The Gen II mod is easy for those with 15" wheels, but is it the best solution for street use, given an acceptable cost?Just putting it out there, I have 14" steelies on my 83 500 and tried to swap the front since I had a 560 parts car....no dice the 86 560 caliper rubs on 14's.
Can you post the parts needed for this DIY, I already got two sets of Gen II calipers, ATE and Bendix as well as some of the cables. Will buy new slotted rotors, do I need another backing plate?I did this brake upgrade to my son's '83 380SEL with parts gleaned from the local pic-a-part salvage yard. Backing plate, rotor, and caliper assembly was all that it took. He was already on 8-hole 16" rims so nothing rubbed. Kept the 380's master cylinder. The parts swapping took maybe 30 minutes, much of which was jacking up the car. Repacked the wheel bearings since we were in there.
Bleeding the brakes then took maybe another 30 minutes. I found this to be a rather simple task.
Not my coupe but a guy i know on the east coast who fitted them to his SEC and also completed an LS1 conversion and now swapping that to an LS3 - He is very happy with the brake upgradeKim, what a tantalizing thing, those brakes! I wonder though is there a simple retrofit using MB 99 SL Brembos? Most of the issue would be the mounting bracket and of course getting the right and larger rotors. Did you ever do any experimenting fitting a set of produciton 4 or 6 caliper set? I think when I looked at the whole package listed above its $2,000 with rotors.