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Old 05-10-2019, 05:25 PM
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Looking atupgrading my brakes. I read the c6z brakes are not that good. Id like the 14 inch rotor and six pistons set up. Just want the looks and better stopping power. Is there any other options for aftermarket calipers that use the stock c6z rotor besides willwood?
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Wilwood is the only option I know of that can be fitted with OEM rotors.

The C6Z brakes are actually very good, just are just a pain to service and the padlets are thin. If you aren't actually tracking the car regularly, they work fine. I ran a C6Z regularly for 4 years between race cars, and they work fine as long as you aren't changing pads regularly.
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Bingo. The Aero6 Front Caliper kit is just exactly that: Calipers, pads, hoses and brackets for a "hybrid fit" of the 14" front rotor and six pots to all C5 and C6 platforms. Easy install and many consider an improvement to the factory six piston models. FWIW there is also a complimenting rear kit as well of the same format.


Available in both red and black standard as well as a variety of other colors for an additional fee. Sold complete with everything but brake fluid and labor. Starting under $1700 to the door. LINK
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Originally Posted by Todd TCE View Post
Bingo. The Aero6 Front Caliper kit is just exactly that: Calipers, pads, hoses and brackets for a "hybrid fit" of the 14" front rotor and six pots to all C5 and C6 platforms. Easy install and many consider an improvement to the factory six piston models. FWIW there is also a complimenting rear kit as well of the same format.



Available in both red and black standard as well as a variety of other colors for an additional fee. Sold complete with everything but brake fluid and labor. Starting under $1700 to the door. LINK
You can also add this Wilwood 14 inch stock replacement rotor that will give great on track rotor life. I added these rotors when using the previous version of these calipers on my 08Z. I carried a couple of old stock rotors as spares just in case something happened but over three seasons of usage nothing happened.
http://Chevrolet Corvette Z06 - Fron...No.: 140-12496

Between this setup and the Wilwood rear brake kit you have a damned good brake setup with a good selection of pads and long lasting rotors. On track I preferred Wilwood's H pads.

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i recently upgraded to the wilwood aero6 front calipers and love them. as a bonus pads are cheaper too!
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Originally Posted by Todd TCE View Post
Bingo. The Aero6 Front Caliper kit is just exactly that: Calipers, pads, hoses and brackets for a "hybrid fit" of the 14" front rotor and six pots to all C5 and C6 platforms. Easy install and many consider an improvement to the factory six piston models. FWIW there is also a complimenting rear kit as well of the same format.



Available in both red and black standard as well as a variety of other colors for an additional fee. Sold complete with everything but brake fluid and labor. Starting under $1700 to the door. LINK
Thanks for the link. Do you offer black rotors? Im going to go c6z in the front and the rear.
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Thanks for the link. Do you offer black rotors? Im going to go c6z in the front and the rear.

No sir. But because these calipers use oe spec, one piece rotors, you can source them from any rotor supplier of your choice I personally don't have a favorite or vendor recommendation. Given the one piece spec I'd have to say they're all pretty much the same thing here..


*To be clear: these are CALIPER kits they don't come with rotors of any size, color or finish. This is not a Big Brake Kit with all those items.
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Will the Aero 6 Kit work well with a stock C5 master cylinder or recommend upgrading?
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Check out www.knsbrakes.com for good rotor choices.
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Will the Aero 6 Kit work well with a stock C5 master cylinder or recommend upgrading?
Just fine yes.
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Originally Posted by Podium View Post
Looking atupgrading my brakes. I read the c6z brakes are not that good. Id like the 14 inch rotor and six pistons set up. Just want the looks and better stopping power. Is there any other options for aftermarket calipers that use the stock c6z rotor besides willwood?
Brake kits won't offer more stopping power, tires do that. They will offer more heat resistance and thicker pads. but this is very rotor dependent.

IMHO as big a PITA as the C6Z caliper is with its pins, and thin pucks. It "looks" better than Willwood. for looks STR or AP. Not to mention they are actually awesome systems that take real rotors.
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