Results 1 to 8 of 8

Time for brakes

This is a discussion on Time for brakes within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Looking for a good brake upgrade. I want something better than stock, but i dont want to spend 3k on ...

  1. #1
    WS9 + Y82 = Trans Am 6speedTAthistime's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    cincinnati, ohio
    Posts
    130

    Silver
    02 Trans am

    Time for brakes

    Looking for a good brake upgrade. I want something better than stock, but i dont want to spend 3k on Big Brake Kit.

    Heres what i've narrowed it down to. These are off of the Tire rack website.
    So i'm looking into Ceramic pads, with slotted rotors, SS lines and Blue Brake Fluid. Any input would be appreciated.

    Pads:
    ATE Premium One
    Hawk HPS
    Akebono ProACT

    Rotors:
    ATE Premium Slotted Rotors
    Cryo Stop Rotor

    Lines:
    Goodridge G-Stop Brakeline Kit

  2. #2
    Pony Killer Insert's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
    Age
    29
    Posts
    242

    Black
    2002 Camaro SS M6

    i am using the same ss lines and the hawk pads that you listed, but i am using brembo drilled rotors. I have no complaints, they make a real nice setup, performance is great, and they look damn sharp.

  3. #3
    Member Fastcar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Jersey Boy
    Posts
    316

    Dark blue metallic
    2000 TransAm

    I got all of my brake components from Tire Rack also. I'm using the Akebono ProAct ceramic pads, the Goodridge SST brake lines, and Brembo blanks (not drilled or slotted). I'm happy with the performance and haven't had a single problem. I'm using Valvoline full synthetic brake fluid, the stuff you can get at any auto parts store. It works as well as the higher priced brake fluids.
    Last edited by Fastcar; 05-27-2008 at 11:13 PM. Reason: added stuff

  4. #4
    M6 King Hot Black Trans-Am's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    WI
    Posts
    5,085
    Blog Entries
    1

    09 EclipseGT 75 Chevy 4x4
    2001 Trans-Am 13 F-XT

    I'm planning on a C5 front brake conversion using Powerslot rotors, Hawk pads, new stock F-body rear calipers, braided lines, SLP line lock kit. I didn't total up a price yet, but it shouldn't be to expensive.

  5. #5
    Member jujofields's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Lafayette, Indiana
    Posts
    900

    Pewter Metallic
    2002 Trans Am WS.6

    As Fastcar pointed out in his post, go for Brembo blanks....no need for drilled/slotted.....also, Hawk pads are a great way to go IMO..

  6. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Allen, TX
    Posts
    411

    Red
    2001 Trans Am

    sounds good to me but personally I dont think the s.s. brake lines are worth it.

  7. #7
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Fort Rucker
    Age
    29
    Posts
    182

    Black
    2001 Trans Am WS6

    Quote Originally Posted by patriot1136 View Post
    sounds good to me but personally I dont think the s.s. brake lines are worth it.
    You couldn't be more wrong. Having just installed SS lines, they were worth every penny unless you drive like a grandma.

  8. #8
    Member muteki's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Guam
    Posts
    310

    Electric Blue Pearl
    2001 Trans Am

    I bought some generic cross drilled and slotted rotors off of Ebay that were 'zinc coated' cause it sounded nice. I put them on my V-6 and probably have put 30k miles on it since. That car stops on a dime, but my T/A needs brakes soon so I will do the same upgrade then. If you like, I can look up the seller so you know he is legit.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

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

Similar Threads

  1. 1966 El Camino Brakes - Brakes In a Box
    By Ed Blown Vert in forum Camaro / SS
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-06-2008, 11:10 AM
  2. Time for brakes! any recommendations??
    By 28Marcos in forum Wheels and Tires
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 09-04-2007, 09:40 PM
  3. doing brakes for the first time
    By jAgZ28 in forum LT1
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 02-18-2007, 11:45 PM
  4. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 10-29-2006, 02:44 PM
  5. Time for upgraded front brakes
    By SOMSS in forum Suspension and Handling
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-01-2006, 04:13 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
  •