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 Post subject: wtd: wilwood brake info
 Post Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2006 3:11 am 
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greetings all
i am looking at putting a set of Wilwood brakes onto my car ( Monza ) & am looking for info on them

the set that i will be useing are there Dynalite single drag race front hub kit

they list these as being suitable for vehicles that weigh less than 2400 Lbs with 4 wheel disc brakes, the problem i have is my car will come in around 2750 Lbs all up

will this be to much extra weigh to pull up

the car will also be equipt with a chute

any help ill be appreciated

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 Post Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 8:00 am 
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My car weighs 3250 with me in it. I think I am going with the heavy duty 4 piston set up. We run a 1/8 miles track with a kinda short shutdown area. Their are guys that will post later with a lot of experiance with this that will know more about it. \:D/


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 Post Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 9:26 am 
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thanks for that

i have found that Aerospace make a similar set-up for the Monza, maybe they can help you with yours

i am trying to save a little weight & the aftermarket brakes & hub can save around 50Lb off the front

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first off welcome Rod..

I've got a set of those for my altered. they are not much bigger than a Kart caliper. I think they were designed for altereds and funnies.

only problem beside being over recommended weight is that you probably carry a lot more weight on the front axle on a narrow wheel.

I think I might go for a slightly more robust caliper and put up with the slight penalty on weight.

Not that I am too familier with door cars just an opinion..

good luck and if you go with them let us know how you got on because someone is bound to ask again..

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 Post Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 9:03 pm 
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thanks for the reply Sam
the wilwood brake looks to be a nicer unit but by the looks of it i may have to use the Aerospace set as its rated for the weight of my car

i am waighting on the weight of the kits to see how much weight i can loose in my car, thats the reason in the swap

my car pulls up fine at the moment with the standard anchors on the front but we are looking to run a little quicker next time out & a chute will be mandatory i was hopeing that the brakes wont need to do as much work now

thanks again
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