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SOURCE: Wilwood Disc Brakes
Wilwood Engineering has just released two new groups of Big Brake upgrade kits for the classic year 1959-64 Impalas and the 1963-64 Corvettes.
Camarillo, CA (PRWEB) June 16, 2012
Wilwood Engineering has just released two new groups of Big Brake upgrade kits for the classic year 1959-64 Impalas and the 1963-64 Corvettes. These kits offer simple bolt-on installation to the OE drum brake spindles and deliver big brake stopping power and styling for the street, track or show to compliment wheel and tire upgrades on all types of custom machines.
High strength clamping force and positive stopping power are the trademark of the Wilwood forged billet narrow Superlite 6 series calipers. Six differential bore stainless steel pistons provide fully balanced pad loading, along with the corrosion resistance and thermal retardant qualities of the stainless alloy that will keep your calipers cooler and running trouble free for many more miles down the road or track. Base model kits include either sealed gloss black or red powder coat calipers. Wilwood’s new Quick-Silver series nickel plated calipers are also available as an option by special request.
Friction is provided by BP-10 compound Wilwood “Smart pads”. BP-10 is a unique metallic composite formula that provides quiet engagement and low dusting, but with the added temperature range and higher friction values of a semi-metallic compound pad. BP-10 runs clean and quiet on the street, with improved stopping power and fade resistance for tough roads and lighter duty use during those fun days at the track. Optional high-temp and race only pad compounds are also available.
FNSL6R Big Brake kits can be purchased with either 12.88” or 14” diameter GT competition series, or the SRP series drilled and slotted E-coat rotors to maximize braking capacity and match style with your wheel size and design. GT rotors are fully detail machined from premium grade carbon iron castings, face slotted, and individually dynamic balanced to provide true and precise running at all speeds. SRP performance rotors feature Wilwood’s signature directional drill and slot design with a protective E-coat finish. The drill and slot pattern adds race-tech styling and the venting qualities that preserve pad performance. The heat resistant E-coat finish protects the rotors from rust on all areas that are not swept clean by the brake pads. Wheel upgrades are required to accommodate these oversized rotors. A wheel clearance chart for each kit is available to determine your wheel fitment capabilities.
Wilwood Big Brake kits for these vehicle groups include forged and fully machined billet alloy hubs, with 1/2-20 grade 8 wheel studs that mount to the OE spindle using tapered roller bearings and races. In addition to their strength, the forged billet hubs and rotor mounting hats combine to provide a substantial weight savings over their steel and iron counterparts.
To complete the installation, precision machined and application specific brackets come along with premium grade hardware and alignment shims for a secure and accurate installation. DOT approved flexline kits, required to adapt Wilwood calipers to your chassis plumbing, are available separately by vehicle model in the application guide.
For more information contact: Wilwood Engineering at (805) 388-1188 and request to speak with Erika Gordillo for marketing issues, or Andy Fritts for technical questions. Also, Wilwood’s website.
For a high resolution brake kit assembly photo for printing, please click here.
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