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Cadillac Catera and Cimarron Forum Discussion, GTO Brake SWAP LOG. in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Not sure what the RedStuff brake pads are made of but they could be very harsh and wear much of ...
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    Re: GTO Brake SWAP LOG.

    Not sure what the RedStuff brake pads are made of but they could be very harsh and wear much of the rotor surface... most of the pads I use hardly have any effect on the rotor, only the pad gets worn down. Also I think I have driven some 70,000mi now on the same pair of rotors just swapping our brake pads every now and then...

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    Re: GTO Brake SWAP LOG.

    And what kind of pads do you drive?

    The original GM accessory wheels with pads?

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    Re: GTO Brake SWAP LOG.

    I use the C5 Carbon Metallic Pads that you can find at autozone for something like 40-50$/set... THats all!

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    Re: GTO Brake SWAP LOG.

    Ok, then I'm going to look for. I like to spend only times the GTO calipers, discs you could just take the punched by Zimmermann.
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    Re: GTO Brake SWAP LOG.

    Hello to everyone.
    Thanks to all for the information about brake swap.
    I did a full swap. Rear and front brake calipers.
    Here the links (but in Russian language):
    REAR: http://www.drive2.ru/cars/opel/omega...52759547/#post
    FRONT: http://www.drive2.ru/cars/opel/omega...52759470/#post

    Sorry for my bad English, I'm from Russia

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    Re: GTO Brake SWAP LOG.

    Engineers design proper ratio between front and rear brakes. This ratio depends on front/rear weight distribution. If you install bigger front calipers, this ratio changes. As result your rear brakes work less, than they should. Theoretically, it can lead to accident.
    If your original brakes didn't work well, you had to replace/resurface pads and rotors, check all brake parts.
    Pontiac GTO has bigger front brakes because they have heavier V8 engine.

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    Re: GTO Brake SWAP LOG.

    Not an engineer but having used the GTO front calipers for over 3 years I have only praise for their stopping power. I have Koni Sport struts and polyurethane front suspension bushings also. Even with the struts set below half they keep the front end from diving as much as a stock suspension will thus reducing the pitch weight transfer. The new brakes stop the car shorter with no fade and without activating the ABS (except in the rain or snow). The rear brakes probably don't apply their full stopping potential in stock form anyway.

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    Re: GTO Brake SWAP LOG.

    Hi

    l would need braided hoses for the gto caliper upgrade
    steering wheel with the cadillac insignia
    maybe trunk insignia
    full colour lcd board comp
    poly front bushings?
    is rear difficult to upgrade
    thx for your time

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    Hi

    l would need braided hoses for the gto caliper upgrade
    steering wheel with the cadillac insignia
    maybe trunk insignia
    full colour lcd board comp
    poly front bushings?
    is rear difficult to upgrade
    thx for your time

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    Hi

    l would need braided hoses for the gto caliper upgrade
    steering wheel with the cadillac insignia
    maybe trunk insignia
    full colour lcd board comp
    poly front bushings?
    is rear difficult to upgrade
    thx for your time and effort

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    u have them

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    Re: GTO Brake SWAP LOG.

    Quote Originally Posted by milankajganic View Post
    Hi

    l would need braided hoses for the gto caliper upgrade
    steering wheel with the cadillac insignia
    maybe trunk insignia
    full colour lcd board comp
    poly front bushings?
    is rear difficult to upgrade
    thx for your time
    Braided Brake Hoses
    Set of 4 from Goodridge (front & rear). Shop other sites for best price.
    http://www.stillen.com/product/brake...gto-38343.html

    Steering Wheel
    You did not say what year or color so use the search. I don't know if it would include the airbag or the airbag cover. It's the cover that has the Cadillac crest. The airbag is explosive and may not be able to ship.
    http://car-part.com

    Insignia
    Catera doesn't have an insignia, only letters spelling CATERA.

    LCD Display
    The Catera does not have an LCD display. It has an oil pressure gauge and a voltmeter in its place.

    Front Poly Bushings
    How to remove the front wishbones & sway-bar drop links - http://www.omegaowners.com/forum/ind...?topic=90658.0
    How to replace the rubber bushings with polyurethane bushings - http://www.omegaowners.com/forum/ind...?topic=90676.0

    Powerflex:
    Opel Omega B ('94-'03) part # PFF80-902 (POLYURETHANE)
    BMW E34/M5: part # PFF5-601 (POLYURETHANE)
    http://www.powerflex.co.uk
    Polyurethane bushing for Omega/Catera front/horizontal bushing.

    Powerflex:
    Opel Omega B ('94-'03) part # PFF80-901-26 (POLYURETHANE)
    Front Anti Roll Bar To Chassis Bushing (26mm)

    Raybestos:
    Heavy Duty Rear/Vertical front control arm bushing: Part # 5651329
    http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/raframecatalog.php
    Factory Replacement (rubber).

    Rear Upgrade Difficult?
    More difficult to do than the front. Made easier if you use a hydraulic lift.
    Replacing the shock absorbers - http://www.omegaowners.com/forum/ind...?topic=90587.0
    Replacing the rear springs. - http://www.omegaowners.com/forum/ind...?topic=90537.0

    Pedders USA:
    Rear Inner Bushings: Part # EP7023 (Poly)
    http://www.peddersusa.com/product/GT...fid=p695-c1399 (non-adjustable)

    Rear Outer Control Arm Bushings: Part # 5403 (adjustable)
    http://www.peddersusa.com/product/GT...fid=p991-c1938 (Adjustable)

    Rear Springs: Stock Springs or GTO Springs
    Stock springs are known to break. I replaced mine with Pontiac GTO springs front and rear. They are stiffer and lower the Catera approximately 1 inch (25.4 mm).
    http://car-part.com/

    Read more about Catera suspension upgrades:
    http://cateraowners.forumotion.com/t...pgrades-part-1

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