Which company makes the best front disc conversion kit?

Discussion in 'The whoa and the sway.' started by sevv, Aug 24, 2004.

  1. sevv

    sevv Well-Known Member

    My 72 GS lost its original front disc setup awhile ago.

    In your opinion which company makes the best kit for the money and quality?

    Thanks, Scott
  2. 70 gsconvt

    70 gsconvt Silver Level contributor

    I've talked to some people about this. I've been told that unless you want to pay for the name, you don't need Baer or Willwood.

    Master Power Brakes sells the same stuff, without the big name on it. Here is their web site. It seems like you would save about $1000 or more buying one of their kits vs the others.

  3. LowRoad

    LowRoad New Member

    There is also SSBC (stainless steel brake Corporation) Located right here in Clarence, NY.

    They make some trick looking stuff and seem pretty reasonable too.
  4. Adam Whitman

    Adam Whitman Guest

    Don't think the others have aluminum hubs, 4-piston calipers, or 12.2" rotors for $695.00 also came with braided lines and adjustable prop. valve at no extra cost.

    check out hotrodsusa.com (they advertise on evil-bay)before you buy. My kit required drilling and tapping one hole in the spindle and it all bolted on. There's more than one way to skin a cat, the Wilwood route worked for me.
  5. GStage1

    GStage1 Always looking for parts!

    For a street car, get a stock set-up. All you need are the caliper brkts, dust shields and spindles. Everything else can be bought new/rebuilt. You should be able to get everything for $200-300.

    visit www.classicalpontiac.com


    You can also get the items new from www.opgi.com
  6. bobc455

    bobc455 Well-Known Member

    Stay away from SSB! I have had very bad experience with them, and would never do business with them again.

    Just my opinion.

    -Bob Cunningham
  7. Ken Warner

    Ken Warner Stand-up Philosopher

    for what it's worth

    I've only been in the Buick side of things for about 6 or 7 years but I've been an avid reader of about all the forums. If it were my money I'd think twice about dealing with SSBC. I'm guessing about half of the people I've seen using their stuff complain about having to "custom fit" items that are supposed to be bolt on. While a little "massaging" is ok with some of us a lot of people don't have the tools or patience to deal with this.

    For regular street use I think the original route laid out above works out fine for the money. If you want to upgrade that a bit without adding a lot of money look into some of the braided brake lines and some high friction pads that are available.

    regards and let us know what you do.
  8. sevv

    sevv Well-Known Member

    I appreciate everyones opinions!! Since mine is mostly going to be used as a fun driver. An upgraded stock setup is fine.


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