Also, in an effort to set my project even further behind scheduled completion date, I decided to add a big brake setup. I can safely say this is a car that needs it. No idea why but the stock brakes are on these cars are tiny for the power levels. In the half mile event I did last year, the runout was relatively short and it was frightening trying to stop in time on these stock brakes.
For my setup, I am using:
Gen 3 front 4 piston Brembos
14" OEM rotors with e-coated hats
EBC yellow stuff brake pads
IPSCO front caliper conversion brackets (allows the SRT brembos to fit)
IPSO rear caliper conversion brackets (allows the stock front Gen 2 brembos to fit on the rear of the car)
13" front rotors move to the rear.
Front Gen 2 Brembos move to the rear.
Rear conversion brackets to adapt the stock rear caliper to be used as the parking brake.
VHT gold caliper paint
VHT clearcoat caliper paint
Viper high temp decals
Here's the stock setup on the front of the gen 2 with 13" rotors and smallish Brembos.
New billet conversion brackets and hardware for the front.
Front assembly mockup with 14" rotors, Gen 3 SRT Brembos, and brackets.
Now that the fitment is verified, I can paint the calipers.
Moving to the rear, here is the stock TINY calipers on 12" rotors. The OEM brake bias on a gen 2 is terrible, it's all to the front and the rears do almost nothing.
Parking brake and everything removed from the rear.
In order for the Gen 2 front calipers to fit, you have to cut the stock casting off to fit the conversion brackets.
I didn't waste any time and busted out the cutoff wheel and belt sander.
Here's the casting cutoff and smoothed with the belt sander.
Rear conversion brackets fitted.
Next up is to paint the front SRT calipers, do final fitment so I can swap the caliper line quickly from the current front calipers, then I can paint the Gen 2 fronts and fit them to the rears.