: Vette Z06 Brakes Installed - PHOTOS



deadringer
10-15-09, 12:00 AM
So the past month or so, I've been collecting parts to do a Z06 brake upgrade... my hunch was that it would be a direct bolt-on upgrade and it was...

I purchased the following:




Z06 Caliper Set - 6-piston front, 4-piston rear (p/n 19121788, 19121789, 19121802, 19121803)
DBA 4000 Series 6x6 Wiper-Slotted Rotors (p/n 42992SL, 42992SR, 42993SL, 42993SR)- http://www.dba.com.au/2006/products_4000.asp
Hawk HPS Brake Pads - Front & Rear (p/n HB531F.570, HB532F.570) - http://www.hawkperformance.com/performance/hps.php
Stop-Tech Stainless Brake Lines (p/n 950.62003, 950.62503) - http://www.stoptech.com/Products/stainless_steal_lines.shtml
Ate TYP 200 Brake Fluid - http://www.ate-na.com/generator/www/us/en/ate/ate/themes/20_ate_brake_products/50_brake_fluid/bf_info_us.html
Motive GM Power Bleeder and Bleeder Bottle (p/n 0108, 1810) - http://www.motiveproducts.com/


Before the upgrade:

Front with wheel:
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l172/richardyoo/brakes/frontbeforewheel.jpg

Front:
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l172/richardyoo/brakes/frontbefore.jpg

Rear:
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l172/richardyoo/brakes/rearbefore.jpg

Parts comparisons -

Front calipers:
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l172/richardyoo/brakes/frontcalipers2.jpg

Front calipers:
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l172/richardyoo/brakes/frontcalipers.jpg

Front calipers:
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l172/richardyoo/brakes/caliperandpads.jpg

Front rotors:
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l172/richardyoo/brakes/frontrotors.jpg

Rear rotors:
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l172/richardyoo/brakes/rearrotors.jpg

Stainless braided lines:
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l172/richardyoo/brakes/sslines.jpg

Stainless braided lines installed:
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l172/richardyoo/brakes/sslinesinstalled.jpg

Power bleeder:
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l172/richardyoo/brakes/speedbleeder.jpg

AFTER -

Front with wheel:
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l172/richardyoo/brakes/frontafterwheel.jpg

Front:
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l172/richardyoo/brakes/frontafter.jpg

Front:
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l172/richardyoo/brakes/frontafterclearance.jpg

Rear:
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l172/richardyoo/brakes/rearafter.jpg

thebigjimsho
10-18-09, 01:47 PM
Looks incredible! Now...how do they feel???

deadringer
10-18-09, 02:25 PM
Looks incredible! Now...how do they feel???

Its hard to tell... its better, but...



I have only driven on them for about 40 miles
I haven't bedded them in yet, so they don't bite yet
I think I may still have a little bit of air in the system - the pedal is a just a shy too soft initially (I have a tech2 and did the ABS bleed, but it looks like I need to do it again)
I haven't done too many aggressive stops yet due to the above points


Once I get them broken in I'll report back :o

SkullV
10-20-09, 11:59 AM
Sweet man! Nice to see people finally getting into modding the XLR-V!

Dr. Design
10-20-09, 07:17 PM
Looks great!
The bleeding can be a pain in the rear. Looks like you have really adequate brake caliper clearance. Good job.

Thanks,

Dr. Design
D3 Cadillac

deadringer
10-20-09, 07:44 PM
Looks great!
The bleeding can be a pain in the rear. Looks like you have really adequate brake caliper clearance. Good job.

Thanks,

Dr. Design
D3 Cadillac

I wouldn't have been able to do it without you guys... your help was was great when I bought the wheels from you! :D