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Corvette C4 13" Brake kit? by FierociousGT
Started on: 06-05-2007 02:52 PM
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Report this Post07-02-2007 09:37 AM Click Here to See the Profile for FieroseverywhereClick Here to Email FieroseverywhereSend a Private Message to FieroseverywhereDirect Link to This Post
 
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A couple of people (including me) are using the C5 13" on all fours using the stock Master w/o issues (3 yrs and counting). Howvever, it you feel the need to bump-up to a stronger master...why not? As for the C6 brakes system I don't know if using the stock one will work?

Price reductions. Thats why it would be better to supply your own C5 brakes and rotors and have D1S do all of the work. As mentioned, you'll find a few Corvette people letting them go for nearly nothing (compared to new). Corvetter Garage list the C5 13" for $400 I think? The basic one piece rotor aren't too expensive. Baer and Brembo's....$$$$$ Choose your poison.


http://www.corvettegarage.c...corvette-brakes.html



That makes sence. Thanks for the info. For right now I'm going to stick with using the 88 fiero calipers with the 12" rotors. I still want to use the stock GT wheels. Thanks again!

I own page 2! hehe

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I found this info on some site.... The Z06 calipers are powder coated red but are otherwise equivalent to the standard C5 version. Is there any difference besides the color? I prefer the stealthier look.

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Originally posted by FierociousGT:
Is there any difference besides the color? I prefer the stealthier look.






Actually....none. Even the XLR Caddy's are the same brakes just a different molded signiture on the front. Using the XLR brakes you'd be truely "stealthier."
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you can use the 96 up Camaro SS calipers. I am using them up front. I paid $50 a set + shipping on ebay. Same as the C5 but cast different and no corvette logo.
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Report this Post10-17-2007 04:30 AM Click Here to See the Profile for FierociousGTClick Here to visit FierociousGT's HomePageSend a Private Message to FierociousGTDirect Link to This Post
What brake caliper brackets and mounting hardware are you using in the front? Do you have any pics please! Is there an disadvantage using those front caliper and retaining the stock Fiero in the rear? I'd like to keep the e-brake on my '88.

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Report this Post10-17-2007 12:31 PM Click Here to See the Profile for PaulJKSend a Private Message to PaulJKDirect Link to This Post
I have a complete 12 inch corvette set-up for sale that allows you to keep the e-brake. Everything plus the master cylinder. PM me if interested.
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Originally posted by Fieroseverywhere:


That makes sence. Thanks for the info. For right now I'm going to stick with using the 88 fiero calipers with the 12" rotors. I still want to use the stock GT wheels. Thanks again!

I own page 2! hehe



Are you sure the stock wheels will fit with that?? They wont with my 12 inch Corvette upgrade due to the caliper hitting on the inside rim

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Are you sure the stock wheels will fit with that?? They wont with my 12 inch Corvette upgrade due to the caliper hitting on the inside rim


Nope. Not sure. But that is the impressions I had a couple months ago. I've decided to eliminate the possible problem and just bump the wheels up to a 16 instead of having to worry about it. I will still try out the 15's just to be sure. I might get lucky since I am using the 88 fiero calipers. This car is getting a bit of everything so its taking forever. Shouldn't be more then a couple more months now though.

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85 SE V6 4 speed - stock, fully loaded - daily driver, the original fiero sleeper
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Report this Post10-17-2007 09:48 PM Click Here to See the Profile for PaulJKSend a Private Message to PaulJKDirect Link to This Post
Here's what i have:

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Paul I am guessing you purchased that from Ebay ? or the seller ? I looked at that exact same set on ebay
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When you saw it, it was probably because it was my auction . I'm trying to get rid of some things I don't need and this brake set-up is one of them. i also have (2) nice fieros for sale; an 88 formula T-top automatic and 86 SE automatic. Anybody interested, please PM me.
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Originally posted by madcurl:


A couple of people (including me) are using the C5 13" on all fours using the stock Master w/o issues (3 yrs and counting). Howvever, it you feel the need to bump-up to a stronger master...why not? As for the C6 brakes system I don't know if using the stock one will work?
http://www.corvettegarage.c...corvette-brakes.html




With the stock '88 master does the pedal travel farther & engages the brakes closer to the floor?
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Originally posted by Amida:
With the stock '88 master does the pedal travel farther & engages the brakes closer to the floor?


Nope. The travel distant is about the same and is really unnoticable. The C5 will catch you by suprised since the crappy stock 88 don't stop the car on a dime, but rather allow the victim to coast into the object your tring to avoid. The C5 will reduce the distant traveled vs. OEM and it is best to practice heavy emergency braking on off-roads. It helps to have sticky wide tires up front vs. the OEM baby tires for max tread patch. During my emergency stopping, the tires didn't lock-up using 255's up front.


Expect everything that isn't bolted down to move forward during emergency stops! I've used #015's C5 brakes several times and the car remain straight during an emergency stop (no back end coming around), but all of the items in the seat shot straight forward.

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Report this Post02-22-2008 02:25 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Khaos88GTClick Here to Email Khaos88GTSend a Private Message to Khaos88GTDirect Link to This Post
I wonder if there is a better master cylinfer and booster that would increase performance as well?
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Report this Post02-22-2008 07:51 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Austrian ImportClick Here to Email Austrian ImportSend a Private Message to Austrian ImportDirect Link to This Post
I've read a ton of brake threads on '84-'87 brakes, and all it got me now is more confused.

What exactly are my options? 12", 13" Corvette, or others? I really don't care too much about the Corvette writing on them, especially if I can get a stealthier set for significantly less money.

Also what are the differences on "hub adapters" between different sets? Some are this huge monsterous thing, others just look like a flat disc with 5 bolt holes on them. What's the difference. (again '84-'87)

How big is the difference in braking between stock to 12", to 13", to 14"? Do I need to change the master cylinder as well? How does that affect brake bias? (Do some setups lock up the rear more easily than others? - I heard that's not good. Or at least my logic seems to think so.)

Could somebody please clear up my confusion a bit?
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I'm well on my way...



BTW, http://www.rotorpros.com/index.htm
They will get you any rotor you want AND drill the new bolt pattern in them for you...

I got my set of 2 12" and 2 13" rotors shipped for $250

-Tim
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Originally posted by TD37:

I'm well on my way...



BTW, http://www.rotorpros.com/index.htm
They will get you any rotor you want AND drill the new bolt pattern in them for you...

I got my set of 2 12" and 2 13" rotors shipped for $250

-Tim


That looks gorgeous!!!! Then again I'm a sucker for "stealth" and gunmetal. Both combined are just
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