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    Looking to u 99 Formi. I have 17" ZR1 wheels and want to put z06 calipers on. Heard 18" wheels are required. looking for adapter kits for spindles. Any help out there

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    Why not just do 1st gen CTS-V calipers? They're a direct bolt on!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mean Green Z28 View Post
    Why not just do 1st gen CTS-V calipers? They're a direct bolt on!
    Whats the difference in the calipers and are the rotors larger. Been doing some road race stuff and for sure need better clamping and heat resistance

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mean Green Z28 View Post
    I'm liking that. Can't believe I didn't come up with that myself. Thanks for the link. That's the plan and I'm sure I'll be thrilled with the results.

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    I have cts-v calipers. They are not exactly direct bolt on in that there is some things you need for them to bolt on properly but they do directly bolt into the current spindle just fine. You will need 18" wheels or grind the calipers to fit. These are the parts I used:

    8 m12 washers
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    2007 ZO6 14" rotors
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    Quote Originally Posted by 98TransAmWs-6 View Post
    I have cts-v calipers. They are not exactly direct bolt on in that there is some things you need for them to bolt on properly but they do directly bolt into the current spindle just fine. You will need 18" wheels or grind the calipers to fit. These are the parts I used:

    8 m12 washers
    4 copper washers
    Custom brake line from flynbye
    Wheel spacers (since my wheel spokes went inward too far)
    Moser wheel studs
    2007 ZO6 14" rotors
    2007 CTS-V brake pads
    That's what I thought. I want to avoid 18" wheels. Like the 17's I have and want to keep them. How much grinding are we talking about

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    Here's some pictures with stock ws6 wheels test fitted. They technically fit but way to close for my comfort. I would think just a minor grind would be good. For me it does not really rub or if it does just so slightly.





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    About 3/8-1/2 inch? That's plenty! If your wheels flex so much, you have other issues! Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mean Green Z28 View Post
    About 3/8-1/2 inch? That's plenty! If your wheels flex so much, you have other issues! Lol
    Pretty cool. I'm excited to do this upgrade. Thank's every one for the input. Fast cars need to be able to stop

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    I think a quarter inch at most would be plenty. I would be worried about the calipers stability and strength if grinded more than that.

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