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Brake Line Set (F+R) - Stock Size 2 20.00%
Brake Line Set (F+R) - F-Body Length Fronts 8 80.00%
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Old 02-06-2008, 07:25 PM   #11
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Just some food for thought, If you upgrade to 13" brakes, and you run 16" wheels in the winter, you are going to run into problems, as the 16" wheels barely clear the caliper already with 12" brakes. Just thought I mention that in case someone was overlooking it.
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You are probably right. So who ever is thinking about doint this must add the cost of at least 17" rims.
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Most 00+ SLE/SSEi have the 17'* already.
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Most 00+ SLE/SSEi have the 17'* already.
Yep, so it should only be a problem if you have 16'* for winter like I do.
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Sorry dude I have done the reasearch on the PA brakes. Its a regualr 12" rotor like the Bonnevilles and late model Rivieras.
Finally got a chance to do a quick and dirty measure earlier, and you're right. I think it may have been the Ford'* rotor'* I'm thinking of. I did them both at the same time...

Anyway, I'd love to get a crack at SS lines. The PA does use the same lines...
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GMPD shows different part #* for the SE than it does for the SLE and SSEi, it would almost have to be a size difference.


How do the F-body calipers fit on the 00+ Bonnevilles? Is it similar to the W-bodies with the drilling and tapping of the brackets and such?

After discussing this several times I still dont know that anyone has ever verified with a good ol fasioned tape measure that the SE rotors are only 11 inch rotors. It would be a simple, relatively cheap , and easy upgrade for any SE owner here simply to get hardware from an SLE/SSEi and go to town, but that would need to be confirmed first.
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I wanted to post an update to let everyone know I'm waiting to hear back from the vendor. I sent them the lines about 2 weeks ago.
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I received the first set of lines the other day:
http://www.zzperformance.com/grand_p...=655&catid=138

I'm going to be installing these and the F-Body calipers this weekend.
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Let me know what happens. Im in need of new pads allready, & would love to upgrade. make a kit & Ill buy the first one.
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This is pretty cool. Thanks for getting that ball rolling Tommy. That is quite the deal.
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