... a 1996 without the GS brakes?
I was wondering if anyone had a documented brake comparison... like a road and track article on the 1995 braking distance... compared to the 1996.BubbleHead said:I was told the GS bracket is a beefier design as compared to the standard 13" caliper bracket.
I know, that's why I went with the 13" GS brakes and ditched the 12" stockers. I wanted more stopping power.zelement said:It was noticeable because you went from the regular 12" rotors and small calipers to the J55 13" rotors and calipers.
In 1995 Chevrolet included RPO J55 "Heavy Duty Brake Package" on all models. Previously it had only been available with RPO Z07 and RPO Z51. Source: Corvette Black Book 1953-2002 pp 102. The brakes on the 1996 GS were RPO J55 with black-painted calipers and Silver "Corvette" lettering. Source: Corvette Black Book 1953-2002 pp 105.Patrick96LT4 said:I was wondering if anyone had a documented brake comparison... like a road and track article on the 1995 braking distance... compared to the 1996.
I would go with replacing the fluid first. It's cheaper and gives you the biggest bang for the buck in the Whoa! department.Patrick96LT4 said:Fascinating.
So, a considerable upgrade (yet simple) would to go with a better brake fluid (any specific brand?) to reduce boiling and replace the rotors with slotted or cross-drilled rotors?
Now, since my foot and tires are the majority of my stopping ability, it would make sense to hang on to the stock GS calipers? What would the expected life be on those? How do I know when they should be tossed in the trash?
The car has 33k miles, running all original brake hardware and it still stops violently when necessary (when my Escort 8500 says "Laser". )
Motul 300 C gets its name from the fact that it has a boiling point of 300 degrees centigrade (572 degrees Fahrenheit). It is 100% synthethic fluid and is D.O.T. approved.GS487 said:This summer I am upgrading my brake lines to the braided flex lines and will do the flush and fill with the brake fluid you mentioned. Thanks for the information.
I do not recall any warnings in the shop manual with respect to using any type of "one-man-bleeder" and the ABS. And I always followed the shop manual guidelines (I'm an engineer not not a mechanic) to the letter and they recommend using a one-man-bleeder.GS487 said:Does this do anything to the ABS system?
Starting in 1995 ALL Corvettes had 13" brakes,RanMan said:Only the Gran Sport and the Collectors edition had the upgraded brakes.
Okay, maybe they were all 13", but the GS and the CE came with more than just the logo. Chevy calls it the "J55" heavy duty upgrade.:nuts:-=Jeff=- said:Starting in 1995 ALL Corvettes had 13" brakes,
Although, the GS and CE had the Corvette logo
J55 was the same on ALL cars with 13"RanMan said:Okay, maybe they were all 13", but the GS and the CE came with more than just the logo. Chevy calls it the "J55" heavy duty upgrade.:nuts: