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Jim Sams
Journeyman

Posts: 55
From: Charlotte NC
Registered: Jan 2001

posted 02-27-2001 11:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jim Sams   Click Here to Email Jim Sams     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi Guys,
Have any of you guys ever installed the Wilwood heavy duty front disk brake kit?
If so how did it perform?

Thanks, Jim

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65hoss
Gearhead

Posts: 280
From: Memphis, TN
Registered: Feb 2000

posted 02-27-2001 12:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65hoss   Click Here to Email 65hoss     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have them, but I haven't put them on yet. I know people that have used them with good results. The key to them is doing the breakin just like they suggest. I stress that this is key. I know that moneymaker has them. Of course he only needs his gears to slow him down.

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kid vishus
Gearhead

Posts: 3689
From: middle of NC
Registered: Oct 2000

posted 02-27-2001 12:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have the medium duty kit on the front of my 69 racecar, and the rear-drag kit on the back. The car stops great, quicker than a lot of cars that are slower. I would definatley recommend them.

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Moneymaker
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From: Lyons, IL, USA
Registered: May 99

posted 02-27-2001 02:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have Wilwoods on all four corners of MM. I replaced the fatory disc/drum units with the Wilwoods in 1997. They were a complete bolt in and they work fantastic. I can stop MM on the shortest tracks and the brakes will hold the car to almost 5000 RPM if I choose the foot brake it. The only complaint that I have is the chinsy bleeder screws. You should replace them with a high quality stainless one. No big thing, but when you pay $1000 + for a brake kit you would think that they would not skimp on the bleeder screws. I highly recomend the Wilwood over any other kits for any race or Pro Street type of Mustang.

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jkilroy
Gearhead

Posts: 1609
From: Vicksburg, MS
Registered: Dec 99

posted 02-28-2001 12:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jkilroy   Click Here to Email jkilroy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have heard that they increase your front track something like 1/2" so if your current tire wheel combo is tight you may have problems with rubbing.

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Jay Kilroy
68' Fastback GT 390
"No such thing as a cam thats too big"

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Moneymaker
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From: Lyons, IL, USA
Registered: May 99

posted 02-28-2001 03:41 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You heard wrong Jay. At least on the Mustang kits. My track actually decreased by 1/2 inch. Same on a 71 that we installed a Wilwood kit in. Now I have heard about that problem with Strange and Lamb brakes.

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Alex Denysenko Co-Administrator and Moderator NHRA/IHRA/SRA member
Fleet of FoMoCo products
Moneymaker Bio
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