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Thread: Better Brakes On A Budget

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    Default Better Brakes On A Budget

    Ordered everything from Greg at Pace Performance (-Pads), here's my list.

    Russell G8 SS Brake Hose Kit P/N - RUS692210 - $125
    Russell speed bleeders P/N - RUS639560 - $20 (2 pair at $10 each)

    The front brakes get upgraded a bit.
    *This upgrade requires aftermarket wheels or wheel spacers to clear the larger calipers.

    Front Calipers (2007 CTS-V Brembo (G8GT Upgrade to 4 piston front)
    Front Caliper - P/N 89047726 - ($156.73)
    Front Caliper - P/N 89047727 - ($154.20)
    Caliper pin kit - P/N 89047711 - ($35.89 shipped ea; 2 required)
    CTS-V Caliper bolts - P/N 18041878 - $4.49 ea (4 required)

    Front Camaro Brake Rotors (2007 CTS-V Brembo Upgrade)
    OEM P/N - 92245928 - $79.19 ea

    Front Brake Pads (2007 CTS-V Brembo Upgrade)
    Bendix CQ Front Ceramic Brake Pad P/N D1050; Length=5.19; Plate=.200 - $38.79


    Retaining the parking brake, upgrading to ceramic pads on the rear.

    Rear Rotors
    OEM Rear rotor P/N 92170766 - $79.98 ea

    Rear Brake Pads
    Bendix CQ Rear Ceramic Brake Pad P/N D1352 - $42.95







    Other Options

    2004-2007 CTS-V Brembo (G8GT Upgrade) (4 piston front)
    GXP Caliper bolts - P/N 92139080 - (4 required)

    GXP (CTS-V 04-07 Upgraded) Front Rotor Options
    OEM Front GXP Rotors P/N - 92213817

    GXP (CTS-V 04-07 Upgraded) Front Pad Options
    CENTRIC Posi-Quiet Ceramic w/Shims P/N - (ebaY)

    GT/GXP Rear Rotor Options
    CENTRIC Rotor P/N - 12062113
    AC Delco Durastop P/N - 19241807
    Raybestos P/N - 580724 - (rockauto)

    GT/GXP Rear Pad Options
    OEM P/N - 92250968
    CENTRIC Posi-Quiet Ceramic with Shims P/N - 105.13520
    Last edited by SRG963; 10-11-2011 at 08:59 AM. Reason: Updated P/N
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    Rotofab/Cortex/BMR/Pedders/VMR/Adams/Brakes/OBX/Nitto

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    I did the Russel brake lines, dot 4 syn fluid change x2, Bendix ceramic brake pads. I like the firmer feel of the brake lines, slightly noticeable. The Bendix feel exactly like stock and work well, I thought for stock brakes mine works fine for my driving. I heard from several places the raybes Advanced Technology pads were disappointing. I will prob keep the Bendix pads in rear and upgrade the front pads to something sexy but not eat my rotors(My fav pad they dont make for our car Performance friction carbon metallic)I will try the bobcats or something well known that wont eat my rotors but are a real upgrade.
    Honestly i would just use the OEM brembo pad that they use on the cts v for yo,. seems to work well.
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    Don't go with the with the "Raybestos Advanced Technology Pads"......

    They fell apart on me after a few thousand miles and I didn't even abuse them.....I went with the Autozone Ceramic Pads and they are great, don't know if they make them for the CTS-V....
    2009 G8 GT Panther Black ,Onyx/Red, Premium Package GXP Conversion..DONE
    JL 1000/1 connected to 2 JL 12W6V2's
    JL 300/4 Connected to Boston Acoustic SL60 Components
    JL CLEANSWEAP!! AWESOME !!
    20 " Staggered Polished Camaro Wheels, NITTO NT555 Extreme Tires
    Front Brembo Brakes
    KOOKS Mid 1/78 Headers w/High Flow Cats
    SLP PowerFlow Axle Back Exhaust w/Unique Tips
    RotoFab CAI, Custom tune by FROST
    Heater Hose Relocation, HSRK MOD, Intake Cover Removed
    GXP Struts Front/Rear
    BMR Front and Rear Sway Bars
    Crazy Paul's Integrated GPS Trim Package
    Replaced XM Box with a working SIRIUS BOX
    THE FIRST PONTIAC G8 IN THE COUNTRY WITH SIRIUS WORKING THROUGH THE FACTORY HEAD UNIT !!!!

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    Thanks guys, taking Raybestos off the list
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    There's always someone faster,
    they just don't look as good lol
    Rotofab/Cortex/BMR/Pedders/VMR/Adams/Brakes/OBX/Nitto

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    What are you looking for out of your front brakes? Higher friction which will come with more dust and noise or sacrifice some friction but get less dust and noise?
    2009.5 PBM GT
    PatG Tune, Kooks Mids, Roto-fab w/HSRK
    BMR & Crazy Paul stuff

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    She gets driven daily, around 25k a year, and maybe a little autocross action here and there. I'm fine with the way she brakes currently. I'm running Bendix Ceramic pads up front now, which provide less dust compared to the OEM pads. I believe I'll be sticking with Ceramic pads all around.
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    There's always someone faster,
    they just don't look as good lol
    Rotofab/Cortex/BMR/Pedders/VMR/Adams/Brakes/OBX/Nitto

    PRAISE THE LOWERED

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    Will the CTS-V calipers fit in the 19" stock rims - non GXP
    2009.1 Pontiac G8 GT
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    GO: Volant CAI, Superchips Cortex 91 tune, BP white catch can, modded lower grille, Solo axle backs; DBA 4000 series rotors; Russell SS brake lines; ATE Blue; Hawk ceramic pads, Camaro SS 20s 245/35F & 275/30R

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    Quote Originally Posted by SRG963 View Post
    She gets driven daily, around 25k a year, and maybe a little autocross action here and there. I'm fine with the way she brakes currently. I'm running Bendix Ceramic pads up front now, which provide less dust compared to the OEM pads. I believe I'll be sticking with Ceramic pads all around.
    Okay. PM coming your way.

    Another question. For the number you have listed as caliper bolt (P/N 18041878), has that been verified? I show that as being the wheel stud. I show the caliper to knuckle bolts as being 18060356.
    2009.5 PBM GT
    PatG Tune, Kooks Mids, Roto-fab w/HSRK
    BMR & Crazy Paul stuff

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    No need to buy $150 brake lines. I bought lines yesterday for about $80. I'll be supplying part numbers tomorrow once I ensure fitment tonight. Basically, for the front at least, you buy 21" long lines at $12, banjo fittings for $8 and -4 to clip fittings for $7. Put it all together, and you have SS lines for half the price.

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    Front Caliper - P/N 89047726 ($165.19 shipped) $156.73
    Front Caliper - P/N 89047727 ($162.53 shipped) - $154.20
    Caliper pin kit - P/N 89047711 ($44.46 shipped ea; 2 required) - $35.89
    Caliper bolt - P/N 18041878 ($4.72 shipped; 4 required) - $4.49 ea

    Front (CTS-V Calipers) Brake Rotors (355mmx32mm)
    OEM Pontiac G8 GXP or Camaro Front Rotors - P/N 92213817 - $88.59 - $79.19

    Need help deciding between the items below. Opinions welcome.

    Front (CTS-V Calipers) Brake Pads
    OEM 2007 - Cadillac - CTS-V front pads - $99.93 -
    OEM pad is 89047725 - $115.31
    AC Delco pad choices
    Delco advantage - 19285976 - $30.60
    Durastop semi met - 19137367 - $45.54
    Durastop Ceramic - 19241441 - $51.54
    I can match or beat the Russell prices also so you can save on shipping.
    Why does anyone check anywhere else for GM parts???
    Last edited by Greg@PacePerformance; 02-24-2011 at 09:39 AM.
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