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Old 10-21-2014, 11:02 AM   #1
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Question V6 brake options for 18 inch wheel??

I've been researching "big brake" options for my 2LT. While there are some great and obvious choices, CTS-V, SS Brembos, 1LE, I am trying to find something that would fit behind a 18 inch wheel due to the fact that I am going to be running 18 inch winter tires/wheels.
My car will be a 1% road race car once I am finished getting the brake set up right, as in I would probably run one or two HPDE a year starting late next year.
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Old 10-21-2014, 11:08 AM   #2
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Just stick with your V6 OEM calipers and upgrade your rotors and pads.
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The SS/1LE calipers are the same, just different color. They are a great value and you can usually pick them up fairly cheap as well. As long as you pick the right offset and wheel face design you can use them with 18" wheels no problem.

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Old 10-22-2014, 06:43 PM   #4
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When I did my CTS-V big brake upgrade, i noticed the loss of the "roller skates" from my original SS calipers/pads actually opened up some more space. I haven't tried it yet, but I wouldn't be surprised if the stock 18's would fit now. Here is a pic:

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Old 10-23-2014, 02:24 PM   #5
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As far as the 18 inch wheel I would be using, to save funds and because it would be a winter beater wheel, I would be using the OEM 20103-2013 Heritage wheels.

Thanks for the advice and the pics. And yeah, the roller skates would definitely be coming off.

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The SS/1LE calipers are the same, just different color. They are a great value and you can usually pick them up fairly cheap as well. As long as you pick the right offset and wheel face design you can use them with 18" wheels no problem.

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When I did my CTS-V big brake upgrade, i noticed the loss of the "roller skates" from my original SS calipers/pads actually opened up some more space. I haven't tried it yet, but I wouldn't be surprised if the stock 18's would fit now. Here is a pic:

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As far as the 18 inch wheel I would be using, to save funds and because it would be a winter beater wheel, I would be using the OEM 20103-2013 Heritage wheels.

Thanks for the advice and the pics. And yeah, the roller skates would definitely be coming off.
The heritage wheels won't fit over Brembos without spacers. I don't know of any brake upgrade that will. I'd go for a cheap set of aftermarket wheels for winter.

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Old 01-15-2015, 11:40 AM   #7
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The heritage wheels won't fit over Brembos without spacers. I don't know of any brake upgrade that will. I'd go for a cheap set of aftermarket wheels for winter.

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I've got a line on a full set of Heritage wheels, with nearly new tires (1000 miles on them) for less than $500.
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