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Old 02-15-2011, 08:07 PM   #1
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CTS-V brakes vs. Brembo 6 piston upgrade brakes

After hearing about the Brembo 6 piston brake upgrade this morning, I've done a little reconsidering.

Can anyone explain the pros and cons between the CTS-V brake upgrade on a Camaro SS vs. the upgrade package that WSI is selling?

The price difference isn't much, so I'm looking to see what exactly is different. The only difference I can see is the rotors come in the CTS-V pacakge.

I'm still doing preliminary research so facts comparo is what I'm going for.

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Old 02-15-2011, 08:11 PM   #2
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What is the going price for each?
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Old 02-15-2011, 08:15 PM   #3
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MSRP is ~ 3400 and 3700 for them.
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They're both 6 piston, is that right?

The CTS-V setup will give you larger diameter, thicker rotors, which will help with heat dissipation, they also don't have to work quite as hard. Pad selection will also make a BIG difference in either selection.

If you're staying on the street, flip a coin. If you're planning on hitting twisty track hard, go with the CTS-V setup.
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Old 02-15-2011, 08:25 PM   #5
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What parts are only $1700- 1900 for the front CTS-V, i will install it for you for less then the rest of your asking price.
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Old 02-15-2011, 08:29 PM   #6
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Or you can go bigger to 8 pistons like our SSBC

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The CTS-V dual cast rotors are lighter than the OE SS rotors. Both can be replaced with true two piece rotors.
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The CTS-V dual cast rotors are lighter than the OE SS rotors. Both can be replaced with true two piece rotors.
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our 2 piece too

Are those CTS-V rotors?
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Are those CTS-V rotors?
No, true 2 piece
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No, true 2 piece
I think he was asking about fitment as in do these fit a CTS-V?
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I think he was asking about fitment as in do these fit a CTS-V?
Ah, LOL, blond moments. I have no idea if they have a 2 piece rotor for the CTS-V line.
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If I'm getting this correctly,

The rotors of the CTS-V are lighter...
Both use monoblock calipers...
pad selection will make the most difference...

Did I get this right?
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If I'm getting this correctly,

The rotors of the CTS-V are lighter...
Both use monoblock calipers...
pad selection will make the most difference...

Did I get this right?
Correctamundo.

I use custom made Cobalt Friction XR1 front and XR2 rear. They are perefect for track and summer street use. Expen$$$$$ive, but perfect.
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Here is the information on dual cast rotors http://www.brembo.com/US/Cars/Dual-Cast/
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Pete, was front/rear brake bias good after the CTS-V swap?
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Old 02-15-2011, 09:16 PM   #17
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Baer Extreme Pro+ 15" with EBC yellow pads. Nuff said.......
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Old 02-15-2011, 09:19 PM   #18
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using the cts-v brakes for the street are the way to go overkill but the way to go, for performance they are killer, for price they are killer, these can be found in the salvage yards already if you know where to look even at the gm dealer they are worth it. unless you are road racing i think the ssbc or the expensive brembos are a waste but that is just imo
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Pete, was front/rear brake bias good after the CTS-V swap?
Dead nuts on.
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is it posible to use zr-1 brakes ?
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gm used them on a couple of there sema show cars, it is possible with the correct rotor and the right bracket to affix the caliper to the spindle
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There are a clouple of conversions on a range of Camaro generations. The trick is getting the bias anmd abs working. A ProTouring competitor and GM emplyee Mark Stielow has made in work. The biggest obstacle is the cost of the part$$$$$$$$$$$
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I've considered upgrading to the CTS-V calipers - here's the part #s I got from gmpartsdirect.com when giving them the VIN# from a CTS-V (please do your own verification of ALL the parts you'd need):

25912477 left front brake caliper (includes call out numbers 4-7, 12,13)
25912967 right front brake caliper (includes call out numbers 4-7, 12,13)
25940448 front disc brake pad pin kit (includes call out numbers 3,8,9)
25940447 front disc brake pad kit (includes call out 10)
25851237 front brake rotor (order one per location)
92245929 rear brake rotor
89047744 rear disc brake pad kit

GM High-Tech Performance had a technical article in their November 2010 issue - here's the link - http://www.gmhightechperformance.com...els/index.html Note their part #s missed a digit on part # 25912967 so I was tracking that down - they had 2591296...

I'm still weighing whether to go this way or not...
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im doing the CT-V upgrade on my car. just ordered the brakes and they should be coming in by monday or tuesday. i ordered HAWK brake pads and wilwood 600 brake fluid. this thing is going ot stop amazingly!
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im doing the CT-V upgrade on my car. just ordered the brakes and they should be coming in by monday or tuesday. i ordered HAWK brake pads and wilwood 600 brake fluid. this thing is going ot stop amazingly!
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