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#1 Grandprix1

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 03:46 PM

Has anyone ever done the F Body Brake Upgrade on the Grand Prixs? Im looking into upgrading my brakes and found on ZZP that there is a kit to upgrade to 12" Rotors with F Body Dual Piston calipers. What do you guys think?

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 04:04 PM

Get the 06 impala dual piston brakes, they should bolt right up
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Posted 05 February 2017 - 04:54 PM

Get the 06 impala dual piston brakes, they should bolt right up

Yup, and then get GM rotors. GM Part number is 18021015 . You will need different caliper brackets,GM P/N 18029829. That is a cheaper, and just as effective brake upgrade. Edit: that is all 12 inch stuff from GM on the same platform so it bolts up. The Fbody swap requires drilling, threading, and who knows what else.

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Posted 06 February 2017 - 05:42 AM

Did the SS swap on my Gtp best mod ever. I used the powerstop kit for a 06 impala ss it is the way to go. $253 and you get new rotors, calipers and brackets best bang for your buck. It all bolts right up you just have to bend the break line a bit at the caliper to clear the bleeder screw. http://www.rockauto....jnid=543&jpid=4c0ed7138bb42faa2f361681efd9ce21c.jpg

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Posted 03 March 2017 - 02:01 PM

I have the F-body brakes on my car, I like them.  However, the rotors ZZP supplies are dog shit.  I didn't buy their kit, I instead pieced mine together with junkyard calipers, and holy shit are those drilled/slotted rotors trash. Also, I'd have a very hard time paying $200 for what they give you: two modified calipers, some bolts, some crush washers, and cheap pads.  Go to the junkyard and pull the calipers off a 4th Gen, just make sure the bleeders open.

 

The F-body swap DOES NOT involve tapping or drilling. Just buy the sleeve from McMaster-Carr that goes inside the caliper bracket bolt holes.

 

I'd do the SS/GXP swap if I found the parts in the yard.


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Posted 03 March 2017 - 03:10 PM

Ok. I'm a little nervous about taking calipers out of the JY just cause I don't know if they are working or the internals are in decent shape. If my cousin still has his 4th gen SS brake calipers I'll grab those. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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Posted 03 March 2017 - 04:15 PM

Yup, and then get GM rotors. GM Part number is 18021015 . You will need different caliper brackets,GM P/N 18029829. That is a cheaper, and just as effective brake upgrade. Edit: that is all 12 inch stuff from GM on the same platform so it bolts up. The Fbody swap requires drilling, threading, and who knows what else.

 

 

 

Get the 06 impala dual piston brakes, they should bolt right up

You people are worse for my wallet than my girlfriend is. :lohl:

 

Ok. I'm a little nervous about taking calipers out of the JY just cause I don't know if they are working or the internals are in decent shape. If my cousin still has his 4th gen SS brake calipers I'll grab those. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

You could get replacement calipers from RockAuto from the car you like them on, then they are new-ish. And alot easier to prep for paint :thumbsup: Nothing against JY stuff when you needed it yesterday though, saved me plenty of times. 


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Posted 03 March 2017 - 04:40 PM

Yeah that is true. My brakes really aren't bad until you start over heating them. That's more of a pad and rotor issue then a caliper issue. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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Posted 04 March 2017 - 01:27 AM

Ok. I'm a little nervous about taking calipers out of the JY just cause I don't know if they are working or the internals are in decent shape. If my cousin still has his 4th gen SS brake calipers I'll grab those. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

 

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Posted 04 March 2017 - 03:40 AM

I'm not even a little apprehensive, if they don't work you gotta buy new anyhow and now you have a core.

Yes I guess that's true. So In the long wrong it may save you money actually. What I like about the stock current ones is how hard they bite when they are cold Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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Posted 08 March 2017 - 12:07 PM

Would those impala SS brakes fit on stock 16" wheels? I feel like they won't cause the stock single pistons just barely fit Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 06:24 PM

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 10:55 PM

Did the SS swap on my Gtp best mod ever. I used the powerstop kit for a 06 impala ss it is the way to go. $253 and you get new rotors, calipers and brackets best bang for your buck. It all bolts right up you just have to bend the break line a bit at the caliper to clear the bleeder screw. http://www.rockauto....jnid=543&jpid=4c0ed7138bb42faa2f361681efd9ce21c.jpg

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 11:30 PM

Thanks! I miss it, sold it last May.

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Posted 23 March 2017 - 02:46 AM

Would that kit Jake posted a link to clear 16" first gen wheels?


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Posted 23 March 2017 - 03:05 AM

Id assume i cant imagine a huge difference

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Posted Today, 02:26 PM

Will the Evolution kit sold by Rock Auto fit on a 1995 GP? I tried to ask the sales guy at rock auto and he was dumb as a rock and rude. So I got pissed and hung up on the moron.
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Posted Today, 09:55 PM

Unfortunately no 2nd gen cars only

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