Who did GM Special Vehicle Builds turn to for their brake conversion on a 1969 Chevelle headed to the 2016 SEMA Show?
Yes! That`s right! Bigbrakeupgrade.com supplied the brake conversion components for the 2016 “Slammer Chevelle” When Rich Downing contacted us for help with the Chevelle we were honored to help. The timing was perfect as we had just finalized our front short spindle AFX brackets for the brembo calipers. The Chevelle had belonged to GM since new and was used as recently as 2008 to test crate engines GM Performance parts offered, article here. The Slammer Chevelle was going to use Ridetech`s Air ride system with the Tru turn spindles which have a 2 inch drop but offer a taller upper ball joint mount to improve handling. The 12 bolt rear end was already in production with Drive train specialties and the Chevelle was designed to run 18 inch front wheels and 20 inch rears which were perfect for the C7 Z06 brakes that Rich wanted to use. The Chevelle was treated to our short spindle bracket kit and forged aluminum hubs with extra length ARP wheel Studs. The rear 12 bolt was treated to our modular rear conversion brackets for the early 10/12 bolt rear axles. Rich wanted to keep a parking brake so our CNC billet aluminum spacers were also employed. GM performance parts supplied the C7 14.6 and 14.4 two piece slotted rotors and also front 6 piston calipers with matching 4 piston rear calipers. Read about it here!