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Brakes are probably one of the most overlooked items when it comes down to everyday use and performance driving. I've certainly be considering some brake options for my early C4 and with the summer heating up fast, I'm sure there's a lot of other owners doing the same for their Vette. When it boils down to it, all I'd be doing now is picking out items that look good and have a decent price. Certainly not what a driver should be basing a brake decision on.

May be you've bought an upgrade kit, brake fluid, pads or steel lines... whatever the case, we all want to hear about it! Below is a link to some current products already uploaded to the Brakes section. Don't hesitate to upload any additional products that you've encountered or post the item name in this thread so someone else can upload it for ya.

http://www.digitalcorvettes.com/corvette-reviews/showcat.php/cat/5/page/

So, what do ya think?

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I do I do... Its that little peddle next to the on off switch(you know that accelerator thingy) on the floor. The little peddle makes you stop.

No really I need new breaks if any one has info on any of these product I'd sure like to read about it...
 

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I was hoping to learn from this thread also. I want to do the C5 upgrade on my '93. I am leaning toward the kit Corvette Central (part # 194296) has since includes everything you need, even the brackets to mount the C5 stuff on my C4.
Anyone here used the CC kit? How was the install?

Jim B.
 

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OK, here's my Brake experience so far...

I bought GM Drilled and Slotted Rotors and stock replacement pads from Corvette Garage. They went on fine, work fine, and except for the fact they rust on the surface on either side of the pads them selves and the center vanes and edges, they look ok. The service from Corvette Garage was fast and the prices were good. I had to paint the hats before installing them. There was a surprising amout of rust behind the wheels and original rotors, especially the rear Axle Nuts. I think I swapped them at about 45K. I'm thinking wheel cleaners may have helped all that rust along.

I'm think the next time I'll go with the Baer Kit.

I'm way over due for fresh fluid, so I'm intersted in what the popular opinion will be on that. I'll consider getting Braided Lines when I do that.
 

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Dan,

I have drilled and slotted rotors and ceramic pads on my c5. I was looking for quality but not so pricey.......got them on ebay for what regular dealers pay wholesale for them and it was from a chevy dealer that I got them from. Love them!!
 
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