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Old 03-01-2014, 09:20 PM   #1
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Wilwood W6A front brake kit opinions please

Is there anyone that has any experience with this kit, good or bad?

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Old 03-01-2014, 09:55 PM   #2
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Yes sir I currently have it both from and back kit.
In regular city situation driving u will barely tell difference from the stock oem Brembos. But in track, road course or drag ohhh men they will save your life, the grip is amazing.

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Old 03-01-2014, 10:00 PM   #3
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Old 03-01-2014, 10:48 PM   #4
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It looks nice but for the price but i plan on doing the CTS-V upgade this summer which is a good bit less expensive. What size are the wilwood pads comppared to stock SS and ZL1 pads? How much do the rotors and calipers weigh?
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Old 03-02-2014, 12:46 AM   #5
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It looks nice but for the price but i plan on doing the CTS-V upgade this summer which is a good bit less expensive. What size are the wilwood pads comppared to stock SS and ZL1 pads? How much do the rotors and calipers weigh?

Toehead I don't quite remember the info. I'll double check and get back to you on that.

I do remember for sure that the calipers are way lighter that the ones I took off from the 1LE which I assume are same weight as any other SS. And I even have more wheel clearance ...
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Old 03-02-2014, 11:53 AM   #6
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I have the Wilwood 4 piston kit on my MINI and they make a great product. I checked their website and the price for a set of pads is right at $100. Way cheaper than most pads for the Brembo's used on the Camaro. Another great thing with the Wilwood pads is you can have a street set and a track set and swap them out before a track day. The pad material is compatible so bedding is not required when changing. Very slick.

I have seen pictures of the Brembo's leaking when used aggressively on the track so maybe these are a better alternative. I have gotten the MINI brakes so hot the black anodize color looks more purple now and never had a fade problem.
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Old 03-02-2014, 12:04 PM   #7
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Does anyone have the weight of the ZL1 rotor without hat? The Wilwood is 18.8 lbs and 14.25" dia. The ZL1 is 14.4" so slightly larger and I assume the aluminum hats are similar in weight.

The pad costs would be a big deal if you track a lot.
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Old 04-28-2014, 10:19 AM   #8
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Lighter, easier pad services, greater compound choices, optional colors, optional race bred insulated pistons...and priced well. Can't really go wrong.
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Old 09-13-2014, 12:45 PM   #9
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Are we talking about the Aero6 Big Brake Front Brake Kit?

Did you all check the option box for the Thermal Lock pistons?

http://www.wilwood.com/Pdf/Flyers/fl77.pdf
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Are we talking about the Aero6 Big Brake Front Brake Kit?

Did you all check the option box for the Thermal Lock pistons?

http://www.wilwood.com/Pdf/Flyers/fl77.pdf
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Had the w6a's on my charger and with tje weights being similar the bp-10 pad was good but the bp-20's were amazing. Extremely awesome setup. I have some 6 piston brembos currently not on the car but still toying with goin wilwood in the front again. I notice they came out with this aero caliper....not sure on any setups with that yet.
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Had the w6a's on my charger and with tje weights being similar the bp-10 pad was good but the bp-20's were amazing. Extremely awesome setup. I have some 6 piston brembos currently not on the car but still toying with goin wilwood in the front again. I notice they came out with this aero caliper....not sure on any setups with that yet.
I'll let you know how they are with the Thermolock pistons and full race NASCAR pad compounds on the 5the Gen. Wilwood is doing a custom rear pad for me on a 5th Gen build for the OE rear four pots to go with a 6 pot front Aero caliper. The bridge is robust. I am thinking they will do very well on a road course.
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