2008-2013 Cadillac CTS Performance Mods Discussion, [DIY] Install CTS-V Brembo Brakes on CTS (Part 1, GETTING STARTED) in Cadillac CTS Second Generation Forum - 2008-2013; hmmm I just did a side-by-side comparison of the silver and yellow and the yellow looks bigger. Even the dimensions ...
hmmm I just did a side-by-side comparison of the silver and yellow and the yellow looks bigger. Even the dimensions are different
I would be very surprised if that is true. I did a lot of research and could not confirm it but I thought the pistons were different sizes in the colors. Tried searching through the part numbers for the piston kits but my hair started smoking so I gave up.
Porsche also uses color to designate their calipers with red being the top and only on the top models. The brake specs are the same. 996 C2's got black calipers and C4's got silver calipers. GT3 and Turbo got red calipers.
I was going to use your diy to paint them, unless you don't recommend that?
I had problems with the VHT system. On both color and clear coat the directions say to apply two light coats followed by one medium wet coat, ten minutes between coats and all coats must be done within one hour. Else you must wait seven days.
So, you have to put on color coats, put on the stickers, then coats of clear, all within one hour, then bake at 200. The paint does dry to the touch very fast.
I had problems with the later coats, the clear, "crinkling" the paint already applied. When that happens you have to strip and start over.
I got it done but it was not fun. A call to VHT was not helpful.
Hello all. Time, and experience changes everything, including this MOD. My goal was to put the OEM CTS-V Brembo brakes on my CTS, and I did, with the exception of the rear rotor which in Centric, (the one on the parts list in OEM), lines and pads.
And now I cannot even edit the MOD for updates.
Given what I have learned in the past 6 months, mostly through your comments, I should have broadened my view a little and also looked at the Camaro SS Brembo parts as well. They appear to be the same parts and less expensive although I cannot verify this. A little Yellow or Red paint to cover the "Chevrolet" and they should look the same as well. One of you will have to step up and try it. is250sp may be doing that as we speak.
If you shop for the best deal on calipers and rotors all the other parts on the list are golden.
There is a part number error in the list (thank you is250sp). The number listed for the rear rotor is if fact the one piece front rotor. If you look on Amazon and many other sites the photo shown with this number is a rear rotor. Tonkin says it is the front and rear rotor.
I cannot edit the list and right now I'm not sure what the number is for the OEM CTS-V rotor so hopefully anyone looking at doing the MOD will read this thread.
Yes, that is correct. I'm sorry. I searched 2010 CTS-V and it came up.
I worked for weeks to locate, purchase, test install and write up the install of Brembo brakes using Yellow rear calipers numbers 172-2523 and 172-2524. If you want to use others, order and test them, and let us know how it goes.
I note there has been no activity on this since Sept 2013, but was wondering if you are still happy with this set up?
I have been scouring your parts list and am looking to do this on my 2011 CTS Coupe. I know you haven't tried it on a CTS4, but any reason to believe this won't work?
As far as I can tell from this forum only myself and Mistercoffee has performed this upgrade. I don't track my car so I can't say anything performance wise but so far I love it. My coupe was already lowered with aftermarket rims so I was already getting a lot of looks, but adding the Brembo's with drill-slotted rotors brings neckbreaking to a whole new level. If the CTS4 uses the same rotors and calipers as the RWD then it should fit.