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 Post Posted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 4:31 pm 
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Who makes the good stuff? I am looking at Wilwood kit..
http://store.summitracing.com/partdetai ... toview=sku

It will shave 50Lbs off the frontend of my truck.
I have heard that some aftermarket brakes drag, some don't.
Does Factory Brakes drag? Thanks

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IMO wilwood is a good kit, I've had terrible luck with others and cant afford Lamb brakes.

Here is price through jegs though same kit
Wilwood #950-140-1033-BD

Wilwood Brakes FRONT DRAG M/DUTY80-87''G''BODY  
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have a look at CNC Brakes, a friend here has there gear on his car & its been there since 1998 & seems to be fine apart from the master requiring an overhaul but it is 10 years old

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Jody, don't forget Ron Owens!! =;  =;  =;

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I won't forget Ron Barry. ;-)  I am just wanting opinions on which brakes are better and why. My local guys say Aerospace.. Do some brakes drag and others not? Seems like I remember reading this somewhere..

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Jody, I agree with Hammer... The wilwoods are a good choice and have been around a long time...Strange may be better but a cost will be there and not sure if they make a kit for your truck...

I did have Wilwoods on the back of the Vega and never had any problems with them and easy to rebuild yourself!! There is also lots of brake pad compounds available  =;

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just out of curiosity how do Lamb compare to the Willwood, Aerospace, JFZ ect

i bought a new set of rear calipers for my car as i had the older style Lamb caliper & they dont carry pads for them anymore & they were from memory US$285 Ea & i thought that they were cheap

what wasnt cheap was the look of them on my car as they made the rear rotors & hats look old & nasty

no prize for guessing what i ordered on the weekend just gone ..................

you guessed it, new Hats & Rotors for the rear along with a new set of rotors for the front to go with my new wheels

i dont know what the totalprice was yet as i havent got the bill but i have got to the stage were i have decided to just finnish the car & forget about the cost

on a side note i have been dealing with Betty @ Lamb & she is briliant to deal with & goes out of her wat to help, i wish there was more like her

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Avoid the aerospace!!!
Their stuff looks nice but, several around here have had trouble with the rotors cupping and their customer support hasn't been good with me. [-X

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In my thoughts also on brakes after asking some Q's on here also that, it is like buying a helmet, how much are you worth??? sounds kind of corny, but when your trying to stop 2500lbs + at over 140+ or even heaver, why skimp on your brakes?  We spend tons of cash on our engines, transmissions, rearends, tires wheels, safety cages and so on so why go with a cheap priced component?  I also have heard things about Aerospace front brakes as some just can't seem to get the bleeding right, or the brakes are missmatched for there weight of vehicle as racers try to shave weight instead of stopping power. :-
I like the Strange stuff and it isn't too far off the Wilwood price and both work well as I have Wilwood on my rear axle now and they work flawlessly.  I am going for the Strange for my fronts to get the most weight loss with there best Heavy Duty kit they offer.  I think is it a preference between Strange or Wilwood as they both make goos products and stand behind there products also.  Both have easy to replace brake pad caliper pads and keep the dust down also.
Check out www.strangeengineering.net and www.wilwood.com and check out the weight savings and other info on both brands.

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What do you have in the rear Jody??

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oobob wrote:
Avoid the aerospace!!!
Their stuff looks nice but, several around here have had trouble with the rotors cupping and their customer support hasn't been good with me. [-X


x2 ... them brakes suck very poor stopping power

One thing I will suggest no matter what you get, look at getting Hawk Brake Pads. A good pad will make a world of difference no matter what.

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Beretta wrote:
What do you have in the rear Jody??


I have stock Drums.. The shoes still look great and they have been on there for at least 5 years of racing. I run power brakes and it stops great now with Stock brakes, I just want to shave the weight off and get a quality product to boot.

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 Post Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 8:00 pm 
 
That seems strange to me i have been running aerospace brakes for the better part of 6 years and have never had a problem with them.

I sell both aerospace and wilwood and i sell more aerospace than wilwood .

I have also ran wilwood and they worked just fine also they both seem like very good systems to me . I guess unless you have a problem like some have .

One thing i have seen that a lot of cars out there don't have the right brake system for what they are being used for . you should always get the right package for your car and what you are doing with it.

But either way there's only one person to please with your purchase and that's is you .

So be safe and enjoy your hobby and have fun.  =;


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us7race wrote:
Beretta wrote:
What do you have in the rear Jody??


I have stock Drums.. The shoes still look great and they have been on there for at least 5 years of racing. I run power brakes and it stops great now with Stock brakes, I just want to shave the weight off and get a quality product to boot.



Jody if you have the $$$ I would do front and rear disk...Now that will be some weight savings and alot less drag O:)

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I'm partial to the Willwoods, but that's only because that's all I've ever ran on my stuff.  Never had any problems, and braking performance was perfect.  I really don't know much about the others except for strange and Mark Williams.  The pro-mod car I worked on in Alaska had strange on the front and Mark Williams on the back (one of their modular rears, came with the brakes).  Four seasons with no problems and very little maintenance.

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