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Old 08-05-2013, 12:07 PM   #1
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Brakes and Rotors where is everyone going

Next on my list is brakes and rotors and I was curious what everyone Is running and where your all buying your stuff from if its online?
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Old 08-05-2013, 12:15 PM   #2
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Old 08-05-2013, 12:55 PM   #3
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Next on my list is brakes and rotors and I was curious what everyone Is running and where your all buying your stuff from if its online?
You can buy everything from the dealer (expensive) or go aftermarket on some components. I have bought stuff from Apex and am very happy with them.

I bought a set of take-off SS Brembos to install on my V6 from a member on Camaro5. The purchase included SS calipers, rotors, pads and brake lines.

Sleez has a thread on here where you can buy all new components to obtain SS brakes. It's a great deal if you want stock calipers with aftermarket rotors (DBA), pads, lines, etc.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=302623

There is an ongoing debate about rotors. The issue is whether to stick with OEM (style) or get slotted and/or slotted & drilled.

There is also an ongoing debate about pads regarding noise & dust issues.

Everyone seems to be in favor of stainless steel brake lines though.

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If you can swing it I highly recommend Racing Brake rotors, they're easily the best option on the market currently.
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racing brake has a whole kit coming out. rotors, lines, fluids, pads, front calipers.
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Old 08-05-2013, 09:42 PM   #6
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I went with CTSV calipers and ZL1 rotors with SS lines and hawk pads... I'm done with low dust pads... I'd rather clean my wheels every day than deal with crappy pads...

Carbotechs will be next.
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Old 08-05-2013, 10:15 PM   #7
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I went with CTSV calipers and ZL1 rotors with SS lines and hawk pads... I'm done with low dust pads... I'd rather clean my wheels every day than deal with crappy pads...

Carbotechs will be next.
You have the same set up as me, I like the Cobalt Friction pads and Castrol expensive as hell brake fluid...thanks Pete....LOL
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Old 08-05-2013, 10:17 PM   #8
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You have the same set up as me, I like the Cobalt Friction pads and Castrol expensive as hell brake fluid...thanks Pete....LOL
OH yeah... forgot about the bazillion dollar liquid gold I run for fluid now.

yeah, thanks Pete...
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Old 08-05-2013, 10:27 PM   #9
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Next on my list is brakes and rotors and I was curious what everyone Is running and where your all buying your stuff from if its online?
What are your goals with the car?

Street, Strip, Autocross, Road Course??

Whatever your Goal, I like to deal with JDP Motorsports since they carry a wide range of brands and have a car they actually race and test with so they know what works in each situation.

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It's really going to depend on what you want to do with the car, street driven, track days, show car, etc. Then we can give some better advice, if you have a budget that will barrow it down some more. I personally am considering the CTS-V upgrade because I found a good deal for the kit.
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Old 08-06-2013, 05:27 AM   #11
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Old 08-06-2013, 08:07 AM   #12
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If you're going to run it on the road course then the first thing is brake air ducts. Otherwise you will be going thru rotors quickly. Stock Brembros are fine but upgrade the pads according to your driving skills. Slotted rotors will be best. Stainless steel brake lines and hi temp fluid is a must. You notice a big increase in stopping power with less foot pressure on the brake pedal. The pads you use will determine how easy it will be to stop this 4000lb car.

I use cobalt friction XR1 front XR2 rear. They will squeal under light pedal pressure and wear fast but they stop the car from high speed to low effortlessly. They also will give you "pad knock". If it's your daily driver I would not recommend these pads.
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Agreed. JDP will get you sorted out.
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Old 08-06-2013, 09:44 AM   #14
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What are your goals with the car?

Street, Strip, Autocross, Road Course??

Whatever your Goal, I like to deal with JDP Motorsports since they carry a wide range of brands and have a car they actually race and test with so they know what works in each situation.

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Old 08-06-2013, 02:09 PM   #15
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I just want to upgrade from the oem stuff already installed, basically street and some strip.
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Old 08-06-2013, 02:22 PM   #16
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I just want to upgrade from the oem stuff already installed, basically street and some strip.
I'd give Jordan at JDP a call. but sounds like an upgraded set of rotors and better pads, stainless steel lines and better fluid would be about right.
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Thanks for the support guys!

Decepticon21, Feel free to give us a call tomorrow. We can talk about your goals and budget and get you setup with just what you want to fulfill your needs.

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Old 08-07-2013, 08:29 AM   #18
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Old 08-27-2013, 10:43 PM   #19
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Hi. I'd like to revisit this thread.

I have a 1LE with the 4 piston brembos. I enjoy the occasional track day and want more braking power.

Had an Audi S4 than ran 11.39s (yes, monster) and installed AP Racing brakes. It'd pop your eyeballs out when stopping. But the brakes rubbed something fierce and I've, therefore, become somewhat suspect of certain aftermarket mods. But I loved how fast the S4 would stop. In the 1LE I'm afraid I'm going to run over someone.

In the 1LE I'm stock but have added Super Blue Racing fluid.

Of course I'm thinking about stainless steel brake lines. And I'm considering cooling ducts. But I'm, frankly, not convinced this will make that much of stopping distance improvements.

Not withstanding all the above threads, I'm really not clear on what the logical recipe should be to achieve on-the-dime stopping power. Can anything be done keeping the stock rotors and 4 piston brembos? Currently I feel like I need to stand on the brakes and I dislike that feeling immensely. Will the steel lines, ducts and race fluid be enough?

Thank you in advance.
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racing brake has a whole kit coming out. rotors, lines, fluids, pads, front calipers.
Any time frame? I'm guessing this will be a bit pricey!

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It's really going to depend on what you want to do with the car, street driven, track days, show car, etc. Then we can give some better advice, if you have a budget that will barrow it down some more. I personally am considering the CTS-V upgrade because I found a good deal for the kit.
Where did you find your deal?
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Hi. I'd like to revisit this thread.

I have a 1LE with the 4 piston brembos. I enjoy the occasional track day and want more braking power.

Had an Audi S4 than ran 11.39s (yes, monster) and installed AP Racing brakes. It'd pop your eyeballs out when stopping. But the brakes rubbed something fierce and I've, therefore, become somewhat suspect of certain aftermarket mods. But I loved how fast the S4 would stop. In the 1LE I'm afraid I'm going to run over someone.

In the 1LE I'm stock but have added Super Blue Racing fluid.

Of course I'm thinking about stainless steel brake lines. And I'm considering cooling ducts. But I'm, frankly, not convinced this will make that much of stopping distance improvements.

Not withstanding all the above threads, I'm really not clear on what the logical recipe should be to achieve on-the-dime stopping power. Can anything be done keeping the stock rotors and 4 piston brembos? Currently I feel like I need to stand on the brakes and I dislike that feeling immensely. Will the steel lines, ducts and race fluid be enough?

Thank you in advance.
The Camaro is a very heavy car so it takes a lot to slow them down. Better pads, Lines, fluid and ducts will definitely help a lot, but if you road race the car (which judging from your Avatar you do), then larger calipers pads and rotors are really your best bet. I suggest checking out our CTS-V brake upgrade. Our kit is very afordable when compared to other big brake kits and comes with everything you need for the swap including front and rear pads, Stainless steel brake lines, hardware and even fluid!

Feel free to call, PM or email me anytime with questions or pricing.

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Any time frame? I'm guessing this will be a bit pricey!
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=297306

apexs thread about them... that package is a steal

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