Smokin 1000HP Twin Turbo Club
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Bethesda MD
You're not really going to gain any stopping power with with the Z51 upgrade. The base C6 brakes are capable of locking up the wheels and will haul the car down to a stop from 80 mph just as well as bigger brakes. Better brakes allow you to do repeated stops without fade because they dissipate more heat. The Z51 upgrade is mostly cosmetic. Any gain from heat dissipation that the Z51 rotors might give you will be pissed away with ceramic pads, as they will suffer heat failure pretty quickly. That's why there is the "no road race" warning with them.
I have the bobcat ceramics. They dust less and the dust color is lighter.
2008 Atomic Orange Coupe 3LT, CC3, Z51 M6
LG Pros with cats, Vararam, 160 T-stat, DTE 3.90s, Elite tunnel plate, catch can, LG Wheels with 275 / 325 Invos, MGW Shifter, EPS 226/230 115 cam, HPT. Pfadt JOC suspension, Peak ported TB & IM.
Gone but not forgotten:
2002 Camaro SS Droptop. cam, gears, etc.
11 sec 99 Z28 Vert, RIP.