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    Bigger brakes for the Cruze under $400.

    I just did the swap as the OP mentions. I went with new calipers instead of just the brackets, but other than a little bit of work, they feel way better than the old ones, but new pads will do that anyways. I have a small family trip coming up. I’ll know then if they feel better. Otherwise good post OP.
    EDIT: I have the steel 16” wheels. No problems with clearance. Little snug, but nothing to worry about at all. Lots of room!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bsb2001ca View Post
    I just did the swap as the OP mentions. I went with new calipers instead of just the brackets, but other than a little bit of work, they feel grannies than the old ones, but new pads will do that anyways. I have a small family trip coming up. I’ll know then if they feel better. Otherwise good post OP.
    EDIT: I have the steel 16” wheels. No problems with clearance. Little snug, but nothing to worry about at all. Lots of room!
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    Omg, auto correct. Feels great! Not grannies
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    On an LS or 1LT with rear drums, would this upgrade throw off the brake balance significantly? Getting close to needing front brakes on my 1LT again and would like some added stopping power as the stock setup is not confidence inspiring by any means.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TopazRS87 View Post
    On an LS or 1LT with rear drums, would this upgrade throw off the brake balance significantly? Getting close to needing front brakes on my 1LT again and would like some added stopping power as the stock setup is not confidence inspiring by any means.
    I did this with drum brakes on the rear. As long as your drum adjusters are properly lubed and brakes adjusted in the back, I think it compliments the brake setup.

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    just an FIY, ZZP has the bigger rotor and dual piston caliper setup for $450 shipped right now. Just a couple bucks more and you can have stronger/lighter calipers

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    Quote Originally Posted by eddiefromcali View Post
    just an FIY, ZZP has the bigger rotor and dual piston caliper setup for $450 shipped right now. Just a couple bucks more and you can have stronger/lighter calipers
    "Stronger"?..... In what way? Are you claiming the caliper itself is stronger/stiffer? There's loads of 5th gen Corvette and Camaro guys that would vehemently disagree. Pad taper wear and caliper spreading is a pretty common occurrence.

    Are you driving a Cruze hard enough to do this? 99% of us aren't, but that doesn't change the fact that the Encore/Trax caliper is stiffer. You also have the added benefit of being able to buy over the counter brake parts anywhere you need them and not have worry about modifying things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ma v e n View Post
    "Stronger"?..... In what way? Are you claiming the caliper itself is stronger/stiffer? There's loads of 5th gen Corvette and Camaro guys that would vehemently disagree. Pad taper wear and caliper spreading is a pretty common occurrence.

    Are you driving a Cruze hard enough to do this? 99% of us aren't, but that doesn't change the fact that the Encore/Trax caliper is stiffer. You also have the added benefit of being able to buy over the counter brake parts anywhere you need them and not have worry about modifying things.

    relax, chief...im talking dual piston vs single and it being aluminum making it lighter. Havent compared pad surface area of an F-body caliper vs a cruze, but Id assume theyre bigger? Not gonna claim that for certain though.

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    The ZZP kit is not complete. No shields for instance. What size bolts? Were did they source the calipers? Hmm...

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    I think somewhere in the previous posts it had stated that someone needed rotors only or pads only and ZZP wouldn’t give out part numbers to buy over the counter pads and rotors and they wouldn’t separate them. And this option also allows anybody to just order something if the calipers fail while on a road trip, just stop and say they’re for the Buick

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