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1987 upgrade to C 5 brakes

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Old 06-05-2017, 07:20 PM
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Default 1987 upgrade to C 5 brakes

OK, so someone please help me by making sure I have this right. To upgrade my brakes on a 1987 I must first upgrade to 17 inch wheels. Those wheels can come from any C5 but I will need spacers to make them fit right?

Once I have 17 inch C5 wheels I can install calipers, pads and rotors from the C5 which are 13 inch brakes. This applies to both front and rear axles.

IS THAT ALL CORRECT????

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Old 06-06-2017, 09:58 PM
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Unless you're tracking the car, not sure what the upgrade buys you. And some spacers aren't a good idea due to the added stress put on the studs. Good luck w/ your project.
 
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Old 06-07-2017, 06:50 AM
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Well its nice to know that you don't know why i want to do it. Thank you for your input. Now, do you perhaps know if I have the right plan to install the bigger brakes. Thanks for your support.
 

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