C5 brake conversion anyone ?

Discussion in 'Suspension, Steering, Brake & Wheel Topics' started by 72BIGBLOCK, Sep 30, 2018.

  1. 72BIGBLOCK

    72BIGBLOCK Veteran Member

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    Hi everyone I’m at the point where I need to look at brake options in the car since I don’t have any brakes at all.

    I priced out baer but out of price range and I don’t really think I need something that high end

    Wilwood was a bit better but I still think I don’t need anything that fancy

    I’m running a l76 (similar to an ls2) so I was thinking maybe a c5 conversion?

    What do you think or recommend?


    I’d like to spend between 800-1800 for front and rear of possible.

    All I have are the spindles and a brake booster from a 79 trans am along with master cylinder and combination valve

    Thanks everyone
     
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    BonzoHansen Administrator Lifetime Gold Member

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    Kore3
     
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    I looked at kore 3 and they were priced the same as wilwood.

    If I have to go over 2500 I rather go with wilwood which brings me back to square one
     
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    Buy the brackets from him then source the OE parts elsewhere.
     
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    Lowend Administrator. .a car, a man, a maraca. Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I would never recommend Wilwood. Look into Baer or the Kore3 set-up
     
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    John Wright Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Like the others have said, buy the brackets and hardware from Kore3 or Keith at Custom Works, and grab a set of calipers off ebay from someone upgrading their brakes on their C5. I have around $800 total in mine and that was buying the rear brackets twice....once without an ebrake from Kore3, and then again with the ebrake from ebmiller.
     
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    99 and up blazer rear brakes about 250 or #300 and use what you already got. send me what money you got left.
     
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    Charlie1800 1981 Z-28

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    Check out http://bigbrakeupgrade.com/ Scott is awesome, and I sent him a pair of CPP 2" drop spindles and he changed the brackets to accommodate gen 6 brakes. The theory being that going forward, parts, etc will be simple and inexpensive to replace (along with superior stopping power). Corvette C 7 & 5 rotors and we had to make the emergency brake cable set up. Including all the parts, within your price range. I did have to lose my 17" Year One Rally wheels, but def. worth it. Still waiting on the wheels to come in, as I had to order custom offset from American Racing. I'll advise with pics when that's done IMG_1202 (003).JPG IMG_5392 (002).JPG
     
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    +1 for Kore3. Get the brackets and hubs if you can afford them, modify your spindles, and get calipers, abutments, rotors on your own either at rock auto or a parts store. Check out corvette forums too. Sometimes you can find guys giving them away to upgrade their cars. Just make sure you pick a size and go with it, JL9, Z51, Z06 are all a little different.
     
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