Brembo swap

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Black6
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Brembo swap

Post by Black6 » Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:03 am

So I did a brembo swap.

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ZL1 calipers. 2 piece rotors. Navy Lifers braided stainless lines.

Straight bolt on. Easy. Kept stock dust shields and all. (Bought ZL1 dust shields, but they did not work)

Rears were more challenging. Attempted to use camaro rotors. Didn’t work. Bought new SS rear rotors. Direct bolt on, but the dust shields hit.

Caprice rear dust shield

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SS rear dust shield

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Trimming in progress.

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ZL1 rear calipers. 2015+ SS rotors. With navy lifer rear brake lines.
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Re: Brembo swap

Post by leadfoot » Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:23 am

Did you happen to know the thread size to the brake lines?? and banjo ID

and the part numbers for the swap? -rotors calipers etc

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Re: Brembo swap

Post by Navy Lifer » Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:38 am

hoses are M10x1.0--both the flare fitting to hard line (pressure joint) end, and banjo bolt size.

Inverted flare fitting configuration at the pressure joint

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Re: Brembo swap

Post by Silversled » Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:04 am

Did mine a little while ago with CTS-V calipers and two piece front rotors. Rear rotors are also CTS-V with the cross tubes and bleed nipples swapped. Having had the CTS-V and ATS-V, I love the Brembo 6 piston feel.

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Re: Brembo swap

Post by Maximuss » Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:27 pm

SO you used the Dust shields from a 2015+ SS OR trim the stock caprice shield. Those are the options when going to the 360 MM rear rotor?
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Re: Brembo swap

Post by Ilikemtb999 » Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:43 pm

Maximuss wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:27 pm
SO you used the Dust shields from a 2015+ SS OR trim the stock caprice shield. Those are the options when going to the 360 MM rear rotor?
You must trim the stock one, or at least that’s what I did. I posted up a general how to and what to expect.

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Re: Brembo swap

Post by Black6 » Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:33 pm

Maximuss wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:27 pm
SO you used the Dust shields from a 2015+ SS OR trim the stock caprice shield. Those are the options when going to the 360 MM rear rotor?
You could use 15+ rear dust shields. I didn’t because they are very expensive and have to pull axles to swap them out. Just cut them.

In front I just left stock dust shields on it.
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Re: Brembo swap

Post by Maximuss » Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:35 pm

Thanks... I have the front ready to swap. I just need the rear calipers and rotors then I was going to drop it off at my mechanic so he can do all the brakes at once....
I need to tell him what to do. He is way old school....
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Re: Brembo swap

Post by Ilikemtb999 » Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:35 am

Maximuss wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:35 pm
Thanks... I have the front ready to swap. I just need the rear calipers and rotors then I was going to drop it off at my mechanic so he can do all the brakes at once....
I need to tell him what to do. He is way old school....
It’s not hard at all, fronts are bolt on. Rears just need new bolts and trimming of the dust shield.

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