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PostSubject: LS1Tech Brake Upgrade Threads   LS1Tech Brake Upgrade Threads EmptyTue Jul 07, 2020 4:24 am

This might prove useful -

CTS-V Brake Install - Link

All Wheel & Brake Caliper combo & fitment concerns come here - Link
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PostSubject: Re: LS1Tech Brake Upgrade Threads   LS1Tech Brake Upgrade Threads EmptyTue Jul 07, 2020 10:56 am

That's a really interesting find! I'm familiar with the CTS-V Brembo upgrade, but I didn't know they just bolted onto F-body Camaro like that. Very cool. I might add that CTS-V Brembos, though pricey compared to floating style OE calipers, are still the best value for a big brake upgrade by far. They can be had on eBay for around $300 for the fronts. I think $500-600 for all 4 wheels.

Note: our rear calipers are weird, and may not match the bolt pattern like Camaro does. Need to research this before going big brake in back.

Another concern: both Camaro and CTS are RWD designs that have much more weight distributed to the rear, and because of this the design of the rear caliper for those cars can have more clamping force (more stopping) compared to the Riv. For safety reasons, be careful to research and know what you're doing before you swap the rear calipers - to avoid a rear lock-up in a corner. This is a very big deal and has proved a bad idea for other car modders in the past. (i.e. Audi guys swapping Porsche calipers. It does not end well!).

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