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High performance brakes by pttransamdriver
Started on: 06-11-2012 05:37 PM
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Report this Post06-11-2012 05:37 PM Click Here to See the Profile for pttransamdriverSend a Private Message to pttransamdriverEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I have seen a lot of brake work done here on this site and I was wondering what the best setup was...... I would like to keep the brakes/rotors themselves as light a possible and still have immense stopping power.

Also I have the Ocelot brake lines from TFS and the stock brakes right now. I love how light the stock brakes are, but will they hold up for autocross or a track day? or do I need to invest sooner? also take into account my goal weight of the car finished is 2200lbs ish
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Report this Post06-11-2012 05:45 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Gall757Send a Private Message to Gall757Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Which year car?
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Report this Post06-11-2012 06:45 PM Click Here to See the Profile for BillSClick Here to Email BillSSend a Private Message to BillSEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by Gall757:

Which year car?


And what brake pads do you have? Not fading them is largely a function fo pad choice.
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Report this Post06-11-2012 09:05 PM Click Here to See the Profile for JustinbartSend a Private Message to JustinbartEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
If its pre 88, do the "grand am upgrade" to use vented rotors then get EBC brake pads. You could also get their grand am rotors too if you got the cash to spend.
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Report this Post06-12-2012 10:09 AM Click Here to See the Profile for WillClick Here to Email WillSend a Private Message to WillEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
The Grand Am calipers are iron... not a good choice for weight added.

If you used the aluminum Wilwood calipers with the usual brackets and 11.25" LeBaron rotors, you could probably limit the weight gain to be the same as the Grand Am swap, but have a much better result.
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Report this Post06-12-2012 06:27 PM Click Here to See the Profile for asealy007Click Here to Email asealy007Send a Private Message to asealy007Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Anyone have suggestions for a 1988 fiero that might fit behind the stock 15" lace wheels?
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Report this Post06-13-2012 12:43 AM Click Here to See the Profile for pttransamdriverSend a Private Message to pttransamdriverEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Oops forgot to mention that I have an 84 with 18 inch Forte Rims.
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Report this Post06-13-2012 12:45 AM Click Here to See the Profile for pttransamdriverSend a Private Message to pttransamdriverEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

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I didn't know Wilwood made frakes for the fiero where do you get them from?
*edit* 'brakes' not frakes

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Report this Post06-13-2012 07:53 AM Click Here to See the Profile for WillClick Here to Email WillSend a Private Message to WillEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Anywhere Wilwood products are sold... Summit, for example.

They're not listed for the Fiero. They're listed for th 3rd Gen Camaro. Because the 3rd Gen calipers are used with LeBaron rotors in the typical 11.25" upgrade, the Wilwood calipers will also work.
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Report this Post06-18-2012 09:57 PM Click Here to See the Profile for WillClick Here to Email WillSend a Private Message to WillEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
The "GM Metric" caliper on this page: http://www.wilwood.com/Cali...GM%20Single%20Piston
With the standard 11.25" brake setup.

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Report this Post06-19-2012 04:39 PM Click Here to See the Profile for pttransamdriverSend a Private Message to pttransamdriverEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Thanks Will! I have seen two guys on cardomain with Willwood brakes and I was wondering how they got them to fit. Now I know the secret. Have you done this brake swap or has anyone else? Is there anything I need to watch out for?
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Report this Post06-19-2012 04:51 PM Click Here to See the Profile for pttransamdriverSend a Private Message to pttransamdriverEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Also I have heard that for best results; set your fiero up with rear bias brakes. This is a new one on me, how do you do that?
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Report this Post10-01-2013 11:34 PM Click Here to See the Profile for pttransamdriverSend a Private Message to pttransamdriverEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
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Report this Post10-02-2013 03:53 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Gall757Send a Private Message to Gall757Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Here is a long discussion of the subject....not sure if it has your answer.

//www.fiero.nl/forum/A...050410-2-057833.html
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