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Anyone looking to upgrade the rear caliper to match how nice the front brembo caliper is.

Would a CTS V rear caliper plug and play into the V sport rear caliper. I'm not sure on the dimensions of the V rear rotor, could anyone chime in on here.

What about slotted rotors to upgrade the existing rotors we have.

I know i could just go get a $4k BBK but looking to stay a bit OEM and still have the stop power and looks.

Any information would be greatly appreciated.
 

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I wonder if a 09+ CTS-V rear will work? You can get them pretty cheap off Amazon. Of course the rotor is significantly bigger too though.
 

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Anyone looking to upgrade the rear caliper to match how nice the front rembo caliper is[?]

Would a CTSV rear caliper plug and play into the V sport rear caliper[?]

The 3rd gen CTS is a completely different platform than the 2nd gen CTS (and CTS-V), so it's unlikely the Brembos from the older Vs would bolt up. Not to mention the calipers are clocked differently, so at the very least they would have to be mounted on opposite sides of the car to get the bleeders oriented correctly. Presumably the '16+ CTS-V Brembos would bolt on, but we're a ways off from being able to test that theory.

I'm not sure on the dimensions of the V rear rotor, could anyone chime in on here[?]
Mr. Google can tell you. Or an online parts search like www.rockauto.com.

What about slotted rotors to upgrade the existing rotors we have[?]
Does the Vsport use anything different than the heavy duty J55 brakes found on the regular CTS? I was under the impression that the brakes were the same, in which case slotted or drilled rotors are readily available.
 

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The 3rd gen CTS is a completely different platform than the 2nd gen CTS (and CTS-V), so it's unlikely the Brembos from the older Vs would bolt up. Not to mention the calipers are clocked differently, so at the very least they would have to be mounted on opposite sides of the car to get the bleeders oriented correctly. Presumably the '16+ CTS-V Brembos would bolt on, but we're a ways off from being able to test that theory.
Huh? Not familiar with the base CTS, but the V has the same orientation with the calipers. The only difference I can spot is the 3rd gens are mounted lower in the rear (a good move by Cadillac). Brakes are pretty easy to make work, just need to have the right size bracket which can take a lot of trial and error. The other issue with the rear brakes are the parking brake. Not sure how they function and how compatible they are.
 

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Bringing this back up. Since I was thinking this last night (recently bought my CTS-Vsport). The calipers for the rear on the CTS-V '16 showing up only around $229 per side on Rockauto. But there is not much more info there. Not seeing even the rear rotor listed for the CTS-V '16.

Im definitely interested in this as well. I don't see why it wouldn't work straight off the CTS-V '16 since more than likely the wheel hub/bracket is probably the same. Not sure about the previous generation CTS-V, no experience there, and as swift996 mentioned the parking brake probably going to be an issue with the older gen, so that's more than likely out (but not certain as it seems its probably just a motor pulling the ebrake cable.

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Bringing this back up. Since I was thinking this last night (recently bought my CTS-Vsport). The calipers for the rear on the CTS-V '16 showing up only around $229 per side on Rockauto. But there is not much more info there. Not seeing even the rear rotor listed for the CTS-V '16.

Im definitely interested in this as well. I don't see why it wouldn't work straight off the CTS-V '16 since more than likely the wheel hub/bracket is probably the same. Not sure about the previous generation CTS-V, no experience there, and as swift996 mentioned the parking brake probably going to be an issue with the older gen, so that's more than likely out (but not certain as it seems its probably just a motor pulling the ebrake cable.

Dixit
Do you have a part number for the '16 V brakes?
 

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I just have what RockAuto.com shows which is the following:

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ACDELCO 1722701 GM Original Equipment 
Rear Left; 19' HEAVY DUTY FRONT & REAR DISC BRAKES W/ABS(JGH), DARK GOLD CALIPER COLOR(J6J)  $229.79  

ACDELCO 1722697 GM Original Equipment 
Rear Left; 19' HEAVY DUTY FRONT & REAR DISC BRAKES W/ABS(JGH); EXCEPT BRAKE CALIPER COLOR(J6F), DARK GOLD CALIPER COLOR(J6J) $229.79  

ACDELCO 1722699 GM Original Equipment 
Rear Left; BRAKE CALIPER COLOR(J6F), 19' HEAVY DUTY FRONT & REAR DISC BRAKES W/ABS(JGH)  $229.79  

ACDELCO 1722702 GM Original Equipment 
Rear Right; 19' HEAVY DUTY FRONT & REAR DISC BRAKES W/ABS(JGH), DARK GOLD CALIPER COLOR(J6J)  $229.79  
  
ACDELCO 1722698 GM Original Equipment 
Rear Right; 19' HEAVY DUTY FRONT & REAR DISC BRAKES W/ABS(JGH); EXCEPT BRAKE CALIPER COLOR(J6F), DARK GOLD CALIPER COLOR(J6J)  $229.79  

ACDELCO 1722700 GM Original Equipment 
Rear Right; BRAKE CALIPER COLOR(J6F), 19' HEAVY DUTY FRONT & REAR DISC BRAKES W/ABS(JGH) $229.79
I don't get what the 1722700/1722699 is for, I wonder if they meant 19" instead of 19' (feet). They all have the same price. The 1st and 4th seem to be just GOLD color, the 2nd and 5th seem to be the same with just no color I think.

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I took a look today at my front rotor/caliper clearance. They are a tight fit for the stock wheel hub - I can't imagine a larger diameter rotor + caliper combo, but D3 has a Rotora kit? The rears are a bit cramped too, but seem more manageable than the fronts. Somebody has to do this first...
 

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I wouldn't mess with the brake bias on the V-sport by adding just the rear brakes on the of the CTSV. My honest opinion, I would wait for the next Gen Camaro to come out and swap out the brembos it has already. The diameter the Gen 6 has will fit in a 18" wheel.
 
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