Just curious! I have a 98 catera and have the new GTO brakes and original GTO lines. The brake lines are really close to inner side of the chrome rims so, was wondering for those that did the upgrade how are the lines sitting by the rims? If you have any pictures please post it?
Automobile(s): Platinum 2001 Cadillac Catera Sport
Re: Brake upgrade
Are those 16 inch wheels? I have 17 inch Sport wheels and have plenty of clearance. I've read from owners with the base 16 inch wheels and they haven't mentioned any problems. This link will take you to R-Caddy pictures of his GTO caliper behind a 16 inch chrome Catera wheel.
Thanks for responding elvin315. I have the 16" chromes and the lines are very close to rims. I keep watching it al the time especially after driving around to make sure the lines are not touching the rims or cause any brake problems. I'll try to post some pictures later tonight.
Pictures would help to describe the issue you're having. I didn't have any "rubbing" issues with my install. I'm sure you saw my pictures on page 4. I would take some of how it sits with the wheel on but i'm not sure how much it would help as i currently have 20's versus the 16's that you have. But if you want i can take a few to show how the line sits from the caliper.
For those that did the upgrade. How does the brake pedal feel? Mine feels a little soft at the beginning then gets better as I compress it all the way. I did do the brake bleed while replacing the caliper, rotors and pads, so not sure if this is normal.
I'm getting ready to do the brake upgrades on my 98 catera, bought some 2004 GTO caliper sets from ebay. I also need to change the rotors and pads, what brand or type would you recommend?I also need to buy a couple of the screws that hold the rotor, where can I get them from?
Anything else that I need to know before I start this project? Also, does anyone have the torque specs for the bolts for the front and back brakes?
Are the GTO 2004 Front Calipers compatible 16" Alloy wheels on the Catera? I ordered the calipers now wondering if these will fit my 2001 Catera Base model with 16" Alloy wheels.
Anyone has info of actual conversion and success or failure with 16" wheels and the GTO 2004 Calipers please advise.