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Old 03-22-2011, 08:54 PM   #1
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i[SIZE="5"] want to upgrade my brakes on the 02 SS and the 01 Bonny SLE. I know I want to put the red vette calipers on ther front of the mc but what about the back? and can the GXP calipers fit on a 01 SLE or would i have to get a bigger wheel than the 17 inchers? Are there any example threads I can go off of on here?
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Hit up sawgunner on the GXP brakes, I believe he was going to do that to his 2000 bonneville.
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already sold them. but ya GXP bonneville brakes will fit the SLE. you will need the calipers, rotors, brake hoses, pads, and brackets
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With a few mods you can bolt up F-body brakes and keep the 16"
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Or he can do the vette brakes he'* talking about.
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the mc stops faster than any car ive had, i dont know why you would want to change them, i just painted my calipers with caliper paint.
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Yeah that'* the main reason I want to change em on the MC (color) Caliper paint? where can I find that?
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Any auto parts store should have it
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The MC may stop good, it doesn't stop great though. Ask Colin, Justin or any other local that'* ridden in my Regal about how well a car can stop. Upgraded front brakes are one of the best things I did to that car.

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like ssei said pretty much anywhere i got mine from autozone
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