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Old 04-15-2010, 08:50 AM   #11
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If you can find stock brackets, I know ZZP modifies them so you can reuse your bracket bolts, they should still be M12 because I had to put a little sleeve inside the hole on the car so the bolt stays cenetred

in this pic you can see the bolt with the sleeve on it, that is what holds the bracket in since the shank on the F-body bolts are smaller than what mine were stock, the other little bolt is to hold the caliper to the bracket
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I'm not a fan of adding the sleeve. Should have mentioned that ZZFail sells the sleeves. Proably didn't because I don't see it as a good solution. There'* more play and it was easy in my case to drill and tap.
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I'm pretty sure a few other 00+ have the F-bodies by now. And I've had them on my 95 for almost 2 years. (With 00+ knuckle etc. etc.)

I opted for using the sleeves and I've had zero issues. This solution was found way before ZZP had anything to do with it and there hasn't been a single issue from all the people that have went this direction. It'* easier/cheaper than tapping and it works.

The front calipers on the 92-99 are the same as the 90something-97 F-Body. I'm pretty sure these guys don't even have an upgrade without changing the knuckle. I did come across some very expensive aftermarket 12" brake kits but it really wasn't worth it.

Why the F-bodies won't work on the 92-99, how to make them work on a 92-99, and p/ns for the bolts/bushings to make them work with the 00+ knuckle are all in here.

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Nice info, I've wanted to do something with ride height and put new struts on, would the procedure be any different for the 00+?
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Looks awesome Frank! Nice job.
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Alot of good info here, and a great writeup, 95NASTA. Top notch and clear.
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Looks awesome Frank! Nice job.
Thanks Kev, the one caliper just needs a little touchup because someone got careless when they moved everything from my back seat to my trunk

Now I just need the SS lines to finish it then maybe time to look for new struts and lowering springs if it'* not a huge PITA to do
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If the top ID of the 00+ spring is the same, then it will work, but I don't know the difference in shaft diameters between the GP and the 00+ strut shaft.

I tried finding the spring ID and I came up with 5.7" 97-03 for a Grand Prix but can't find anything for the 00+ Bonnie.
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damn, too bad I didn't know yesterday or I could have easily measured it
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