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S10 Brake Upgrade - Documented

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Re: S10 Brake Upgrade - Documented

Post by gwarren007 » Tue Aug 23, 2011 12:36 pm

Did this change how far the wheel is to the fender?
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Re: S10 Brake Upgrade - Documented

Post by mean78malibu » Tue Aug 23, 2011 2:55 pm

gwarren007 wrote:Did this change how far the wheel is to the fender?
No, it did not.
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Re: S10 Brake Upgrade - Documented

Post by malibu795 » Tue Aug 23, 2011 4:49 pm

axisg wrote:mine was a little expensive. I had one noisy bearing but decided to replace both for peace of mind. Upper ball joints and springs were replaced the summer previous.

$ 150.00 spindles used
$ 600.00 for 2 GM bearings
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$ 20.00 paint and brake fluid
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Re: S10 Brake Upgrade - Documented

Post by Chief11885 » Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:34 pm

i was wondering how much lower did ur car go after the swap. I changed mine out but didnt think to measure the before swap. Or did it equal out to be the same with the drop spindles.

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Re: S10 Brake Upgrade - Documented

Post by mean78malibu » Fri Aug 26, 2011 7:41 am

Chief11885 wrote:i was wondering how much lower did ur car go after the swap. I changed mine out but didnt think to measure the before swap. Or did it equal out to be the same with the drop spindles.
Mine was higher after the swap than it was with drop spindles. That was the main reason I did this swap, because I wanted to go back to standard height spindles, so I decided to do this swap instead of buying stock spindles. It should be the same height as factory spindles, but I'm not positive. I have coil overs in the front so everything is adjustable.
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Re: S10 Brake Upgrade - Documented

Post by Bratly51 » Fri Jun 29, 2012 9:08 am

Very nice. Did a good job with notes.
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Re: S10 Brake Upgrade - Documented

Post by 80malibucoup » Sat Jun 30, 2012 8:31 am

Thanks you for this post. I was looking for an upgrade for my front brake's and the Baer and Wilwood op did cross my mind,but I do like the fact that in a pinch I can go to any auto part store and parts. Just in case your out somewhere and the "sh!! happens" kicks in. I can go and get a caliper or hardware kit and be back on the road the same day.

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Re: S10 Brake Upgrade - Documented

Post by Doober » Sat Jun 30, 2012 12:25 pm

Only downside is the bearings are ridiculously expensive.
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Re: S10 Brake Upgrade - Documented

Post by 80malibucoup » Sat Jun 30, 2012 2:30 pm

Doober wrote:Only downside is the bearings are ridiculously expensive.
I work at AutoZone so I get a discount. :P

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Re: S10 Brake Upgrade - Documented

Post by Doober » Sat Jun 30, 2012 3:51 pm

Well ain't that dandy! ;) Where is the highest margin on parts? I know it varied a lot when I was working at Best Buy, but good discounts could be had on most electronics except video games, computers and consoles. Most home theater, computer accessories and car electronics were all pretty good margin items.
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Re: S10 Brake Upgrade - Documented

Post by mean78malibu » Sun Jul 08, 2012 10:42 pm

Glad this post is still helping a few people out. So far so good with this swap still, seems like very little rolling resistance too. I'm glad I used caliper paint on the rotors and brackets because everything still looks brand new and there is no rust at all.
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Post by The-ace: » Mon Aug 13, 2012 11:17 am

Do you know if there would be any issues using a manual setup with the s10 upgrade ?
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Re: S10 Brake Upgrade - Documented

Post by mean78malibu » Sun Sep 23, 2012 10:37 pm

Sorry I didn't see this sooner.

My setup is manual and uses a strange master cylinder with the TRZ mount kit. Works great.
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Re: S10 Brake Upgrade - Documented

Post by andrewmrchevy » Tue Apr 23, 2013 6:49 am

For all, check out Amazon.com for your hubs, many to choose from and great prices, free shipping over $25.00. Additionally you can contact Kore3 and order their kit and you can upgrade to 98-01 LS1 or Z06 Calipers using the C-5 PABs with the 98-02 S-10/S-15 spindles and then you can go to a 12.8" rotor (17" up required).
Kore3 can help you with all your parts to upgrade to LS1 or Vette Z06 Calipers. They even carry the calipers, PABs, their custom mounting bracket to the S-10/S-15 spindles. Email or call them, they will get you squared away fast and have project done right the first time. If anyone would like to see a how to video check out GTSdesigns for the LS1 and upgrade and 98-01 LS1 Rear disc brake upgrade.

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Re: S10 Brake Upgrade - Documented

Post by mean78malibu » Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:51 pm

andrewmrchevy wrote:For all, check out Amazon.com for your hubs, many to choose from and great prices, free shipping over $25.00. Additionally you can contact Kore3 and order their kit and you can upgrade to 98-01 LS1 or Z06 Calipers using the C-5 PABs with the 98-02 S-10/S-15 spindles and then you can go to a 12.8" rotor (17" up required).
Kore3 can help you with all your parts to upgrade to LS1 or Vette Z06 Calipers. They even carry the calipers, PABs, their custom mounting bracket to the S-10/S-15 spindles. Email or call them, they will get you squared away fast and have project done right the first time. If anyone would like to see a how to video check out GTSdesigns for the LS1 and upgrade and 98-01 LS1 Rear disc brake upgrade.

http://www.kore3.com/index.php" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Do you know what bracket on their site is the right one for the s10/s15 spindles? Thanks for the tips!
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