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Offline Ashtray77

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brake upgrade suggestions
« on: April 17, 2007, 08:21:26 PM »
Can anyone recommend a good set of upgraded front brakes for my TA?  I'm not stopping so well anymore, I think new rotors, calipers, pads, master cylinder, etc. might be in order.   I want to be able to keep my snowflakes and not spend a fortune.  thanks!

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Offline eroc022

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Re: brake upgrade suggestions
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2007, 08:41:30 PM »
ssbc ( stainless steel brake company) sells an upgrade for the front....the calipers are much better but i believe they use the same size rotors...which you can order from them or get them from baer brakes....
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Re: brake upgrade suggestions
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2007, 08:43:03 PM »
Another key brake part you will want to change is the brake lines. I recommend going with stainless brake lines, you can order a front line kit for around $80. This will make a big difference on how the pedal feels. Usually the rubber line are very soft and expand which makes your pedal soft.  As far as what brand to go with I recommend going with an upgrade kit from SSBC. The kits start at $200 for sloted rotors, pads and hardware, then from there the prices just keep climbing depending on what you want to change.

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Re: brake upgrade suggestions
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2007, 08:47:32 PM »
Ok, that doesnt sound too bad.  I'll check them out.  Thanks for the help.

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Re: brake upgrade suggestions
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2007, 09:10:54 PM »
There is also the option of converting your front spindles  to "b" body spindles and then the 1LE 12" rotors from the 1988-1992 Camaro/Firebird
here is a link to the process
http://home.pacbell.net/bigiron/Articles/BigRotor.html
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Re: brake upgrade suggestions
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2007, 09:42:23 PM »
Remind me to never go stainless, I like a soft brake pedal.