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Old 04-19-2013, 10:19 AM   #1
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Ceramic Brakes for 2014

Just took a look at the ceramic brakes that are going to be an option or standard equipment on some models in 2014. This is Ceramic Rotors and Pads. This will sure cut a lot of weight on the Camaro.If it is an option just wonder how deep you will have to reach into your pockets.
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Old 04-19-2013, 10:25 AM   #2
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i wonder how much those will cost?
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Old 04-19-2013, 10:29 AM   #3
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Too much and it doesn't cut that much weight off of a car. If you take into consideration the difference between steel vs carbon then add the 6 piston calipers , a difference of about 15-20 lbs isn't much of anything. To drop weight of the car, brakes are the last option IMO. Besides, cc brakes are too expensive unless your purpose is to track it.

If they have cc brake option it'll be about $9-12k with the calipers included which GM would include.
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Old 04-19-2013, 11:03 AM   #4
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But the weight that you would be losing is also unsprung weight which is more beneficial than losing the same amount of sprung weight. Less rotating inertia which helps in both accelerating and stopping.
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Wow that is awsome you could make a 1le really bad ass even more that it already was wow
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Old 04-19-2013, 11:31 AM   #6
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Too much and it doesn't cut that much weight off of a car. If you take into consideration the difference between steel vs carbon then add the 6 piston calipers , a difference of about 15-20 lbs isn't much of anything. To drop weight of the car, brakes are the last option IMO. Besides, cc brakes are too expensive unless your purpose is to track it.

If they have cc brake option it'll be about $9-12k with the calipers included which GM would include.
I do agree that CCB rotors are too expensive to be practical. But dropping 15 - 20 pounds of unsprung weight makes a HUGE difference in how a car handles.

It's be like wearing 5 pound ankle/wrist weights for a month and then taking them off.
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The ones they put on Audi RS6's cost $10k. Doubt these will be much cheaper.
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how do you know it will be an option? or are we just being speculative here?

pretty sure its exclusive to the z/28
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I do agree that CCB rotors are too expensive to be practical.
On a $35,000 car I couldn't agree more. The brakes (which lets not forget are a consumable item) would run 30%-ish of the cars value. The economy of scale is slowing bringing them down market but they are not to the point that they make sense on these cars just yet. Give it another 3-5 years.
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Too much and it doesn't cut that much weight off of a car. If you take into consideration the difference between steel vs carbon then add the 6 piston calipers , a difference of about 15-20 lbs isn't much of anything. To drop weight of the car, brakes are the last option IMO. Besides, cc brakes are too expensive unless your purpose is to track it.

If they have cc brake option it'll be about $9-12k with the calipers included which GM would include.
you might be entitled to your opinion about price...but you couldnt be more wrong about the weight loss. borderline retarded


i just spent 2k to lose a total of 22 pounds by swapping rotors only.
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