Brembo/Blazer Spindle Conversion

UNGN

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This Video popped up my feed. Guy makes a neat bracket to put SS/ZL1 14" Brembo's on a Blazer spindle. This is the cheapest/best way I've seen to do this and is more substantial/stable than the plates mounted to the factory ears.

He makes/sells the brackets for $265. 18/19" wheels are required

 

ssn696

Living in the Past
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Commitment, cutting down the Blazer knuckle to fit the brackets. An additional commitment buying those calipers.
 

JAMCAR223

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Jun 6, 2014
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Brem... bro. I like it, although there is no way I would make a video showing those terrible looking cuts. I would definitely be making a nice clean cut, then smoothing it to look factory. Then paint it all. With this being said. I have watched Mr Get in there on Youtube for a few years. He is a junkyard dog, and I can relate - he does new model dash swaps, brake swaps, panoramic roof swaps, etc. The bracket does look well made. I might put a set together.
 

Streetbu

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I don't think, and highly doubt, that he makes the brackets...
 

JAMCAR223

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I don't think, and highly doubt, that he makes the brackets...
He does not. You posted the link of the company that does.
 
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ostrich

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I just received those brackets last week. I have everything for the conversion on my 85SS. Was going to post it up when I get them installed. Nice brackets, looks like things should bolt together nicely. Just in wiring mode right now with my LS swap.
 

ostrich

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Aug 27, 2012
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Ok guys, had time this weekend to get things installed. Things went well with the brakes themselves, has an issue with my rims, where they hit the calipers. I had to get longer wheels suds and spacers. The wheels were US Ramblers, 18x8, 4.5"BS. Not sure if others will have the same issue, but wanted to post my findings. Here is the parts list.

BigBrakes- blazer bracket to use -14Camaro calipers- (brackets & bolts)
2014 Camaro calipers with pads- eBay (sanded, painted, new Brembo stickers applied)
C7 rotor- ACDelco 177-1171
Russell 15" Brake hoses- 657330
Speedway Motors 3/4" spacer- 91658234
ARP wheel studs- ARP-100-7708

The brackets just needed some cutting & grinding on the spindles. I also trimmed the wheel stop on the lower control arms because the new caliper bracket hit it causing the steering to not go all the way right->left. Also the brake pads came with 'Roller skates' on them. Had to cut them off to clear the wheel weights. Other than that the brake install was pretty straight forward. Nice bracket etc.
 

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80/MALIBU/COUPE

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Feb 17, 2021
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any pics with the wheels on? i want to do this swap so bad ..
Ok guys, had time this weekend to get things installed. Things went well with the brakes themselves, has an issue with my rims, where they hit the calipers. I had to get longer wheels suds and spacers. The wheels were US Ramblers, 18x8, 4.5"BS. Not sure if others will have the same issue, but wanted to post my findings. Here is the parts list.

BigBrakes- blazer bracket to use -14Camaro calipers- (brackets & bolts)
2014 Camaro calipers with pads- eBay (sanded, painted, new Brembo stickers applied)
C7 rotor- ACDelco 177-1171
Russell 15" Brake hoses- 657330
Speedway Motors 3/4" spacer- 91658234
ARP wheel studs- ARP-100-7708

The brackets just needed some cutting & grinding on the spindles. I also trimmed the wheel stop on the lower control arms because the new caliper bracket hit it causing the steering to not go all the way right->left. Also the brake pads came with 'Roller skates' on them. Had to cut them off to clear the wheel weights. Other than that the brake install was pretty straight forward. Nice bracket ith wheels on?
 

TType85

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Apr 26, 2017
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I did this a few months ago but ended up selling them and going with the C6 J55 (Z51) setup because I didn't like needing such a large spacer and how far the tire was out with the wheels I have (gbodyparts GNX style 18x8 on the front). Was an easy process to modify the spindles and the guy at bigbrakeupgrade was real responsive to questions. I used the 4-piston calipers from a 6th gen SS and the rotor from a J55 (Z51) C7.

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Since I sold the spindles I ended up getting the CPP spindles with the C5 hubs but I added the 13.4" rotor and Z51 abutment bracket (vs the 12.88" rotor)
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Flyinby makes brackets to put the brembo's on the rear but I have had bad luck with him so far. The C5/6 brackets I got for the rear didn't fit and no response from email to him.
 
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