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Old 03-14-2019, 01:23 PM
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Iím looking at a couple options for a C6Z. Which route would perform better? A new set of front AP competition brakes using stock rears or a used set of the standard Stoptech ST60 front ST40 rear.
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Iím looking at a couple options for a C6Z. Which route would perform better? A new set of front AP competition brakes using stock rears or a used set of the standard Stoptech ST60 front ST40 rear.
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I'm obviously biased, but I've always said you're far better investing in the absolute best front system possible. The fronts take an immense amount of abuse on the C6Z. Your ROI will be the greatest on the front by a long shot. You can always add the rears later when budget or need allows. We've had full-out road racers run our rear kit for years without changing discs...that's practice, qualifying, and racing. Get the best front system you can afford and don't look back.
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Old 03-14-2019, 03:08 PM
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That was my initial thought as I’ve read quite a few of posts, they’re very informative.
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But an AP kit and never look back, one of the best upgrades I bought for my C5
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Old 03-15-2019, 08:33 PM
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I have a great stoptech st60 front set Iíd sell. Only took off the car because I got a great deal on a stoptech trophy set.
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But an AP kit and never look back, one of the best upgrades I bought for my C5
Agreed. I beat on mine for an entire season with not a single issue. Then, I beat up on them for an entire second season...and gave the keys to a couple buddies who also did their worst.

Now, approaching season 3 on the same discs. There's a good amount of heat checking now, but they still look like they have plenty of life.

No regrets, these things are amazing. I enjoyed relaxing for a while between sessions instead of working on the brakes. It was short lived though, since now I'm helping my friends bleed THEIR brakes between sessions after they follow me deep into the brake zones.
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Buy the AP Racing front kit and you will never regret it.
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I have had the 4 piston AP 8350 calipers on the front of my C5 since 2011. Street driven and many track days. I can beat on them all weekend at Road America with full confidence. I would go with Essex.

My rears are stock. I never saw a need to change them.
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It's been said a few times already.. But get yourself an AP kit, you'll never have to think about your brakes again.
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The current owner of the car I’m buying has a set of ZR1 carbon ceramics that we’ve just about worked into the deal so I’m most likely going to go that route for now. I had the carbon ceramics on my C7 z06/z07 and loved them. I know they will have a higher replacement cost though in the future. Thank you all for the advice as usual. Any suggestions on sway bar set ups for road course? The car have LG G2 coilovers and most likely be running Toyo R888R tires.

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https://www.lgmotorsports.com/track-...-swaybars.html

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Then you're done.
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Those were the ones I was leaning towards, I had them on my C7Z also.
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