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What size brakes do you foresee on the different models?

Would the Z06 corvette brakes be an option on the SS (or top model) camaro? I love the big caliper/rotor look. Especially with thin spoked rims.
 

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well i know the ls1 guys swap knuckles from the z06... so im sure we can do a z06 swap if not.... hell my grand prix has ls1 rotors and calipers on it. gm tends to use the same knuckle and ****.
 

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Naute - by knuckles do you mean spindles? But I would rather get the option from the factory. It's soo much more expensive doing it in the aftermarket.
 

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Naute - by knuckles do you mean spindles? But I would rather get the option from the factory. It's soo much more expensive doing it in the aftermarket.
I think with the current 4th gen, all you need is different caliper brackets to move the caliper further out (for larger diameter rotors, a la C5 or C6)...
 

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I think with the current 4th gen, all you need is different caliper brackets to move the caliper further out (for larger diameter rotors, a la C5 or C6)...
There are a couple of sources for these brackets and depending on what they are made out, the price will vary. You must also cut the ear off the front spindles to allow clearance. LT1 cars require more "trimming" than LS1 cars.
This will be my 5th or 6th season (can't remember already) and it's one of the best mods I've done to the car as the original LS1 brakes on the car would begin to fade after 15-20 min on the track. The C5 brakes allow me stay out for 1/2 hour without a hint of brake fade.
Unfortunately, my brain begins to fade on the track after about 1/2 hour of intense lapping, so I haven't been able to stay out long enough to find out how much abuse these things will take before fading!
I use plain old AC Delco rotors and the stock C5 Z06 pads.


Best regardSS,

Elie
 

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So, then how hard would it be to equip a similar (or possibly better, like C6 ZO6) brake setup on the track-oriented (twisties, not that stupid 1/4 mile crap:) ) Z28?

Would it not be just a matter of a little bit bigger rotor with a little bit bigger caliper? Wheel size should not be a problem as the current trend of ugly 19"s and 20"s leave enough clearance inside the wheel.

Does unsprung weight enter into the equation and maybe GM is going for more of a malibu-like suspension feel (soft and floaty) to appeal to a larger range of people.

I just think from the pictures (they are mules) that the brake system on those cars looks like it came off of my old 95 Z28, one piston caliper and 10" rotor included:(...
 
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