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    Post your brake upgrades...

    Hey all, I'm about to tackle the biggest upgrade yet (C6 Z06 brake upgrade-front and rear) Brakes don't get a lot of attention on here so I was curious to see what everyone has done. If you've changed your brakes, upgraded your brakes, or even painted/powdercoated them... post pics and tell us your thoughts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eugenio_SS View Post
    Wow... very nice car!

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    Here's the C5 Z06 Corvette set-up on my front............got the Z06's on my rear also


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    Quote Originally Posted by fxgs View Post
    Here's the C5 Z06 Corvette set-up on my front............got the Z06's on my rear also

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    now that's slick. how did you go about mounting the rear brakes? did you get an adapter bracket of some kind?

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    Quote Originally Posted by architect7 View Post
    now that's slick. how did you go about mounting the rear brakes? did you get an adapter bracket of some kind?
    Don't need to............the rears are a direct swap

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    Quote Originally Posted by fxgs View Post
    Don't need to............the rears are a direct swap
    How did you get the parking brake to function on the rear?

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    Quote Originally Posted by architect7 View Post
    Wow... very nice car!
    thx.

    fwiw... went from stock to Wilwood 6-piston to the Porsche kits... all huge improvements.
    Only thing about the Porsche setup is that the front offers so much bite that even with stock rear and non aggressive pads, the rears would lock... so I got rid of ABS and put a new proportioning valve... now it brakes like a mofo... you get used to it... and whenever you drive any car, you end up flooring the brakes and notice they don't brake while others are saying WTF you braking so ard for... lol... and there i was thinking the "normal" car was out of brakes... lol
    Driving w/ R-compounds on the street help for great braking force too... as well as large skinnies ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eugenio_SS View Post
    thx.

    fwiw... went from stock to Wilwood 6-piston to the Porsche kits... all huge improvements.
    Only thing about the Porsche setup is that the front offers so much bite that even with stock rear and non aggressive pads, the rears would lock... so I got rid of ABS and put a new proportioning valve... now it brakes like a mofo... you get used to it... and whenever you drive any car, you end up flooring the brakes and notice they don't brake while others are saying WTF you braking so ard for... lol... and there i was thinking the "normal" car was out of brakes... lol
    Driving w/ R-compounds on the street help for great braking force too... as well as large skinnies ;-)
    I wonder if I'll have the locking problem with my rears with the Corvette six piston fronts???

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    i went with baer 6 pistons up front with a 14 inch rotor and stock in the rear. well well worth the money

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    Quote Originally Posted by fxgs View Post
    Don't need to............the rears are a direct swap
    By direct swap...do you mean both the rotor and caliper will slide/bolt on without any modifications or adaptors?? Just install them and go??

    I'm looking into doing the C5 front upgrade, and it would be nice to have new brakes for the rear to match.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Crash View Post
    i went with baer 6 pistons up front with a 14 inch rotor and stock in the rear. well well worth the money
    C6 z06 fronts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wesman View Post
    By direct swap...do you mean both the rotor and caliper will slide/bolt on without any modifications or adaptors?? Just install them and go??

    I'm looking into doing the C5 front upgrade, and it would be nice to have new brakes for the rear to match.
    Yes sir, that is correct.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by fxgs View Post
    Yes sir, that is correct.........
    Did you do the C5 upgrade or the c6 z06 upgrade? If C6, how did you get the emergency brake to work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by architect7 View Post
    Did you do the C5 upgrade or the c6 z06 upgrade?
    C5 upgrade................

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wesman View Post
    By direct swap...do you mean both the rotor and caliper will slide/bolt on without any modifications or adaptors?? Just install them and go??

    I'm looking into doing the C5 front upgrade, and it would be nice to have new brakes for the rear to match.
    The rears swap but the front requires spindle work and a relocation kit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by c5z28 View Post
    The rears swap but the front requires spindle work and a relocation kit.
    the C6 rears aren't a direct swap are they? isn't there an issue with the E.Brake?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fxgs View Post
    Yes sir, that is correct.........
    Awesome, thanks. So the F-body and C5 use the same size rear rotors then?

    I'm going to go for the C5 Z51 brake upgrade up front once I get 18" wheels, I wonder if the Z51 brakes will work in the rear too?? I would think it would need an adaptor bracket since the rotors are larger on the Z51.

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