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 Post subject: Re: Wilwood brakes
 Post Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 8:25 pm 
 
http://www.thebrakeman.com/fluid_tech


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 Post subject: Re: Wilwood brakes
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Very interesting...So what some of us said it true :-s Thanks for sharing that with us Tuner!!!!!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Wilwood brakes
 Post Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 9:12 am 
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good read

I use Dot 3 last few years before that I paid for that High Temp Wilwood stuff .. dont waste your money with it, pedal isnt that great and it gets black fast !!

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 Post subject: Re: Wilwood brakes
 Post Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 12:00 pm 
 
Whatever keeps you out of the sand trap. =;


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 Post subject: Re: Wilwood brakes
 Post Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 8:33 pm 
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Hammertime wrote:
Ron we get the same complaint with the Aerospace around here. Lots have switched to the cast iron Wilwood setup now, no rotor warp.



When did Wilwood go to a cast iron rotor? Is it available with the .35 thickness? I footbrake a Firebird with a 555 that weights over 3000 lbs and over the past ten years I have had misery with Wilwood brakes caused by warping and cupping of these thin rotors. I changed rotors and pads often because of the .35 thick rotor so I did some research and learned that Lamb used cast rotors and seems nobody had trouble with Lamb brakes. During this process I discovered a company that catered mostly to dirt track racers called Coleman Engineering. I called them and they said if I would send them one rotor from the front and one from the rear they would duplicate them in cast iron and my trouble would be over. I did and they were right and the price was not much more that a steel rotor. I can now hold my car on the line at 5500 rpm if I want to and it will not creep or fade what so ever. I use the Wilwood "E" pad and change them every two or three years. I now think that anyone's brakes will work if you convert to the cast rotors, there is a difference!

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 Post subject: Re: Wilwood brakes
 Post Posted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 9:38 pm 
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They have always offered a cast iron rotor system but not a conversion kit.

They are suppose to be the best thing out there ... I rarley even use pads up with @ 175 no chute

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