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Old 12-26-2013, 10:41 PM   #1
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DIY:V6 Brakes to 4 Piston Brembo Calipers

Hey guys here is a DIY to add SS brembos to a v6

#1 jack your car up and don't forget to use jack stands!!!!

2 Remove wheels

3 Remove bolt that holds brake line to the caliper (green paint is on it in the pic)

4 Remove U clip where the rubber brake line goes into the plastic line. (see pic 3)

5 Remove 10mm bolt hat holds brake line to the strut assembly (pic 4)
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Old 12-26-2013, 10:45 PM   #2
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Step 6! Remove 10mm Bolt from brake line hold assembly (below pic)

---7! Place ratchet on top of the line and unscrew the line from the rubber part of the line. (pic 2)

Your Stock line is removed!

I replaced mine with Goodridge stainless steal lines
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Old 12-26-2013, 10:52 PM   #3
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Bolt in your new line using the steps to remove the stock line!

Next is to remove the caliper. It is held in with 2 bolts! Remove the 2 bolts and the caliper will be removed!

Next slide your rotor off....there will be a star screw holding it in!

Your rotor is off and you are down to the wheel hub! I always like to clean the rust off the hub using a dremel.
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Old 12-26-2013, 10:59 PM   #4
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Install your new brake rotor!

Install new caliper

Tighten 2 bolts and use blue loctite!

Attach new brake line to new caliper

make sure everything is tight and not loose

Bleed brake system.......there are 2 bleeding valves on the calipers...bleed them until you have all of the air out of the system and you do not see any bubbles!


Install wheel Torque wheel to 100foot lbs

Go test brakes and brake in your new pads!
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Old 12-27-2013, 12:08 AM   #5
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Looks great!! Done mine a mouth ago. Love 'em
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Old 12-27-2013, 03:53 PM   #6
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The caliper bolts are on tight! I needed long breaker bar.
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Old 12-29-2013, 12:34 AM   #7
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Caliper bolts are torque to yield. You need to torque them to a specific value then add 90 degrees.

The brake lines also have specific torque requirements as well.

Here are the torque settings for the front brakes (from ZL1 brake upgrade installation instructions):

Front rotor screw (torx): 10 NM [ 89 LB IN ] <- inches, not feet
Caliper bolts: 40 NM [ 30 LB FT ] + 90 degrees
Brake line to Caliper: 40 NM [ 30 LB FT ]
Brake line to Interior brake line: 16 NM [ 12 LB FT ]
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Old 12-29-2013, 09:09 PM   #8
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Nice write up for those who have not done this mode. I did mine almost 4 years ago I love mine.
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Old 12-29-2013, 11:46 PM   #9
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Its a nice and a not too expensive mod!
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Old 02-11-2014, 11:05 PM   #10
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What about the rear brakes? I'm picking up a set of red 1LE Brembos and have read that the V6 dust shield need to be replaced with V8 dust shields on the rear. Anything else to be concerned about? Thanks for the write up as it answered a lot of questions for me!
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What about the rear brakes? I'm picking up a set of red 1LE Brembos and have read that the V6 dust shield need to be replaced with V8 dust shields on the rear. Anything else to be concerned about? Thanks for the write up as it answered a lot of questions for me!
You can change them but a pain to do. Most of us just trimmed the V6 shields and painted the raw edges with black paint. Other than that fits and works great!
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Old 02-11-2014, 11:21 PM   #12
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Here are some spec charts for the SS.
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Old 02-14-2014, 10:09 AM   #13
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What about the rear brakes? I'm picking up a set of red 1LE Brembos and have read that the V6 dust shield need to be replaced with V8 dust shields on the rear. Anything else to be concerned about? Thanks for the write up as it answered a lot of questions for me!
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You can change them but a pain to do. Most of us just trimmed the V6 shields and painted the raw edges with black paint. Other than that fits and works great!
I trimmed mine and painted the edges out no biggie.
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Old 02-14-2014, 10:10 AM   #14
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My other suggestion if you are going to do this replace the OEM pads with Hawks Pads the brake dust will kill ya.
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Old 02-19-2014, 04:15 PM   #15
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Now where to get my hands on these Brembos....*scratches head*
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Old 02-19-2014, 08:12 PM   #16
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Front brake set is here
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=342727
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Old 04-01-2014, 09:40 AM   #17
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Full set in great condition.
http://pages.ebay.com/motors/link/?n...d=141241819092
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