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    Custom Z06 6 Piston Big brake kit being put on the Escalade

    Well working an a little project. Doing a Z06 6 Piston big brake kit on the Escalade. Not sure if most of you seen this done on NBS Silverados. There is a guy named Rudy on the Silverado board that has made a custom bracket for the trucks. Well I don't think I have seen anyone do it on NNBS truck yet. But so far I got the bracktes he makes and test fited on stock spindle and fit perfect. So I will be doign a little write up on how to do this on our trucks. So far I have the brackets, Yellow Z06 6 piston brakes, Pins and pads for the calipers. Last thing I need is to get the Baer 15" front rotors and banjo bolt and crush washers for the brake line. Anyway here are some pics of the parts I have so far

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    A comparison of Wilwoods and my Z06's

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    Re: Custom Z06 6 Piston Big brake kit being put on the Escalade

    Awesome! These calipers are rediculously cheap, I've seen them for $500 per pair and they're great performers. 15" rotors work on these though? I know stock is 14. Curious if the rears are also viable.

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    Re: Custom Z06 6 Piston Big brake kit being put on the Escalade

    Yeah I got the yellow calipers brand new for 500. Yes you need 15" rotors as others have done it with 14" rotors and the pads do not sit all the way one the rotor. Also our trucks stock have 13" rotors. For the rears there are bracketes avail for them as well. Later this summer I will try that.

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    Interested, Waiting for writeup

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    Re: Custom Z06 6 Piston Big brake kit being put on the Escalade

    You can find used ones from time to time pretty cheap on places like ebay or the corvette forum, many racers replaced the stock Z06 calipers for track use, and you can replace the 6 pad setup with single pads that several companies offer now, makes changes much easier for pad replacement. I guess it would be to much to ask for GM to put nice looking calipers on the Escalade's that cost more than most Z06's.

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    Re: Custom Z06 6 Piston Big brake kit being put on the Escalade

    ^^yeah really. I while playing around with idea of doing this I was going to do the CTS-V brembo 6 pot calipers but heard they would be to much of a pain to work with and don't line up right with the brackets.

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    Re: Custom Z06 6 Piston Big brake kit being put on the Escalade

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackedoutlt3 View Post
    ^^yeah really. I while playing around with idea of doing this I was going to do the CTV-S brembo 6 pot calipers but heard they would be to much of a pain to work with and don't line up right with the brackets.
    It would be nice to have them repainted with "Escalade" on them. They are so much nicer than stock, they will look great

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    I'm 100% interested in this.. Great idea.

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    Re: Custom Z06 6 Piston Big brake kit being put on the Escalade

    Subscribing, can't wait to see how this works out.

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    Re: Custom Z06 6 Piston Big brake kit being put on the Escalade

    Hmmm so added this up and it's no cheaper than the Wilwood kit which has a 16'' 2 piece rotor, those Baer's aren't cheap! There's a kit to use these on a Supra which allows the use of an is-f rotor... inexpensive and durable... so it makes sense there. So if it's not cost what do you anticipate the advantage of these to be over the Wilwoods?

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    Re: Custom Z06 6 Piston Big brake kit being put on the Escalade

    Quote Originally Posted by AZKlaus View Post
    Hmmm so added this up and it's no cheaper than the Wilwood kit which has a 16'' 2 piece rotor, those Baer's aren't cheap! There's a kit to use these on a Supra which allows the use of an is-f rotor... inexpensive and durable... so it makes sense there. So if it's not cost what do you anticipate the advantage of these to be over the Wilwoods?
    What part # is the Wilwood kit. I wonder how much my price is....

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    Re: Custom Z06 6 Piston Big brake kit being put on the Escalade

    Well you can make it cheaper that is the thing. With this you can shop around and find deals. The Wilwood kit with 16" rotors and 6 piston calipers will coast you around 2000. For what I have paid so far and will end up paying I will be right around 1100. You just have to shop and find deals. That is the advantage of doing this. Like I have said in the earlier post. This is a kit you can piece together and not drop 2grand right away. You can make it cheaper if you can find good deals.

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    Re: Custom Z06 6 Piston Big brake kit being put on the Escalade

    Quote Originally Posted by big rob 1 View Post
    What part # is the Wilwood kit. I wonder how much my price is....
    140-8992-DR for the 16" 6 piston @ $2000
    140-9789-DR for the 14" 6 piston @ $1850

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackedoutlt3 View Post
    Well you can make it cheaper that is the thing. With this you can shop around and find deals. The Wilwood kit with 16" rotors and 6 piston calipers will coast you around 2000. For what I have paid so far and will end up paying I will be right around 1100. You just have to shop and find deals. That is the advantage of doing this. Like I have said in the earlier post. This is a kit you can piece together and not drop 2grand right away. You can make it cheaper if you can find good deals.
    I'm with you on that, but I don't know how you get around the $650+ rotors! Let's add this up:

    $500 calipers - this is the cheapest I've ever seen for new, typical is $600-$650. I do NOT recommend buying these used- the boots/seals are likely fried and will need a rebuild due to the Z06 guys beating the hell out of these before they take them off for bigger brakes or new calipers. If you're down to rebuild calipers though, by all means But even then, the pistons may be damaged. Just make sure you inspect the hell out of them before you use them.

    $650+ Bear Eradispeed rotors. I'm referencing PN 2301049 which looks like a solid rotor. I can't find these as a pair cheaper than that, definitely not a part you buy used either. Now I could be wrong here, but are these just the rotors themselves- 6920957 and 6910957 (R/L)? If so that does bring the rotor cost down to $570. I can't find data on if these are solid or 2 piece, but they look to be solid.

    Pads... Okay is miscalculated on this. You can pickup a nice set of Hawks for $150. I wouldn't go "cheap" here, pads make a huge difference!

    Brackets: $200

    Misc hardware, line conversions, $20?

    So $1440 for the z06 setup (assuming those rotors are right) is actually not too bad. The only thing I don't know is the pad and rotor replacement cost on the wilwoods, which would factor in.

    Definitely not trying to crap on the idea at all, I was actually dead set on putting these on my Supra and that was a kit with an $80 CNC bracket/hardware and OEM drilled rotors you could buy for $110/piece. If I'm off on my numbers feel free to smack them around

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    Re: Custom Z06 6 Piston Big brake kit being put on the Escalade

    Its np. I understand looking at prices. But actually got prices directly from Baer and 15" one piece rotor is 544 for the pair. 272.50 each. For the two piece ones they sell it was 497.50 each.

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    Re: Custom Z06 6 Piston Big brake kit being put on the Escalade

    Ok so test fited them on the Beltech spindles. They don't fit pefect. I have to grind down some of the spindle.. But very little. I actually started to grind one down and really didn't take long before it almost fit but my grinder took a shit. So I got it to basically sit almost flush with the spindle. But I put on the stock rotors and test the caliper and one of my rims.. One issue I might run into is spacing with the rim. I might need to do a spacer on the wheel. But I will find out more once I actually mock it up correctly with correct rotors. But here are some pics




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