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Join date : 2011-11-20
Age : 45
Location : South Shore

PostSubject: Brakes: Time for a upgrade   Tue Apr 30, 2013 11:58 am

Ok.. throw out some REAL brake solutions for me please.

Put new calipers out back and 4 rotors and pads all around about 17k ago.
Front rotors are ehh not best now, Rear pads are gone.
Doing a temp fix as of now, with a resurface on front and rears with new pads.

I want to add heavier duty calipers up front with a better rotor.

What are the better caliper's that anyone here has used with good performance.?

I drive 50 miles a day and its combination highway/city.

Stopping the sled takes a bit of effort and I would like to make sure I get it a bit heavier duty than factory that came on the SS>

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PostSubject: Re: Brakes: Time for a upgrade   Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:11 pm

Never did anything besides stock myself, but here's a good read on larger rotors and calipers
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PostSubject: Re: Brakes: Time for a upgrade   Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:34 pm

C5 rotors and calipers are a fairly easy swap with brackets available. That's what I have waiting to go on the marshmallow. I went with the 13" rotors.

Bill "The Verb" Crovo - Resident Car Slut & Unicorn Hunter

A Toasted Marshmallow, A Long German, A Lame Suburban and expensive dreams...
Missing all my previous B's, D's and V... Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Brakes: Time for a upgrade   Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:38 pm

C5 rotors,. with C3 calipers ,. i find that's the most durable,.
stops hard too,.
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