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Old 07-10-2008, 05:42 PM   #1
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Now that I may be getting some 5 spokes, what are my options for brake upgrades, best bang for the buck and stay under $1000 for calipers, lines, drilled and slotted rotors, etc, whatever I need?

GS, C5, C6? Would anything fit with sawblades, if not I may sell to fund these. Polished with Vredesteins about 5k on them, anyone interested in the long term?
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Old 07-10-2008, 07:32 PM   #2
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I believe GS calipers will fit with Sawblades.....

You can do the upgrade for alot less than you expect. I spent under $700 for everything (rotors / calipers / ss lines / pads) Depending on if you want the calipers powdercoated (mine were).

Get a used set of C6 calipers($150, get JeffVettes adapters($100), ss lines ($100), pads ($120), rotors $250 depending and misc bolts needed ($50). That's aprox what you will spend!

GS upgrade would be much cheaper.... But the look of the C5 / C6 is much better and stronger brake too.
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Will C6 Z51 Brakes fit under the standard A-Mold on a 94, or do you need an 18" wheel...sorry to hijack.
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Will C6 Z51 Brakes fit under the standard A-Mold on a 94, or do you need an 18" wheel...sorry to hijack.
No problem, I would like to know to.
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Will C6 Z51 Brakes fit under the standard A-Mold on a 94, or do you need an 18" wheel...sorry to hijack.
C5 / C6 will fit and I believe C6 Z51 are identical in size too....

So yes, they will fit
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The C5 brakes are a great upgrade. Find Jeffvette he may have an extra set of adapters. Some of the things that are needed are the C5 adapters, C5 calipers and rotors.
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Old 07-11-2008, 11:57 PM   #7
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Now that I may be getting some 5 spokes, what are my options for brake upgrades, best bang for the buck and stay under $1000 for calipers, lines, drilled and slotted rotors, etc, whatever I need?

GS, C5, C6? Would anything fit with sawblades, if not I may sell to fund these. Polished with Vredesteins about 5k on them, anyone interested in the long term?
I'd go with some Big Reds (PORSCHE)

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Jeff can probably hook you up. Your rotors and other goodies would have to come later though because your budget would be blown on these calipers.

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Porsche calipers on a Vette?

My car would spit those out like an Autolite spark plug!
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Porsche calipers on a Vette?

My car would spit those out like an Autolite spark plug!
Sure, just powder coat them over the porsche logo and your Vette won't know. Good bang for the buck $$ and they are Brembos.

JeffVette has them on his ZR-1 - look and perform great.
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MOVIT makes a kit that will fit behind the sawblade rims using brembo big red calipers... www.movitusa.com www.movit.de
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C5 / C6 will fit and I believe C6 Z51 are identical in size too....

So yes, they will fit

Thought they were 14 inch rotors on C6 ?? Might be thinking of C-6/Z06. 14 inch won't fit.
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Here is a new one...how much modification would be required to get those new Carbon Ceramic Brakes brakes of the new ZR1 on a 94. Assuming I had all the money I needed. Which I'm sure I dont presently.
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