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Old 11-15-2003, 10:15:00 PM   #1
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C5 Brake Upgrade

Has anyone got this completly installed yet? What about pics? Sorry, i read through all of the post, but didn't see anyone post that they got it done. Atleast i didn't see it anyway.

How much did it run? I thought that I saw $600?

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Old 11-17-2003, 12:02:00 AM   #2
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I guess not huh.....
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Old 11-17-2003, 02:33:00 AM   #3
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Check with HarleyT (hthordson@compcams.com) I was looking throught the archives and found his car. Dont know if it is the one you are looking for. Hope it helps
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Old 11-17-2003, 07:47:00 PM   #4
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Harley was looking into this a while back as well. I'm sure he'll have some insight about now...
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Old 11-17-2003, 09:10:00 PM   #5
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I really really want to do this, but I just want to make sure that it is possible. Then I can start buying the parts.
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Old 11-18-2003, 11:33:00 AM   #6
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Hey guys

I finished my set up and did some 30-40 mph stopping and they worked great.At the time the car did not have any front clip on or glass ect,ect so that's why I was unable to do some real hard testing. I have my car completely apart and in storage until I move into my new house. If I can be of any help let me know !
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Old 11-18-2003, 11:51:00 AM   #7
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Check out Rippers 74 pro touring TA. He put the C5 brakes on.
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Old 11-18-2003, 12:01:00 PM   #8
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HarleyT,

Where did you get the brakets? Do have have any for-sale? Or do you have a drawing with the specs for the brakets and the spindels? This way we can get them done ourself.

I REALLY want to do this so any help would be greatly appriciated! Detailed instructions PLEASE!

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Old 11-18-2003, 02:33:00 PM   #9
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Old 11-18-2003, 03:08:00 PM   #10
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I put C5 brakes on a set of spindals, it really wasnt that big of a deal. Took about 8 hours of work and around $700.

I tested them on one of my buddys car, I think they will work great, but I didnt really get to test them because his MC was the wrong size (way wrong).

Ill do a better test when I get them on my car.

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Old 11-18-2003, 06:29:00 PM   #11
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Here's the link to some of the old pics http://www.cardomain.com/id/harleyt73
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Old 11-19-2003, 04:38:00 AM   #12
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UPDATED; Email me. I am in the middle of this project and believe i know all the details and what to use and how. I can give you all the info, i will also post some here;
1. need C5 or LS1 calipers(same thing) and baskets
2. Need 13" C5 rotors
3. third gen(iroc/transam) rotors
4. have a machine shop cut off the entire "rotor" surface to create only a "hub" they can do this on a brake lathe, I paid $60, and that seems to be the going rate
5. Important!! Use the stock second generation spindle, the stock second gen outer wheel bearing, and the Third generation(Iroc) Inner wheel Bearing, and the third generation wheel bearing races on both the inner and outer. The reason for this is that the third generation rotor uses a different inner wheel bearing than the second gens, but uses the same outer wheel bearing as the second gens.
6. take the dust shield off of the spindle and enlarge the 2 holes that the dust shield attached with to use a bigger bolt like a 1/2" bolt. Use a drill and then a tap to maket the bigger 2 holes.
7. These two holes will be where you will mount your caliper bracket too. Now You must make a bracket, We measured mine and it looks like it will take a 5/8" thick bracket to fill the space between the spindle and the caliper basket.The bracket will be a bar with two holes on each end to mount it to the spindle with two more holes more towardst the middle of the bracket to mount the caliper to. I believe this takes a 12mm bolt(something like that, the caliper basket has metric threads
8. You also need to to cut off the "ears" off of your spindles, these are the two pieces that your old caliper bolted to, you need to cut them off so a bracket can lay flat across the spindle from the one dust shield/mounting hole to the other. You can do this easily with an angle grinder with a cutoff wheel or use a sawzall.
Then you bolt it all together, YOu will have just a hub that goes on the spindle that came from your machined third gen spindle. then the "hat" C5 rotor mounts over that hub, you might need longer wheel studs to make up for the thickness of the C5 rotor. You need the third gen rotor/hub because it is thinner in width which makes up for the thickness of the C5 "hat" rotor. If you use the stock thicker seond gen rotor/hub then it will space your wheels out however thick the C5 rotor is, which is about 3/8". Email me for anymore details
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I got my calipers loaded brand new powdercoated with crossdrilled and slotted rotors for $600 from DiscBrakesRUS.com Great guys, check out my brakes on my webpage in my sig. Also I believe you use the stock C5 front brake lines, i think they should attach to your hard lines just fine but havent' gotten there yet!

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Old 11-19-2003, 10:26:00 AM   #13
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HarleyT, can you send me the info too? Thanks

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