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Prima Front Brakes, Fiat 124/2000 (Spider, etc.) – (SKU 05-050x)

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Brand: Vick Autosports | Italian Auto Parts
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FIAT 124/2000 Spider & Coupe 1968-85

Say hello to ALL NEW front brakes! Introducing improved stopping power, reliability, safety, and performance: Prima Front Brakes! For the show car, daily driver, street performance enthusiast, and budget racer… Utilizing European parts and the finest American design and workmanship, you can rely on these brakes for years to come; and they won’t break the bank. Don’t be fooled, there is no other economy Brake Kit that offers all NEW components!!

This is not merely an oversized stock brake system; this is a modern brake system with vastly improved sliding pin calipers, and oversized VENTED rotors (also available drilled and slotted). This is the same technology FIAT chose above all others for use on the venerated Nuova 500, which we have now brought to your classic Fiat for an unbeatable price!

Original vintage Fiat brakes utilize archaic and troublesome solid rotors and the sliding wedge caliper design, which requires the moving portion of the brake assembly to grind and slide across large steel brake wedges. These surfaces are prone to rust, corrosion, brake dust accumulation, and more, which leads to dragging brakes and horrible, inconsistent brake performance. The most noticeable and hazardous result of this is rapid, uneven braking described as sawing at the steering wheel.

Solid rotors and sliding wedge calipers have gone the way of the buffalo, and for a very good reason. Like modern Fiat brakes, this NEW brake system eliminates the many problems associated with solid rotors and sliding wedge calipers, and goes even farther. Prima brakes will perform with grace under the most demanding driving, for both safety and fun!

VAS also offers a full line of inexpensive and easy-to-install replacement parts, which will bring your new front brakes to a swift stop–far into the future. Buy with confidence! VAS offers and sells more stock AND performance brake components for vintage FIAT Group cars than anyone else in the world!

The Prima Performance Big Brake Upgrade Kit


The highlights:

  • Fits under 13″ wheels
  • Technology like modern Fiats
  • Increased braking force
  • Increased brake rotor cooling
  • Better braking consistency
  • Improved caliper design
  • Increased brake pad surface area
  • DOT-approved stainless brake hoses
  • Good pedal response
  • Streetable pedal travel
  • Easy long-term maintenance
  • Available replacement parts!
  • Modern braking performance!!
  • Low price!!!


Kit includes:

  • NEW Front brake calipers (2)
  • NEW Front brake rotors (2)
  • DOT Approved Stainless Steel Brake Hoses (2)
  • All necessary mounting hardware
  • Stock Pads (does both wheels)

Safety notice: Buyer takes all responsibility for the care and maintenance of brake systems, and all damages which may occur in the course of the use of any brake parts purchased from Vick Autosports, Inc.

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    douglas b. (verified owner)

    So i have owned Fiat spiders and X1/9s for nearly 45 years. The one glaring weakness of the spider has always been the brakes. The sliding block design is prone to seizing. This is what happened to my daughters ’79 spider. I bought the VAS kit in the hopes of finally being able to hit the brakes and not have the car pull first to one side, then as you apply more brake, the other. The VAS kit gives you a perfectly normal, modern, reliable front brake system that gives good, proper feed back, with predictable stopping, and with no pulling! I literally took my hands off the wheel and did a straight, drama free stop just like any modern car. If you don’t want to replace your front bearings while making this conversion, then I would Highly recommend at least buying a pair of the left hand and right hand hub nuts, since these must be "staked" in place after properly torquing them. If you are still running 13" rims, factory or aftermarket, you may, as I did, have to shave down the caliper alittle to get proper clearance. I used my 4.5" side grinder with a 60 grit flap wheel sanding pad to get my old American Racing aluminum rims to fit. Its really not hard at all, but if your running 15" wheels, it won’t be necessary. If you like your Spider, spend the $450. It will be the best money you’ve ever spent on the car. It will make you fall in love with it all over again!

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Make Model Year
Make Model Year
FIAT 124 Sport Coupe 1968 - 1975
FIAT 124 Sport Spider 1968 - 1978
FIAT 2000 Spider 1979 - 1982
Pininfarina 1985 1/2 Azzurra Spider 1985.5
Pininfarina Azzurra Spider 1983 - 1985

Since 1982, we have been leading the charge for both innovation and preservation of great Italian classic cars. As the oldest US factory-authorized parts dealer and leading supplier of parts for classic FIATs and Alfa Romeos, we have the unique ability to serve you in four critical ways:

  1. OE suppliers: We have unparalleled access to new replacement parts from the original-equipment suppliers across Italy. We have had a special relationship with many of our manufacturers since the cars were new, and our buying power helps keep these top-quality, original-tooling parts from being discontinued.
  2. Exacting quality: You have high standards for your car, and so do we. We have the knowledge and commitment to use the best materials and designs for our parts. Many of our parts are made here in the USA, or by OE Italian producers. All of our specialty parts are engineered by experts and enthusiasts who know and love these cars. When we sell you a part, you can rest-assured that we trust the same parts on our own cars.
  3. Innovation: When a part is discontinued or below our standards, we don't just throw in the towel! The crack team here at Vick Autosports goes to great lengths to keep these cars going, and to give you the best set of options for modern upgrades and improvements. It's our commitment to sound engineering, constant improvement, and persistent innovation that allow us to give you the best parts AND the best prices.
  4. Commitment to NEW: Almost every used part out there represents a great car that no one will ever get to drive again. Many of these cars are still salvageable, but go to scrap for the simple sake of profit. That's not how we roll. We are committed to new parts, which means skillfully developing many parts that have  been unavailable or overpriced for years. This also ensures that you get modern materials and manufacturing processes, and parts that haven't degraded from 40-50 years of working in a car or sitting in a warehouse.
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All of our parts ship from right here in grand Cleburne, TX USA. Some of our parts are made to order, but the vast majority will ship same-day if you order before 1:00pm central time on a business day. FedEx shipping (in the ConUS) from our central location means the whole of the continental US is 1-3 shipping days (not counting the day of the order) away. Texas and the surrounding states often receive our shipments the very next day! Click here for more details on domestic shipping!

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We ship internationally every day! We use the US Postal Service (USPS) for the best compromise between cost and speed. To get a shipping quote, just place an order (showing $0 shipping) and we'll email you back an exact shipping quote. Just remember, we serve USA specification cars -- most of our parts will fit Euro-spec cars, but you need to do your homework. Our product photos are your best friend, and we're happy to answer your questions! Click here for more details on international shipments!

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Your parts are made by Vick Autosports in cooperation with the finest manufacturers in the world. Our quality standards exceed OE, and we are proud to guarantee the bits we sell to our friends and fellow enthusiasts. If you have a quality-related issue within a reasonable time-frame -- with a part that you properly installed -- we will take care of you. Just reach out, and we'll walk through diagnosis and repair with you. We are happy to send a replacement part at no cost on the rare occasion that one of our parts fails. Click here for more details on warranties and returns!

Be aware, we recommend against taking your special Italian classic to a general auto repair shop. Even many who claim to specialize in Italian autos are less qualified and careful with repairs than you are. Trust us, we hear it all the time.

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