1981 Chevy Corvette Brakes

    • PowerStop®1-Click Vented Brake Kit
      $245.41from $196.33
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      Chevy Corvette 1981, 1-Click Vented Brake Kit without Calipers by PowerStop®. Get superior benefits of ceramic pads and cross-drilled rotors in the PowerStop 1-Click Brake kit. These components are used in racing and offer better...
      # 4043393
    • PowerStop®1-Click Vented OE Replacement Brake Kit
      $141.06from $112.85
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      Chevy Corvette 1981, 1-Click Vented OE Replacement Brake Kit by PowerStop®. Autospecialty OE Replacement brake kits include a complete set of Autospecialty OE Replacement Brake rotors and high performance Evolution ceramic pads. If...
      Include a complete set of Autospecialty OE Replacement Brake rotors and high performance Evolution ceramic padsThermal scorched - The pad surfaces are thermal scorched for a fast break-in
      # 31481442
    • PowerStop®Vented Drilled and Slotted Rotors
      $90.74from $72.59
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      Chevy Corvette 1981, Vented Drilled and Slotted Rotor by PowerStop® Outside Diameter: 298mm, PCD: 5x114.30. You don’t need to decide whether to use cross drilled or slotted rotors. Power Stop offers these high-quality rotors with...
      # 8992257
    • EBC®3GD Series Dimpled and Slotted Sport Rotors
      $408.53from $326.82
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      Chevy Corvette C3 5.7L 1981, 3GD Series Black Dimpled and Slotted Sport Rotors by EBC®. These replacement rotors feature both slots and drilled dimples to provide the superior level of cooling needed for high performance street...
      # 4030825
    • EBC®USR Series Sport Slotted Rotors
      $158.40from $126.72
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      Chevy Corvette C3 5.7L 1981, USR Series Sport Slotted Rotors by EBC®. FMSI : D008, for 11.7" Rotor Diameter. These replacement brake rotors feature multiple slots in a narrow, more angled pattern to create a quieter running surface...
      # 4254188
    • EBC®RK Series Premium OE Replacement Rotor
      $238.63from $190.90
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      Chevy Corvette C3 5.7L 1981, RK Series Premium OE Replacement Rotor by EBC®, 2 Piece. This replacement Rotor Kit is sized and shaped to OE factory dimensions with the strictest quality controls and machined to be within extremely...
      # 4038314
    • Baer®Sport Decela Rotors
      $271.68from $217.34
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      Chevy Corvette 1981, Sport Decela Rotors by Baer®. These are 1-piece bolt-on brake rotors sized to OEM diameter and width specifications to give owners of modern vehicles improved brake performance with a cross-drilled and slotted...
      # 12637933
    • Wilwood®Promatrix Replacement Rotor Kit
      $244.43from $195.54
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      Chevy Corvette 1981, Promatrix Replacement Rotor Kit by Wilwood®. SRP Drilled Performance Rotors feature a specially engineered directional cross drill and face slot pattern that improve brake response and pad performance...
      Premium grade, medium weight castings.Suitable for moderate temperature racing to street use.
      # 16002398
    • Chrome Brakes®Vented Drilled and Slotted Rotors
      $263.74from $210.99
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      Chevy Corvette 1981, Vented Drilled and Slotted Rotors by Chrome Brakes®. Quantity: 1 Pair. This is a set of OEM-sized replacement rotors with slots and drilled holes that provide the superior level of cooling needed for high...
      # 10719354
    • PowerStop®Z16 Evolution Ceramic Front Brake Pads
      $59.94$47.95
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      Chevy Corvette 1981, Z16 Evolution Ceramic Front Brake Pads by PowerStop®. Contains one axle set of Power Stop Z16 Evolution ceramic front brake pads and rubber/steel shims. Power Stop’s Evolution carbon-ceramic pad formula uses...
      # 31719977
    • PowerStop®Z26 Extreme Performance Front Brake Pads
      $98.25$78.60
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      Chevy Corvette 1981, Z26 Extreme Performance Front Brake Pads by PowerStop®. These are the pads to do the front axle, both sides. Power Stop Extreme Performance pads are for drivers drive high-performance cars on the street. If...
      # 31719767
    • EBC®Ultimax OE Replacement Brake Pads
      $90.74from $72.59
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      Chevy Corvette C3 5.7L 1981, Ultimax OE Replacement Brake Pads by EBC®. Get the fit and lasting quality of original equipment without paying 100% markup that dealers charge for OEM parts. EBC replacement brake pads are blended with...
      # 3737812
    • EBC®Greenstuff 2000 Series Sport Brake Pads
      $108.46from $86.77
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      Chevy Corvette C3 5.7L 1981, Greenstuff 2000 Series Sport Brake Pads by EBC®. This set of replacement brake pads is engineered for optimum performance on lighter, less powerful vehicles that do not typically travel at triple-digit...
      # 4196632
    • EBC®Yellowstuff 4000 "R" Series Full Race Brake Pads
      $132.24from $105.79
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      Chevy Corvette C3 5.7L 1981, Yellowstuff 4000 "R" Series Full Race Brake Pads by EBC®. These are racing-grade replacement brake pads designed to offer an optimum combination of performance on both the street and the racetrack....
      # 4196642
    • EBC®Redstuff Ceramic Low Dust Brake Pads
      $117.39from $93.91
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      Chevy Corvette C3 5.7L 1981, Redstuff Ceramic Low Dust Brake Pads by EBC®. This set of replacement ceramic brake pads offers OEM quality fit and operation with the superior stopping power, longer life, reduced brake fade, and lower...
      # 4196636
    • EBC®Bluestuff NDX Formula Racing Brake Pads
      $158.70$126.96
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      Chevy Corvette C3 5.7L 1981, Bluestuff NDX Formula Racing Brake Pads by EBC®. This is a set of replacement brake pads that is designed for heavy-duty racetrack driving where high-performance multi-piston calipers are used. Pads...
      # 4196630
    • Hawk®Autocross and Track Compound Brake Pads
      $103.94$83.15
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      Chevy Corvette 1981, Autocross and Track Compound Brake Pads by Hawk®. FMSI: D8, Thickness: 0.505". This is a set of replacement brake pads that is designed to be used on the track and on the street where performance vehicles are...
      # 5820245
    • Hawk®High Performance Street Brake Pads
      $88.36$70.69
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      Chevy Corvette 1981, High Performance Street Brake Pads by Hawk®. FMSI: D8, Thickness: 0.505". These are replacement brake pads designed for an aggressive level of street driving with more repetitive, heavy braking. While these...
      # 5815708
    • Hawk®Performance Ceramic Brake Pads
      $93.93$75.14
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      Chevy Corvette 1981, Performance Ceramic Brake Pads by Hawk®. FMSI: D8, Thickness: 0.505". These brake pads are designed to maximize all the benefits of ceramic construction to create pads that provide a high level of smooth...
      # 5824807
    • Baer®Sport Front Ceramic Decela Pads
      $136.86$109.49
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      Chevy Corvette 1981, Sport Front Ceramic Decela Pads by Baer®. This is a set of front ceramic brake pads that offer superior heat disbursement, longer life, quieter operation, and lower dust levels than OEM pads do. Sized and...
      # 12635664
    • Wilwood®High Performance Brake Pads
      $80.41from $64.33
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      Chevy Corvette 1981, High Performance Brake Pads by Wilwood®. Temperature range and overall friction value are the primary considerations for pad selection. The pads must be capable of maintaining the proper amount of friction for...
      Light to medium braking dirt tracksClub sport and track day events
      # 15999383
    • Baer®Extreme Plus Brake System
      $4,243.75from $3,395.00
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      Chevy Corvette 1981, Extreme Plus 2-Piece Brake System by Baer®. 355.5mm (14") Rotors. This top of the line performance brake kit includes 6-piston monoblock calipers for the front AND rear, lightweight two-piece rotors, stainless...
      # 10641903
    • Baer®Pro Plus Brake System
      $2,431.25from $1,945.00
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      Chevy Corvette 1981, Pro Plus 2-Piece Brake System by Baer®. The Pro Plus series contains all the features and benefits of the Extreme Plus kits for vehicles with less clearance room for brake components. The kit includes 6-piston...
      # 10642942
    • Wilwood®Street Performance Brake Kit
      $953.11from $762.49
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      Chevy Corvette 1981, Street Performance Brake Kit by Wilwood®. These kits compliment wheel, tire, and suspension upgrades on all types of custom show and high performance street / strip machines. A full range of caliper finishes...
      Designed for perfect fit and functionExpertly crafted from premium materials
      # 15985120
    • Wilwood®D8-4 4-Pistons Caliper Kit
      $624.38from $499.50
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      Chevy Corvette With 298mm (11.75") Rotor With 1.25" Wide Rotor 1981, D8-4 4-Pistons Caliper Kit by Wilwood®. Brake calipers should be mounted square with rotor to prevent excessive piston knock-back and uneven pad wear. While...
      Marked with a Rotor RotationLug or Radial Mounting
      # 15992339
    • Wilwood®D8-6 6-Pistons Front Caliper Kit
      $761.88from $609.50
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      Chevy Corvette With 298mm (11.75") Rotor With 1.25" Wide Rotor Factory Disc Spindle 1981, D8-6 6-Pistons Front Caliper Kit by Wilwood®. D8-6 calipers are a direct bolt-on replacement for the OE calipers on all 1965-82 Corvettes....
      Marked with a Rotor RotationLug or Radial Mounting
      # 15992490
    • Wilwood®Aluminum Tandem Remote Master Cylinder
      $131.19from $104.95
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      Aluminum Tandem Remote Master Cylinder by Wilwood®. This tandem master cylinder has a bore size of 1” and features remote or direct mount reservoirs.
      # 15886025
    • Baer®Adjustable Prop Valve
      $62.44$49.95
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      Universal Adjustable Prop Valve by Baer®. Install one of Baer's adjustable proportioning valves on your braking system and change the split of braking power to the front and to the rear by up to 57 percent with a turn of a knob....
      # 4298991
    • Dorman®Disc Brake Caliper Piston
      $16.90from $13.52
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      Chevy Corvette 1981, Disc Brake Caliper Piston by Dorman®. Material: Aluminum. Dorman offers a comprehensive line of Disc Brake Caliper Pistons for a broad spectrum of vehicle applications. All the Disc Brake Caliper Pistons are...
      Replacement restores disc brakes to proper operationReplacement prevents uneven braking
      # 17855311
    • Dorman®Disc Brake Caliper Repair Kit
      $19.38from $15.50
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      Chevy Corvette 1981, Disc Brake Caliper Repair Kit by Dorman®. Dorman’s Disc Brake Caliper Repair Kit contains the components necessary for repair of the Disc Brake Caliper. All of the rubber components are of high-quality EPDM...
      Replacement restores disc brakes to proper operationReplacement prevents uneven braking
      # 17856872
    • Carlson®Disc Brake Caliper Guide Pin Set
      $7.40$5.92
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      Chevy Corvette 1981, Disc Brake Caliper Guide Pin Set by Carlson®. The components provide a precise fit and require no modifications for installation. This set includes all guide pins you need to complete your brake repair job...
      Ensures proper caliper movement and brake system stabilityHelps prolong the life of rotors and pads
      # 22750072
    • Carlson®Disc Brake Caliper Repair Kit
      $20.23from $16.18
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      Chevy Corvette 1981, Disc Brake Caliper Repair Kit by Carlson®. Rebuild your brake caliper using this repair kit that includes OE spec seal(s) and boot(s) needed to prevent leaking and ensure long-lasting service life of the caliper.
      Restores the caliper to leak-free optimal performanceEconomical alternative to caliper replacement
      # 22750075
    • Bendix®Ceramic High-Performance Synthetic Brake Lubricant
      $21.33$17.06
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      Ceramic High-Performance Synthetic Brake Lubricant by Bendix®. Unaffected by salt and water, this lubricant is designed to last the life of the brake components. The premium ceramic-enhanced formulation lubricates even at extreme...
      Lubricates caliper hardware and quiets brake padsLasts the life of the brake job
      # 18362237
    • Permatex®Disc Brake Quiet
      $5.08from $4.06
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      Disc Brake Quiet by Permatex®. Stops brake squeal by dampening vibration at caliper/brake pad interface. Provides tighter fit and allows for easier disassembly. Protects against corrosion. Compatible with anti-lock brake systems....
      Stops brake squeal by dampening vibration at caliper/brake pad interfaceProtects against corrosion
      # 22885659
    • Permatex®Ultra Disc Brake Caliper Lube
      $0.15from $0.12
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      Ultra Disc Brake Caliper Lube by Permatex® An environmentally-friendly, green, nonmelting, synthetic lubricant. It is formulated to lubricate under the most adverse brake conditions, assuring that critical caliper pins, sleeves,...
      Green, non-melting, synthetic lubricantFormulated to lubricate under the most adverse brake conditions
      # 22885667
    • Permatex®Ceramic Extreme Brake Parts Lubricant
      $6.75from $5.40
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      Ceramic Extreme Brake Parts Lubricant by Permatex®. A 100% synthetic formula, coupled with real ceramic solids make this premium brake lubricant our longest lasting, most temperature resistant way to silence brake noise. Effective...
      A 100% synthetic formulaEffective from -50°F to 3000°F (-46°C to 1649°C)
      # 22885674
    • Dorman®Brake Hydraulic Hose
      $11.81from $9.45
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      Chevy Corvette 1981, Brake Hydraulic Hose by Dorman®. End 1 Type/Size of Fitting: Male - 7/16"-20; End 2 Type/Size of Fitting: Female - 3/8"-24; without Gaskets; Bracket Material: No Bracket Required; End Fitting Material: Treated...
      Quality construction ensures strength, chemical and thermal resistance for longer lifeBrake Hoses with banjo end fittings include new copper washers to ensure proper sealing
      # 17828447
    • Monroe®Ceramics™ Brake Pads
      $28.89$23.11
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      Chevy Corvette 1981, Ceramics™ Brake Pads by Monroe®. These brake pads are designed for cleaner and cooler stops on domestic passenger cars, SUVs, severe duty and performance vehicles. A ceramic formulation reduces rotor wear,...
      Provides strong, predictable and quiet stopping power with less generation of brake dustFormulated without ferrous metals and ceramic fibers. Limited high heat and severe use applications contain some metallic fibers
      # 17757673
    • Monroe®Dynamics™ Brake Pads
      $38.39$30.71
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      Chevy Corvette 1981, Dynamics™ Brake Pads by Monroe®. Dynamics Brake Pads utilize Positive Molding Technology. This unique performance-enhancing feature provides denser friction consistency for better stopping performance and...
      Offers dependable stopping performance for today's import and domestic passenger cars and light trucksFeatures semi-metallic pad and positive molding technology which delivers OE quality
      # 17764619
    • Monroe®ProSolution™ Semi-Metallic Brake Pads
      $33.96$27.17
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      Chevy Corvette 1981, ProSolution™ Semi-Metallic Brake Pads by Monroe®. These products are specially engineered to make your ride quieter and safer. The ProSolution Brake Pads utilize premium quality friction formulation and...
      Provides outstanding braking performanceSemi-metallic pads
      # 34516740
    • Bendix®CQ™ Ceramic Brake Pads
      $40.10$32.08
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      Chevy Corvette 1981, CQ™ Ceramic Brake Pads by Bendix®. These ceramic pads are designed to meet OE vehicle specifications for fit, quality, and function while providing smooth, confident braking performance and delivering a...
      # 18334676
    • Bendix®TitaniuMetallic™ II Semi-Metallic Brake Pads
      $40.10$32.08
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      Chevy Corvette 1981, TitaniuMetallic™ II Semi-Metallic Brake Pads by Bendix®. With shims and chamfers included, where applicable, these pads by Bendix provide predictable, smooth, and quiet stopping power. Covered with...
      # 18345283
    • Bendix®Global™ Ceramic Brake Pads
      $26.79$21.43
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      Chevy Corvette 1981, Global™ Ceramic Brake Pads by Bendix®. Take value to a whole new level without breaking the bank with these ceramic pads by Bendix. They meet all OE specifications for fit, form, and function while leaving...
      # 18349522
    • Wagner®QuickStop™ Semi-Metallic Brake Pads
      $21.80$17.44
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      Chevy Corvette 1981, QuickStop™ Semi-Metallic Brake Pads by Wagner®. Dependable stopping power is what you can expect with these QuickStop Brake Pads offered by one of the leading OE & Aftermarket friction manufacturers. These...
      OE-matched friction formulations and configurations for reliable, like-new braking performance and maximum durabilityDesigned, tested and certified in the USA by Wagner’s OE Engineers
      # 36571998
    • Wagner®ThermoQuiet™ Semi-Metallic Brake Pads
      $29.64$23.71
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      Chevy Corvette 1981, ThermoQuiet™ Semi-Metallic Brake Pads by Wagner®. Quieter braking, superior stopping power under any conditions, and long pad life – that's what you get with these one-piece brake pads with Integrally...
      Proprietary friction formulations provide quiet operation, unmatched braking performance, and less dustThermal-sensitive friction adjusts to a broad range of temperatures for dependable braking performance in varying conditions
      # 36572000
    • Pronto®Vented Brake Rotor
      $28.50from $22.80
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      Chevy Corvette 1981, Vented Brake Rotor by Pronto®. Get maximum stopping power, reduced noise, and smooth, vibration-free braking performance with Pronto disc brake rotors. They’re engineered to high metallurgical standards,...
      Built in ISO certified factories to meet or surpass OE requirementsEngineered to high metallurgical standards to ensure ultimate quality, strength, and minimal noise
      # 20218932
    • Centric®C-Tek™ Metallic Brake Pads
      $23.99$19.19
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      Chevy Corvette 1981, C-Tek™ Metallic Brake Pads by Centric®. Designed to provide consistent braking power without brake squealing, groaning, and vibration, these brake pads also produce minimal dust and prolong rotor life. 100%...
      100% asbestos- and copper-free formulasSemi-metallic compounds for excellent braking performance
      # 20663857
    • Centric®Posi Quiet™ Extended Wear Brake Pads
      $38.34$30.67
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      Chevy Corvette 1981, Posi Quiet™ Extended Wear Brake Pads by Centric®. With these brake pads, you will experience excellent braking performance along with the assurance that your brakes and rotors will last for many miles. To...
      Strong, predictable braking performance with minimal wear to pads and rotorsStable friction performance across a wide temperature range particularly high temperatures
      # 20663860
    • Centric®Premium Metallic Brake Pads
      $28.58$22.86
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      Chevy Corvette 1981, Premium Metallic Brake Pads by Centric®. These brake pads are engineered for increased service life while maintaining high friction levels at all operating temperatures. They're highly durable and provide high...
      Formulated for longer wearHigh friction level at all temperatures
      # 20663863
    • Centric®C-Tek™ Sport Drilled and Slotted Brake Rotor
      $52.06from $41.65
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      Chevy Corvette 1981, C-Tek™ Sport Drilled and Slotted Brake Rotor by Centric®. This rotor is custom crafted for your specific year, make, and model vehicle to provide performance-stopping power while meeting all OEM fit and...
      Designed to provide substantial braking performance at an exceptional valueG3000 metallurgy for improved durability
      # 18811740
    • Centric®C-Tek™ Standard Brake Rotor
      $33.18from $26.54
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      Chevy Corvette 1981, C-Tek™ Standard Brake Rotor by Centric®. Manufactured using quality G3000 metallurgy and designed with a non-directional finish, this rotor provides superior braking power, high durability, excellent pedal...
      OE style replacement rotorNon-directional finish
      # 18811745
    • Centric®Premium Power Alloy Brake Rotor
      $52.46from $41.97
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      Chevy Corvette 1981, Premium Power Alloy Brake Rotor by Centric®. This Centric brake rotor is manufactured using double disc grinding to eliminate taper and run-out, and ensure parallelism for excellent braking performance. The...
      Double disc grinding eliminates run out, provides near perfect disc thickness variation (DTV), and leaves non-directional finish to reduce pad-disc brake-in period100% fully machined finish for better rotor balance
      # 18811748
    • Centric®Premium High Carbon Brake Rotor
      $73.49from $58.79
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      Chevy Corvette 1981, Premium High Carbon Brake Rotor by Centric®. This rotor contains an advanced metallurgy that greatly reduces the possibility of pad squeal especially with higher friction. This alloy resists rotor cracking...
      Manufactured using an advanced metallurgy that greatly reduces pad squealProprietary Molybdenum and Chromium alloys resist rotor cracking
      # 18811751
    • Centric®Posi Quiet™ Remanufactured Loaded Brake Caliper
      $102.18from $81.74
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      Chevy Corvette 1981, Posi Quiet™ Remanufactured Loaded Brake Caliper by Centric®. With all new brake pads, hardware, O-rings, boots, and so on, this caliper is the perfect replacement for your seized, leaking or otherwise damaged...
      Finished in the same way as the original from the factoryComes complete with application specific Posi Quiet brake pads
      # 20329321
    • Centric®Remanufactured Semi Loaded Brake Caliper
      $68.14from $54.51
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      Chevy Corvette 1981, Remanufactured Semi Loaded Brake Caliper by Centric®. Pressure tested and carefully inspected, this caliper ensures safe, leak-free performance while providing a precision fit. The caliper is tumble blasted...
      Remanufactured to meet the most exacting standards for reliable performance100% pressure tested and inspected to ensure proper operation and fitment
      # 20329326
    • Centric®Steel Aluminum Caliper Piston
      $11.53from $9.22
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      Chevy Corvette 1981, Steel Aluminum Caliper Piston by Centric®. This caliper piston is manufactured to be just like the OE part that was included with your vehicle, so you can be certain of its functionality and fitment. Made from...
      Will provide proper performance throughout the lifetime of the caliperMade from premium materials
      # 20329331
    • Centric®Caliper Friction Repair Kit
      $14.56from $11.65
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      Chevy Corvette 1981, Caliper Friction Repair Kit by Centric®. Rebuilding a brake caliper can be an economical alternative to buying a new unit. This kit includes new OE spec seal(s) and boot(s) for leak-free performance and...
      Saves you money and restores your caliperDesigned to meet OE quality, configuration, and fitment
      # 20329315
    • Centric®Brake Hose
      $11.53from $9.22
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      Chevy Corvette 1981, Brake Hose by Centric®. Manufactured under the highest quality standards to meet or exceed OE quality, form, and function, this hose will provide reliable and long-lasting service life. It's designed to be a...
      Made of high-quality materialsMatches original equipment parts in quality, configuration, and fitment
      # 20329309
    • Centric®Premium Brake Master Cylinder
      $47.95$38.36
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      Chevy Corvette 1981, Premium Brake Master Cylinder by Centric®. Manufactured to OE and OES standards, this cylinder easily restores the braking system building the required amount of hydraulic pressure that is necessary for braking...
      Designed to match OE quality, configuration, and fitmentMeets OE and OES standards and specifications
      # 19150042
    • Centric®C-Tek™ Standard Brake Master Cylinder
      $41.55$33.24
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      Chevy Corvette 1981, C-Tek™ Standard Brake Master Cylinder by Centric®. Replace your leaking or failed master cylinder with this high quality, value priced replacement. It’s pressure tested to ensure perfect performance and...
      Delivers required force for effective braking powerDesigned to meet OE specifications
      # 19147277



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    If you have owned a car or truck for more than a few months, you are undoubtedly aware that your vehicle's brakes occasionally need replacing. Let's face it, we can be hard on our brakes. Highway speeds, stop-and-go traffic, and heavy cargo loads are some of the more significant factors which increase brake wear.
    In this article, we’ll introduce you to the specific tools designed to be used when replacing brake components and servicing your brake system. Having the right tools BEFORE you start working on your vehicle makes these types of jobs quick, easy, and doable for the home mechanic. It also prevents having to put things back together before the job is finished...
    Disc brake rotors (aka 'rotors') are the actual discs that brake pads clamp onto, creating friction that slows a vehicle. Disc brake rotors bolt on over the axle hub and contain holes that allow wheel mounting bolts to pass through and rotate with the wheels. Since there are many rotor styles and designs specially created for every budget and need, we’ve listed...