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    Big Brakes on a not-so-big Budget? YEP

    Introducing another joint collaboration between myself and lji372 (love that guy)

    Although not 100% complete in development, the meat and potatoes are here for me to share with you.
    Here is the list:

    GT500 Rotors from NAPA: $125 part # 880497 (You need to open the hub I.D .030, easily accomplished with a die grinder)
    http://www.napaonline.com/Catalog/Ca...497_0387025606
    C5 Corvette Semi-Loaded Calipers w/brackets: ~$300 (looking for better deals)
    http://www.napaonline.com/Catalog/Ca...54A_0248561055
    http://www.napaonline.com/Catalog/Ca...53A_0248561065
    Stainless Steel Brake Lines with brackets and fittings: Todd@TCE
    Ceramic Brake Pads: $95 (You can buy whatever you want)
    Custom brackets with Bolts/washers: $155 Shipped

    When this is all done, I will provide part numbers, links, basic instructions and all photos I have taken.
    All that will be provided to you from the site is brackets. (maybe the bolts) You must look off of my provided recipe to supply the rest.

    WOOOHOOOOOOOO... to Me & Jerry







    Keep in mind my Calipers were modified by Baer. The calipers you will get from NAPA may say Corvette on them....Im not sure.

    No more 500 dollar rotor replacements. No more $1400+ big brake price tags.

    Off the shelf parts, easy recipe to make this yourself, why did it take me 10 years?

    Edit 4/7/17: SO MANY PM'S asking where to buy the brackets and lines.
    lji372 for Brackets
    Todd@TCE for the lines.
    Last edited by Zack; 11-29-2018 at 03:36 PM.

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    what are the chances the GT500 rotors are close enough to fit with an already existing Baer kit?


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    As always excellent work!
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    How about something for the rears?
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    Very bad ass. Are these the 14" rotors?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RR|Suki View Post
    what are the chances the GT500 rotors are close enough to fit with an already existing Baer kit?
    Nope. Almost a 1/4 difference in offset

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    Quote Originally Posted by fastblackmerc View Post
    How about something for the rears?
    I'm going to look into that next but having a functioning parking brake and keeping it relatively inexpensive is probably not going to be possible

    Quote Originally Posted by Vortech347 View Post
    Very bad ass. Are these the 14" rotors?
    Yes they are, from a 2010 listing
    I am still exploring other calipers that are better, but they are so wide on the outboard portion we would need new wheels for sure

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    The brackets for this with a gt500 rotor changed on both the x and Y axis. It's not a Baer duplicate by any means

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zack View Post
    Nope. Almost a 1/4 difference in offset
    Hate the rotor ring prices


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    Quote Originally Posted by Zack View Post
    I'm going to look into that next but having a functioning parking brake and keeping it relatively inexpensive is probably not going to be possible
    Get rid of the shoes and get a caliper with an integrated parking brake.
    “When you can’t make them see the light, make them feel the heat.”
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    "The only way to deal with the Islamic State - these blood thirsty, blood-drunken, terrorists -
    is to kill them, keep on killing them, until you kill the last one, then you kill his pet goat."

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    “Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet.”
    "I come in peace. I didn't bring artillery. But I'm pleading with you, with tears in my eyes, if you **** with me, I'll kill you all"
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    this is awesome. Put my first in line for a set of brackets!
    I eat apples until my stomach feels much more full than its normal.

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    Maybe get with Todd/TCE for some direct fit SS brake lines?
    I eat apples until my stomach feels much more full than its normal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Logizyme View Post
    Maybe get with Todd/TCE for some direct fit SS brake lines?
    Why? Jegs has everything for cheaper

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    What kind of modification is required to the brake lines?
    I eat apples until my stomach feels much more full than its normal.

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