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Wilwood Aluminum Brake Calipers for C3 (Read 7825 times)
Jan 14th, 2009 at 1:12pm

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Wilwood just brought out brake calipers for the C3. They fit the original brackets and use OE brake pads. They do require different flex hoses, but other than that, they just bolt on. Has anyone tried them yet? Wilwood are sending me a full set to try and I am documenting the install here:http://corvettec3.ca/wilwood.htm
 

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Reply #1 - Jan 14th, 2009 at 4:15pm

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I don't know about Wildwood. But I put the Force10 aluminum calipers from Stainless Steel Brake Corp. on my 73. They were a bolt on item and used the stock brake pads. Jack
 

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Reply #2 - Jan 14th, 2009 at 6:44pm

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Binnie wrote on Jan 14th, 2009 at 1:12pm:
Wilwood just brought out brake calipers for the C3. They fit the original brackets and use OE brake pads. They do require different flex hoses, but other than that, they just bolt on. Has anyone tried them yet? Wilwood are sending me a full set to try and I am documenting the install here:http://corvettec3.ca/wilwood.htm

How much will we have to shell out for these?  Wow! NEVER MIND!  -->> http://www.parts123.com/parts123/yb.dll?parta~dyndetail~Z5Z5Z50000050g~Z5Z5Z5ABY...     $1600 at Corvette Central!
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Reply #3 - Jan 15th, 2009 at 4:51am

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Binnie when I upgraded mine last yr & the cost was pretty close to a 1000.00 I certianly would have considered the New Wilwoods. Getting rid of almost 60lbs  in a plus also. Keep us posted after thew snow melts Grin
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Reply #4 - Jan 15th, 2009 at 5:22am

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TAKE IT FROM SOMEONE WHO INSTALLS AFTERMARKET BRAKES DAILY.  "WILWOOD" IS THE HIGHEST QUALITY STUFF OUT THERE.  I SELL MORE "WILWOOD" THAN ANYTHING ELSE.  THE FORCE 10 CALIPER IS A NICE PART, BUT SSBC HAS SOME OF THE WORST ENGINEERING ON EVERYTHING ELSE THEY MAKE.  THIER BRAKE KITS NEVER FIT, THEY ALWAYS NEED CUSTOM MACHINE WORK DONE ON THE PARTS, AND THEIR TECH GUYS ARE NOT TO HELPFULL.

I EVEN USE "WILWOODS" ON ALL MY BIKE PROJECTS.  I WOULDN'T USE ANYTHING ELSE.

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Reply #5 - Jan 15th, 2009 at 7:52am

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Binnie, I would be willing to test a set on my frame off      Wink
 

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Reply #6 - Jan 15th, 2009 at 8:39am

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basketcase wrote on Jan 15th, 2009 at 7:52am:
Binnie, I would be willing to test a set on my frame off      Wink


Well, you might have to test them for me....it is getting so cold here right now that I don't dare go near the car  Sad
 

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Reply #7 - Jan 15th, 2009 at 9:53am

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I HAVE A CALL INTO MY "WILWOOD" REP, AS SOON AS I KNOW WHAT I CAN SELL THEM TO YOU GUYS FOR, I WILL POST $ HERE.

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Reply #8 - Jan 15th, 2009 at 10:11am

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MONKEYWRENCH202 wrote on Jan 15th, 2009 at 9:53am:
I HAVE A CALL INTO MY "WILWOOD" REP, AS SOON AS I KNOW WHAT I CAN SELL THEM TO YOU GUYS FOR, I WILL POST $ HERE.

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Where were you a yr ago????? Wink
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Reply #9 - Jan 15th, 2009 at 11:19am

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RIGHT HERE!  JUST HIDING BEHIND THE 8 BALL Cool

 
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Reply #10 - Jan 15th, 2009 at 12:23pm

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MONKEYWRENCH202 wrote on Jan 15th, 2009 at 11:19am:
RIGHT HERE!  JUST HIDING BEHIND THE 8 BALL Cool


Grin Wink
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Reply #11 - Jan 16th, 2009 at 3:09am

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I SENT JACK A PDF THIS MORNING W/ ALL THE WILWOOD TECH SPECS ON THESE CALIPERS.  FORUM MEMEBER PRICING WILL BE POSTED AS SOON AS I GET IT.

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Click on this link:
http://1-4u-computer-graphics.com/WILWOOD%20C3%20VETTE%20BRAKES.pdf
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