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35th02ss 11-18-2015 02:11 PM

Z06 brake upgrade
 
I'm thinking of putting the Z06 brakes on the front. Does anyone know what is needed? Just the front only

Dropspeed 11-18-2015 08:48 PM

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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

Nick S 11-18-2015 08:51 PM

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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.

mp51998 11-18-2015 11:23 PM

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?

Dropspeed 11-19-2015 06:03 AM

Thanks Nick awesome post...I was being lazy :)


Quote:

Originally Posted by mp51998 (Post 8744403)
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).

Matt

olblue75 11-19-2015 09:05 AM

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????

GMfan454 11-19-2015 09:53 AM

Is the difference really noticeable? Awesome job on the upgrade.

Superman09 11-19-2015 10:42 AM

Posting for reference

Sent from my campfire using smoke signals

35th02ss 11-19-2015 11:54 AM

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

mp51998 11-19-2015 01:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dropspeed (Post 8744557)
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).

Matt


Thank you. Ill be looking for some pistons shortly.

Dropspeed 11-19-2015 04:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 35th02ss (Post 8745198)
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.

djoker08 11-19-2015 04:29 PM

Do you have the part number for the vented pistons?

Dropspeed 11-19-2015 04:34 PM

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Originally Posted by djoker08 (Post 8745742)
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

35th02ss 11-20-2015 08:19 AM

Thanks for the info. Time to start ordering some parts


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