Thank you for the C5 brake kit i bought last year. I have driven about 4000 miles with them and used them on the track. The brakes work very good! They have never faded or anything when i have used them on the track. The install was bolt on, and very easy.
Thank you for a great product and brilliant customer service!
I got everything back together yesterday and have put ~30 miles on so far. I do have one complaint- Why didn’t they put this brake on from the factory! I cannot yet say if the stopping distance is shorter. I haven’t bedded the rotors/pads so I haven’t made a quick stop or anything close. What I have noticed is the difference in pedal feel. The effort to stop the car is way less. Before the pedal felt like there was a brick under it. Now it is firm but has that little range of “modulation”. If the friction point of the pedal is any lower I can’t tell. No pulling or squirming and I haven’t had an alignment yet. I did go ahead and replace the rear pads/rotors as well but they were OK before. I am thoroughly impressed so far. Thanks for all your assistance and I will keep you updated. I think the only thing I would have done different is to purchase the whole assembly ready to go. While doing the work was somewhat rewarding and educational, I don’t think it saved me much time or money in the end. If you need a reference let me know. This was one of the best investments I have made to this vehicle.
Hey, It’s been a few months since I got your C6 kit on my car. First of all, I wanted to tell you how pleased I was with the whole experience. Very quick to get back to me with all my questions and concerns. It’s good to know that there’s still people doing business that way. Secondly, the kit you sold couldn’t have been much easier to use. Aside from bleeding the brakes, it probably took me longer to get the car jacked up and the wheels off than it did installing the kit. Very easy to install. Everything fit perfectly, bearing pre load was spot on, and all the parts looked OEM quality or better. Just wanted to say thanks for everything. Now that I’ve been running the kit for a while, I’ve been able to take it to some track days and drive the car without as much concern in the corners as I had before. Other than a new proportioning valve, the brakes on my car are now better than most newer cars. They work great.
Thanks a million, Ben Erickson
Got the kit today and it looks awesome! You did a fantastic job and I will definitely be a returning customer soon!
Thanks again, Matt
I don`t know if you remember but I purchased hubs and brackets from you a while back… long story short but I finally got around to putting them on. I bought the LS1 calipers and sliders locally. I followed your instructions and all and I love the results.
I have completed the install, nice kit, very clever. I had to wait until my wife would give up her car long enough to do install.
Thanks to you for your service, and thanks for saving me a lot of money!
Just to say thanks for your prompt supply and service.
The parts look great, thanks again!
Your powder coated calipers look awesome! I really like the package you put together.
Thanks dude!!!! I plan on putting together this week. I’ll send you a picture. I appreciate your guidance.
I received the brakes a few days ago and was very impressed with the setup. Very well done!
Thank you for the kit, everything worked out great and fit properly.
I have your 12″ LS1 Big Brake upgrade on my ’89 1LE Camaro (have actually won NASA CMC2 National Championship on your setup!
[Edited: Dave is looking to go with an even larger kit now!]
I got the brakes on Saturday and have test fitted them on the Camaro. Everything fits fine. They are huge compared to the 1LE calipers and rotors!
I received the parts and they look great. I’m really happy with the quality. I’m currently rebuilding the entire front end on my Camaro and will be installing the new brakes soon.
I purchased your LS1 upgrade for my 1990 Camaro about 8 years ago now from ebay. I have been very happy so far. I have a problem with pulsation and the right front assembly being out of true. I’ve tried new rotors and still have the problem. Even when spinning the wheel by hand you can hear the rotor hitting the pads at a specific spot. So it seems there must be an issue with the hub assembly. How much would it cost for a set of new front hubs, loaded with seals, bearings, dust cap and nuts all ready to bolt on? I’d prefer zinc plated or non-painted. I assume they will have longer M12 x 1.5 studs installed and should be machined true?
[Evan purchased a new set of hubs at a discount and was upgraded to the newer design adapter brackets free of charge. Evan is now going on 9 years of daily service on his LS1 conversion]
Just wanted to send you a quick note to let you know that I took the Trans Am out for its first track day last week at VIR. It was an absolute blast! By the far the biggest reason was the new brakes! I ran seven 30 minutes segments over the course of the day on the grand course, which is 16 turns & 3.27 miles long. The front and back straight both required slowing from 130+ mph down to around 40mph. The C5 brakes were there every time I hit the pedal, all day long. Not even at the end of the segment did I even feel a hint of fade. Each segment I got a little bolder, and dove in deeper, and every time the brakes hauled it down and asked for more, no matter how hard I beat on them. By the middle of the day I was braking as late as any of the Porsches or Vettes that were out there. They are by far the best & most cost effective upgrade I’ve done to the car.
Most of the cars were high end European types, but there were two mustangs there, an 05 GT and an 07 Shelby. Both came by at lunch to commiserate w/ me about how they could only run 3 or 4 laps before they were getting spooked by brake fade. I told them I wasn’t having any problems & pointed at my front wheels. That pretty much ended that conversation.
Thanks again for your professionalism in getting the kit to me so quickly, and your help in sorting the couple tech issues I had( especially not calling me a moron when I didn’t bleed the master! ). I keep telling everyone who asks me where I got them about your web-site.
I purchased the C5 brake kit with the Z06 calipers and Hawk HPS pads and the cross drilled and slotted rotors. I looked at every kit available for the 3rd gen camaro and the kit offered here was cheaper and of the same quality and performance as all the other kits on the market. From the time I ordered the kit it took less then a week for me to get the kit. As the kit was being assembled I received progress photos which I thought was cool. This is a very easy bolt on kit. It might have took about an hour to do both sides. These brakes made such a HUGE improvement over the stock brakes in looks and performance. I had several questions about the kit before I received them and Scott was there to help me every time no matter how simple the questions were. You will not get that kind of respect and courtesy from any place else!
I finally got back from deployment and the second thing that I did was install the LS1 brakes on my thirdgen. You know what the first was. 🙂 The brakes perform as well as they look.
I received your brake package on Thursday and installed it on Saturday. Installation was a breeze and I had no problems with them going on. It took about an hour a side. They look amazing under there and they work a million times better than the stock set up.
Here is a picture of the car with them installed and one of the wheel with the brakes underneath. I am very pleased with the new look and feel of the car. Thanks for all of your support in this!
I ordered a set of your LS1 brakes a little while back and they look and work awesome. Real nice kit you put together. I have already told a bunch of people in my Camaro-Firebird club about your company. They love the brakes and hopefully will give you some future business. I have attached a couple of pictures that I took right after I lowered the car and put the brakes on. I am starting my drivetrain project and will have around 450 hp when done, so I might have to get the vette brake kit next.
Recieved the parts, and installed them. Everything worked out great, the enclosed metric fasteners were a excellent time saver, as well as the installed bearing races. My camaro stops very well now. Thank You
After nearly two years with your LS1-kit I still think that this was the best upgrade I’ve done so far on my Camaro. Stopping power from Autobahn-speeds is really increased and also the all around performance is a pleasure!
And last but not least they look a whole lot better than the stock ones… 😉
After a full season of track days, this kit is the single best investment that has been put on the car. Bang for buck the performance is phenomenal. The feel is incredible and response is light-years ahead of what came with the car. The feedback from others is amazing as well, they can’t believe that I was able to fit Corvette brakes on a firebird. Installation was incredibly easy and took only a part of a day. The instructions and ready-to-go nature of this kit make it a must for any F-body enthusiast. I hope you make a kit for the real because I’d buy it in an instant.
Mike of Glendale, AZ says…
I looked for upgraded brakes for my 86 IROC for years. Baer was too expensive, Wilwood and SSBC weren’t much better. Then I found Scott’s LS1 upgrade kit for less than half the price. Talk about a night and day difference. I used to be able to stand on my stock brakes with both feet and still not lock up the front brakes. Adding those large binders and 12″ rotors really made a difference. I was so happy with the LS1 brakes, I upgraded again to the Z06 with slotted and cross-drilled rotors with ceramic pads. Now I even have better brake pedal “feel”. Only light pressure is needed to slow the car down in normal driving, and when I am at the drag-strip, 106mph – zero never felt this smooth!
The C5 brake kit was the well worth the money. I knew the stock brakes were bad, but I didn’t realize how bad until I installed these. I received the brakes quickly, and they were packaged well. The kit was completely assembled when I recieved it, so it installed relatively easily without any problems. These brakes look fantastic and perform even better. Coming down from speed puts a smile on my
face every time. Great customer service and a great product, couldn’t ask for a better company to buy from!
Hope everything is going good with you. I just wanted to let you know (one year review of the brakes). The whole system is awesome. Its still gripping perfectly. I have to say I got used to this kit :). I only realized how good the braking was when I drove someone else’s Camaro recently and drove mine after that. Wow, it felt so different. They bite real hard.
Attached is a pic after one year and a couple of
months . I don’t know if anyone else sent a review
after a year 🙂
Thanks for all the help!
installed pics. They feel great! Thank you Scott!
Good Morning Scott,
A little feedback, the rear calipers are on and under the car. Thanks for the help, they fit like a dream!
Second Gen Camaro with your Gen 2 CTSV, Thanks again for all your help Scott !
my lil me monster I’m working on
Here are some pictures. Some before and after (Z51 C7 brakes)
Thanks John, your red 2nd gen is one of thee best updated early 70`s camaro`s we have seen! The new owner will be very happy!
What a perfect match, yellow C7`s on a yellow third gen ! Awesome…
This beautiful 3rd gen and these 2013-15 ZL1 brakes! WOW These 19`s look natural.. Great job Jeff!
Morten Moen`s C7 complete front and rear Z51 kit
A 1955 GMC Pickup with a 1980 Camaro front subframe, a 1998 Camaro 7.5 10 bolt rearend with 2005 CTSV-1 drive train & Brembo brakes all around…work in progress!
I purchased your 5th gen SS conversions brackets and hubs. Everything has worked great so far. What a difference. I figured I`d email you some pictures of the car