Brake upgrades

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Brake upgrades

Post by Lemar83 » Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:15 pm

Hey guys,

I am wanting to put Camaro SS Brembo brakes on the front and rear of my PPV. I thought that I saw somewhere in this forum that someone had suggested it and listed the parts required to do so, but I can't find the topic. I have found the one about the CTS-V upgrade, but I wanted to compare the two swaps to see if there is anything to look out for. I have the calipers, rotors, and plan to purchase the SS flex hoses. Can someone help me out?!!

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Re: Brake upgrades

Post by s/c'd cav » Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:28 pm

for the rear , you use the 15-17 ss sedan rotors

front are 5th gen camaro , 09 g8 gxp , 14-17 ss sedan rotors

i think other than the bolt size for the front calipers , some being 12mm and some 14mm , they are all the same

the rears you have to make sure of their side , i think v's mount on different and need to be flipped , and the 5th gen camaro are fine , along with the 15-17 ss sedan

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Re: Brake upgrades

Post by Navy Lifer » Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:06 pm

for stainless hoses, do not use the Russell kit, wrong fitting spec

TechnaFit PN4500 is made to fit--brackets need to transfer from stock front hoses, with minor modification, or I can work with you on a bracket swap.

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Re: Brake upgrades

Post by xcidmigs » Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:41 pm

Is it not possible to reuse the PPV hoses? I didn't see that posed in earlier threads? Or reuse Camaro SS stock hoses in their place? I'm just trying to see how cheaply I can get away with doing this...

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Re: Brake upgrades

Post by Navy Lifer » Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:04 am

yes, stock hoses should work, but the OP specifically mentioned he wanted to use the stainless hoses, and it was an opportunity to provide some background on the subject

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Re: Brake upgrades

Post by CrashTestDummy » Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:30 am

Well, technically, the OP wrote ‘SS’ hoses, which in this acronym-overloaded world could mean ‘stainless’, OR ‘SS’, which would be an acronym for ‘Super Sport’, ‘Sad Sack’, ‘Super Soaker’, or any number of other list of words.
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