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Old 11-06-2015, 02:35 PM   #1
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Doing a Brembo upgrade from 12 gt500 to 5.0. Questions

Hey Everyone. Just got a great deal on the OEM 2012 gt500 Brembo brake package. Got the brembos, rotors, dust shield, and lines for under 600$

Question is, is there a DIY for rebuilding the caliper? I am disassembling to powdercoat.

Also is it necessary to match the system with better rear pads?

Lastly, what fluid do y'all use for brake fluid? The clutch and brake fluid is the same right? So what's the recommended option from you guys.

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I sent mine to a place to powder coat and they did not need to disassemble them. They did a great job. They just asked that you removed the bleeders and crossover tube.
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Where did you send them? I was only looking at local places here for power coating. All the places said I need to dissemble the caliper


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http://www.armortechpowdercoating.com

They are located in FL. You pay shipping both ways. They did an outstanding job
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so I dont have to buy a rebuild kit? I dont want to go through that hassle if I dont have to. I was debating painting them too
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Nope. I sent them fully assembled minus the bleeders and crossover tube and got them back in the same shape. He takes great care to protect the parts not coated.

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Old 11-06-2015, 05:04 PM   #7
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ATE 200 is a decent choice for fluid. One thing to be aware of with any brake fluid is that it has to be changed regularly, especially the DOT 4 grade fluid (DOT 3 is once per year, DOT 4 is every six months; best practice is after every high speed event). Over time, it will absorb water from the surroundings, and cause the fluid to have a lower boil temp.

Which pads came with your new calipers? It is a good idea to match the pads front and rear. You can use different pads, but it can cause some rather unique things to happen, good or bad (basically, choose your own adventure here).
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I contacted him. I'm all set! Now I'm need help with the exact color option. I got a deep impact blue with black wheels lol. Yellow?

And okay. I was thinking of doing a full change of my fluid anyways. I've had it for a year and a half already.


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Oh and the lads are stock gt500 pads


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I'd like to see a diy too. Thanks
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I contacted him. I'm all set! Now I'm need help with the exact color option. I got a deep impact blue with black wheels lol. Yellow?

And okay. I was thinking of doing a full change of my fluid anyways. I've had it for a year and a half already.


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Sweet! He is an awesome guy.
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So imma replace the whole brake fluid with amsoil dot 3. Anybody have opinions on it


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I've use ATE for many years. Started using the Blue, then ATE-200.
The best brake fluid alive...IMHO

ATE -ATE Brake Fluid
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Hey Everyone. Just got a great deal on the OEM 2012 gt500 Brembo brake package. Got the brembos, rotors, dust shield, and lines for under 600$

Question is, is there a DIY for rebuilding the caliper? I am disassembling to powdercoat.

Also is it necessary to match the system with better rear pads?

Lastly, what fluid do y'all use for brake fluid? The clutch and brake fluid is the same right? So what's the recommended option from you guys.

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Did you find brakes from Shelby american out of las vegas ?
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I've use ATE for many years. Started using the Blue, then ATE-200.
The best brake fluid alive...IMHO

ATE -ATE Brake Fluid
I also use this. The price is right. Really wish that DOT did not crack down on the Blue, it made flushing the system a no brainer. Just go until the color goes from amber to blue, or vise versa.
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