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Old 10-31-2013, 09:36 AM   #1
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Arrow First Camaro with 6-piston SRT8 Jeep Brembo calipers

First Camaro with 6-piston SRT8 Jeep Grand Cherokee Brembo calipers.

My motto has always been "go big or go home" so the 4-piston Brembo and 14" rotor was no longer big enough. As soon as I saw the massive size of the SRT8 Brembo and 15" rotor I knew that's what my car needed.
To get an idea of the size of the SRT8 caliper, it measures approx 18" along the curved side compared to the ZL1 6-piston caliper which measures approx 16". SRT8 face is 4" wide vs ZL1 face is 3.5" wide.
The SRT8 Brembo is obviously not made for the Camaro so custom fabrication was needed to install them, but since my father is a custom fabricator that was not a problem.

Wanted to share some photos of the build...


6-Piston SRT8 Brembo vs 4-Piston Camaro Brembo



6-Piston brake pad vs 4-Piston brake pad



Pins and retainer from 6-piston vs pins and retainer from 4-piston



Drilling the correct bolt pattern for the 15" rotors...



Fabricating the custom bracket for the calipers...



Fitting the custom bracket...















More pictures of the completed install coming soon...



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Old 10-31-2013, 10:04 AM   #2
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Old 10-31-2013, 10:06 AM   #3
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Looks nice, those are some massive brakes. Nice work.
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That is bad ass right there!
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Old 10-31-2013, 10:32 AM   #5
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I do believe the Jeep has the largest production brembos
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Old 10-31-2013, 10:48 AM   #6
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My question is how much more do they weigh over either the stock brembos or the ZL1 brembos, as the 15" rotor has got to add an extra lb or so to the weight.
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Old 10-31-2013, 10:56 AM   #7
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That's nice, want to see how it turns out.
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Old 10-31-2013, 11:27 AM   #8
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really impressive work. congrats. Are those vossen wheels? It must look amazing with the brake wheel combo
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Old 10-31-2013, 11:54 AM   #9
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I see the re-drill offsets on the rotors. What is your opinion on the possible "wiggle" or integrity issues around the studs considering the egg-shaped holes?
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Old 10-31-2013, 11:57 AM   #10
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Looks nice, those are some massive brakes. Nice work.
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That is my impression also.
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Old 10-31-2013, 12:00 PM   #11
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My question is how much more do they weigh over either the stock brembos or the ZL1 brembos, as the 15" rotor has got to add an extra lb or so to the weight.
Obviously being bigger, both the rotors and calipers weigh slightly more. Which may be an issue for those highly concerned with weight reduction but my car already has two 15" subwoofers and 22" wheels so weight concern went out the door a long time ago haha!
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Old 10-31-2013, 12:02 PM   #12
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really impressive work. congrats. Are those vossen wheels? It must look amazing with the brake wheel combo
Thank you! Yes they are. I'm finishing the install tonight so I'll post some pictures of the car completed
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Old 10-31-2013, 12:11 PM   #13
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I see the re-drill offsets on the rotors. What is your opinion on the possible "wiggle" or integrity issues around the studs considering the egg-shaped holes?
Those photos are just a rough fitting, everything has been adjusted slightly since but yes, the re-drill does create a slight oval shape. However, the rotor is hub centric so the re-drilling does not effect the integrity at all.
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Not sure how much benefit there is over CTS-V brakes (likely negligible), but it's always fun to do custom work. Good job!
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Those photos are just a rough fitting, everything has been adjusted slightly since but yes, the re-drill does create a slight oval shape. However, the rotor is hub centric so the re-drilling does not effect the integrity at all.
Understood. Looks great and could be a nice upgrade. I wonder if just a caliper swap can be done (given bracket et al..) and just pick up a 15" rotor with the appropriate hub...maybe a 2 piece wire locked.

Any idea if these fit on stock wheels?
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Pretty cool! Definitely one of a kind!

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This is definitely a different approach that still looks very good. It is nice to see people thinking outside the box when it comes to stuff like this.
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nice work!
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Awesome! Are you going to do any brake test videos? Like stopping tests?
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Very nice!!

Almost as large as our kit! We came out with an AP Racing BBK with a 6 piston 2pc 16" rotor!!


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is your car a daily ?

and does your father own a shop somehwere ?
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Old 10-31-2013, 07:46 PM   #22
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Wow..nice work!
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Old 11-01-2013, 12:33 AM   #23
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Thank you all! I'm always trying to do something new with one-off modifications so it's great to hear feedback, I truly appreciate the kind words!
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Old 11-01-2013, 12:36 AM   #24
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Awesome! Are you going to do any brake test videos? Like stopping tests?
I hadn't thought of that but that is a good idea! I have to wear in the brakes a bit but I'll definitely work on a video.
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Old 11-01-2013, 12:45 AM   #25
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Almost as large as our kit! We came out with an AP Racing BBK with a 6 piston 2pc 16" rotor!!
Thank you! I actually debated upgrading to a 16" rotor. After installing the 15", it become apparent that the SRT8 Brembo is plenty big for the 16".
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