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Old 10-25-2012, 03:45 PM   #1
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Brembo's

I got to say how much I love the brake system on the ZL1. Today I picked up my car from getting the clear bra installed. I was going through a small town. I was not speeding whatsoever, in this town you couldn't if you tried. I was watching a little boy, maybe 4 or 5 running in front of his mother on the sidewalk. At the last second he ran out into the street, right in front of me. I slammed on the brakes and in the blink of an eye I was stopped. The boy looked up at me and jumped back. I didn't move til his mother caught up and literally drug his a** across the street. She didn't even say thanks, just glared at me, for not killing her son. I truly believe that if I was in any other automobile that I have ever driven I would've hit and god forbid possibly killed him. So at least for me I want to thank GM for the great brakes, it saved a boys life.
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Old 10-25-2012, 03:56 PM   #2
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Old 10-25-2012, 05:12 PM   #3
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Old 10-26-2012, 06:49 AM   #4
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Cool story! The brakes are awesome but have yet to get them on a roadcourse!
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Old 10-26-2012, 01:36 PM   #5
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thanks for sharing your story, its my first SS and first set of brembo's so it makes me feel better
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Old 10-26-2012, 02:12 PM   #6
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To me one of the most important things on any vehicle are incredible brakes it's mice that the ZL1 comes with them from the factory and the SS is only a front upgrade away from being incredible too. The stockers aren't too shabby on the SS as it is. Equally important in my humble opinion is tires. Get those two squared away with a killer suspension before the power upgrades come into play.

Thank God nothing happened to the boy and as typical the Mom felt it was your fault... SMH
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Old 10-26-2012, 03:29 PM   #7
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To me one of the most important things on any vehicle are incredible brakes it's mice that the ZL1 comes with them from the factory and the SS is only a front upgrade away from being incredible too. The stockers aren't too shabby on the SS as it is. Equally important in my humble opinion is tires. Get those two squared away with a killer suspension before the power upgrades come into play.

Thank God nothing happened to the boy and as typical the Mom felt it was your fault... SMH
That was definitely the look that I got from her. It wasn't worth me saying anything to her as she glared, even though I had a few choice words I would've like to say to her about parenting. I just kept saying to myself that the boy is o.k., and he can't help the kind of mother that he was given.
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Old 10-26-2012, 11:16 PM   #8
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Darwin is foiled, but your bumper is spared.
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Old 10-27-2012, 12:54 PM   #9
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Cruel but fair... lol
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Old 10-27-2012, 03:41 PM   #10
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great story!! i really appreciate the brembos too..my dads daily driver is a 2012 suburban..i took it on a short roadtrip last weekend and boy did i realize how powerful the brembos are. i had to stand on the subs brake just to get it to sit!!! haha
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