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Old 03-16-2009, 08:23 PM   #1
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The braking distance 60-0 is listed as 125 feet. That's not bad, but not great either. In fact it was the only spec I wasn't blown away by today. Do you think that's a good figure, or possibly erring on the side of conservative? Luckily, with only one mildly disappointing stat, it shouldn't be too hard to focus any upgrades on the brakes and bring those distances down a notch.
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if it's a huge issue for you, swapping the SS brakes (along with wheels that will fit them) onto the V6 or the CTS-V brakes onto the SS should be no problem
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Old 03-16-2009, 08:46 PM   #3
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Not a huge issue, and frankly not too surprising. It seems to me GM tends to favor longer brake life over ultimate stopping power, which is good for the average consumer. After I wear the first set of pads down maybe I'll replace them with something a tad more aggressive. No big deal at all.
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Old 03-17-2009, 01:23 AM   #4
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You are right i have 195,000 mi on my OEM pad's
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Old 03-17-2009, 01:27 AM   #5
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Was that for the 6?
For the SS, i was hoping for better. The Chally, which i know isnt great, got better then that
But then agian it is that fat!
Lmao today some guy in a Black challenger was leaning over to stare at the parking lot witht the Camaros, cant wait until i pull next to one at a light
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Old 03-17-2009, 06:28 AM   #6
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Just as important as stopping distance is fading, especially for folks doing lots of mountain driving. I grew up in Colorado and many people use just their brakes, not lower gears, when coming down the mountains. Remember, most of the Camaro buyers, in the long term, won't be gearheads.
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4000lbs... stopping from 60 mph in 125 feet.... not bad in my book.

could aways be better.... for a price
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if it's a huge issue for you, swapping the SS brakes (along with wheels that will fit them) onto the V6 or the CTS-V brakes onto the SS should be no problem
Can you imagine the cost though? going from the 4 pot brimbos to the 6 pot? thats probably a 3000 upgrade...
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Can you imagine the cost though? going from the 4 pot brimbos to the 6 pot? thats probably a 3000 upgrade...
he never mentioned cost being an issue...
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Was that for the 6?
For the SS, i was hoping for better. The Chally, which i know isnt great, got better then that
But then agian it is that fat!
Lmao today some guy in a Black challenger was leaning over to stare at the parking lot witht the Camaros, cant wait until i pull next to one at a light
that sounds like the figure for the V6. the SS should be under 117ft (straight from Al).
watch at 1:35
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I believe the OP is misinformed. That is probably for the V6.

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And that 117 would be even shorter with a lighter wheel. Those 20's probably weigh a good 30 lbs each.
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Old 03-17-2009, 11:26 AM   #13
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I believe the OP is misinformed. That is probably for the V6.



http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do...ticleId=129496
From this thread .. it states 123ft for the V8 ..

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=15570

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From this thread .. it states 123ft for the V8 ..

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=15570

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So is it 125, 123, or 117 feet lol.
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