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This is the cheapest they have ever been at only $211.65.

Formerly known as "Bob Bishop's Brake Brackets" and now known as F-Body "TrackBrackets", these brackets adapt the complete Corvette which includs C5, C5 Z06, C6, C6 Z51, or C6 Z06 front brake system to any 1993-2002 GM F-Body. The brackets are CNC machined from a solid billet of 6061 aluminum in a T6511 temper/post treatment and are then hard anodized. The kit includes the left and right hand adaptor brackets, all necessary non-factory mounting hardware, and complete step by step installation instructions and a list of necessary toolsThe brackets went through destructive testing with an independent laboratory to determine real world strength. The brackets sustained a load of 22,900 lbs. on a brake dyno and still did not fail. That is the weight of more than 6 complete F-Body automobiles on one bracket. Most competing brackets are .375" thick (some are even thinner), whereas our bracket is .600" thick. Each bracket weighs only two pounds.



Features Unique To These Brackets:

· Material was selected with the engineering advice of one of the leading Kaiser Aluminum metallurgist and a couple aerospace engineers. 6061-T6511 was selected due to its ability to NOT loose its strength during heat cycles like 2024 or 7075 grade aluminum.

· Load Fixture Tested to an actual load 22,900 lbs. Actual maximum calculated brake force on a full weight car with race tires and max deceleration is about 3,800 lbs. This gives a 6 times safety margin from maximum possible load.

· Hard Anodized for a quality finish which penetrates into the aluminum for better corrosion and scratch resistance. We did not powder coat due to the heat generated by the powder coat process which weakens aluminum especially the higher strength aluminum such as 2024 and 7075. The other problem with powder coat on this application is the bolts will break the surface of the powder coat and allow moisture to corrode the aluminum; hard anodizing will not allow that to happen.

· Critical hardware is grade 12.9 permaplated with UNJ rolled threads not standard UNF threads for a stronger bolt compared to other designs

· Properly machined to reduce or eliminate the brake pad taper commonly found in other brackets.

· Not one size fits all but a left and right hand bracket to give extra strength and stability in the required areas.

· Generous CNC machined radius’s and edge breaks to eliminate any and all stress risers

These brackets normally sale for $249.00 and now they are on sale for only $211.65. CLICK HERE TO ORDER THEM!
 

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Wow that sounds like a killer deal .. Hey Chris96WS6 what did you think of them ?


What all would i need other than caliper's and rotor's to complete the conversion to C6 ZO6 Brakes ?
This list is compliments of another site.

GM Part # / # needed / Description

12530682 / 1 / Caliper, Guide pin bolts included (standard gray C5)
12530683 / 1 / Caliper, Guide pin bolts included (standard gray C5)
88895128 / 1 / Caliper, Guide pin bolts included (red Z06) OPTIONAL
88895129 / 1 / Caliper, Guide pin bolts included (red Z06) OPTIONAL
10445856 / 1 / Right Rotor (standard factory fitment)
10445857 / 1 / Left Rotor (standard factory fitment)
88925547 / 1 / Right Delco Durastop rotor, lower cost OPTION
88925548 / 1 / Left Delco Durastop rotor, lower cost OPTION
12455799 / 2 / Pad abutment bracket
10333772 / 2 / Front caliper brake hose
12530697 / 4 / Pad abutment guide pin
12530703 / 4 / Guide pin boot
22163795 / 2 / Banjo bolt
10139097 / 4 / Banjo bolt copper washers

CHOICE OF PADS AVAILABLE THROUGH GM DEALERS:
12480154 / 1 / Hawk HP+ front axle pad set (does NOT include anti-rattle springs or pad abutment shims)
88909667 / 1 / Durastop Ceramic front axle pad set (includes springs & shims)
88952008 / 1 / Z06 front axle pad set - RECOMMENDED - (includes springs & shims)
 

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Wow that sounds like a killer deal .. Hey Chris96WS6 what did you think of them ?


What all would i need other than caliper's and rotor's to complete the conversion to C6 ZO6 Brakes ?
These are the same brackets I sold through Nashvillespeed.com back in 2002 and that I ran on my WS6 from 2002 until I sold it last year. Well, mine were the first generation steel, but the quality and craftsmanship on these is unmatched. They are ungodly strong, and extremely precise in measurement.

So you're getting a bracket that locates the caliper perfectly to eliminate pad taper, and you're getting a bracket that is as strong or stronger than the original untouched spindle.

It is simply over-engineered.
 
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