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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-18-2004, 05:17 PM Thread Starter
 
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Can our Brakes be Upgraded?

Are there available parts to upgrade our brakes? Has anyone noticed that the rotors look TINY behind the wheels? Are their replacement rotors and calipers to fit our cars?

And last but not least......my pedal is fairly firm...no complaints, but the braking is just plain slow. My 99 Firebird V6 would stop in half the distance of my GTO.

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Brake kits are available. Example at website below.

http://www.pfyc.com/store/merchant.m...ory_Code=GTNEW

Many are waiting to buy '05 components expecting lower cost.

You might try one trick before you spend this much money. Install C5 brake pads and flush/bleed with synthetic brake fluid. The Vette front brake pads use the same backing plate as the GTO but have twice the pad area. It looks like you may have just gotten your GTO so you might not have to turn your rotors (sweep area is larger, too) Most owners report dark and cloudy brake fluild - probably moisture absorption during shipment from down under.

http://www.ls1gto.com/forums/showth...&highlight=jack
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any mods needed to be made to the pads backing or anti rattle?
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I bought the Baer 14" kit for less than a grand. My car now brakes with fury. See my sig link for more info.
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I bought the Baer 14" kit for less than a grand. My car now brakes with fury. See my sig link for more info.
I've already submitted my request to the "boss" for my brake upgrade. Got any pics of the Baer? I'm interested to see what they look like tucked behind the wheels.
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From what I understand, you won't be able to just swap out 05 brake pieces with 04...something about the way their setup and the master cylinder being different.
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I run Delco Ceramic C5 front pads on mine. Very easy install. Take the caliper bolts off and swap pads. Tighten bolts and you're done

I only had 500 miles on mine so I didn't turn the rotors. Stops better.

Best thing about it, no brake dust!

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Can I ask what the partnumber for those pads were?

-Frank

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I run Delco Ceramic C5 front pads on mine. Very easy install. Take the caliper bolts off and swap pads. Tighten bolts and you're done

I only had 500 miles on mine so I didn't turn the rotors. Stops better.

Best thing about it, no brake dust!
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And last but not least......my pedal is fairly firm...no complaints, but the braking is just plain slow. My 99 Firebird V6 would stop in half the distance of my GTO.
I'll take that bet.
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But on the bright side, since the brakes on the GTO are just a tad smaller than the brakes on a late Z28, your 16" rims with snow tires should bolt right on to the GTO!!
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