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Old 11-18-2015, 02:11 PM   #1
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Z06 brake upgrade

I'm thinking of putting the Z06 brakes on the front. Does anyone know what is needed? Just the front only
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Old 11-18-2015, 08:48 PM   #2
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Calipers, rotors, pads, kit, lines and fluid. .

Did you want specifics?? Everything is listed in this post.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=348133
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Old 11-18-2015, 08:51 PM   #3
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For a 5th Gen Camaro SS?
You would need:

1. Z06 Calipers (Same as ZL1 calipers only they have ventilated pistons).
Best prices have been on Rock Auto:
LF: AC Delco 172-2669
RF: AC Delco 172-2670

2. ZL1 Brake lines. Could order stock OEM lines or upgrade to Goodridge Stainless Steel lines.

3. ZL1 brake pads:
ACDelco 171-1040

4. ZL1 brake rotors.
LF: AC Delco 177-1145
RF: AC Delco 177-1146

5. Brake Pad Pin Kit.
ACDelco 18K2108X

6. Brake Fluid (highly recommend Motul 600RBF).

Best price for calipers have been on Rock Auto. All other parts can be found for great prices on Amazon by searching the AC Delco part numbers I provided.

Also I need to give credit to Dropspeed as he was the one who did this conversion first and posted the info for the rest of us. He linked his original thread above for you.
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Old 11-18-2015, 11:23 PM   #4
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What, if any, are the benefits of using the Z06 kit over the CTSV/ZL1 kit? I see it mentioned the calipers have ventilated pistons. Is that something I could change to in my CTSV/ZL1 caliper?
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Old 11-19-2015, 06:03 AM   #5
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What, if any, are the benefits of using the Z06 kit over the CTSV/ZL1 kit? I see it mentioned the calipers have ventilated pistons. Is that something I could change to in my CTSV/ZL1 caliper?
There are two differences/updates on the Z06 caliper. One is the vented pistons. These vented pistons can be installed in any 6-piston CTS-V or ZL1 caliper as they are a direct replacement for the stock ones. These are supposed to lower operating temps by -30c. Last time I checked they were about $126/per caliper for 6 pistons.

The second change is cosmetic. The C7/Z06 caliper is clear coated with a different clear that is suppose to be more heat resistent to avoid the color change to brown when at track temps (aka Brownbos).

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Old 11-19-2015, 09:05 AM   #6
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The calipers are the J56 option? and J6F are Red??

ACDELCO 1722669 {#1722642} GM Original Equipment Front Left; HEAVY DUTY ANTILOCK BRAKES(J56), BRAKE CALIPER COLOR(J6F) $405.79

What color is J6A/E???

Wheres best/cheapest place to get rotors now????
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Old 11-19-2015, 09:53 AM   #7
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Is the difference really noticeable? Awesome job on the upgrade.
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Old 11-19-2015, 11:54 AM   #9
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Was there any modifications that needed to be done? I found the Calipers. They are actually the blue ones and a set of Z06 Rotors. I just need to order the lines and pin kit
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Thanks Nick awesome post...I was being lazy




There are two differences/updates on the Z06 caliper. One is the vented pistons. These vented pistons can be installed in any 6-piston CTS-V or ZL1 caliper as they are a direct replacement for the stock ones. These are supposed to lower operating temps by -30c. Last time I checked they were about $126/per caliper for 6 pistons.

The second change is cosmetic. The C7/Z06 caliper is clear coated with a different clear that is suppose to be more heat resistent to avoid the color change to brown when at track temps (aka Brownbos).

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Thank you. Ill be looking for some pistons shortly.
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Old 11-19-2015, 04:21 PM   #11
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Was there any modifications that needed to be done? I found the Calipers. They are actually the blue ones and a set of Z06 Rotors. I just need to order the lines and pin kit
You cannot use Z06 rotors. As mentioned above you must use ZL1 or gen2 CTS-V rotors. The hats from the Z06 rotor hubs have the incorrect offset


The more I think about it I don't think the blue calipers you are looking at are correct. The ones on Amazon are from the C6 Vette which won't work. You must use C7/Z06 non Carbon Ceramic calipers. It you look at the thread I posted above you will get all of your answers.
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Old 11-19-2015, 04:29 PM   #12
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Do you have the part number for the vented pistons?
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Old 11-19-2015, 04:34 PM   #13
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Do you have the part number for the vented pistons?
Everything is in the other thread I posted a link to up top. I don't have it off hand
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Old 11-20-2015, 08:19 AM   #14
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Thanks for the info. Time to start ordering some parts
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