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Old 08-10-2006, 09:52 PM   #11
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I'm concerned about you losing bolts..... why would a caliper bolt ever come loose and fall out?
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Have already lost 2 brake caliper bolts, I think from the added force from the rotors to the pads so I wanted to try something like brembo calipers. Aside from the added stopping power, it would make my 03 look a bit more aggresive.
That'* a little weird to me as well. The same location twice, or same side twice? Make sure you don't have buggered up threads. Clean the hole out with brake cleaner, and make SURE you have nice clean threads with sharp edges.

As far as something looking more agressive, take a look at the Detailing and apperance, for a sticky at the top. Some dude made a nice 'how to' on painting your calipers. The stock hardware is MORE than adequate, and with some red, look pretty sporty.


FYI, I run Rayestos Ceramics, and have had zero dusting. (Three different vehicles) If your still having dusting problems, I'm assuming you might be running a 'other' brand.

Paint 'em, you'll have performance and looks for a fraction of the cost.

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I'm concerned about you losing bolts..... why would a caliper bolt ever come loose and fall out?
probably not tightened properly, or improper use of threadlocker

I had a caliper-to-knuckle bolt come out once for that reason...almost lost them both..that was fun

Also...ive asked this before, but never really got an answer.

for the 00+ generation GMPD shows differing part #* for the SE rotors and the SSE/SSEi rotors.

the part # it shows for the SE is for 11 inch rotors.....the SSE one is 12 inch rotors...I was not aware of this difference? So theoryetically the 00+ SE guys could upgrade to 12 inch rotors?
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