Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: Chattanooga, TN
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2000 ZR2 Brake Upgrades Possible?
Towed about 700 pounds of lightweight motorcycle tent camper and camping gear plus the stuff in the back of the truck all over Michigan the past couple of weeks (great trip, BTW!). Long story short, I'm not impressed with the lack of stopping power on this truck, even with such a lightweight trailer with brakes. And we also discovered making and breaking down camp in the rain with that trailer is a bi#*h, so we're thinking a hardside teardrop-type trailer or Aliner is in our near future. Which means another 1500 - 2000 pounds back there.
So I'm looking at upgrades across the board. We'll start with brakes but I'm also looking at add-a-leafs for the rear springs, a bigger radiator, separate transmission oil cooler, and maybe freshen up the engine but those topics are for other fora. Anyone upgraded a ZR2's brakes and if so how? Been searching here and in the ZR2 forum and I'm not finding much info beyond the 2wd Corvette conversions and 2 pot upgrades.
Thanks in advance for your wisdom.
Just an old guy in an old truck...