PPV front brakes - 2011 to 2017 all the same
I have read that 2014+ caprice ppv has dual piston and giant rotors, sub 2013 caprice has big rotor single piston. Info from rock auto and the internet so I could be wrong. =D
- Rotor is 345mm x 30mm
- Caliper is single-piston floating design, uses a high-performance pad with Ferodo HP1000 friction material--same material spec as used on Brembo brakes found on G8 GXP & Chevy SS sedan.
Pad is FMSI D1404 spec
Standard G8 rotor is 321mm--a good upgrade for G8 is fitting the full PPV front setup, or using the PPV 345 rotors with Brembo calipers from 2016/newer Camaro SS or CTS (calipers for 345mm rotors, direct bolt-on to sedans). For G8, caliper mount bolts require opening 12mm holes in knuckles/spindles to 14mm.
- the key to any brake upgrade is a larger rotor
, regardless of caliper design or number of pistons.
More info & photos
- Caprice Forum
Photos below show couple of Camaro 345 Brembo (4-piston) calipers with 2 different paint schemes - also available in a Cadillac CTS version, with yet another paint job. These calipers can use either D1001 or D1474A pads, from CTS-V/G8 GXP or SS sedan. Both photos show D1474A pads--with D1001 pad, top surface of caliper is flush for wheel clearance on 18" wheels.