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Finally got a chance to get these things on the car. Took a few hours to bolt on. Had a few set backs but nothing that could not be taken care of. First off, The back dust shields for the front brake calipers had to be "clearanced" slightly. Secondly the rear driver brake line does not clear the stock wheels. Not a problem for 19" rims but the 17" rims the metal part of the brake line will need to be bent to make clear and not rub. The one thing that does kind of get me is just how much space there is between the brake caliper and the 17" front wheels. There is only about 1/8"-3/16" clearance between caliper and rim. Other than that they work and look beautiful.

http://www.norcal-ls1.com/multimedia/showphoto.php?photo=3834&password=&sort=7&thecat=500

http://www.norcal-ls1.com/multimedia/showphoto.php?photo=3837&password=&sort=7&thecat=500

http://www.norcal-ls1.com/multimedia/showphoto.php?photo=3838&password=&sort=7&thecat=500
 

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Thats what I am talkin about.
What wes the final bill$$$
 

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those look sweet. i would be interested to know if they increase performance. maybe you can perform some 60-0 tests, and compare them with someone elses stock results.
 

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BillyGoatGruff said:
Finally got a chance to get these things on the car. Took a few hours to bolt on. Had a few set backs but nothing that could not be taken care of. First off, The back dust shields for the front brake calipers had to be "clearanced" slightly. Secondly the rear driver brake line does not clear the stock wheels. Not a problem for 19" rims but the 17" rims the metal part of the brake line will need to be bent to make clear and not rub. The one thing that does kind of get me is just how much space there is between the brake caliper and the 17" front wheels. There is only about 1/8"-3/16" clearance between caliper and rim. Other than that they work and look beautiful.

http://www.norcal-ls1.com/multimedia/showphoto.php?photo=3834&password=&sort=7&thecat=500

http://www.norcal-ls1.com/multimedia/showphoto.php?photo=3837&password=&sort=7&thecat=500

http://www.norcal-ls1.com/multimedia/showphoto.php?photo=3838&password=&sort=7&thecat=500
Those are f-ing beautiful..........where did you get them and how much? I need those for my car........ :D :bubbrub :thumbs:
 

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Brakes Brakes Brakes

I few of you have been asking about the HSV brakes that I have put on the car. I just want to clear up a few things and if I didn't cover a question someone has, let me know.
First off, I found the brakes online. I was doing a search of 'HSV' parts on ebay.com.au. I found a set of brakes that were the upgraded type so I put a bid in to the seller. The seller replies that he is a distributor of HSV and similar products for OZ. So I ask him if he could get a few things for me and it was no problem except for the ducktail GTO/GTS spoiler. I purchased the brakes and a set of 3.91 rear end gears from the man. Brakes were approximately $2K. The shipping was about $350 to get everything over here. The package weight ~65 lbs.
I can still get parts from this distributor if anyone is interested. I know there are going to be aftermarket brakes coming to the market very quickly but I thought that the car would look a tad bit better with something that is not rediliy available to everyone. I took the brakes to the painter that did my hood and he matched the brakes to the car. Did the installation myself and I know that the paint will eventually were off because of the heat but oh well. I have not really tried to jam the brakes yet. I have been easing into the brakes and letting the pads settle in before thrashing them. I am trying to save the pads that came with the calipers until another aftermarket company here in america comes out with replacements. Then I can do as I please and have as much fun as was initially intended. Hope this clarifies everything. Shoot me a PM if I missed something.
Brakes are 330mm x 32mm in the front and 315mm x kind of thin in the rear. All of the necessary hardware came with the brakes.
 

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is that $2k in ausie dollars or US? also, was it 2k for only the brakes. or both the brakes and rear end?
 

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It was $2.5K in AUS dollars so I rounded it to about $2K USD. The gears were extra and were not included in any of the monitary amounts mentioned. The gears I believe were either $250 or $300.
 
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