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Astra H Handling and Stopping

We recently had the job of improving the stopping and handling on an Astra H.

This included supplying and fitting a D2 6 Pot 356mm front brake kit, complemented by a rear 292mm brake upgrade with vented rear 8G discs and new calipers.

Additionally a Premium Suspension package was also supplied and fitted: B8 dampers and DAP Road spec springs along with poly bushed Whiteline front wishbones, Powerflex poly rear beam bushes and a Whiteline rear anti roll bar.


Pagid RS29 Pads Available

Pagid RS29 Pad
Pagid RS29 Pad

For the serious fast road and track day enthusiasts who appreciate an excellent brake pad, we now have in stock Pagid RS29 pads for the following calipers:

AP (VXR) 6 Pot (used in 362mm Vectra VXR kit)
Alcon 4498 4 Pot Monoblock calipers (used in the Alcon Xtreme Brake Kits)
K Sport 8 Pot (356mm and 330mm kits)
D2 6 Pot (356mm and 330mm kits)

These Pagid pads are also available from us for the AP 4 Pot 6600 caliper, and also the AP 4 Pot VXRacing 6600 caliper (343mm discs) which uses a slightly slimmer D50 pad.

From our own testing and from customer feedback, these Pagid pads are an excellent trackday brake pad and extremely well suit to that environment, that also works well for fast road use, benefiting from good feel even from lower temperatures.

Pad Spec.
Friction Level:
Cold 0.40
At 100o C – 0.43
At 300o C – 0.47
Max At 550o C – 0.49

Constant Working Temperature: 400-700o C
Maximum Temperature: 750o C (Short Period Only)

Pads range from £240.00 – £290.00

RS29 is a direct development of RS19, with a very similar friction coefficient to RS19, improvements in initial bite offering quicker response and slightly more temperature stable at the upper levels of the temperature range. Developments in raw material selection and compounding have resulted in improvements also in pedal feel and feedback, helping with modulation particularly on lighter applications.
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D2 Big Brake Kits

Designed to Perform

The D2 Racing big brake kits are designed to cope with the heat generated by extreme braking on the road or track. Where as the standard braking system will quickly overheat and no longer perform the D2 Racing brake kits will dissipate this heat so keeping the braking system within its operating parameters allowing you, the driver, to brake for much longer and much harder.

The D2 Racing brake kit includes:

Pair of Lightweight Strong Aluminium Calipers
Pair of Race Specification Drilled Discs
Pair of Lightweight Aluminium Bells
Pair of Steel Brackets
Pair of Braided Brake Lines
Set of Fast Road Brake Pads
Full Fitting Kit
Fitting Guide
1L DOT 5.1 Brake Fluid

The calipers are finished in painted red as the standard colour; Black,  Purple and Yellow painted finishes are available at no extra cost.

On the 330mm and 356mm kits 6 pot calipers are used with 32mm discs.

6 Pot 330mm D2 Kit from £1049.00
6 Pot 356mm D2 Kit from £1149.00

Kits are available to order from Courtenay Sport to fit many popular Vauxhall models, including Astra H, Zafria B, Corsa D, Astra G, Zafira A.
Note: May require wheel spacers to fit under certain wheels.

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