conversion Corvette brakes C4 / C5 calibers - Team Camaro Tech
Brakes, Suspension & Steering Conversion questions, Steering & Handling

 2Likes
  • 1 Post By slazisme
  • 1 Post By kv67ssrs
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Sep 2nd, 18, 01:57 PM Thread Starter
Senior Tech
Markus
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Germany
Posts: 140
conversion Corvette brakes C4 / C5 calibers

Hello!

I did the conversion to a C4 Corvette brake system at the front with 13" rotors (option for 92' LT1 Corvette, which was the donor car). Now the C5 brake calibers have bigger pads so at lwast a higher efficieny. I want to know if the C5 calibers have the same bolt pattern, dimensions etc. so that the change will be an easy process. The dimension of the 13" disk is not the problem, because the inner area is not attached from the pads.

69`Camaro, 92`LT 1 / 94' BW-6 speed, shorty headers+Flowmaster, Vette wheels, Eibach/hotchkis springs, koni shocks, Nova rear, Corvette 13" front brake system
[all certified by German association for technical inspection with Oldtimer title]
Markus is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Sep 2nd, 18, 05:08 PM
DjD
Retired
Dennis
 
DjD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 1999
Location: Fortuna, CA
Posts: 26,419
Garage
Re: conversion Corvette brakes C4 / C5 calibers

I know the C4 vette guys will sometimes upgrade to C5 calipers but I believe they use an adapter to bolt up the caliper. I have heard of using C5 calipers with both C5 rotors (12.7"x1.25") and C4 rotors (13"x1.1") but they were kits with brackets made for the C5 calipers. Your first step should be looking into the adapter the C4 guys are using.

https://www.superchevyperformance.co...les.asp?ID=124

...Dennis

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


"Don't take life so serious, you won't get out alive..."
DjD is offline  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Sep 2nd, 18, 07:05 PM
Moderator
David Pozzi
 
davidpozzi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: Central California, USA
Posts: 10,054
Re: conversion Corvette brakes C4 / C5 calibers

Bigger pads donít brake better but they last longer. If you take a given clamping force from a caliper piston, apply it to a larger pad, the pressure per square inch is lower.

Check my web page for First Gen Camaro suspension info:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

67 RS 327 original owner. 1965 Lola T-70
davidpozzi is offline  
 
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Sep 2nd, 18, 08:22 PM
Senior Tech
Simon
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 470
Garage
Re: conversion Corvette brakes C4 / C5 calibers

Check with Tobin from Kore brakes, knowledgeable and helpful when using C5, C6 brakes for conversions.
KORE3 Industries LLC: On and Off-Road Performance Automotive Components
130fe likes this.
slazisme is offline  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Sep 3rd, 18, 04:57 AM
Gold Lifetime Member
Chris
 
130fe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Posts: 1,488
Re: conversion Corvette brakes C4 / C5 calibers

Markus, another thing to consider is that your current wheels might not fit with the C5 stuff. The caliper sticks out further on the C5 stuff than the C4 stuff. Like Simon says, go to Kore3's website and download the fitment template from here- KORE3 Industries LLC: On and Off-Road Performance Automotive Components the standard C5 is the 325mm one. Tobin (Owner on Kore3) is phenomenal to deal with!

Chris
1968 Camaro SS coupe, Lemans Blue/medium blue interior
LS3/T56 Ridetech Suspension
130fe is offline  
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Sep 3rd, 18, 03:22 PM
Senior Tech
Kip
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Tulsa, Ok
Posts: 502
Re: conversion Corvette brakes C4 / C5 calibers

As mentioned above.... talk to Tobin at Kore3. Good guy. Smart. I got my C6 conversion through him.. It will put you right up on the dash!
130fe likes this.

1967 SSRS
kv67ssrs is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Team Camaro Tech forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address.
NOTE we receive a lot of registrations with bad email addresses. IF you do not receive your confirmation email you will not be able to post. contact support and we will try and help.
Be sure you enter a valid email address and check your spam folder as well.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome