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2008-2013 Cadillac CTS Performance Mods Discussion, Brembo with cross drilled/slotted rotors installed in Cadillac CTS Second Generation Forum - 2008-2013; Special thanks to mistercoffee for the diy writeup.......
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    Brembo with cross drilled/slotted rotors installed

    Special thanks to mistercoffee for the diy writeup....
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    Re: Brembo with cross drilled/slotted rotors installed

    Well done sir! How much more braking power do those bad boys give? They look totally sweet!

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    Re: Brembo with cross drilled/slotted rotors installed

    None, brake power is limited by the tires then by tires spinning on the wheels then brakes

    But the awesomeness level if very high indeed, pedal feel is probably great now too. Very nice!

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    Great Job! I hope to do my coupe in the future! Might I also ask what your using to lower your coupe? Coilovers or springs?

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    Re: Brembo with cross drilled/slotted rotors installed

    Quote Originally Posted by is250sp View Post
    Special thanks to mistercoffee for the diy writeup....
    Thank you sir. Happy you got it done.

    Anyone considering this MOD should know that is250sp located considerably less costly calipers then those I used.

    Edit: same caliper, less cost.

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    Re: Brembo with cross drilled/slotted rotors installed

    Thanks everyone. I used the rear brembo's from the Camaro SS which is virtually identical to the V at a lower cost. During the initial search on Amazon, both were $55 each. When I was ready to purchase, one was $55 the other was $145. They are now both $145 each which is still cheaper than $220 for the V's. If you go to rockauto both the Camaro and V rears are the same price of $250 I think.

    Mistercoffee, we were stuck with one part of the MOD which is accessing the 3 hub bolts on the rears because of the CV joint/shaft/boot being in the way. After much frustration and some googling we discovered its easier to hammer the CV shaft in to loosen it. You may want to update the MOD with this. Here's a similar video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMWkrAqhd_k. Instead of using a CV socket to hammer it, we used a piece of wood as the striking surface. Works like a charm.

    Jag, I initially had H&R springs but wasn't satisfied with the drop. I then bought a set of used KW coilovers but it was a bit too aggressive and stiff so I sold it and got a brand new set of BC Racing coilovers. It drives almost like oem.

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    Thanks a lot is250. I have had my eye on both KW and BC coilovers. Honestly was leaning towards the BC because I couldn't justify the price of the KW for what I will be doing. Good to hear that also feel better in terms of road driving.

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    Re: Brembo with cross drilled/slotted rotors installed

    Quote Originally Posted by is250sp View Post
    Mistercoffee, we were stuck with one part of the MOD which is accessing the 3 hub bolts on the rears because of the CV joint/shaft/boot being in the way. After much frustration and some googling we discovered its easier to hammer the CV shaft in to loosen it. You may want to update the MOD with this. Here's a similar video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMWkrAqhd_k. Instead of using a CV socket to hammer it, we used a piece of wood as the striking surface. Works like a charm.
    This problem was clearly covered in part 4 of the mod. I still recommend using a puller instead of beating on a good CV with a hammer.

    In the YouTube video they were beating on a bad CV in a Honda, not a good CV in a Cadillac. The service manual says use a puller. No F...ING hammer.

    Okay, I'm over it... Happy you got it done.

    EDIT: The right CV on my car came out with little effort. On the left side I had to use a puller and I was replacing the knuckle anyway due to the "Bushing" problem so I took the hub off the knuckle after it was out.

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