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      I thought early P2s with 16" wheels came with 305mm rotors!

      I knew I had some worn front rotors on the 01 wagon and so when I hit the JY the other day and found some like new rotors I nabbed them. Fortunately I also grabbed the calipers (and brackets) just in case my calipers were pooched. I was quite surprised to find my 2.4t with factory 16" wheels had the smaller 286 mm rotors! The ones I got were 305mm which is what I was expecting to be on the car. Anyhow brake job done, using original calipers (identical to the ones for the 286mm rotors) with the larger brackets and 305 rotors from the JY pull, but I thought early P2s with 16" wheels came with 305mm rotors!
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      Not quite. AFAIK 16" wheels were standard and 286mm brakes too. The 305mm were reserved for T5s (correct me if I'm wrong) and as an upgrade. 16" wheel is the smallest that work with 305mm.
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      Only T5 and most S80s.
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      OK, good to know. Can't remember where I read that but it turns out to be a happy mistake as I should now have better brakes.
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      Quote Originally Posted by The Director View Post
      OK, good to know. Can't remember where I read that but it turns out to be a happy mistake as I should now have better brakes.
      Certainly not a bad mistake! P2s are so severely under braked from the factory its obnoxious
      2003 V70 T5 - Mystic/Graphite - M56LK - 206k - K24/Greens/Do88/Quaife/SMF/P2R Clutch/DW300C/H&R/Bilstein TC/316mm & 308mm Brakes - SteveO Tuned
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      I did the 305mm upgrade when I replaced the brakes on my former 02 2.4T. Even with sourcing a pair of JY caliber brackets, cheap and effective improvement over the pathetic 286mm stock units. I’m pleased with the Zimmerman/Akebono 305 set up on the T5M, but everyone here swears by their preferred component combo
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      Quote Originally Posted by Eric Green View Post
      everyone here swears by their preferred component combo
      336mm
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      Pagid Pads

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      I'm also a Zimmerman/Akebono fan. I just did the 305mm upgrade on mine as well. Running Tritons I neeeeed the low dust pads. I've been running them now for years with excellent results.
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      Was poking about online this morning looking for a local source for 305mm Zimmermans and found GermanAutoParts which using their car model selector suggests 302mm for my V70. Lloyd or Eric, do you happen to have a p/n handy?
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      Quote Originally Posted by ScottishBrick View Post
      Certainly not a bad mistake! P2s are so severely under braked from the factory its obnoxious
      I was really disappointed in the brakes when I first bought my P2 last month. The pads are still meaty, rear rotors need to be changed. After a month they're starting to squeal since owner didn't buy new rear rotors. Now the braking is even worse than it was when I bought it last month... Doesn't help that I'm in an XC70. Probably one of the worst brakes I've felt in a car in a while lol

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      Quote Originally Posted by The Director View Post
      Was poking about online this morning looking for a local source for 305mm Zimmermans and found GermanAutoParts which using their car model selector suggests 302mm for my V70. Lloyd or Eric, do you happen to have a p/n handy?
      Best I can do is this. HTH:

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      You can read the VOLVO OEM part number at the bottom of the packaging. [NB: in case the photo does not load, it is VOLVO Part No. 31262707]
      Last edited by Eric Green; 07-17-2020 at 07:26 AM.
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