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Old 01-15-2011, 11:25 AM   #1
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C-4, C-5, or C-6 Brakes for my '83 Z-28

Hey Fellas,
I have an '83 Z-28 with 4 wheel disc brakes. I would like to run the larger rotor and 4 - 6 piston calipar of the Corvette set up on the front of my car. I was told to look for the 1le set up, but I found out the Corvette bakes are cheaper in the long run (as in disc and pad replacement). any help or ideas would be greatly appreicated. Guy
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Re: C-4, C-5, or C-6 Brakes for my '83 Z-28

what wheels are you going to run? larger brakes require larger wheels.
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Re: C-4, C-5, or C-6 Brakes for my '83 Z-28

AFAIK, only the 1LE's will clear your *STOCK* 15" wheels - if that's what you're still running.
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Re: C-4, C-5, or C-6 Brakes for my '83 Z-28

Welcome to TGO. The following site sells many combinations. Many members have upgraded to larger brakes, so a search will net you a ton of info.

http://www.flynbye.com/

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Old 01-15-2011, 06:16 PM   #5
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Re: C-4, C-5, or C-6 Brakes for my '83 Z-28

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Hey Fellas,
I have an '83 Z-28 with 4 wheel disc brakes. I would like to run the larger rotor and 4 - 6 piston calipar of the Corvette set up on the front of my car. I was told to look for the 1le set up, but I found out the Corvette bakes are cheaper in the long run (as in disc and pad replacement). any help or ideas would be greatly appreicated. Guy
Wheel size will dictate your options, as was posted earlier.

If cheapness is your priority, then the 18" rims you'll need are a contradiction.
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Old 01-15-2011, 07:31 PM   #6
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Re: C-4, C-5, or C-6 Brakes for my '83 Z-28

Oh yeah, I forgot! I will be getting 17X10s for the front and rear w/ 5.5 inches of backspacing.
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Oh yeah, I forgot! I will be getting 17X10s for the front and rear w/ 5.5 inches of backspacing.
You're not likely to fit 6-piston Z06 brakes under 17" rims.

Depending on the brand of wheel, maybe C6 Z51 2-piston fronts will clear.

C5/C6 regular fronts will fit most 17" rims, but again it depends on the brand.
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Old 01-16-2011, 12:38 PM   #8
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Re: C-4, C-5, or C-6 Brakes for my '83 Z-28

My buddies are trying to talk me into buying Z06 wheels, which are 17X9.5 for the front and 18X10.5 for the rear. The thing is I would need 2.25 inch spacer for the front and a 2 inch spacer for the rear. Bumping up to 18 inch wheels is not a problem. I just do not want to go aftermarket brake system not only because of cost, but I would like to take a ride to the local Chevy dealership or parts store and getting a new rotor and pads on the spot instead of waiting for a delivery. The Zee is being set up for street/road racing and way I like to drive, I am going to need pads and rotors every other month.

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Old 01-16-2011, 04:47 PM   #9
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My buddies are trying to talk me into buying Z06 wheels, which are 17X9.5 for the front and 18X10.5 for the rear.
I was talking about C6 Z06 front brakes previously, not C5 Z06.

C5 Z06 front brakes will fit under most 17" wheels.
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Old 01-20-2011, 01:46 PM   #10
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Welcome to TGO. The following site sells many combinations. Many members have upgraded to larger brakes, so a search will net you a ton of info.

http://www.flynbye.com/

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Thank you for the link. Flynbye.com has what I am looking for. I love the site and I love all the useful information on here. Guy
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