the rear because i dont want all the fuss on changing the drum but ive heard you are able to do the front with ease. My question is am i able to slam the 160 front brakes (full set) on with ease or will i need some other parts aswell? Please reply asap as i know where some are gettiing sold and are quite cheap. Cheers

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    Just buy a 160 rear axal beam with disc and pads very easy to fit if you know what your doing
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/mg-zr-rove...item4adbbadbdc

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MG-ZR-160-...item4adbb6aa6b

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    Welcome to the club.

    Both front and rear brakes are fairly easy jobs, just look into it and take your time
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    I have a set of 262mm front brakes for sale off the 120 calipers carriers disks and pads if your interested

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    Thankyou for the welcome and links

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    Cheers for the advice much appreciated

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    And thanks for the offer but im holding out going to do some research first

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    I would just stick on a set of 160 front brakes and leave the rear on its own. I never had a single issue using the drums on my old ZR paired with 160 front calipers. The back only does a small amount of the overall braking so you'd never notice the difference on road conditions, even if you were pushing.
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    That's also what i was thinking thanks for the advice once again matey

 

 

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