C5 or SS camaro brakes

Discussion in 'Suspension, Steering, Brake & Wheel Topics' started by 77nomad, Nov 7, 2010.

  1. 77nomad

    77nomad Veteran Member

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    I just got a set of front brakes off a 02 Camaro SS from another member, for the low low price of nothin. (love this place) My question is can these be installed the same way as a C5 set up? Is it worth the effort or should I just go with a C5 set up? I could upgrade to the 13" later. I know there are other kits out there from Baer and Wilwood. I'm not interested in aftermarket. I plan on power tour and other long distance trips, so if something fails in BFE I can get parts rather easy.

    The rotors are 12" and the calipers are aluminum w/twin pistons. So I would guess they would perform a touch better than a 1le swap.

    Other than machining my stock rotor and the bracket deal to bolt the caliper on, is there anything else I would need? Does anyone make a kit for this? Would the brackets from a C5 swap work? I can get those all day on ebay. I am going to research this a little more but thought I'd ask here first.

    The bottom line is, toss them on the shelf or toss them on the car? Sorry for all the questions but I don't ask for help very often.
     
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  2. 3_z28camaro

    3_z28camaro Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    The C5 Corvette brake swap works very well. I would recommend it to anyone, the cost is low in comparison to other setups and the parts are available to make it almost a bolt on upgrade. Do not really waste your time with the 2002 Camaro brakes. The only thing that can be transferred over is the calipers alone.

    All about C5 brakes:
    http://www.nastyz28.com/forum/showthread.php?t=74546
     
  3. Aceshigh

    Aceshigh Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Ed Miller sells complete C5 front brake swap kits. I bought his setup 3 years ago IIRC.
    HUUUUUUUUGE improvement over stock......love it.

    You'll need spindle modifications, but he sells those as well.
    I wanted no headaches, so I bought everything through him complete.

    Brakes, I just don't want to guesswork any machining......my life and kids life is too important to cheap out on it .:)

    http://www.nastyz28.com/forum/showthread.php?t=185616
     
  4. 5spd540

    5spd540 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    What about the rear. What is a good set up for the rear to match the fronts.
     
  5. Aceshigh

    Aceshigh Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Ed Miller also sells the rear C5 brackets and kits.

    Here's his site.
    http://www.flynbye.com/

    You can price shop / compare and piece it together yourself
    or buy a kit from him or Tobin @ Kore 3 which is also popular.
    Tobin is a brake genius as well. http://www.kore3.com/

    The most complicated part of doing the rear brakes is getting a parking brake.
    For that, most people just use S10 rear disc conversions for cheap.
    There's plenty of threads in this section to find part #'s and lists.
     
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  6. Randy 81

    Randy 81 Veteran Member

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    The LS1 rear brakes work well with the C5 fronts, S10 brakes should be a good match as well.
     
  7. 77nomad

    77nomad Veteran Member

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    I have a whole 35 bucks into shipping.

    I read the sticky and I'm sold. Now if Christmas would come and go so I can spend money stuff other than gifts. What to do with the LS parts though?
     
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