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Forum: Brake, Chassis and Suspension Tech 04-22-2016, 03:49 PM
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Posted By Blackbirdws6
I appreciate the feedback on the Wilwood setup. I...

I appreciate the feedback on the Wilwood setup. I may take you up on checking those if I get antsy and looking to pull the trigger.
Forum: Brake, Chassis and Suspension Tech 04-22-2016, 02:02 PM
Replies: 36
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Posted By Blackbirdws6
Is there a real benefit to swapping in the LS1...

Is there a real benefit to swapping in the LS1 rears?
Forum: Brake, Chassis and Suspension Tech 04-22-2016, 12:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,838
Posted By Blackbirdws6
I'm not counting out the Wilwoods but I think...

I'm not counting out the Wilwoods but I think it's worth messing with a different pad on my current setup. If I need a bit more, then I will weigh the options of a different rotor/caliper/pad.
Forum: Brake, Chassis and Suspension Tech 04-20-2016, 11:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,838
Posted By Blackbirdws6
Strange brakes are drag oriented so those would...

Strange brakes are drag oriented so those would not be ideal for primary street use. I already have a boat anchor in the front of the car. :bertstare:



That's what I'm thinking. Try different...
Forum: Brake, Chassis and Suspension Tech 04-20-2016, 10:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,838
Posted By Blackbirdws6
So here is the rundown of options after speaking...

So here is the rundown of options after speaking with a few vendors. In general, the consensus is that while the rotors could be more efficient, the pads are likely the culprit since they are not...
Forum: Brake, Chassis and Suspension Tech 04-19-2016, 12:55 PM
Replies: 36
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Posted By Blackbirdws6
For those following along, here is a pic of the...

For those following along, here is a pic of the rotor.

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w170/bmdeluca/The%20Bird/The%20Rebuild/0412161936_zpsxgv917hy.jpg...
Forum: Brake, Chassis and Suspension Tech 04-19-2016, 07:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,838
Posted By Blackbirdws6
I will be making a few calls this week if I get a...

I will be making a few calls this week if I get a moment. It's no rush since I rarely race in the warmer months anyway.



Once I have all the options laid out clearly, I will see what makes the...
Forum: Brake, Chassis and Suspension Tech 04-18-2016, 09:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,838
Posted By Blackbirdws6
Rear brakes look normal.

Rear brakes look normal.
Forum: Brake, Chassis and Suspension Tech 04-18-2016, 08:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,838
Posted By Blackbirdws6
Yup. Good point. Strano got back to me and...

Yup. Good point.

Strano got back to me and I'm not sure if he is trying to just get me out of his hair or is legitimately providing sound advice. He basically said a set of better pads would be...
Forum: Brake, Chassis and Suspension Tech 04-18-2016, 04:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,838
Posted By Blackbirdws6
It's just what I read so I'm not making any...

It's just what I read so I'm not making any claims of real knowledge here. S60 just has backing plates for the factory 93-97 calipers.

Strano got back to me with some questions so we will see...
Forum: Brake, Chassis and Suspension Tech 04-18-2016, 04:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,838
Posted By Blackbirdws6
Pads kicking back, shuddering etc. This was with...

Pads kicking back, shuddering etc. This was with an upgrade up front.



Roads are bad enough in NJ. I don't want to make them worse.
Forum: Brake, Chassis and Suspension Tech 04-18-2016, 01:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,838
Posted By Blackbirdws6
Perfect :rofl:. I'd guess they help me pack and...

Perfect :rofl:. I'd guess they help me pack and then have a flat bed come by to impound it. Worth it?

Scott - I've been doing some more reading and it seems a better brake package on the rear of...
Forum: Brake, Chassis and Suspension Tech 04-18-2016, 01:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,838
Posted By Blackbirdws6
LOL. Don't think the state troopers on 287 would...

LOL. Don't think the state troopers on 287 would appreciate use of a chute. I like the visual though.
Forum: Brake, Chassis and Suspension Tech 04-18-2016, 01:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,838
Posted By Blackbirdws6
I have an email to Sam Strano and will do some of...

I have an email to Sam Strano and will do some of my own homework. The car still has ABS and understand a change to the front may require updates to the rear. I'm trying to weigh out options that...
Forum: Brake, Chassis and Suspension Tech 04-18-2016, 12:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,838
Posted By Blackbirdws6
Brake Upgrade Options

It has come time to spend some reasonable coin on a new braking setup for the firebird. It seems the past 2 rentals have been tough on my brakes so it's clear I need a better option. For reference, I...
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