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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Aug 28th, 06, 01:44 PM Thread Starter
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Has anyone used the wilwood disc brake kit sold by classic industries & is it covered by their 20% discount ?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Aug 28th, 06, 03:18 PM
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Re: Wilwood brakes

I have a kit, didnt get it from Classic. Try either Summit or call Wilwood directly. I hear that they are selling kits directly at a great price. They make a nice kit that looks good and works well. Installation is straight forward.

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Re: Wilwood brakes

Interesting post, can't wait till more blanks are filled in.

Brakes are on my todo list for this winter, put them off long enough. While I know perfectly well that an original type single piston power disk front brake setup with the original drums in back would do the job fine, the bling factor just ain't there for me, and I don't want a power booster. Many, particularly company's selling Wilwood brakes, say the big bore single piston brakes don't work well without a power booster.

The Wilwood stuff is slick. They look and work great. They promise no problems in a manual brake setup. They have a proper emergency brake, a separate internal drum just like the old vettes used, that will last forever if you exercise it (with my tko, it gets exercised every day)

And the cost is respectable, not much more than a single piston 4 wheel disk brake setup with a problematic e-brake, and I think less than a C4-C5 type Australian caliper setup.

So lets hear pros and cons on Wilwood?





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Re: Wilwood brakes

if anyone knows the secret to digging old links out of the archives, I found this one and would really like to read it.
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Re: Wilwood brakes

Do the C-5 vette stuff , My vert stops on a dime , I did mine for under 5 bills . One thing you will need is more go for all that whoa so lets get off your butt and get started on the 427 . Keep in mind I also have a spare set of billet aluminum hubs with bearings that will work great with the C-5 stuff .
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Aug 29th, 06, 01:09 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Wilwood brakes

I said classic industries because they list for the same price as summit but I get 20% off at classic ( I don't know if this applies to wilwood brakes ) & also I need other parts & don't pay two companies for freight to Australia & also classics have always given me excellent customer service .

The 427 bbc & 200r4 are already fitted just finishing up the plumbing & fire it up .
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