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Old 07-20-2018, 07:18 PM   #1
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Thinking of My 1st Real Modding (Oh, My! Me?)



Hi fellas.

Since getting my LT/RS 9 days ago with the black 20 inch, summer run flats, I have been pondering my first ever real mod... Brembos. The 20 inch black wheels look great & better each day, but the calipers and roters look tiny behind the room behind the 5 spokes. I plan on upgrading down the road a piece, to use up some of the brakes before switching.

2 questions from a green modder:

What does the 4 wheel Bremo conversion entail?

Is it a costly endeaver?

Thanks in advance!

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Old 07-20-2018, 08:50 PM   #2
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Hi fellas.

Since getting my LT/RS 9 days ago with the black 20 inch, summer run flats, I have been pondering my first ever real mod... Brembos. The 20 inch black wheels look great & better each day, but the calipers and roters look tiny behind the room behind the 5 spokes. I plan on upgrading down the road a piece, to use up some of the brakes before switching.

2 questions from a green modder:

What does the 4 wheel Bremo conversion entail?

Is it a costly endeaver?

Thanks in advance!

First post Ive ever seen with a change of font.

Truthfully I don't really know but I can't imagine it could be anything more than swapping the callipres and rotors. I can't forsee GM running an entire assembly of different brake lines throughout the car for 1LE models. I'm assuming they probably even bolt up the same.

Costly? I saw once where the calipres were on sale, by alot...when they're not on sale though - they aren't cheap.

I personally wouldn't do it mainly for warranty related reasons.
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Old 07-20-2018, 09:48 PM   #3
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First post Ive ever seen with a change of font.

Truthfully I don't really know but I can't imagine it could be anything more than swapping the callipres and rotors. I can't forsee GM running an entire assembly of different brake lines throughout the car for 1LE models. I'm assuming they probably even bolt up the same.

Costly? I saw once where the calipres were on sale, by alot...when they're not on sale though - they aren't cheap.

I personally wouldn't do it mainly for warranty related reasons.
Don't forget the brake master cylinder $$$.
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Old 07-21-2018, 02:50 AM   #4
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do you intend on tracking the car?
If not, this mod is unlikely to be very useful to you
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Old 07-21-2018, 09:20 AM   #5
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No tracking planned, purely for cosmetic look, mainly to fill the great void behind 20 inch 5 spokes.
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Old 07-21-2018, 09:50 AM   #6
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do you intend on tracking the car?
If not, this mod is unlikely to be very useful to you
It’s likely to be useful if he/she wants to stop. I did the front brake upgrade and it’s a night and day difference. Those little crappy parts-bin brakes suck.

To the OP: You can buy used SS front brakes (4 piston) for 300 - 400 $
Also there are discussions around here as to why the rears from the SS don’t fit.

If you buy new, expect to pay around 800 million dollars.
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Old 07-21-2018, 01:57 PM   #7
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It’s likely to be useful if he/she wants to stop. I did the front brake upgrade and it’s a night and day difference. Those little crappy parts-bin brakes suck.

To the OP: You can buy used SS front brakes (4 piston) for 300 - 400 $
Also there are discussions around here as to why the rears from the SS don’t fit.

If you buy new, expect to pay around 800 million dollars.
Bah ha ha. No Used parts for my ride. You made me think of Austin Power's 100 Billion Dollars
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Old 07-22-2018, 01:32 AM   #8
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It’s likely to be useful if he/she wants to stop. I did the front brake upgrade and it’s a night and day difference. Those little crappy parts-bin brakes suck.

To the OP: You can buy used SS front brakes (4 piston) for 300 - 400 $
Also there are discussions around here as to why the rears from the SS don’t fit.

If you buy new, expect to pay around 800 million dollars.
Pardon my ignorance. I stand corrected. I just assumed you wouldn't be able to tell a difference on the street.
Are they really parts bin brakes? Like, pulled off another non-performance vehicle?
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Old 07-22-2018, 03:50 AM   #9
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you are going mudding in the Camaro?
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Old 07-22-2018, 09:25 AM   #10
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Why not the parts on your car now are considered used parts. Your going to pay 3 times more what good take off parts will run you and your going to paint the calipers anyways right?
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Old 07-23-2018, 05:55 PM   #11
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We'll see. Yes my parts are now used, but 182 miles on car. If I could get some real info on what guys have paid on conversions, new or used parts. 80% on Camaro5 & 6 are modding their cars, I figure someone would have some info.
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Old 07-26-2018, 09:38 PM   #12
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Well after some research I'll be staying with the reg calipers. No way would I spend 2 to 3 thousand bucks for Brembos.

So far just got an RS badge for steering wheel and that was freaking expensive! 32.00 for something soo tiny.
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First post Ive ever seen with a change of font.

Truthfully I don't really know but I can't imagine it could be anything more than swapping the callipres and rotors. I can't forsee GM running an entire assembly of different brake lines throughout the car for 1LE models. I'm assuming they probably even bolt up the same.

Costly? I saw once where the calipres were on sale, by alot...when they're not on sale though - they aren't cheap.

I personally wouldn't do it mainly for warranty related reasons.

How ya like this font??
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