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Old 12-17-2009, 05:47 PM   #1
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SS brembo on a v6

anyone do the brembo swap from a SS on a v6 yet?

whats all involved?

i know on the charger srt to rt brembo swap
you need to swap spindles too
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Old 12-17-2009, 05:54 PM   #2
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i've seen it done on here. . not sure by who or what's involved though.
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Old 12-17-2009, 05:57 PM   #3
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Just a fun fact, the stock V6 Camaro has about the same exact stopping distance as the Camaro SS with the Brembo's according to Motor Trend tests. Has to due with the extra weight.

Good luck no matter what you decide.

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Old 12-17-2009, 09:46 PM   #4
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Just a fun fact, the stock V6 Camaro has about the same exact stopping distance as the Camaro SS with the Brembo's according to Motor Trend tests. Has to due with the extra weight.

Good luck no matter what you decide.

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The Brembo's are better for every stop thereafter. (less fade)
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I will be doing the swap soon, but haven't done it yet. I have the V8 brembos (brake lines, rotors & calipers) in my garage.
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Old 12-17-2009, 10:04 PM   #6
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Ahhh so you got them.......I thought so....
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Old 12-17-2009, 10:08 PM   #7
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Yes!

Did you find some?
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Old 12-17-2009, 10:09 PM   #8
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Old 12-17-2009, 10:24 PM   #10
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I will be doing the swap soon, but haven't done it yet. I have the V8 brembos (brake lines, rotors & calipers) in my garage.
We'll be looking for a new thread when you do

Has anyone said if the spindles are the same or not?
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Old 12-17-2009, 10:40 PM   #11
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Yes!

Did you find some?
I'm curious where you found them and if you don't mind me asking about how much they were?
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Old 12-18-2009, 12:33 AM   #12
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I will be doing the swap soon, but haven't done it yet. I have the V8 brembos (brake lines, rotors & calipers) in my garage.
aby..do you know if the brake lines are direct swaps, or do they require special banjo line connects like the cobalts did?
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Old 12-18-2009, 12:35 AM   #13
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I'm curious where you found them and if you don't mind me asking about how much they were?
gmpartsdirect or anywhere else you can order parts from..just need the numbers to do so. id imaging each caliper would run 100-150, then rotors on all 4 corners, pin kits for each caliper, special brake lines, and of course, the pads.
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gmpartsdirect or anywhere else you can order parts from..just need the numbers to do so. id imaging each caliper would run 100-150, then rotors on all 4 corners, pin kits for each caliper, special brake lines, and of course, the pads.
I see, I thought people had managed to find some used somewhere. Thanks.
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aby..do you know if the brake lines are direct swaps, or do they require special banjo line connects like the cobalts did?
Sorry guys, I missed these replies until now.

I was very lucky to get mine from a member here that upgraded his brakes on his V8 to the new Brembo Gran Turismo big brakes. We did a trade.

I am going to have my dealer install them for me, and if anything is needed he can get the parts (hopefully). The service manager at my local Chevy dealer is just as excited about the mods I'm doing to my car as I am. He's very cool. I had him do my cat-back exhaust, and also fix the balance on my new wheels when the first shop messed that up.

He knows about my plans to supercharge it, in fact he and some of his mechanics modify their cars and they are very cool towards working on mine. Actually, he has only one guy that he wants working on my car. I hear that from every place I've ever taken this Camaro, so I don't know if that's just a line to make me feel good or not!

Anyway, that reminds me I should call him and get it in. I was thinking about painting the new calipers IOM before I have the brakes changed out but I haven't done it yet. I'll keep you all posted!
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Sorry guys, I missed these replies until now.

I was very lucky to get mine from a member here that upgraded his brakes on his V8 to the new Brembo Gran Turismo big brakes. We did a trade.

I am going to have my dealer install them for me, and if anything is needed he can get the parts (hopefully). The service manager at my local Chevy dealer is just as excited about the mods I'm doing to my car as I am. He's very cool. I had him do my cat-back exhaust, and also fix the balance on my new wheels when the first shop messed that up.

He knows about my plans to supercharge it, in fact he and some of his mechanics modify their cars and they are very cool towards working on mine. Actually, he has only one guy that he wants working on my car. I hear that from every place I've ever taken this Camaro, so I don't know if that's just a line to make me feel good or not!

Anyway, that reminds me I should call him and get it in. I was thinking about painting the new calipers IOM before I have the brakes changed out but I haven't done it yet. I'll keep you all posted!
Ah... I was going to say that I'll be in your area over X-mas weekend if you wanted any help installing those brakes.
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Just a fun fact, the stock V6 Camaro has about the same exact stopping distance as the Camaro SS with the Brembo's according to Motor Trend tests. Has to due with the extra weight.

Good luck no matter what you decide.

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partially correct. The RS V6's stopped in roughly the same distance but its not because of weight. Its because of the tires, which are the same as what the SS has. The brembo brakes increase fade resistance. During repeated use, the SS will maintain its ~110 ft 60-0 while the V6 would take progressively longer.
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