: CTS-V brakes on an STS



studio caddi
07-24-13, 07:10 PM
I'm just curious would it be possible to swap the brakes on my RWD 2008 STS for the brakes on a CTS-V and would they make a big improvement in braking performance ? Also what would be required to make this swap .

1BadCadSTS
07-24-13, 07:12 PM
18" wheels with 40mm offset

rotors

V calipers

That's how I got them to work on the front. Forget the rears they are just eye candy.

Search I've done a post on it. I'm the only one who has done it to my knowledge.

Charles Warren
07-25-13, 10:11 AM
so no hub change???

1BadCadSTS
07-25-13, 10:21 AM
Not with correct 14" 5x115 rotors.

Charles Warren
07-25-13, 12:04 PM
oh gotcha like shelby mustang

1BadCadSTS
07-25-13, 12:09 PM
Correct. They are 5x114.3 but the tolerances are enough they clear and work perfectly.

Charles Warren
07-25-13, 12:31 PM
now i gotta spend more money thanks to you lol.

1BadCadSTS
07-25-13, 12:36 PM
Not that expensive hahaha. Honestly if you check eBay or amazon oe wheels is selling a v knock off 5x115 with a 40mm offset to clear. That's my next expense so I can reinstall my brembos. I tanked my custom rotors and wasn't going to pony up 500 for another set nor do I trust wheel spacers. I have 250 in the calipers and it will be just around 600 for wheels so for under a grand I have a big brake set up that parts can be bought at any auto store to service as opposed to having to order from Baer or Willwood.

Charles Warren
07-25-13, 12:39 PM
i need rotors anyway so id rather buy those instead of stockers. does the v brackets bolt right up???

1BadCadSTS
07-25-13, 12:52 PM
Brembos are not a floating caliper like the current jl9 or je5 setup. The caliper has the mount attached and does not move. To answer your question though the v spindal is the exact same spinal as ours so it bolts right up. The mustang rotor does require a thick washer between the spinal and caliper ears or it will rub the rotor.

scott9001
07-26-13, 08:35 PM
What did you do for a flex hose factory sts one or what?