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Old 06-25-2009, 11:15 AM
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Low-Drag caliper questions Firebird & S10

I have some 12" front frombrakes from a 98 or 99 Firebird LS1 with the dual piston calipers (not the PBR ones). Does anyone know if these are low-drag type? For the back I was thinking about using a stock S10 Blazer rear with factory discs approx year 2000, was also wondering if these are the low-drag type?
I've used the metric calipers from 83 monte in the past with the matching master cylinder but they were still a PITA.

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The low-drag calipers appeared in the early 80s. AMC started using GM low-drag calipers in 1982. The low-drag calipers have the caliper sliding on two removable pins. As far as I know all 82+ GM calipers are of the "low-drag" design.
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Thanks for the reply, from what I understand the low-drag name refers to how the piston seal on the caliper pulls the piston back away from the rotor slightly(more than non low-drag type) thus requiring a larger volume of fluid from the master cylinder to bring the piston and the pads back to a zero clearance state where braking can begin. That was the reason for the quick take-up master on vehicles like the S10 and late 70's/early 80's monte carlo.
I guess what I'm wondering is does the late 90's f-bodies and the later S10 blazers (2000 and up with 4 wheel disc) use a quick take-up type of master cylinder?
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