Tag: brakes

Tech Thursday: C5 Brakes

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Brakes Why Mod? The answer to this should be obvious. Upgrading your brakes can allow you to stop more quickly, in a shorter distance and decrease fade in racing or heavy, continued use applications (ie canyon runs). The brake system is composed of the master cylinder, brake fluid, brake lines, discs (also called rotors), calipers, […] More »

  Comments | By - December 19, 2013

Tech Tuesday: C6 Brakes

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Brakes Why Mod? The answer to this should be obvious. By upgrading your brakes you can stop more quickly, in a shorter distance and decrease fade in racing or heavy, continued use applications (ie canyon runs). The brake system is composed of the master cylinder, brake fluid, brake lines, discs, calipers, pads and occasionally cooling […] More »

  Comments | By - October 1, 2013

The C5 Corvette: An Overview

Corvette manufactured the C5 from 1997 through 2004.  At the time the C5 Corvette was introduced, the 1997 C5 featured an all-new drive train. The transmission moved to the rear of the car. As part of a trans-axle assembly, the transmission was connected to the engine by a torque tube. This arrangement improved the front-to-rear […] More »

  Comments | By - April 25, 2011

Parking Brake Adjustment

I posted this fix several years ago, but it was lost in the software upgrade… When My C5 was new the e brake barely worked,, I took it to the dealer, and was told that brakes are a wear item and that I would have to pay for new shoes.. the car had less than […] More »

  Comments | By - April 21, 2010

Trick for Removing Rear Brake Calipers

If you\’d wish to avoid getting into working on the small steel brake line fittings to remove the rear caliper, first remove the retaining pin and brake pads. This also reduces caliper weight for handling. Then break the large flex hose fitting at the caliper, grab the caliper and rotate it to twist it off […] More »

  Comments | By - April 21, 2010

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