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Old 01-04-2006, 07:03 PM   #1
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well i went to the junkyard, snagged the front rotors and caliper brackets off a 2001 Impala LS, which was supposedly a one point in its life a police car...

so now ive got myself some fancy 12 inch rotors tucked beneath my wheels....erm well i have one, ill do the other one tomorrow and then ill take her for a spin!

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stock 11 incher on the left, junkyard gem on the right, after having it turned.

the finished installation on the right side...i have no idea why part of the bracket is red, but i may have to do something about that.
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got 'er done!...a fellow Intrigue owner said he did this mod, or the 200 dollar GM version of it, and had about 1/4 inch clearance on his wheels(he had the same ones i do)...i thought to myself "yeah right"...but there is barely a 1/4 inch of clearance, BUT it does fit thats all that counts.
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Too bad stock 16" Bonnie wheels won't let you do that. It would help alot.
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i forgot to rub in how cheap this was!

Parts, consisting of 2 rotors, 2 caliper brackets and bolts that i didnt need... $63.14

Having both rotors turned at Oreilleys....$11.26

Lunch at Sonic....$4.37.
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Could these same parts be put on a 92 with 17'*?
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Man. I wish we had Sonic in MN.....

Oh. And congrats on the rotors....
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Could these same parts be put on a 92 with 17'*?
i would have to say probably not, the most crucial part in this upgrade is finding the right caliper brackets, there are i think 4 other cars according to gmpartsdirect that use those caliper brackets.

2000-2003 Impala and 2000-2003 Monte Carlo which are both W-bodies

and then the Cadillac Seville and Deville, i cant recall exact years.

i would have to assume that the braking setups on a W body are completely different from an H body, BUT i did cal a GM dealer and gave them the part # of the caliper bracket and he said that it appeared on several cars, he included the Bonnevlle and Aurora in cars he mentioned? My advice would be to attempt to find a part # for the mounting bracket on a Bonneville, see what other it came on, and see if any of those cars were ever offered with a performance brake package or larger stock rotors.

but why would gmpartsdirect have so far different information than the GM dealer?

the rotors are on a buttload of cars so theyre a cinch to find, what i shouldve done is check out their selections of Firebirds and Camaros and seen if they had a junker with performance rotors.
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i forgot to rub in how cheap this was!

Parts, consisting of 2 rotors, 2 caliper brackets and bolts that i didnt need... $63.14

Having both rotors turned at Oreilleys....$11.26

Lunch at Sonic....$4.37.
Having something that not very many others have.........Priceless

For everything else, there'* Bonneville
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how did i know someone was gonna do that
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how did i know someone was gonna do that
It was a natural progression for a madison avenue trained TV watcher.

Oh, and good find!!
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