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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2015 9:36 pm    Post subject:  Brakes Reply with quote

Hey Guys,

I'm going to have to change my brake pads and rotors at some point this summer and I'm looking into what my options are. I tried doing a search, but the only thing that came up was the Baer brake upgrade. I know about the F-body brake upgrade. I also remember seeing something about being able to use calipers from a C5 Corvette, but I don't know to much about that. Is it as straight forward as the F-body upgrade or more involved?

I was looking at ZZP's website and see they have the F-body upgrade kit and several other kits as well. Since I have stock 16 inch wheels I think that limits me to only the F-body kit. Is that correct?

I'm just looking to confirm a couple of other things:

- My 04 LS comes with stock 12 inch rotors?
- Is there a difference between the brakes on the base, LS, and SS models?

I don't have a lot of extra money to throw at the car right now, so I'm looking for the best bang for my buck. Is the F-body upgrade worth the extra money or should I just stick with the stock set up? The car only sees daily driver duties at this time, if that matters.

Thanks in advance!

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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2015 10:35 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I don't think Vette brakes will fit the 16" wheels. F-Body brakes have more stopping power but if you don't pair them with better rubber and drive the car aggressively, you probably won't get the benefits from the FBody brakes.

Pretty sure the Base through SS have the same brakes, single-piston calipers and plain steel discs.

Braided brake lines might improve brake feel a little bit over the factory rubber hoses, but I'd probably stick to stock unless you're looking to mod to make it different than the pack.

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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2015 11:30 am    Post subject:  Re: Brakes Reply with quote

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My 04 LS comes with stock 12 inch rotors?

11.9" front, 10.9" rear

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I don't have a lot of extra money to throw at the car right now, so I'm looking for the best bang for my buck.The car only sees daily driver duties at this time, if that matters.

IMO just grab the premium replacement rotors/pads and upgrade to SS lines.
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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2015 9:30 pm    Post subject:  Re: Brakes Reply with quote

Grape wrote:

IMO just grab the premium replacement rotors/pads and upgrade to SS lines.
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Thanks for the responses guys! I'll probably just stick with keeping it stock for now and look into upgrading the brakes down the line.

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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2015 2:07 pm    Post subject:  Re: Brakes Reply with quote

Grape wrote:

IMO just grab the premium replacement rotors/pads and upgrade to SS lines.
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SS as in Stainless Steel Braided lines and not SS as in the car model. The Impala SS has the exact same brakes (rotors, pads, lines) as all other Impalas

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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2015 3:18 pm    Post subject:  Re: Brakes Reply with quote

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SS as in Stainless Steel Braided lines and not SS as in the car model. The Impala SS has the exact same brakes (rotors, pads, lines) as all other Impalas


^This..

I meant Stainless Steel when I said SS

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2015 1:35 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

gonna hijack this thread for a question. Anyone else had their goodridge stainless lines brake from rubbing against the tire? I can not keep the lines away from the tire and it keeps rubbing on the rim actually. It finally broke through and lost braking (not all braking, not catastrophic but still) and I can't get o.e. lines to fit as they are so much shorter than the goodridge lines. Any thoughts for a better (longer) line that is not ZZP?? Zzs lines are on "back order" anyway and I can't get a pair this week.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2015 1:42 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Mine rubbed too. I ended up using a little spring (intended to pull screen doors shut) with some rubber wrapped around the brake line and the end secured to something that didn't move to hold the line away from the tire. It worked flawlessly for the 5 years I had the stainless lines on before I sold the car.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2015 3:19 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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Mine rubbed too. I ended up using a little spring (intended to pull screen doors shut) with some rubber wrapped around the brake line and the end secured to something that didn't move to hold the line away from the tire. It worked flawlessly for the 5 years I had the stainless lines on before I sold the car.


i had some springs but they kept popping off. Oh well. I just ordered a new set from tire rack. i used a spring from ace hardware. someone here posted a part number they used and the right side is fine but the left would always fall off

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2015 4:36 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

ZZP lines have only a 90 day warranty, while Goodridge has lifetime. I've blown ZZP lines but had no issues with Goodridge.

I have the front line brackets bent slightly outward and use springs to keep them from rubbing the inside edge wheel (and especially the wheel weights). I put vinyl tubing around where the spring contacts the line, wrapped it with electrical tape, and put the spring around it. So far so good on the fronts after 3-4 years.

Call up Goodridge...they might replace it under warranty or at least offer to sell you the single line. Worth a shot.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2015 5:16 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I have this issue of rubbing on the tire as well. I was primitive with solving it though by using Gorilla tape, but still works almost four years later.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 10:15 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Frank wrote:
ZZP lines have only a 90 day warranty, while Goodridge has lifetime. I've blown ZZP lines but had no issues with Goodridge.

I have the front line brackets bent slightly outward and use springs to keep them from rubbing the inside edge wheel (and especially the wheel weights). I put vinyl tubing around where the spring contacts the line, wrapped it with electrical tape, and put the spring around it. So far so good on the fronts after 3-4 years.

Call up Goodridge...they might replace it under warranty or at least offer to sell you the single line. Worth a shot.


long story short... Called Goodridge. they said call a vendor. called bits and pieces (a vendor). they can make me one for $35, or I can just order a whole new set. Ordered the new set. I'd rather pay $109 for all 4 and have extras.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 5:13 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Sorry for a dumb add on question, but for the Goodridge SS lines, is everyone using the Goodridge 12279? I've searched for my car specifically, and could not find a model number. I fail to see how the fitment for an 02 Monte Carlo would be different than a 00 Impala. Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 2:37 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Yup, I'm running the 12279.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 4:14 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

ScottMPala wrote:
Frank wrote:
ZZP lines have only a 90 day warranty, while Goodridge has lifetime. I've blown ZZP lines but had no issues with Goodridge.

I have the front line brackets bent slightly outward and use springs to keep them from rubbing the inside edge wheel (and especially the wheel weights). I put vinyl tubing around where the spring contacts the line, wrapped it with electrical tape, and put the spring around it. So far so good on the fronts after 3-4 years.

Call up Goodridge...they might replace it under warranty or at least offer to sell you the single line. Worth a shot.


long story short... Called Goodridge. they said call a vendor. called bits and pieces (a vendor). they can make me one for $35, or I can just order a whole new set. Ordered the new set. I'd rather pay $109 for all 4 and have extras.


The full set is obviously a better deal. They haven't gone up in price apparently since I got mine.

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