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    bolt on red calipers?

    does anyone make painted calipers to replace the stockers without getting a whole aftermarket brake system like baer? i dont think the hand painted ones look good at all, and the covers they sell are just rediculous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grandkodiak View Post
    does anyone make painted calipers to replace the stockers without getting a whole aftermarket brake system like baer? i dont think the hand painted ones look good at all, and the covers they sell are just rediculous.
    I think you're best bet would be to convert to LS1 brakes, and then get the powercoated red calipers off of a Corvette. That would look very good. Not cheap, but still tons cheaper than a Baer kit.

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    whats different about ls1 brakes? i just got powerslot rotors last year so i was looking to avoid getting any new "system", but are the ls1's just different mounting system or something like that or would i need all new rotors too?

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    take your stock ones and sand blast them and have them powedercoated red. doesnt look painted at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grandkodiak View Post
    whats different about ls1 brakes? i just got powerslot rotors last year so i was looking to avoid getting any new "system", but are the ls1's just different mounting system or something like that or would i need all new rotors too?
    Yea basically you would need new everything, its a complete conversion. LS1 cars use Dual piston aluminum PBR calipers with 12" (instead of 11" LT1) rotors. They mount completely differently too, so you would need spindles from an LS1 car.

    However, you could get the spindles used for a decent price, get a set of powdercoated red Corvette calipers for around $300, and rotors for cheap from the parts store. So you would have a huge upgrade in stopping power, while having the calipers look much nicer
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    or just powedercoat your stockers for less than $100....

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    Mine are actually at the powdercoat shop now...I went in between. Upgrading the the fron to LS1 style calipers...no vette calipers though...$100 bucks too get them all coated. Will look 100x better than paint!

    Either way you go...powder coating would be the best bet...

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    Hope I don't get ink for this, but check this site out.

    http://www.xrcbrakes.com/

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    holy crap $700 for empty calipers... powdercoat it is hahaha

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    before i sold my ss. i picked up brembo rotors, and then jut sand blasted the calipers, and brought them to a shop that worked in powdercoating items. its real cheap and it wont look like paint. it will look good.

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    I painted mine with some auto zone caliper paint and they came out great and the paint sticks good

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