I do think the kit is worth it, and have noticed an increase in stopping distance (as well as pad life). I pieced mine together, so it was basically caliper brackets, adapter and rotors that were needed. I rebuilt & painted the C5 calipers, since they were out of the car. Now that I have the Camaro calipers out, I'll probably rebuild & paint them then swap them back on to the front.
^ i just looked at the link posted to and i understand what your saying but just like acceleration, deceleration has to be set up too. c5 brakes comes with much more benefit than just greater braking power. camaros and trans ams have plenty of actual stopping power. its the larger heavier rotor that allows it to take more abuse before over heating and failing. so from a road race stand point its a great upgrade.
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I have the c5 brakes on my SS. I dint notice much improvement on stopping distance though. My previous rotors where wrapped and from reading on here, it's suppose to be a common problem. So, I upgraded. From what I've read you'll feel the biggest difference if you do any type of road racing.
I have this kit on my formula and it makes it very easy to stop from high speeds at the track and its smooth. I am however looking to sell it to go to stock LS1 brake setup because of wanting to go to a smaller wheel on my drag pack.
I did them. I used UMI adapters, kept my Camaro calipers.
Make sure you use C5 pads (even with Camaro calipers).
Camaro pads are offset and will run off the outer edge of C5 rotor.
It was a great investment. I'd definitely recommend it.
are you sure about this....using C5 pads with camaro ls1 calipers? I thought the same when I ordered C5 drilled and slotted rotors, I got the C5 pads for my LS1 calipers, then I was told they wouldn't work so I sent them back and got LS1 camaro pads.
I have the brackets/spacers to use my stock LS1 caliper with the C5 rotors.
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