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Old 01-03-2006, 05:26 PM   #1
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Default brake upgrades on the way!

well since i botched up the ordering of my high flow cat, im taking the money i had set aside for the installation and im getting some better brakes!

some of you may know that the 98 Intrigue had the optional Autobahn package with 12inch rotors....later known as option code JA9.

These rotors and the caliper mounting brackets necessary to run them later became standard issue on several cars.

if you go here Brakes

you can see that the same rotors used on the Intrigue w/ JA9 are used on other cars, and two of them are fellow W-bodies:

1999-2002 Chevy Impala SS

2000-2002 Chevy Monte Carlo

so i contacted a local junk yard(about an hour away) and they have 3 Monte Carlos that fall in that range.

Rotors...$ 20 a piece
Caliper Mounting Brackets and necessary hardware $15 a piece.
Getting both rotors turned $10 and not even necessary

grand total- $80

You can buy a GM Performance Parts kit that does exactly the same thing and does include some higher quality brake pads....but it runs at least 150.

im pretty stoked, and what few W-body owners there are here should definetely consider this.

2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue 3.5L DOHC V6 15x,xxx miles "The Forgotten W-Body"
Show Mods: shaved badges, Eclipse HU, Pioneer TS-A1370R'*, Pioneer TS-A6971R'*, 20% tint, cleared corners, Silverstar Hi'*, 9005 Low'*
Go Mods: Fenderwell Intake, Hi-Flow Cat, U-bend delete, GMPP Handling Kit, MOOG endlinks, and 12-inch front rotors
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