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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V Performance Mods Discussion, Time to step up the Brake Game in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; After 5 track days in the V I have decided the Stock front calipers just aren't good enough. Amazon was ...
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    Time to step up the Brake Game

    After 5 track days in the V I have decided the Stock front calipers just aren't good enough. Amazon was selling the V2 yellow front calipers for $550/pair, i could not pass that deal up.



    These things make the V1 calipers seem puny. So far I just purchased the calipers, mounting hardware and EBC yellowstuff pads. I am going to run on the smaller V1 rotors for now. If it causes me issues I will be purchasing the centric co-cast V2 rotors and re-drilling them.
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    Re: Time to step up the Brake Game

    Wow that's not a bad price. Have a link to the amazon page?

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    Re: Time to step up the Brake Game


    Calipers mounted


    overlap (measured with calipers at just around .25")



    With the wheel back on.


    And a full shot. yes i know the brake colors don't match....

    I will reserve my impression until i have more miles on the car as these pads are brand new and i had just gotten used to the old pads which were shot.

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    Re: Time to step up the Brake Game

    wow they look ENORMOUS behind those wheels!

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    Re: Time to step up the Brake Game

    Look big for sure.

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    Looks great! So this is a straight bolt-on mod just using the stock rotors?

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    Re: Time to step up the Brake Game

    Quote Originally Posted by danrob0123 View Post
    Looks great! So this is a straight bolt-on mod just using the stock rotors?
    You have to drill out the stock caliper mounting holes from 12mm to 14mm or 9/16". Otherwise the rest just bolts on.

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    Re: Time to step up the Brake Game

    God damn, those calipers are gianormous.
    Hows stopping power feel? Does it feel to have affected handling under braking?

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    Re: Time to step up the Brake Game

    Are you planning on painting/powdercoating your rears or replacing them with new yellow ones?

    The Yellow really looks good on your car.

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    Re: Time to step up the Brake Game

    Quote Originally Posted by odthetruth View Post
    God damn, those calipers are gianormous.
    Hows stopping power feel? Does it feel to have affected handling under braking?
    I have only really done street driving. However in the process of bedding the pads it does seem to have increased stopping power and definitely slightly shorter pedal engagement. I will reserve final judgement until after my next track day.

    Quote Originally Posted by barrok69 View Post
    Are you planning on painting/powdercoating your rears or replacing them with new yellow ones?

    The Yellow really looks good on your car.
    I will eventually be painting the rear calipers yellow to match, or maybe not... because racecar.

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    I want! Was planning on getting my calipers powder coated/rebuilt anyway so maybe ill upgrade =]

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    Re: Time to step up the Brake Game

    How much clearance did you lose between the caliper and the inside of the wheel? My stock calipers are a very tight fit on my 505a's

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    Re: Time to step up the Brake Game

    Quote Originally Posted by danrob0123 View Post
    I want! Was planning on getting my calipers powder coated/rebuilt anyway so maybe ill upgrade =]
    That was my excuse. Just need some time to get them on the car. As good as they look sitting on my bedroom floor, I think they'll look better on the car...

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    Re: Time to step up the Brake Game

    Quote Originally Posted by Chirpin4th View Post
    How much clearance did you lose between the caliper and the inside of the wheel? My stock calipers are a very tight fit on my 505a's
    Honestly I'm not sure. But I could measure from the mounting bolt to the outer edge if the caliper if you need the measurement. Or from the center of the wheel to the farthest piece out.

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    Are the stock rear calipers adequate or should those be stepped up as well?

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