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Old 04-07-2005, 06:34 PM   #11
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I would maybe do some F body brakes up front (they're 1" larger). I don't know if you could get away with just a rotor/caliper bracket or not. Access to F body parts/FSM would make this easy...
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function over fashion though

Absolutely true
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if you really wanted4 wheel discs couldn't you do the swap and just bypass all the ABS stuff. Then you could take all of it out and save a bunch of weight.

I would only do that if you were a REALLY good driver and could control your foot in a panic.
Well you wouldn't have to be THAT great, considering up until recently all cars had non-ABS brakes or, even worse, unpowered brakes. Your idea has considerable merit for ease and simplicity.
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If someone has the parts I say just go ahead and see what fits. I'd do it if I had the time and materials. I'm game for larger front brakes.

Upgrading rotor size is a great upgrade. That'* what we did with our Taurus SHO'*. 89-95 SHO'* came with dinky 10.8" fronts. Then the new body style came in '96, and the size of the fronts was increased. In '96, even regular Non-SHO Taurus' ran with 11.6" rotors. Someone did some playing around and noticed the front spindles looked similar between the Gen I/II Taurus' and the new Gen III'*. Come to find out, all that was needed for a new upgrade on the 89-95'* was '96 and up front rotors, and caliper brackets. The caliper'* from the 89-95 could still be used. And also needed to get 96 and up SHO pads. I did the upgrade on my 94 for less than 60 bucks. Buddy hooked me up with the brackets for free, bought some pads and snagged up two new rotors for dirt cheap.

Maybe we need to look into things like this for the H-Body. If someone'* got the extra time and GM parts laying around, see what bolts up, lines up, and fits with minor additional parts or modifications.
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I'd bet a dollar to a doughnut that you could take the rear end of a newer Monte Carlo and make it fit on one of our cars. As stated previously, it would most likely destroy your ABS and not work 100% the way it was intended to, but it looks like the parts would fit.

If I had the money and skill, I'd give it a try
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it'* all about the money.

If I had the money, brembo(or similar) would be a must but that would cost a very pretty penny(or two).

I mean if I had the money for that I think my Bonne would have an L67 set up with a 6spd manual and RWD. The cost of that would be rather high though, would be sweet.
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Old 04-11-2005, 01:55 AM   #17
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Default Stock Brake Rotor Size

Anybody know the Stock rotor size for a 2000 and up bonneville compared to a GXP
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