Brembo brakes

WallyWalrus

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I have a 2016 GS and it only has brembos in the front. I have noticed that some of the early models have brembos in front and rear. What needs to be done for the rear calipers to be added?
 

MelsRegal

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have never seen any GS with rear Brembos from the factory. Are you sure somebody didnt apply a decal to the rear brake caliper?
 

WallyWalrus

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the rear calipers aren’t the same design as the front. There wouldn’t be a place to put the decal. I know I just seen a 2013 and it had rears and I asked guy at stop light what year his car was. Then I found a 2013 with rear brembos on YouTube looking for a lowering kit.....
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Walt G

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My '12 is front Brembo only. I, too, have never heard of a Regal having rear Brembo brakes. Looking at a few on-line sources for brake pads or replacement calipers, I can't find any Brembo rear parts (pads or replacement calipers).

I also remember some of the auto magazines poking fun at the fact that the high performance GS model 'only' put Brembos on the front yet claimed in marketing literature that it has 'Brembo brakes'.

So I hear what you are saying, and I know you believe it to be true, but I believe you are wrong. No Brembo rear calipers on any Regal from the factory as far as I can tell.
 

agaric

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The rear calipers on mine are painted the same color as the front but they have no Brembo badging.
 

WallyWalrus

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It’s most def a mod done and not from factory.... after a little bit of research I’ve found out and what to do to add the rear ones. Here’s a video of one I seen yesterday with brembos on front and rear while researching a lowering kit.

 

Walt G

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A mod I can believe... anything can be done.

If you like the look, I'd say go for it, but I wouldn't do it for the performance aspect. I tracked my Regal HARD and the rear brakes do pretty much nothing... the CG is so high on these cars that under hard braking the rear tires are practically off the ground. My front rotors would be glowing out on the track, but the rears barely got warm.
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WallyWalrus

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A mod I can believe... anything can be done.

If you like the look, I'd say go for it, but I wouldn't do it for the performance aspect. I tracked my Regal HARD and the rear brakes do pretty much nothing... the CG is so high on these cars that under hard braking the rear tires are practically off the ground. My front rotors would be glowing out on the track, but the rears barely got warm.
Yes the rear wheels come off the ground. One issue I’m trying to address and lower and tighten up the GS another 2-3 inches. With the 19s and tires that are on the car, I have lots of room to go down. And yes anything can be done. I was hoping that someone on here has done the swap and knew what to do. I have since figured out what brakes and parts to use. Is your car FWD or AWD?
 

Walt G

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Mine is a '12, FWD only in that year.

Lowering might help. I had that on my list of things to do if I were going to keep tracking the Regal, but decided instead to change my 'track car' to something else and keep the Regal as my daily driver, so I never got around to it.

Good luck.
 

13BRGS

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Yes the rear wheels come off the ground. One issue I’m trying to address and lower and tighten up the GS another 2-3 inches. With the 19s and tires that are on the car, I have lots of room to go down. And yes anything can be done. I was hoping that someone on here has done the swap and knew what to do. I have since figured out what brakes and parts to use. Is your car FWD or AWD?
I too would love to know how this was done and would like to do this to my '13 as well. WallyWalrus, have you found anything out in regards to this mod?
 

MelsRegal

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Aren't the rear Brembos from a Camaro?
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BobbyMercer

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Not sure if anyone is still following this but a lot of this has been discussed on a Facebook forum, it can be done with CTSV brembos, “hardest” part is the e-brake.
 

JacupV.

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The rear breaks on that YouTube are stock breaks just colored. But like Bobby said. It is discussed on the 2011+ Buick Regal FB group and it’s apparently a popular mod in China where the idea came from and first person did do it using CTSV rears.
 

Daegoba

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Not sure if anyone is still following this but a lot of this has been discussed on a Facebook forum, it can be done with CTSV brembos, “hardest” part is the e-brake.
Can you give a link or quick rundown for those of us who have deleted Facebook? I’m very curious about this, but not enough to rejoin FB.
 
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