Brakes on 96 CE



Brakes on 96 CE

Postby windrider1200 » December 18th, 2013, 1:29 pm

I really dont like my first question to be this dumb, but I ordered the S/M,but it hasnt got here yet.

Looking to replace brake pads with Hawk Ceramics, and looking at the calipers I dont seem to see the expected pins that hold the caliper to the mounting brackets ( no pics, @ work). Do I just undo the 2 bolts holding the caliper bracket to the wheel spindle?

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Re: Brakes on 96 CE

Postby grumpyvette » December 18th, 2013, 2:42 pm

the main issues I hear people complain about are related to HEAT, and most brake pads and brake fluid is not designed to deal with excess heat!
most stock brake fluid boils at well under 350F and if theres moisture that turns to steam at slightly over 220F under some conditions, so the first improvement youll want is to upgrade to brake fluid, with a higher heat tolerance, some links below show brake fluid that operates at well in excess of 550F degrees.
HAWK makes racing brake pads
http://www.corvetteguys.com/hawk-ceramic-c4-front.html

http://www.zip-corvette.com
88-96 Wilwood Front 6-Piston 13" Big Brake Kit - Black Calipers
Item Number: DB-767
http://brakeperformance.com/brake-rotor ... Rotors.php

yes the calipers are easily removed if I remember correctly its two 21mm metric bolts holding them in place, just remember youll want to support them without letting them hang on the brake hydraulic lines while you work on them, and yes the ceramic pads do work rather well on a street car.
HAVING A SHOP MANUAL COMES IN HANDY HERE! as does having (4) 12 ton jack stands , a easy rolling mechanics seat,and a couple floor jacks to make working on the brakes much easier

http://www.corvetteguys.com/c4-corvette-brakes.html

viewtopic.php?f=71&t=526&p=651#p651

http://www.corvetteguys.com/hawk-ceramic-c4-front.html

http://www.carid.com/1996-chevy-corvette-brakes/

http://blog.zip-corvette.com/corvette-t ... -corvette/

http://stevenemichael.com/57Corvettepage12.html

http://www.performancechoice.com/pc.html?frame=5.1121

http://www.ecklerscorvette.com/1996+che ... tml?cat=87

http://www.wilwood.com/BrakeKits/BrakeK ... 22%20Rotor

http://www.performancechoice.com/pc.html?frame=5.7436

http://www.ecklerscorvette.com/corvette ... -1996.html

INSTRUCTIONS
http://www.corvettemagazine.com/tech-ar ... tallation/
INSTRUCTIONS
http://www.corvettemagazine.com/tag/c4-corvette-brakes/

http://corvette.wikia.com/wiki/C4_Brakes_Tech_Paper

http://keenparts.com/pages/catalog2.php ... &year=1996

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BTW its ALWAYS a good idea to completely replace old brake fluid and NEVER mix old and new brake fluid if it can be avoided simply because old brake fluid can contain moisture and might not be compatible with the new brake fluid

some of the newer synthetic brake fluids are far less prone to absorb moisture and boil at much higher temps that the OEM brake fluids
http://www.speedwaymotors.com/AFCO-6691 ... 65622.html

http://www.speedwaymotors.com/Wilwood-2 ... ,1386.html
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Re: Brakes on 96 CE

Postby windrider1200 » December 18th, 2013, 3:43 pm

Wow.

OK, thanks G/V.
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Re: Brakes on 96 CE

Postby philly » December 19th, 2013, 9:18 am

If working on cars is a hobby and you do brake and clutch jobs more than once a year, i would recomend picking up a reverse bleeder. i use this one:

http://www.uniquetruck.com/p-9345-maxpr ... 7AodtxgAgg

and can tell you it has paid for itself about a dozen times over!
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