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Old 10-03-2007, 11:56 PM   #11
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I know agrazela has found some bendix brakes and rotors on ebay. What i am wondering is if anyone has found any that would fit my brothers 2000 bonneville se. He is in the market for them and i dont want to have him spend the money at advanced if he can get them cheaper.
Might be as good a time as any to get the equipment to jump up to 12 inch rotors...but since he doesnt want to spend money....maybe not.

Just throwin' that out there, you can do whatever you want with it, you can throw it right back, or whatever.
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Well talk to me about the 12 inch upgrade. I will run it by the brother.
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Well, I haven't researched it that much in the Bonneville application.

I would assume (you know what they say about when you assume) that the only difference between the 11 inch brake setup on the 00+ SE and the 00+ SLE/SSEi is the physical size of the rotors themselves, and the caliper brackets. I would say the knuckles are the same, and the calipers are the same. Meaning that you should be able to get new brackets and rotors, run the old calipers with new pads if necessary and be good to go.


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somewhere on this forum I have seen topics about using 94-98 TA rotors, calipers as an upgrade. IIRC it only involves very little fabrication to make it happen.
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somewhere on this forum I have seen topics about using 94-98 TA rotors, calipers as an upgrade. IIRC it only involves very little fabrication to make it happen.
That sounds more like a W-body upgrade, they can use 98-02 F-body calipers with minor modification, consisting of drilling and tapping new holes.

I dont know that this has ever been done on a Bonneville.

The 00+ guys could nail down the differences between an SE and SSEi brake setup pretty quickly I bet with some pics and measurements and such.

Im surprised more people with SEs on this forum havent done this mod, but I cant think of anyone of the top of my head that has.
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Personally, I've had crappy results from Raybestos products...I personally LOVE Bendix and their warranties RULE. Their products are WELL worth the money. I put a set of raybestos rotors on my 89 and after one HEAVY freeway deer stop, they were HEAVILY warped.

After those, I installed some Bendixs OE rotors and Bendix TitaniuMetallic pads, after 8 months of use....up to just the time when I sold it 4 days ago...after probably close to a 100 insane stops, not even the first signs of warpage and the pads were barely worn.
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I believe the 00+ Monte Carlos have a 1in. larger diameter rotor as well. Ours are 10.9in. and theirs are 11.9in. I believe? Does anyone know if a caliper bracket from one of these cars would work on an 00+ Bonneville SLE? I am about to replace the brakes/rotors as well and would like to replace with a larger rotor if possible.
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EDIT: My friend as an '00 SS so I will check out his brakes soon and try to confirm if the bracket will work. If it looks like it will work then I will be the forum'* guinea pig and test it out for everyone. Maybe I could convince him to remove one brake and test it on mine...
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I believe the 00+ Monte Carlos have a 1in. larger diameter rotor as well. Ours are 10.9in. and theirs are 11.9in. I believe? Does anyone know if a caliper bracket from one of these cars would work on an 00+ Bonneville SLE? I am about to replace the brakes/rotors as well and would like to replace with a larger rotor if possible.
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EDIT: My friend as an '00 SS so I will check out his brakes soon and try to confirm if the bracket will work. If it looks like it will work then I will be the forum'* guinea pig and test it out for everyone. Maybe I could convince him to remove one brake and test it on mine...

Being you have a 2000 SLE you should already have the 11.9 inch rotors. You should measure them to make sure.

the Monte Carlo is a W-body, and the idea of swapping brackets from a W body with 12 inches over to a 92-99 gen H-body has been tossed around a couple of times, but I dont know that anyone has ever done it successfully.

But if you can get a good measurement, you should find out that you already have 12 inch rotors, if GMPD is correct that is.
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Wow, thanks alot for the info. I was told that I had 10.9" rotors and never bothered to check. I will definitely check them now. Thanks for the heads up.
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