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Old 05-09-2007, 06:06 AM
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Front brake upgrade

Hi all,
I am upgrading the wife's 33 coupe front brakes. They have 11" rotors, 78 GM calipers and they work just fine, NO problems....just ugly. So I want to upgrade to some "pretty" (her words, not mine) groved /drilled /polished rotors and calipers. I need to do this so the wife is more in tune to the changes I want to do to my car! wink wink grin The front Budnicks are 14" so 11" is about as big as I should go plus the 11" work fine. She has about 34,000 miles on them.

Any reccommendations as far as brand/type? Heidts/Wilwood/SSBC/ECI/....?

Thank you for your considered opinion....chuck

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I would not use the small 2 piston wilwoods, the braking will suffer a bunch. The dynalite style brake pad is about 1/2 the size of your current caliper's pad. This is the caliper that most of the aftermarket guys are selling.

Rotors are a non issue, whoever has a rotor you like in the size that fits your caliper/ hub, etc will work.

Wilwood does have some bigger calipers with 6 pistons and bigger pads, maybe they have a setup for your spindle. You didn't say what spindle you are running.

SSBC has some good looking calipers that work well, and are only a little more expensive than the wilwoods.

Baer and Brembo are trick looking, work very well, and cost a fortune. You could check out their websites for your application.

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