Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
dave@hennessey
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com > Technical Camaro Topics > Suspension / Brakes / Chassis


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-12-2013, 02:02 PM   #18
stevey_frac
 
Drives: 2010 LT2/RS Coupe
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Canada
Posts: 351
Heads up: you can sell the V6 calipers for money on these forums. The SS drag racing guys use them to mount smaller lighter tires.

Well, I'm glad you are happy with your new mod! Doesn't forget to upgrade your signature too!
__________________
-------------------------------------------
Mods so far:
MRTv2 Exhaust
275 / 40 / 20 Continental ExtremeContact DW's on all corners

Next up:
Magnaflow Resonated X-Pipe (Purchased but not installed)
EBC Redstuff street pads
Carbotech XP8 / XP12 track pads
1LE Track Pack

Note: This car built by JDP Motorsports!
stevey_frac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2013, 04:28 PM   #19
camaro2lt
 
camaro2lt's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro 2LT VR/RS CGM Rally's
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Palmyra, PA
Posts: 5,565
I just want to change my front brembos...I still have to bleed my rears right? Also does it matter what position my brake pedal is in when i do this? Thanks
camaro2lt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2013, 08:50 PM   #20
intensifi

 
Drives: '12 2LT Convertible
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Belmont, California
Posts: 1,666
Quote:
Originally Posted by camaro2lt View Post
I just want to change my front brembos...I still have to bleed my rears right? Also does it matter what position my brake pedal is in when i do this? Thanks
I learned from conservative mechanics a long time ago. So I was taught any time you crack the brake hydraulics open, you bleed them all. With modern cars and their ABS systems that may not be necessary, but why not be safe? Plus you are supposed to change your brake fluid every year or so anyway.

If you are talking about the two person manual bleed procedure, the person in the car maintains pressure on the pedal (don't go to the floor though) while the person in the back opens and eventually closes the bleeder screw. DO NOT let up on the pedal while the bleeder screw is open. That is how you get air into the system.

I used the Motive pressure bleeder for my install. It is very cool in that you can do almost all of the bleed with one person. I like to finish up with the two person approach though as the pedal is the real way the brakes are applied while driving.
__________________
Mods: GM Locking Gas Cap, RS License Plate Frame

intensifi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2013, 12:02 AM   #21
intensifi

 
Drives: '12 2LT Convertible
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Belmont, California
Posts: 1,666
I got the car back from the dealer today.

They did the tech II computer forced cycling of the ABS to drain/refill the reservoir with the new DOT 4 fluid. They also did one hell of a bleed job. Now the brakes start much sooner on the pedal depression.

These Brembos with the Hawk HPS pads stop so nice with the DBA rotors and Goodridge lines. And they are silent! Maybe that's the Permatex brake lubricant???

I wish I had done this mod much sooner. Highly recommended!
__________________
Mods: GM Locking Gas Cap, RS License Plate Frame

intensifi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2013, 12:17 AM   #22
camaro2lt
 
camaro2lt's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro 2LT VR/RS CGM Rally's
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Palmyra, PA
Posts: 5,565
What kind of brake fluid are you using? Also where did you find the best price for the goodridge lines and also the pads?
camaro2lt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2013, 03:21 AM   #23
terry_b

 
terry_b's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 2SS/RS 1LE
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Norwich, CT
Posts: 870
Send a message via MSN to terry_b
This is on my list eventually! Nice write-up, you actually answered a lot of my questions about the swap performance. I think I'm having some trouble with at least one of them not disengaging fully. I need to do a tear-down and check them out. My rotors also have some deep scoring... Need the upgrade soon!

And they look really nice!

And what exactly is "BOM for the GMPP V6 to Brembo upgrade kit"?
terry_b is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2013, 03:07 PM   #24
intensifi

 
Drives: '12 2LT Convertible
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Belmont, California
Posts: 1,666
Quote:
Originally Posted by camaro2lt View Post
What kind of brake fluid are you using? Also where did you find the best price for the goodridge lines and also the pads?
Castrol SRF. I found the best price for it on Amazon

I bought the lines and pads from Camaro5 member Sleez for a very good price. I believe he originally bought them from Maryland Speed during one of their sales.

I can recommend Apex. They have taken care of me in the past. I also hear good things about JDP.
__________________
Mods: GM Locking Gas Cap, RS License Plate Frame

intensifi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2013, 03:09 PM   #25
intensifi

 
Drives: '12 2LT Convertible
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Belmont, California
Posts: 1,666
Quote:
Originally Posted by terry_b View Post
And they look really nice.

And what exactly is "BOM for the GMPP V6 to Brembo upgrade kit"?
Thanks.

Bill of Materials (BOM). I updated the original post.
__________________
Mods: GM Locking Gas Cap, RS License Plate Frame

intensifi is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Tags
brake, brembo calipers brakes ss, goodridge

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:04 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.