The Grand Am brakes on the rear is the best way to go , they work great a definite improvement
use low qualty cheap brake pads ,, this will give you proper brake bias the prop /combination valve works better with this swap than stock.. I was surprised by the improved braking, I did a lot of testing with the stock front brakes & the
grand Am on the rear, even manage to spin the car around twice on a wet empty 6 lane road with median
if you install wagner thermo quiets on the front & your rotors are good ,with the grand Am upgrade on the rear , There is a major difference in stopping distance & the car tracks perfectly,,even with the bad suppension I had at the time of my test .. I am running medium quality pads ,med price pads on the front at this time & they do not stop as good as the thermo quiets but the brake bias is still excellent,, tis equates the average Fiero brakes
when upgrading to the grand Am calipers on the front,, the average Fiero forum toaster head should go with the Fiero store kit ,, the price is excellent, & you get parts you did not think about ,its complete .
if you know a machine shop that will do the 2 hub/rotor cut cheap & cut down the 2 brackets cheap then you can purchase the rotors ,calipers, pads individually at lowest price ,if you are not a real experience gear head,, go with the Fiero store kit .it is a bargain..
DO NOT INSTALL TOP QUALITY BRAKE PADS WITH THE GRAND AM INSTALL ON THE REAR !!
I know there are those here that used the higher price,top quality pads ,, the grand Am/Berreta upgrade works best with low quality, low price pads ,, you want the proportioning /combination valve to function as close to stock as possible, in
a panic stop, do not take the chance you may swap car ends & be facing the rear as the car continues with the
rear end going first ..OR WORST.. when you do the rear install make certain! be sure ! that both rear wheels spin with the same resistence
there are some quality hubs available on this forum in the mall , top quality & pretty
If you use top quality brake pads like the thermo quiets on all 4 wheels ,you will have good brakes ,m, to many people buy the cheapest brake pads & the Fiero is a car that does not like cheap pads ,, the main reason for Fiero poor braking reputation is cheap pads
[This message has been edited by uhlanstan (edited 01-28-2014).]