Results 1 to 8 of 8

cheap brake upgrade?

This is a discussion on cheap brake upgrade? within the GTO forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; Looking at the 2011 Camaro rotor (14") I think I'm going to pick a set up and work thrm on ...

  1. #1
    cutting and welding mark21742's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    mercersburg pa
    Posts
    6,443

    hugger orange
    2004

    cheap brake upgrade?

    Looking at the 2011 Camaro rotor (14") I think I'm going to pick a set up and work thrm on the front of the goat for starters....I should be able to side them right on the hub, then make a " dog bone" bracket to move my stock callers out to where they need to be.

    $73.99 for front, $69.99 for rear at autozone.


    Any thoughts?

  2. #2
    Waiting on the Tree transamtom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Niagara Falls Ont.Canada
    Posts
    927

    NBM
    1999 TA A4

    Take some pics while your working on it to post later.

    What size are the stockers on the Goat?

  3. #3
    cutting and welding mark21742's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    mercersburg pa
    Posts
    6,443

    hugger orange
    2004

    Quote Originally Posted by transamtom View Post
    Take some pics while your working on it to post later.

    What size are the stockers on the Goat?
    I have to measure everything this weekend, but I'm guessing 11-12"s stock

  4. #4
    Waiting on the Tree transamtom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Niagara Falls Ont.Canada
    Posts
    927

    NBM
    1999 TA A4

    Quote Originally Posted by mark21742 View Post
    I have to measure everything this weekend, but I'm guessing 11-12"s stock
    They must be 12 there is no way they would be smaller than a 98-12 F car.

  5. #5
    cutting and welding mark21742's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    mercersburg pa
    Posts
    6,443

    hugger orange
    2004

    Quote Originally Posted by transamtom View Post
    They must be 12 there is no way they would be smaller than a 98-12 F car.
    Lol I hate to day it, but nope, 11.6"

    I just ordered front and rear drilled and slotted 2011 Camaro SS rotor....guess what I'll be doing next weekend

  6. #6
    The Bandit Wesman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    NJ
    Posts
    4,033

    SGM
    1998 Trans Am WS6

    Quote Originally Posted by transamtom View Post
    They must be 12 there is no way they would be smaller than a 98-12 F car.
    As Mark said, unfortunately they are!! They are quite a lot thicker than a 98-02 F-body front rotor though, which helps with heat dissipation.

    The rears on the '04 GTOs are also non vented solid discs. They are also quite thick, but not suitable for serious track use.

    That is why the '05-'06 models got upgraded 12.6" front rotors and vented rear rotors.

    For a car that heavy though the stock brake system is still not great, you can get noticeable brake fade when driving hard.

    Looking forward to seeing this upgrade, be sure to post pics and keep us updated!! I have a couple friends with GTOs that would be interested in the results!!

  7. #7
    Waiting on the Tree transamtom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Niagara Falls Ont.Canada
    Posts
    927

    NBM
    1999 TA A4

    Quote Originally Posted by Wesman View Post
    As Mark said, unfortunately they are!! They are quite a lot thicker than a 98-02 F-body front rotor though, which helps with heat dissipation.

    The rears on the '04 GTOs are also non vented solid discs. They are also quite thick, but not suitable for serious track use.

    That is why the '05-'06 models got upgraded 12.6" front rotors and vented rear rotors.

    For a car that heavy though the stock brake system is still not great, you can get noticeable brake fade when driving hard.

    Looking forward to seeing this upgrade, be sure to post pics and keep us updated!! I have a couple friends with GTOs that would be interested in the results!!
    What were they thinking in 04?

    That car is at least 300-400lbs heavier than the F cars.

    Good luck with the swap OP.

    Do they make a custom bracket for the caliper?

  8. #8
    cutting and welding mark21742's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    mercersburg pa
    Posts
    6,443

    hugger orange
    2004

    Yup you can get full on big brake kits, but your looking at over $3,000 for them....I can build one for a couple of hundred

    The caliper brackets will be easy to make once I get the rotor on and do some measuring.

    I'll be sure to take lots of pics and post them....I'll even lay a tape measure beside the new brackets if anyone wants to copy them

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. C5 or C6 brake upgrade
    By cuzimoto in forum General Help
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 12-22-2013, 02:45 PM
  2. Cheap HP Upgrade?
    By ls1transam312 in forum General Help
    Replies: 26
    Last Post: 12-10-2009, 08:40 AM
  3. lt1 brake upgrade to ls1
    By Bang Camaro in forum Suspension and Handling
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 06-16-2009, 01:07 PM
  4. possible brake upgrade?
    By third_shift|studios in forum Suspension and Handling
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 11-12-2007, 05:56 PM
  5. Brake upgrade
    By Naf in forum GTO
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 03-27-2007, 10:18 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •