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Old 05-19-2006, 12:53 PM   #41
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larger rotors require a different caliper setup...what is available for the 96-99?
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larger rotors require a different caliper setup...what is available for the 96-99?
That'* part of the issue and why I put out this informational thread. There is currently nothing available to upgrade to. Therefore making the best of the system we have is where I headed.
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larger rotors require a different caliper setup...what is available for the 96-99?
That'* part of the issue and why I put out this informational thread. There is currently nothing available to upgrade to. Therefore making the best of the system we have is where I headed.
nothing directly cross compatible, but i am pretty sure that f-body brakes could be made to work, as they are on w-bodys.

for you pre-99 guys - GET REAR DISC
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for you pre-99 guys - GET REAR DISC
i wish i could
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While my car is still new (2005 GXP with only about 1200 miles) this will be an issue at some point in time. I've noticed that this thread seems to deal only with the older models equipped with frt disc/rear drum brakes; what about us Bonnie operators with the full 4-wheel disc setup?

Has anybody seen any upgrades out there that would take care of the GXPs?
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While my car is still new (2005 GXP with only about 1200 miles) this will be an issue at some point in time. I've noticed that this thread seems to deal only with the older models equipped with frt disc/rear drum brakes; what about us Bonnie operators with the full 4-wheel disc setup?

Has anybody seen any upgrades out there that would take care of the GXPs?
Dont feel left out, most of the stuff said in this thread can be applied to ANY car.

I am really not familiar with any brake upgrade stuff, since I am still a few hard stops away from officially warping my rotors
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********************NOT AN UPGRADE THREAD*************

While many would like to upgrade, that is not the topic and for most is not feasible. Please take those ideas to another thread.

This information does cover the 4 wheel disc owners as well. Your brake fluid will also become dirty and give you a spongy, fading, bad brake like feeling over time. Also if ceramic came on your car and you replace with non-ceramic, then you will loower your braking ability.
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The only advantages of rear disc brakes are:
1) Better self cleaning. (great for going mudding)
2) Easier to inspect. (are you that lazy? I am but that'* not the point)
3) Easier maintenance. (see #2)
4) They look cooler. (Not an advantage but, they look cool)
5) No special actions to activate the self adjusters. (see #2)

Disadvantages:
1) Often more expensive. (most of us are on a budget)
2) Retracting the self adjusting piston is a PIA. (Some what lessens 3# above)

Reality is:
1) That most people will never be able to tell the difference between rear discs and properly adjusted drums.
2) Rear discs won't stop the car any better that properly adjusted drums.
3) Car makers put them on as a marketing tool. (We think they are better because the car companies told us they are.
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so next time i get new pads and brake fluid flush, ask for ceramic pads? and whats my response when they tell me that they dont do that?
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so next time i get new pads and brake fluid flush, ask for ceramic pads? and whats my response when they tell me that they dont do that?
Go to another shop. If they won't do the work to your quality standards, they don't need your cash.
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