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Old 05-25-2014, 02:53 PM   #1
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Sycraft CTSV brake swap

I thought I would document the CTSV brake swap. I have sent the calipers out to mike the powdercoater for some details.
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Front CTSV calipers
ZL1 2 piece rotors
Clips and pins
all new hardware front and rear
new pads front and rear
new takeoff rotors for the rear
Goodridge Stainless brake lines
ZL1 rotor shields
Dot 4 fluid

Right now it is in pieces and will take a while for the calipers to come back, here are a few photos so far.
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Old 05-25-2014, 03:14 PM   #2
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I'm in the middle of a V6 to SS Brembo upgrade myself.

What kind of rotors are those?
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Old 05-25-2014, 03:17 PM   #3
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OEM ZL1 rotors - 2 piece
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Old 05-25-2014, 03:18 PM   #4
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Nice. Mind if I ask how much.

They remind me of the Z/28 rotors I saw this weekend.
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Old 05-25-2014, 03:21 PM   #5
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I got the deal of the century.... A guy bought them for his swap and decided not to do it, he sold them to me for 200$ for the pair..... part of the reason I decided to do the swap.
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Old 05-25-2014, 04:05 PM   #6
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I got the deal of the century.... A guy bought them for his swap and decided not to do it, he sold them to me for 200$ for the pair..... part of the reason I decided to do the swap.
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Old 05-25-2014, 04:12 PM   #7
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Should make a big difference. I know when I switched to SS Brembo's my ABS finally would engage with my new tires.

Now when you drive by people will say it's a V6 because of no mail slot, but will then say you have a ZL1 because of the brakes.
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Old 05-25-2014, 04:14 PM   #8
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No ZL1 front end for me though.....
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Old 05-25-2014, 04:17 PM   #9
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No ZL1 front end for me though.....
But you have the brakes. They did that to me a the track, I drove by and they said I had a V6 then they saw the brakes and said I had a V8 (heard them say "it's a SS, he has the brakes").

Where did you get the pads at? I'm running AC Delco brakes since I don't autocross, but they dust like crazy.
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Nice.

I'm getting ready to put these on this week.
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Old 05-25-2014, 04:33 PM   #11
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But you have the brakes. They did that to me a the track, I drove by and they said I had a V6 then they saw the brakes and said I had a V8 (heard them say "it's a SS, he has the brakes").


Where did you get the pads at? I'm running AC Delco brakes since I don't autocross, but they dust like crazy.
Front pads came with the rotors, rear pads off amazon...
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Old 06-07-2014, 07:15 AM   #12
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Update: Received the calipers back from Mike and they look great....

Here they are mounted on the car, still need to run the Goodridge lines and bleed the system.
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Looks great!
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Old 06-09-2014, 10:22 PM   #14
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Officially Done! everything back together and bled all hydraulics with Motul RBF600. Stops on a dime and gives 9 cents change. very happy with the outcome. New tires too to top it all off. so a quick recap

CTSV brakes and ZL1 rotors- 2 piece
Powdercoating by Mike the Powdercoater
New rear rotors and pads
All new hardware front and rear
ZL1 rotor shields
Goodridge Lines
Motul RBF600 Fluid
New Nitto NT05 Tires
and the Bonus- Tow Hook from JDP

Worth the wait and downtime, plus my son learned how to bleed brakes, so it was a great teaching experience for the youngster.
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Looks great Clint, any pictures from further away? By the way really like the color choice.

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Looking good Clint!
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Looks good! I'm liking that color!

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Nice.

Got any tow hook pics?
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not good ones..
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Excellent documentation. Looks good!
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Nice shot of the new Brakes
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Was able to try out the brakes on the track, WOW, can brake real late into the turn... Awesome feeling.
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Nice shot of the new Brakes
What tires are those?
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Nitto NT05...
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