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z06 brakes on my trans am questions.. help me!

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    z06 brakes on my trans am questions.. help me!

    are z06 front brake calipers a direct bolt on for my car?? what do they run new? do i still use f-body rotors? where is the best place to get a set? people that do this what are then your options for rear brakes other than stock??

    lots of questions i no but i appreciate any help....


    anyone no the part numbers for z06 front calipers id need? i gotta have the number in order to order through GM service parts operations...
    1999 Trans Am M6 330rwhp 343ft/lb, slp long tube headers, hi flow cats, loudmouth exhaust, slp lid, ceramic clutch, pro 5.0 shifter, slp hood, 20% tint, 18" z06 rims black.. security system: KIMBER CDP II .45

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    you will need a bracket for those... assuming you are talking about C5-Z06
    you'd have to contact trackbird (Kevin) for those... you can find him @ ls1tech or frrax.
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    thanks man anyone have this guys email or a number so i dont gotta run across the net tryign to track him down??

    anyone used one of his brackets and how did it work out for ya?

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    Quote Originally Posted by John_Deere_LS1 View Post
    thanks man anyone have this guys email or a number so i dont gotta run across the net tryign to track him down??

    anyone used one of his brackets and how did it work out for ya?
    trackbird(at)columbus(dot)rr(dot)com

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    thank you my f-body brother... saved me a ton of searching...

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    no problem
    glad I could help.

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    umi performance, a top dealer in all f-body suspension in brake parts sells the entire kit. Rotors, pads, bracket, calipers, banjo bolts, entire deal! I got my kit for 900 or something. Noticable difference. As for the rear, I got slotted rotors to match, and painted the calipers red and black with epoxy paint to match.

    Not a job I would reccomend unless your a competint mechanic, as it is a bitch to get the old setup off, and it requires cutting of a tab on the old one. It says they use a hand saw, fuck that I used an air cutoff wheel and it took forever. Got down to like 1/10th an inch holding it still, wacked it with a hammer and it was like hitting a railroad rail, did not budge an inch. Completley over engineered by pontiac....oh, and if you have someone else do them, or even if you decide to do it. Break them in right. So so so important to brake them in right.

    Several stops at 35mph down to about 10mph with slight pressure, never comming to a stop and allow for them to cool between doing that. Do that about 6 times. Then do three stops for 50mph to 10mph with allowing cooling between doing that. This is hugely impact the performance factor. Brand new pads, calipers and rotors. It needs to be seated correctly and this is the only way.

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    thanks for the help guys... best thing about thsi is my uncle has a waterjet shop (flowjet if you will) to cut metal and whatever else... being as these brackets seem to be perfectly flat ima get a set of the brackets and have him "trace" them out and write a program up and cut me a bunch of sets..... pretty devious huh?


    i kinda wanna go with the new z06 set up tho them brakes are wayyyyyy sweeter.....

    ill see what the bank account ses after the first of the year...


    thanks again guys

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