Zain's Ty: Brake and Wheel Update
The next item to go was the original brake set-up. The single piston front calipers with drums in the rear might be fine for light duty driving and putting around, but when the truck is seeing heavy braking at an autocross event, something more suitable is needed. We decided to go with monster 4 piston brembo’s from the first gen CTS-V all the way around with 14 inch rotors in the front and 13.5 inch rotors in the rear. This would suitably stop the truck without fading after longs periods of heavy braking. The silver on the calipers would not work for the looks on the truck so we decided to Cerakote them matte black with gloss black decals for a more sleeper look behind the wheels he had chosen.
The wheels for the truck had to be carefully selected in order to look nice but mostly to clear the massive brembos without the addition of any spacers or extended studs. He decided on the TSW Nurburgring wheels in a staggered fitment of 18x8 in the front and 18x9.5 in the rear, all wrapped in a new set of Sumitomo Htr ziii tires. The only problem was that these wheels do not come in the color he wanted. In order to fix this, the wheels needed to be powdercoated. The color chosen was a bright gold with matte clear to match the gold Typhoon emblems on the truck. Once the wheels were coated, mounted and balanced, they were put on the truck and finished it off just right. To go along with the new wheels, other aesthetics on the outside of the truck were updated. The sealed beam headlights were replaced with Hella headlight housings and a brand new set of Cree LED H4 bulbs. The results were astounding, making this upgrade a no brainer for anyone driving there trucks at all hours of the day. To match the headlights, the fog light housings were replaced along with a new set of led bulbs for the fog lights as well. These small updates made the front of the truck look better than new.