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Old 06-05-2019, 08:52 PM   #21
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They should be better theoretically but it's probably difficult to determine how much. The brake pad is bigger and the load is more spread out which is good. Any advantage would be when you really use the brakes hard and get them hot. In normal driving you won't see a difference. Just like a metric caliper will satisfy some compared to a D52 caliper. It's only when you lean on it that you see a difference. Of course that can be said of drums compared to any disc system too - but that first jump is the most noticeable.

I had the C3 Corvette brake setup for my car but abandoned it when I realized I couldn't get the ride height I wanted. So now I have an ECI setup with 13" C4 Corvette rotors and D52 calipers, with Heidts 2" drop spindles and their control arms.
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Well there goes that idea. I will presume that there are vette spindles on the car given the above discussion, many thanks fellas for the heads up. So I will add spindles to the list of parts I still need to dig up. That list does not seem to be getting any shorter, lol.

Just out of curiosity, do the C-3 four piston vette calipers have any advantage in stopping power over the Chevelle single piston caliper?
When I converted my 67 SS 350 from four piston front disk to single piston 69 Camaro stuff the only difference I noticed was I got rid of a maintence nightmare and saved a ton of money. Been running almost 20 years now trouble free. The four piston stuff was still a great improvement over previous Camaros with drums.

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They should be better theoretically but it's probably difficult to determine how much. The brake pad is bigger and the load is more spread out which is good. Any advantage would be when you really use the brakes hard and get them hot. In normal driving you won't see a difference. Just like a metric caliper will satisfy some compared to a D52 caliper. It's only when you lean on it that you see a difference. Of course that can be said of drums compared to any disc system too - but that first jump is the most noticeable.

I had the C3 Corvette brake setup for my car but abandoned it when I realized I couldn't get the ride height I wanted. So now I have an ECI setup with 13" C4 Corvette rotors and D52 calipers, with Heidts 2" drop spindles and their control arms.
I felt a bigger difference on 55 going from metric to D52 , But the 67 Camaro is lighter than the big ugly fat pig of 69 Camaro that donated the single piston stuff.
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That is good to hear because the MG conversion uses the D52s which is what I have on hand to use.
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remember D52 stuff was used on 1/2 and 3/4 ton trucks from 71-87 as well as mid and full size cars of that era.
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remember D52 stuff was used on 1/2 and 3/4 ton trucks from 71-87 as well as mid and full size cars of that era.
Same pads but different calipers for the thicker rotors used in those applications.
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