C5 Front Brakes Conversion

Discussion in 'High Tech Retrofits' started by DougMC, Aug 6, 2006.

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    CTSmechanic Veteran Member

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    Dude forget the C5 go with the C6 ZO6 theres a guy on Ls1Tech that did it its freakin awesome
     
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    Harley you bastard. ;)

    Tyler
     
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    Give us the link.
    I'd like to check that out myself, but I'm sure the price is probably double.
     
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    C6 Z06 would be very cool, but really expensive. Plus I think you might have to get 18" or more wheels. I like my C5 brake swap, it hauls the car down no problems.
     
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    Try triple. I think the brakes go for around 1200 for the set. I'm not sure if that even includes the rotors. Then you'd need the modified spindles, hubs, and brackets. And then I've heard of people having trouble with pad wear. But it does look cool.....
     
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    Thanks!

    Thanks guys, lots of good info to get me started on a plan. I'll check out www.pro-touring.com, Aces. I live in Jerseyville which is about 30 miles north of St. Louis.

    Gives a good overview. Thanks Boyd.

    An alternative solution, thanks

    Thanks, checking out kore3.com looks like they have everything needed. A rear disk conversion caught my eye there too, but thats another topic...

    This sounds interesting but I'm guessing it would cost more than I'm willing to pay. ;)
     
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    I thought that would be good also ,but after browsing corvetteforum.com ,all I saw were complaints.Most said it was no better than a wilwood or stock c5 setup,definitely not worth the $1200 or so in parts.
    http://z06vette.com/forums/showthread.php?t=91237&highlight=brake+swap
    with more links inside,very heavy set up.Alternatives are listed also from stoptech and wilwood.
     
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    I also did the C5 rear disk conversion too, it looks great having disks in the rear. Not to mention they perform better than drums.
     

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