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Old 01-29-2019, 07:39 PM
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Due to the size of those calipers and the wheel offset required to fit over them, there's not enough room for much more than a 1" lip on the front wheels.

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Old 01-30-2019, 07:20 PM
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Car is gorgeous.
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Old 02-03-2019, 10:42 AM
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i would love to do that brake swap but its looking like the whole deal would cost as much as my car....
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Old 02-03-2019, 10:42 AM
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what is the difference in sizing between the c6 zr1 brake setup and the z06 ?
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Old 02-04-2019, 12:02 AM
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Originally Posted by henryr View Post
what is the difference in sizing between the c6 zr1 brake setup and the z06 ?
C6 Z06 brake rotors are 14" front and 13.4" rear. The carbon C6 ZR1 rotors are 15.5" front and 15" rear.

Not a bad price on these used fronts. https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums...nd-rotors.html

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Old 02-08-2019, 08:18 AM
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Amazing... well done. Were you at Carlisle last year before these latest mods? I feel like I saw your car.
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Old 02-08-2019, 11:25 PM
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That is correct. Still had the other brakes and tires on at the time. Started this project when I got home from PA
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Old 02-09-2019, 10:33 PM
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Awesome job. I recall Pumba doing this several years ago with a C5Z and doing a big write up about it. If I recall he is/was an engineer with GM or had someone with him that was. What I remember the most was that he had to redo all the suspension because the knuckles were not strong enough to handle the loads the brakes could exert on them. Not saying you will have an issue but its worth a search over in the C5 part for it.
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Old 02-10-2019, 01:32 AM
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Awesome job. I recall Pumba doing this several years ago with a C5Z and doing a big write up about it. If I recall he is/was an engineer with GM or had someone with him that was. What I remember the most was that he had to redo all the suspension because the knuckles were not strong enough to handle the loads the brakes could exert on them. Not saying you will have an issue but its worth a search over in the C5 part for it.
False... we race C5s on stock uprights on slicks no issues. Punbas car was very nicely done, but he didnít change uprights due to brake torque.
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Old 02-11-2019, 08:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Tool Hoarder View Post
False... we race C5s on stock uprights on slicks no issues. Punbas car was very nicely done, but he didn’t change uprights due to brake torque.
Here is what he did and why. https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums...s-inquiry.html

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Old 02-11-2019, 10:08 AM
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Yes... he put the latest iteration of uprights on because the caliper mount is way beefier from GM's testing at the Nurburgring. I ran them on my C5 racecar as well. It has nothing to do with braking force generated by the carbon brakes, but with upright flex under hard cornering pushing caliper pistons away from the rotor creating an initially soft pedal.
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Old 02-11-2019, 06:23 PM
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Like I said I was going off memory from 2011. Therefore I found the link and posted. Thanks for the clarification.
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Old 02-16-2019, 08:50 PM
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Pumba and I emailed back and forth a few times. My car is more about the show and rarity than race track performance. I do drive my car but I don't want to subject the paint to hard track days. Thanks for the input!
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Old 02-17-2019, 10:42 PM
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Wow, that is was gorgeous ZR-1 you have there.
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