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Old 10-06-2008, 07:46 PM
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upgrading the breaks on my 70 elky

hey everyone hows it going???

ive been upgrading my front suspension and steering for sometime now (buying parts pay check to pay check). and im done with all that and im ready to buy much stronger bigger better breaks . i figure if you have the power to fly you better be able to stop it right??? lol

so my question is im not sure who to buy from and what to look for. ive done a bit of research and found these calipers http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku and these rotors http://www.ssbrakes.com/brakeproduct.../BigBiteRotors

summit sells the rotors for 110 each. which aint bad comparing to the other drilled and slotted rotors. ive heard that the drilled rotors crack and i have seen them crack but how much breaking makes them crack few dozen stops? 100s of stops? thousands of stop??? or just some real heavy breaking???

i have 15" rims and i wont be getting bigger at anytime. so i cant get 6 piston calipers with a 14" rotor lol.

so would you say my research did me good??? has anyone used theses calipers or rotors??? what about quality of the brand???

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If you are running on a tight budget, I'm not sure its worth it to spend that much money on brake upgrades. Those new stainess steel calipers are $410, while two new stock GM calipers would probably be only about $100. Unless you are racing, towing, or doing something else that puts a lot of load on your brakes, you should be able to stay with a well-maintained stock system.

If you buy new Delco calipers (or a quality rebuilt), install high quality brake pads, also rebuild/replace the rear drum brakes, and then bleed the system and install new fluid, I think your brakes will work fine. You won't get any reduction in unsprung weight, but you'll have at least $300-400 more in your pocket.

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Old 10-06-2008, 10:34 PM
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once i rebuild my rear end (which keeps getting put off) ill be goin to the drag track once in awhile for fun with my friends and fam. so i need the break upgrade. i have the power to fly and the rear end (when i build it) to make me launch into orbit lol. well maybe to that fast but i do plan on running 12s so the breaks would be nice
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BRAKES

sorry but it drives me nuts to see the most basic words mis-used or mispelled

i cant help myself at all with thaT


hmmm

i was gonna ask why you have to have such expensive brakes and drilled rotors and such

you are dragging the car ?

good luck!

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sorry. . . brakes!!!!

ive always been bad with the same sound different spelling.


yes i will be drag racing but not all the time. it is a mostly street driven car. ive just read that it helps with this that and the other. how about just slotted rotors???
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If your factory rotors are still in decent shape , keep them. Buy a pair of rebuilt factory calipers with some top of the line pads designed for your factory rotors and you will be good to go. Your only looking at 110 mph in the 12 second bracket . My stock brakes haul my 70 Elky down just fine, not even power boosted , yet. I have all factory power brake system on my 69 that came off of a 71 Monte Carlo . That car will scare you it stops so good . Just make sure all your components are up to snuff and don't worry about spending on trick stuff . Works for me.
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