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Old 03-15-2021, 07:24 PM   #1
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Heard some bad things about CPP.

Well doing my research since I am about the put disc brakes on all fours for my 1969 Chevy c-10 longbed. I have seen some pretty bad posts about CPP. I was going to go with one of their kits, but now am concerned. Looking for a kit that has all I need to rip of the drums and everything else needed and replace with what is needed to have discs. I do not want to spend money on crap parts....so does anyone have a opinion on CPP's parts compared to POL? What have you all done on the past to upgrade to discs all the way around?

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Old 03-15-2021, 07:37 PM   #2
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Re: Heard some bad things about CPP.

I myself recently bought the CPP 13” front and 12” rear rotors, modular spindles with sealed bearings and calipers. The kit was well packaged when I received it. Everything went together well with good instructions. Have their tubular a arms and springs, sway bars. I don’t have a problem with their products. Thanks
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Old 03-15-2021, 08:02 PM   #3
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Re: Heard some bad things about CPP.

While I have a different year truck than yours, I have a '57, I did have an issue with the CPP kit I bought. It's a 13" rotor kit for a TCI Custom IFS MII suspension. The brackets, calipers, and rotors were fine. The problem was that it uses spacers between the bracket and the caliper. They sent the wrong size spacer, meaning it was too long, about an inch. When I contacted them about it, they were of no help. I was told it was not a very popular kit and they didn't sell many of them. They didn't even bother to ask what part I needed. After measuring, I had to order a spacer from Jeg's, IIRC. I got those spacers installed and the brake kit works really well.

If the kit your looking at uses the same calipers as the one I bought (which I'm sure it probably does), they are from an '09 Silverado. The rotors are CPP parts only.
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Old 03-15-2021, 09:45 PM   #4
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Re: Heard some bad things about CPP.

I don't buy "kits" the CPP parts I've used I buy thru Summit for the quick free shipping and great customer service , Everything I used CPP has fit right .
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Old 03-16-2021, 11:14 AM   #5
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I don't buy "kits" the CPP parts I've used I buy thru Summit for the quick free shipping and great customer service , Everything I used CPP has fit right .
Yep! I buy CPP stuff from Summit - they have great service and an easy return process.
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Old 03-16-2021, 09:22 PM   #6
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Re: Heard some bad things about CPP.

To everyone,

I have done nothing to the stock rear end except removal of the factory drums and replaced the shocks. I am restoring this truck to just be a cruiser. No drag racing, no autocross and I do not need race stuff. Just wanting to upgrade to better brakes. I do not think I need baer/wilwood stuff. After reading ya'lls replies I decided to get a rear disc brake kit from Summit (CPP) for the free shipping and the easy returns mentioned. Not the big brake kit either just 11 inch rotors. I hope it will perform to meet my needs. If this kit works will I plan on getting the one for the front with the new master and booster. Also replacing all the brake lines also. I do plan on dropping about 3 or 4 inches in rear....2.5 in the front with drop spindles.

If anyone has bought the CPP front disc brake kit and what luck you had with it and if I need to look out for something any help would be appreciated.

As a side note.....I have a lot of drum brake parts (new) I would like to sell for a good price.

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Old 03-17-2021, 08:00 AM   #7
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Re: Heard some bad things about CPP.

I wouldn't install disc brakes on the rear axle first . They will lock up tighter than Dick's hat band . The weight of the truck is in the front that's where your breaking force comes from and why stock trucks used front disc brakes and drum rears . Use the rear drum brake parts you already have and buy the front disc brakes .

Start a new thread to get info on improving your brakes . Now that this thread is in vendor review area it won't get as much attention .
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Old 03-16-2021, 07:58 AM   #8
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Re: Heard some bad things about CPP.

^^^^^I followed Grumpy's advice and purchased my CPP drop spindles, rotors, and calipers from Summit. It all fit just fine.
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Customer service sucks, buy their parts from summit.
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Old 03-16-2021, 08:29 AM   #10
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Well doing my research since I am about the put disc brakes on all fours for my 1969 Chevy c-10 longbed. I have seen some pretty bad posts about CPP. I was going to go with one of their kits, but now am concerned. Looking for a kit that has all I need to rip of the drums and everything else needed and replace with what is needed to have discs. I do not want to spend money on crap parts....so does anyone have a opinion on CPP's parts compared to POL? What have you all done on the past to upgrade to discs all the way around?

Thank you,
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Post up a picture of the truck your working on . Have you already rebuilt the suspension ? wheels/tires/ is it already dropped ? What look / style are you going for ? Daily driver ? weekend warrior ? have you already replaced body mounts ? Have you already replaced all new brake lines , Ball joints ,shocks . Or are you installing the big brake kit and when you stomp on the new brakes the body comes off and keeps going ? Plan on hitting the burn out box ? There's a lot to consider / upgrade before tossing a new "big brake kit " under it .
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I should have added in my review that I did purchase through Summit. It was shipped free too
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