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Old 12-04-2017, 03:37 PM   #1
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Wilwood Rear Brakes - Anyone Used These?

Has anyone used this kit (or a similar one)? Seriously considering these soon (I have a Moser 12 bolt with 9" housing ends).

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Re: Wilwood Rear Brakes - Anyone Used These?

I went with a floating caliper - less hassles. Wilwood D154.

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I went with a floating caliper - less hassles. Wilwood D154.

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I looked at those as well, but what hassle do you speak of?
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Application - I want articulation for GT and road racing. This can contribute to pad knock, and brake hop can potentially by bad for fixed (not that I want it). I know of guys who bent their brackets with a fixed caliper on the rear (RR & AX).
If you're in drag, you could probably get away with fixed - not as much abuse while brakes applied in straight line.
Some old guy in Beach Park, IL talked me out of the fixed calipers .
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Application - I want articulation for GT and road racing. This can contribute to pad knock, and brake hop can potentially by bad for fixed (not that I want it). I know of guys who bent their brackets with a fixed caliper on the rear (RR & AX).
If you're in drag, you could probably get away with fixed - not as much abuse while brakes applied in straight line.
Some old guy in Beach Park, IL talked me out of the fixed calipers .
Gotcha ... this car is going in a straight line and cruising, so it should be ok. It'd be like a dumptruck chasing a Ferrari in a road race.
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