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 Post subject: Camaro Brembos
PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 2:57 am 
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Hello, I've noticed that there's tons of Camaro SS Brembo calipers on eBay...is there a reason why these don't go on the PPV's? The brackets look the same, are they in fact different?


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 Post subject: Re: Camaro Brembos
PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:19 pm 
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They bolt right on a PPV, the actual bolt is actually the correct size while on the CTS version you have to do some machining or use an insert... No reason not to use them other than they are used, price seems to hover around $100 a piece but some are more than the cost of brand new ones.


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 Post subject: Re: Camaro Brembos
PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:52 pm 
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FYI, the bolt that the Camaro application uses is to long and almost touches the rotor. I re-used the PPV bolts on my car and used a brake pad that dos not have the dampers sticking up.

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 Post subject: Re: Camaro Brembos
PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:45 pm 
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Does this apply to all model years for the Caprice? What about the Camaro SS Host? And does it apply to all 4 wheels and fit with the stock steel wheels? It would be awesome to change them but I personally do not want to make any modifications that could possibly cause something detrimental.


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 Post subject: Re: Camaro Brembos
PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:42 pm 
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mbl98431 wrote:
Does this apply to all model years for the Caprice?

What about the Camaro SS Host? And does it apply to all 4 wheels and fit with the stock steel wheels?


Does "what" apply to all model years(?) - I think you mean can the Brembo (front) brakes be installed on all 2011-2017 PPV's...the answer is YES.

The Camaro SS rear calipers will also fit--the debris shield on the Caprice rear needs some minor trimming to clear the Brembo rear caliper.

As Maurice points out, the Brembo brakes WILL clear stock steel wheels, as long as the correct brake pads are used in front (FMSI D1001). The Camaro uses a different brake pad (FMSI D1474), but it also has 20" wheels in all cases (SS). Both pads fit the front calipers.

You must replace the rotors with the rotors (355mm) as used on front of Camaro SS and SS sedan, and rear rotors (360mm) from 2015-2017 SS sedan.

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 Post subject: Re: Camaro Brembos
PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:16 pm 
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Does anyone know if the camaro (or other models) brembo's are truly side specific? looking at them online, as i don't have any yet, they seem like they are not really its just a matter of the orientation of the bleeders and crossover tubes. Would seem like all the pads are square and that all the pistons are the same size and placed equally.

I'm asking because I found a cheap source of brand new OEM calipers however they have a stockpile of only one side or the other, which is clearly kinda useless unless you can take them apart and basically "make" yourself a pair from 2 lefts etc.

If i recall there was some version of these that required we re position the crossover tubes to install but i haven't found the thread yet?


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 Post subject: Re: Camaro Brembos
PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 3:50 pm 
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The pistons in the caliper are different sizes, and I believe that is what makes the side specific

In the 4 piston rears there is a larger piston in the front, so if you switched side to side it would be in the wrong place


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 Post subject: Re: Camaro Brembos
PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 3:58 pm 
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In response to your last question--for example:
viewtopic.php?f=18&t=1488&start=10#p14955

They are "side specific" as far as Brembo and GM are concerned, because of the differential bore piston setup--in other words, the pistons are NOT the same size--there are 2 small pistons (28mm) and 2 large pistons (32mm) in each caliper.
https://www.zeckhausen.com/catalog/prod ... ts_id=5431

There's nothing to prevent them being installed "wrong", AFAIK, but the issue over time is that the side with the incorrect piston orientation is going to exhibit a pad wear/taper condition.

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 Post subject: Re: Camaro Brembos
PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:17 pm 
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To be clear, camaro rotors won't fit with camaro brembos (off 2011, going on 2012) on the rear, and you need to get Chevy SS rotors instead?


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