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Solution for the back brakes? by Threedog
Started on: 10-09-2019 01:27 PM
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On my 87, I updated my front brakes(to corvette c5 brakes) , brake booster, and master cylinder, and now I am on to the rear brakes, but I can't seem to find a solution.

I need bigger brakes to even out the braking power, and was planning on using the LeBarron upgrade, but Archie cant find someone to make the brackets(I have been checking with him for months now). Originally, I wanted to keep the parking brake, but at this point I just don't care. I know there are a bunch of different upgrades for the rear brakes, but which ones can I actually get the parts for?
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Look in the archives for the '85 Cadillac Seville brake swap for the rear. With this swap you can use the e-brake. You may need to change the cables for something a bit longer. Member DPWood makes adapter mounting brackets. You should look at Ogre's cave for brake swaps. Lots of great information in the cave.

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May not be entirely what you're looking for, but certainly larger / better than stock:

http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum2/HTML/143047.html

You'd be using the front brakes for an Olds Cutlass Ciera, which are vented and larger diameter.
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Thanks for the help guys, I overlooked the Grand Am brakes, but they may be a good backup in case this next source of Lebarron parts fizzles out..
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Report this Post10-10-2019 09:23 PM Click Here to See the Profile for ThreedogClick Here to Email ThreedogSend a Private Message to ThreedogEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Thanks again for the help guys.

One final question. I got a pair of the brackets for the LeBaron upgrade, but I have heard there are a few different calipers I can use(including Camaro, Seville, etc). What is the best solution that preserves the E-Brake?

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Report this Post10-13-2019 01:09 PM Click Here to See the Profile for ThreedogClick Here to Email ThreedogSend a Private Message to ThreedogEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Thanks y'all!

Super helpful, per usual.
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