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pierre777 07-18-2012 01:26 AM

wow man those rotors and calipers look super cool ,what color are you gonna paint the calipers and are you gonna put any decals on them like brembo or something else?
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Originally Posted by GTAHVIT (Post 5305710)
Rear brakes off, to be dropped off to the powder coater tomorrow
http://img.tapatalk.com/18811795-3191-3339.jpg


zebra 07-18-2012 09:02 AM

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Originally Posted by PQ (Post 5306082)

oh no :(
i'll try to take a look after work

GTAHVIT 07-18-2012 10:21 AM

Grrr, I forgot to order new seals for the calipers.... Need to get hot on that... The guy said he should be able to save them but gave me the, I'm not responsible if they tear speech. Can't blame him....


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Originally Posted by zebra (Post 5306041)
:drool: on the brakes!

sounds like the car's almost ready :D now for some ET streets for the Fest... or Hoosiers ;)

Little by little... :D

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Originally Posted by pierre777 (Post 5306131)
wow man those rotors and calipers look super cool ,what color are you gonna paint the calipers and are you gonna put any decals on them like brembo or something else?

Thanks! I haven't decided yet... I was thinking of a camaro5 decal or a THR Decal... But I'll probably end up with a Brembo one. :iono:

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Originally Posted by zebra (Post 5306688)
oh no :(
i'll try to take a look after work

Man I have no clue what's going on with that....

GTAHVIT 07-24-2012 04:37 PM

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My brake project.....

You know all that advice our Dad's have given us about, don't wait till the last minute, check, double check and triple check that you have all the parts. Order everything in advance...

yeah... well you'd think at 39 I'd be better at following that advice.

I was originally planning on get the calipers powdercoated by last Friday and installed over the weekend...

We had a small delay when the powder coater wanted to remove the pistons and seals prior to powder coating... which I was fine with but after doing some research on what it would cost to rebuild the fronts I had them put a hold on the job. It would cost me about $500 for a rebuild kit on the fronts and no one had them in stock... So, I made a bunch of calls asking if the brake internals would handle the powder coating heat and media blasting. In the end everyone agreed that they would be fine and I picked them up on Monday. They look fantastic. :D

I had already ordered the SRF (liquid gold) brake fluid and was planing on getting my pads Pins and clips I needed for the front and rear brakes locally.

Uhm... Stock front CTSV pads are really spensive... LOL and again not in stock anywhere... The Cadillac front pins are $60 apiece and I'd need 4. And again... NOT in stock anywhere. So the shops who I use and I start making calls to see how quickly we can get aftermarket stuff... Luckily we find some Hawk HPS pads which should be here by Friday. And the pin/clip hardware which will be here Friday as well. I know they aren't OE pieces and cheaper but I'm thinking they should do fine.

The plan is to get the ss brake lines and calipers back on the car this weekend and then I'll have to go to a shop with a Tech II machine to flush the DOT 3 fluid out and replace it with the liquid gold, to ensure the ABS system is properly flushed...

I'm running out of time..... :scared0068:

garcmol 07-24-2012 04:49 PM

So, you're going to keep the SS brake set up on for now? Is that what I read in the last paragraph?


And that advice thing; it doesn't kick in until 40~ish :)

Those calipers look great though!

GTAHVIT 07-24-2012 08:31 PM

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Originally Posted by garcmol (Post 5338305)
So, you're going to keep the SS brake set up on for now? Is that what I read in the last paragraph?


And that advice thing; it doesn't kick in until 40~ish :)

Those calipers look great though!

Tonight I'm gonna get my rear brakes back on so I can drive the car.

Worst case I'll have to go to the fest on red rear calipers and stock fronts.

:laugh:

If all goes well, I'll get all the parts I need by end of week, get the fronts installed get the fluid flushed and be ready to hit the road to the fest. :D

JusticePete 07-24-2012 08:47 PM

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Originally Posted by GTAHVIT (Post 5339383)
Tonight I'm gonna get my rear brakes back on so I can drive the car.

Worst case I'll have to go to the fest on red rear calipers and stock fronts.

I think it will look great.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/attach...2&d=1338924569

zebra 07-24-2012 09:02 PM

:laughabove:

but why do you need a TechII for a brake flush? that's a computer reader/programmer. or is it to make the ABS module open up or something?

JusticePete 07-24-2012 09:06 PM

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Originally Posted by zebra (Post 5339519)
:laughabove:

but why do you need a TechII for a brake flush? that's a computer reader/programmer. or is it to make the ABS module open up or something?

ABS module cycle.

GTAHVIT 07-24-2012 11:40 PM

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Originally Posted by JusticePete (Post 5339454)

If you are trying to make me feel better...... Stop it.

SSE 4 2SS 07-24-2012 11:59 PM

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Originally Posted by GTAHVIT (Post 5301387)
NOOOOOORRRRRMMM!!!! Welcome back man!


Dude, those rotors are huge... I had to hold them up to the wheels to make sure they'd fit.

:laugh:



I know, I have a enough tread left... but I'm thinking after the Autox... I won't want to drive home on them.....

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Get a trailer and forget about it... tired sick or broken car, just load it up and go.... :D

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Originally Posted by GTAHVIT (Post 5302993)
Update:

Engine Oil, Tranny and Diff fluids: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi..._check.svg.png

Paintless Dent repair: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi..._check.svg.png

Get exhaust welded: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi..._check.svg.png

Powder coat calipers:

SS brake lines, CTSV calipers, ZL1 rotors installed:

Use Liquid Gold for brake and clutch fluid:

Install separate Clutch Reservoir:

Order new Tom Henry decal: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi..._check.svg.png

THR Painted on cowl ( No idea why I didn't do that when Tom had it):

Tires.... what to do about tires... Grrrrr... I think I'm gonna have to bite the bullet and get a set before I go to the fest... Gah!

I think that's about it....

Damn , wanna trade lists....

Calipers look amazing brother... Kudos...

JusticePete 07-25-2012 12:02 AM

Did you know that Bruce sells tires????

TAG UR IT 07-25-2012 12:07 PM

I was thinking of doing my calipers red. It wouldn't flow with the color of the rest of the car (so I thought) until I saw two red flags over at my gym in perfect location in front of the sides of the wheels as I was walking up to my car.

You get the idea...the red was there against the rims and it actually looked kinda cool. I'm going to give it some thought.

GTAHVIT 07-25-2012 01:08 PM

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Originally Posted by SSE 4 2SS (Post 5340540)
Get a trailer and forget about it... tired sick or broken car, just load it up and go.... :D

Damn , wanna trade lists....

Calipers look amazing brother... Kudos...

:laugh: Thanks brother. :D

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Originally Posted by JusticePete (Post 5340552)
Did you know that Bruce sells tires????

I know... but thankfully, I found a guy locally that has some takeoffs with less than 7k on them... :D for really cheap...

".... among the faithful" ;)

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Originally Posted by TAG UR IT (Post 5342616)
I was thinking of doing my calipers red. It wouldn't flow with the color of the rest of the car (so I thought) until I saw two red flags over at my gym in perfect location in front of the sides of the wheels as I was walking up to my car.

You get the idea...the red was there against the rims and it actually looked kinda cool. I'm going to give it some thought.

The pics don't show it was well but the red is just a tad darker then RED... It's more of an American flag red... or fire engine red.

here's what they look like on the rear.


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