Brake update 72 Elco LS
Im in the preplanning stages of my winter project which is updating my brakes. I currently have a plain jane power disc conversion up front and drums in the rear. I primarily drive highway and road trips and want better brakes for safety, I have no racing intentions. Im leaning towards a C5 conversion using CPP spindles and sourcing the rest of the parts on rockauto. This seems the most economical, I can get parts on the road, and will raise my front end back up(im lowered 2.5" right now with Fatman tall drop spindles) I also dig the C5 sealed hubs. The kicker is I have 17" Torq Thrusts,,, so a wheel spacer is required which I'm not a huge fan of for long highway rides. Maybe they don't cause vibration but it seems like that could be a risk. I've never used a wheel spacer.
The other option is Wilwood Dynapro 6piston w/ stock spindle. These should fit the wheels no problem. Im not totally convinced I would see a huge difference in braking for the price though.
I have yet to look into the rear brakes yet. I know Ill need a good MC and proportioning valve Im thinking about going wildwood adjustable. I would also like to know more about residual valves and if this is something I would need.