fits bigger vented brakes from another car?

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Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2002 (02)
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Hi everyone. I have a 1.4 sx petrol C3 (2002). I believe she has 185/60 R15 standard steel wheels/tyres. Recently i replaced the front bearings and i know the brake discs are rusty from been stood before i bought it. I know this isn't really an issue as she passed the MOT with only an advisory on it but if i replace the brakes i would like to beef them up a bit...

So my thinking is, I would like to get brakes from another car that are bigger and hopefully vented too which brings me to the question of what fits? Has anyone done anything similar with standard wheels and what works? I have thought about looking round scrapys for 16" wheels but i don't know if i could use say a C4's wheels...

Any help and advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Hi, you will find vented discs and larger calipers on the 16v engined petrol and diesel from the 2002 year.

They also come with alloy wheels.

Do the brakes really need upgrading? Is it worth it?
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My Name: C3Owner83

Member
Posts: 2
Joined: Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:02 pm
Model: C3 2002-2005, Original shape model
Year: 2002 (02)
Engine Size: 1.4 (8v)
Fuel Type: Petrol
Mileage: 127694
Trim Level: SX
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)
Location: west yorkshire

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Ty for your reply. I think they need replacing soon and I would like to upgrade. Just thinking about options at this point then I will work out cost and see if its worth it or not.
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Engine Size: 1.4 (16v)
Fuel Type: Diesel
Mileage: 100000
Trim Level: Exclusive
Gearbox: Manual 5 speed
DPF: No
LHD or RHD: RHD (UK)
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C3Owner83 wrote:Ty for your reply. I think they need replacing soon and I would like to upgrade. Just thinking about options at this point then I will work out cost and see if its worth it or not.
Thanks, let us know what you decide please :)
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