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Looking to go 4-wheel big brake conversion

I'd rather buy a full kit, vs chasing down parts here or parts there. No ebay, no bone yards if I can avoid it. Anybody use the "Right Stuff Detailing" kit? Same as the Camaro Central kit. Looks complete. Car is planed to use stock spindles, but may lower with a Hotchkis TVS kit. Currently have PDB's with drum rear. Advise welcomed.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old May 25th, 19, 07:00 AM
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Re: Looking to go 4-wheel big brake conversion

What size rims are you planning to run? Stock or bigger.......17"-18"?
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Re: Looking to go 4-wheel big brake conversion

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I'd rather buy a full kit, vs chasing down parts here or parts there. No ebay, no bone yards if I can avoid it. Anybody use the "Right Stuff Detailing" kit? Same as the Camaro Central kit. Looks complete. Car is planed to use stock spindles, but may lower with a Hotchkis TVS kit. Currently have PDB's with drum rear. Advise welcomed.
This is the kit I purchased:

https://www.getdiscbrakes.com/afxdc55cs

So far I have only installed the front rotors and calipers as I have no rear end yet. I thought it was pretty well made and the hardware is top notch. There have been some negative comments on the forum regarding the rear calipers as they are/could be difficult to adjust but I have no personal experience. I was simply unwilling to spend the money on Wilwood or Baer (more than double) particularly when I too really wanted a complete kit to take some of the guess work out of the process. I don't have nearly the experience as some of the members so I went the kit route to ensure it was complete and compatible. I also chose to use Hotchkis springs in the front and BMR leafs in the back. I too looked at the VS kit but felt this portion I could do better buy spot buying individual parts rather than the kit - just my two cents.

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I used the right stuff big brake kit on my 68. over kill for my sb coupe. However, for the price I got my kit for I couldnt get a standard size kit for so it was well worth it to me. I like the kit, its complete and reasonable. It works really well. You have to use at least a 17" rim to clear the calipers. I enjoy the braking power of it.
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Re: Looking to go 4-wheel big brake conversion

Thanks guys, I was looking at going 17" wheels, and the "right Stuff kit" is what I had my eye on, but just because it comes in one box, does not mean it will work. In this case, it looks like it will be OK, so thanks for the advise!

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Re: Looking to go 4-wheel big brake conversion

I have C6 Corvette brakes. The entire kit came from Kore3. It uses all GM parts except for mounting brackets on front and rear. I have 17' wheels, stock spindles, 12 bolt. The car stops pronto. Talk to Tobin at Kore3. Whatever you get, measure and re-measure and make damn sure they will fit your wheel of choice.

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Re: Looking to go 4-wheel big brake conversion

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Thanks guys, I was looking at going 17" wheels, and the "right Stuff kit" is what I had my eye on, but just because it comes in one box, does not mean it will work. In this case, it looks like it will be OK, so thanks for the advise!
I went with 2002 Camaro 4 wheel disc brakes. There's a sticky in the brake section on doing the rear 12" rotors and the fronts are also easy to swap.

I went with calipers and rotors (drilled and slotted) from Rockauto and my cost for all 4 wheels was under $700.

You need at least 16" wheels to clear the 12" rotors.

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