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Cadillac XTS front brake mod

Alacran

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I wanted to post on here that i was successful in eliminating the soft spungy brake pedal feel by swapping over to the Cadillac XTS Brembo brake set up. I changed everything from dust shield to the brake hose. everything bolted up to the spindle just fine.

The hardest part was replacing the wheel hub on each side. I had two spare on standby just in case and i used them both because the work required to pull hubs off of the spindle. I have to go in and recheck Torque on the bolts and lug nuts but i drive this car daily and the brake mod works great.

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Rich B.

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Always excellent when a plan succeeds of coarse but if you had spongy brakes? I’d say you just had air in the lines someplace, brakes aren’t spongy normally; must of bled them good anyways. Lucky to still of maintained wheel/rim clearances.
 

Alacran

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@Rich B. It is well document in many automotive reviews for the 2012 Buick Lacrosse, cars.com calls it "Mushy brakes". I am describing an upgrade in my post and not a component or system failure.
 

Bhodi's Buick

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Good to know the Brembos fit and work. Thanks.

I got the 18" Chromies, looks like you have the larger Deluxe 19" wheels.
Also looks like you got the parts used from a bone yard.

Few questions for you:

You think the larger brake set would still fit with an 18" wheel ?

How much $ did the parts run you, and How much $ do you think you saved compared to buying all the Parts new ?
 

Alacran

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@Bhodi's Buick - i did not try an 18" wheel.
I purchased a used Buick spindle to do my mock up before doing the work. that is how I found out what parts i needed and if my wheel would work.

Overall the cost with bolts (hub and caliper bolts), both dust shields, calipers, rotors, brake hose, brake pads the cost is around $700.00. I created a spreadsheet but i am missing the cost for the bolts.

Anyway - i bought new and used where it made sense. Bolts, pads, dust shields, hubs, and brake hose are brand new. I saved on used calipers and rotors. The rotors are GM factory with high tech material that you cannot
 
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