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Old 02-13-2021, 12:41 PM   #1
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Default BNE update: Medium Brake Kit Options for adding Brembos to a 240

I figured shouldn't forget to update the OG source of all awesome things Volvo.

We just started production on a new product that will be in stock shortly.

It's a new brake kit offering for the Volvo 240 that is intended to allow for more options when using a variety of smaller wheels. We are pairing a 4 piston aluminum monoblock Brembo Calipers with 4 different p2/p80 rotors.

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320x28

The calipers maintain the stock piston diameters so there is no change necessary for the master cylinder.

These calipers are OEM products and are fully built and designed to withstand the rigors of street use as they are equipped with nice dust boots so they should offer a nice and long service life between rebuilds.

This kit allows you to take 1 set of calipers and use different brackets and rotors to change your configuration.

I personally will use it to run 15's and snow tires in the winter and 16 or 17s with summer tires, in spring through fall.


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Old 02-13-2021, 03:51 PM   #2
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hm, 320mm rotors are only 10mm smaller than the S60R ones, but will let me run 16 inch wheels and not have to use 18s...google is saying 7 pounds each for those calipers? sounds like they have aluminum housings?
Where to find 320mm 2 piece lightweight rotors? Do these stoptech ones work? 129.39038.13 and 129.39038.14?
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Old 02-13-2021, 05:06 PM   #3
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hm, 320mm rotors are only 10mm smaller than the S60R ones, but will let me run 16 inch wheels and not have to use 18s...google is saying 7 pounds each for those calipers? sounds like they have aluminum housings?
Where to find 320mm 2 piece lightweight rotors? Do these stoptech ones work? 129.39038.13 and 129.39038.14?
I did some analysis, if you care about weight.

The best bang for the buck is the 302 rotors, they weigh in at 15.84. They are extremely light for the amount of area you get.

Second best is the 316mm rotor, they weigh in at 18.7lbs. That has a PVT type core versus the traditional vanes.

Those stoptech rotors could work but you would need to machine the hats to make them fit. The lug hole diameter is too small and the center bore needs to be machined larger as well. Since we are stoptech dealer,,, we could get those and modify them and supply them as bolt on if people are so intrigued. They are a tad on the narrow side though, after all that work it might be more economical for us to build a floating hat and supply the rotor side if people are so intrigued.

the Brembos are aluminum monoblock 4 piston calipers. That means they are 1 piece construction with no big steel bolts holding them together. Makes for a very light caliper for their size.
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Great job!

Is there a specific reason to use the p80 302mm discs instead of p2 305mm discs?
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Old 02-14-2021, 11:35 AM   #5
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Great job!

Is there a specific reason to use the p80 302mm discs instead of p2 305mm discs?
The answer to your question is weight.

The 316 weighs 18.7 lbs
The 305 weighs 20.46 lbs
The 302 weighs 15.84 lbs.

You could use the 305 with the 302 bracket, but at a nearly 5lb penalty per wheel penalty, why would you?

If you want something bigger, the 316 is lighter then the 305 and has a better internal cooling configuration.
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Old 02-14-2021, 11:37 AM   #6
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These are the 286 versions and the second media item shows clearance in a 15" Sirius wheel

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Wow, more excellent stuff from you!
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Old 02-14-2021, 02:55 PM   #8
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I did some analysis, if you care about weight.

The best bang for the buck is the 302 rotors, they weigh in at 15.84. They are extremely light for the amount of area you get.

Second best is the 316mm rotor, they weigh in at 18.7lbs. That has a PVT type core versus the traditional vanes.

Those stoptech rotors could work but you would need to machine the hats to make them fit. The lug hole diameter is too small and the center bore needs to be machined larger as well. Since we are stoptech dealer,,, we could get those and modify them and supply them as bolt on if people are so intrigued. They are a tad on the narrow side though, after all that work it might be more economical for us to build a floating hat and supply the rotor side if people are so intrigued.

the Brembos are aluminum monoblock 4 piston calipers. That means they are 1 piece construction with no big steel bolts holding them together. Makes for a very light caliper for their size.
Thanks for the comparison, trying to shave weight where possible. now an additional 30mm rotor diameter vs 5lbs rotating mass is the question. I feel like for a track day car, the additional surface area would be more beneficial vs 10+lbs rotating mass
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Nice brake setup, interested (the Cayenne Brembo setup I have is overkill deluxe).

Wondering of the calipers are easily available on my side of the pond.
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Nice brake setup, interested (the Cayenne Brembo setup I have is overkill deluxe).

Wondering of the calipers are easily available on my side of the pond.
We can send them to you as well, we have new units in stock that are premachined.

Anything 316 and under the caliper needs a bit of clearance. The 316 clearancing is minor and can be done with a hand file. The 286 really needs something like nice mill to modify it effectively.
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Thanks for the comparison, trying to shave weight where possible. now an additional 30mm rotor diameter vs 5lbs rotating mass is the question. I feel like for a track day car, the additional surface area would be more beneficial vs 10+lbs rotating mass
What are you comparing?

R rotors to 316?
Stock to 316?

With any of the setups you should have enough clamping force to brake hard. The question is how much hp do you have and how frequently are high temp braking events happening.
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What are you comparing?

R rotors to 316?
Stock to 316?

With any of the setups you should have enough clamping force to brake hard. The question is how much hp do you have and how frequently are high temp braking events happening.
I'm comparing P2R 320mm rotors to the 302 mm ones. Currently making 315hp, in the shop getting returned for around 100 more right now...Has stock 240T little brakes on it right now. car is going to be a track day/autocross toy.

Local track is Portland international, so not a long high speed track, the lighter brakes seem like they would be more beneficial
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I'm comparing P2R 320mm rotors to the 302 mm ones. Currently making 315hp, in the shop getting returned for around 100 more right now...Has stock 240T little brakes on it right now. car is going to be a track day/autocross toy.
Well, I think the 302/316 brackets are the ones for you.

The beauty of them is they are flippable so you can try a 302 to start with and if you have temp issues, get the 316mm rotors, flip the adapters, and reuse the rest of the hardware.
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Old 02-18-2021, 12:17 PM   #16
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Well, I think the 302/316 brackets are the ones for you.

The beauty of them is they are flippable so you can try a 302 to start with and if you have temp issues, get the 316mm rotors, flip the adapters, and reuse the rest of the hardware.
This sounds like a very cool part.
A photo would probably make the answer to this question clear, once they're complete, but for now...How does this actually work? Is it that the bracket, in one orientation, places the caliper in the right spot for the 302mm diameter rotor, then one can transpose them, from one vehicle side to the other, in order to have the caliper be placed in the right spot for the 316mm diameter rotor? Or do you actually just mount it, "inside out" on the same side of the vehicle to achieve the varying caliper orientations?

Another question - would a May ETA for the 302/316 bracket be a reasonable expectation?
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This sounds like a very cool part.
A photo would probably make the answer to this question clear, once they're complete, but for now...How does this actually work? Is it that the bracket, in one orientation, places the caliper in the right spot for the 302mm diameter rotor, then one can transpose them, from one vehicle side to the other, in order to have the caliper be placed in the right spot for the 316mm diameter rotor? Or do you actually just mount it, "inside out" on the same side of the vehicle to achieve the varying caliper orientations?

Another question - would a May ETA for the 302/316 bracket be a reasonable expectation?
Since it's a bracket that attaches with 2 bolts, you can bolt it on in 2 directions.

One way offset the caliper in, the other offsets it out.

We are going to start machining on the 302/316 tomorrow, production will take ~2 days and then we are sending the lot out for anodizing. That takes anywhere from 1-3 weeks.

I hope these will be ready to ship before 3/15. Could be as early as March 1st.
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Since it's a bracket that attaches with 2 bolts, you can bolt it on in 2 directions.

One way offset the caliper in, the other offsets it out.

We are going to start machining on the 302/316 tomorrow, production will take ~2 days and then we are sending the lot out for anodizing. That takes anywhere from 1-3 weeks.

I hope these will be ready to ship before 3/15. Could be as early as March 1st.
I get it now - one way of bolting it on offsets the caliper more "inward" toward the HUB, and the other way more "outward" AWAY from the hub, as is most typically seen on an OEM bracket. You rotate it 180 degrees around the part's center point between the vehicle side mounting holes.

Thanks, understood.
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Interesting.

Are any special provisions needed for the brake hose itself? I ask because the caliper side seals with a banjo bolt and crush washer and the female end of the hose from the Cobalt / HHR is M10 X 1.00 which may be compatible with the Volvo hard lines.
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Interesting.

Are any special provisions needed for the brake hose itself? I ask because the caliper side seals with a banjo bolt and crush washer and the female end of the hose from the Cobalt / HHR is M10 X 1.00 which may be compatible with the Volvo hard lines.
no special provision needed
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Can you recommend a brake line that would work with these calipers? I am sure a couple of plugs are needed to. Just trying to get a full parts list before everything is ordered.
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Can you recommend a brake line that would work with these calipers? I am sure a couple of plugs are needed to. Just trying to get a full parts list before everything is ordered.
We are in the process of tabulating all that info.

Our plan is to offer all of those components directly on the website.
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Do these calipers use one brake line or two?

If just one this would be a good option for people having a hard time finding the ABS calipers. I couldn't find any new ones and I've heard good and bad on aftermarket or rebuilt calipers.
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Do these calipers use one brake line or two?

If just one this would be a good option for people having a hard time finding the ABS calipers. I couldn't find any new ones and I've heard good and bad on aftermarket or rebuilt calipers.
One brake line, just like almost every brake caliper made after the 240.

The 286 kit will be an excellent bolt on upgrade for people looking to replace ABS calipers.
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302 Brackets and rotors.
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