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#606178 - 09/16/08 06:03 PM REAR DISC BRAKES FROM 1988 FIRE BIRD  
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Hey guys my friend is selling me a rear disc brake setup from a 1988 fire bird will this fit the monte he said it would but i just want to make sure?


1987 Monte Carlo SS with T-Tops, lowered with Belltech drop spindles and lowering springs. LS1 brakes up front and LT1 brakes in the rear. Trying to make a comeback!
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#606234 - 09/16/08 08:55 PM Re: REAR DISC BRAKES FROM 1988 FIRE BIRD [Re: T-Top Tony]  
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Let me buy them from your friend and I'll see if they fit. smile

They will fit.

Getting them at a good price?


1984 Monte Carlo SS - "010" 4bolt 350, GN 8.5, 700R4, 3.42
#606239 - 09/16/08 09:11 PM Re: REAR DISC BRAKES FROM 1988 FIRE BIRD [Re: Aceprowler]  
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lol! yeah hes asking 100 bucks is that good?


1987 Monte Carlo SS with T-Tops, lowered with Belltech drop spindles and lowering springs. LS1 brakes up front and LT1 brakes in the rear. Trying to make a comeback!
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#606248 - 09/16/08 09:30 PM Re: REAR DISC BRAKES FROM 1988 FIRE BIRD [Re: T-Top Tony]  
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ya


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#608490 - 09/24/08 01:09 PM Re: REAR DISC BRAKES FROM 1988 FIRE BIRD [Re: Easily]  
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Any progress with the brakes? I am looking at doing a similar project on my Monte.

scott


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#608621 - 09/24/08 08:11 PM Re: REAR DISC BRAKES FROM 1988 FIRE BIRD [Re: Train Driver]  
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Is this a bolt-on mod or do you have to weld brackets to the axle tube?

Whats the story with (very) lowered cars? Will they still fit?

Do they have a drum brake style E brake in the rotor?

#608744 - 09/25/08 02:27 AM Re: REAR DISC BRAKES FROM 1988 FIRE BIRD [Re: SickSpeedMonte]  
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You have to cut the axle flange. The late F-body disk brake rear used a square flange like older cars did and many newer ones too. The G-bod had a tall rectangular one.

Basically you chop the top half of the flange off and drill two more holes in it. Then you enlarge the lower two holes. The problem you have is the lower holes have so little meat around them that they don't have much strength.

Lowered cars might run into frame clearance probs. The late ones have the little drum inside the rotor for the E-brake while the third gens have a caliper with a P brake. (88 is a third gen)
Gm has had allot of problems with the mechanism for the drum parking brakes. The trucks are the most notable. Often they would have to be replaced within a year or two to pass inspection because they would bend and not work anymore.
My neignbor ran into this the first time his had to be inspected. Doesn't matter if you use the brake or not was just a design issue and no salt or gunk here, looked like brand new still.
The F-bods didn't seem to have the same issue though, at least nowhere near as bad.


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#608791 - 09/25/08 06:25 AM Re: REAR DISC BRAKES FROM 1988 FIRE BIRD [Re: elcam84]  
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At least search to find my progress thread on disc brakes.

Hardly worth it, honestly.

I feel zero difference and it was a headache getting the right stuff and it cost me nearly $500.

#608794 - 09/25/08 07:25 AM Re: REAR DISC BRAKES FROM 1988 FIRE BIRD [Re: Frenzy]  
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Oddly enough, a search is how I found this thread and posted to it. Go figure!

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#608827 - 09/25/08 01:47 PM Re: REAR DISC BRAKES FROM 1988 FIRE BIRD [Re: Frenzy]  
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No they aren't worth it in most cases. If you haven't upgraded to 12" or larger fronts and then you need an adjustable prop valve to really see any benefit from it. Rear disks are more for show and ease of repair as the stock drums with s-10 wheel cylinders will do all the braking that 90% of the modified G-bodys need.


Robert Adams
#608880 - 09/25/08 07:27 PM Re: REAR DISC BRAKES FROM 1988 FIRE BIRD [Re: elcam84]  
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I've also heard front pads will last longer with rear disc because they dont have to do as much of the work. Drums are supposed to be better if you're foot-braking it at the track though for holding power. What all years did the factory bolt-on rear discs run? Were they on Camaros too, I would suppose so?


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#609145 - 09/26/08 04:58 PM Re: REAR DISC BRAKES FROM 1988 FIRE BIRD [Re: 84supersport]  
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Camaro stuff DOES NOT WORK period!!!!!

NONE of it works.

Camaro is so screwed up, they use 2 right side calipers and are staggered.

edit - I relived the nightmare by reviewing my own thread frown
http://www.montecarloss.com/community/ub...4180#Post584180

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#609466 - 09/28/08 01:14 AM Re: REAR DISC BRAKES FROM 1988 FIRE BIRD [Re: Frenzy]  
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The Camaro stuff does work though not optimal. We are talking about using the third gen set up including the third gen bracket not an aftermarket bracket.


Robert Adams
#609495 - 09/28/08 03:23 AM Re: REAR DISC BRAKES FROM 1988 FIRE BIRD [Re: elcam84]  
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Like this one, right?


I tried. Its flanges aren't the same. Carlos uses 2 small bolts on bottom and one large bolt on top while these camaros use a square pattern 4 bolt style flange with the same size bolts.

Show me it works.

#609497 - 09/28/08 03:34 AM Re: REAR DISC BRAKES FROM 1988 FIRE BIRD [Re: Frenzy]  
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Basically you chop the top half of the flange off and drill two more holes in it. Then you enlarge the lower two holes. The problem you have is the lower holes have so little meat around them that they don't have much strength.
like elcam said


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#609520 - 09/28/08 05:59 AM Re: REAR DISC BRAKES FROM 1988 FIRE BIRD [Re: pazzo1969]  
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I thought you guys knew about another setup I didn't!



I also missed eclam's first response completely.
Otherwise it would'nt have gone this far hahah! smile

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#609704 - 09/29/08 12:14 AM Re: REAR DISC BRAKES FROM 1988 FIRE BIRD [Re: Frenzy]  
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i was looking my buddy could not get it to work i was looking thinking he might have missed something i guess he was right 2


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