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2018 Regal GS brembo brakes?

dmr02

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What part of Chevy runs GM so Chevy gets whatever they want,
don't you understand?
If Chevy did not get everything they wanted, Pontiac and Olds would still be making GM great. They even forced all other divisions to use inferior Chevy engines.
I was talking about using their (Chev SS) calipers on our vehicles.....
 

Rhetoric

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I’ve said it before, but this car already stops really well based on the numbers I’ve seen.

If anyone does a brake upgrade I’d like to see how much better it stops vs. the investment it takes with $$$ and time.
 

Jack GS

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I’ve said it before, but this car already stops really well based on the numbers I’ve seen.

If anyone does a brake upgrade I’d like to see how much better it stops vs. the investment it takes with $$$ and time.
If I ever go that route, it'll be more or less for aesthetics than performance. Any additional performance is just a bonus. It doesn't have to make sense if it's cool haha.
 

Rhetoric

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To each their own! Aesthetically it bugs me they’d not even just paint the rears red to try and match...

I’d rather add the full LED tails and enable rear fog to further Euro spec this “Buick”.
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Jack GS

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Would anyone spring for the gray front Brembos like what's on the Commodore VXR? It's a more subdued look and wouldn't draw your eye to the already gray standard calipers in the rear. Then again, what's the point of having Brembos if they aren't bright red...

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L J

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I really don't care, if they are GM or Brembos. As long as they work well and don't fade easily. My TA brakes are fine. 14353
 

L J

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But then if they come from factory red..
I won't paint them grey. 14354
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L J

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Brembos are more of a marketing thing.
Solstice stops well with GM brakes, but then it is pretty light. 14355
 

L J

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GM upgraded size of rear brakes and put Dana 60 rearend on Quadrasteer trucks.
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L J

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Mr R your right about vehicle, but was actually looking for the fact they put drums on back.
 

JORDANSILVERNAIL

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My original post stated its for aesthetic purposes only. The GS is a great driving car. It does GREAT with heavy breaking into turns and hard accelerations out of turns. THAT is where the GS gets REAL fun. Find a nice twisty back road and go nuts. So as far as the "performance" debate, there is none. The vehicle performs great with Brembo in the front, and GM composite in the rear. But when folks stop me and ask about the car (it happens all the time) , it ALWAYS comes up. "why Brembo on just the front? it would look better with them in front and rear". And THAT is why I want a Brembo kit for the rear. Pure aesthetics. Price of the kit would mean nothing, its how I want it to look.
 

L J

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Do not think I will be road racing the TourX much, although the 255 ultra high performance A.S. GMax tires make it stick well.
Did notice rear discs are not vented, so would fade quicker then vented discs. Brembo upgrade would be good if included vented discs. I assume the GS has same rear brakes as TourX?
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mike69440

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GM upgraded size of rear brakes and put Dana 60 rearend on Quadrasteer trucks.
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I'd be all in if a manufacturer brought back a small V8/Hybrid,+400 HP, Dana 60 rearend on Quadrasteer, HD 1/2 ton PU with a Ram quality interior & Aluminum Body. I'd rather have those features vs a upscale interior, & electronics for my $50K
 

JORDANSILVERNAIL

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Do not think I will be road racing the TourX much, although the 255 ultra high performance A.S. GMax tires make it stick well.
Did notice rear discs are not vented, so would fade quicker then vented discs. Brembo upgrade would be good if included vented discs. I assume the GS has same rear brakes as TourX?
Correct. the TourX has the same GM composite set up in the rear. and there is absolutely nothing wrong with them...….unless you have Brembo in the front, then it looks weird. lol
 

JORDANSILVERNAIL

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I'd be all in if a manufacturer brought back a small V8/Hybrid,+400 HP, Dana 60 rearend on Quadrasteer, HD 1/2 ton PU with a Ram quality interior & Aluminum Body. I'd rather have those features vs a upscale interior, & electronics for my $50K
I like how RAM was used to reference quality standards. lol.
 
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