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Old 12-29-2012, 09:23 PM   #151
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The only thing I don't really like about the Wilwood kit is how small the rear setup looks behind bigger wheels.

Yeah, but the rear setup is actually slightly larger than the factory rear setup, so the factory rear brakes look small behind the 18's too.
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:23 AM   #152
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Why the F did I part this car out and sell it ?

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Old 12-30-2012, 06:26 AM   #153
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Old 12-30-2012, 07:03 AM   #154
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Old 12-30-2012, 07:07 AM   #155
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:34 AM   #156
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Yeah, but the rear setup is actually slightly larger than the factory rear setup, so the factory rear brakes look small behind the 18's too.

Oh definitely, but compared to the 13.5" AP Racing/HSV rear brakes they aren't all that... Too bad the AP Racing kit is even more expensive than Wilwood.

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AP racing is the way to go. You get what you pay for. No shit rigging involved with AP brakes. And they were engineered for these cars long before wilwood decided they would slap a set together.


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I bought thedak's used Wilwood 14"/12" set up about a year ago.

Just got a new set of front rotors and pads for Christmas (Summit Racing). The pads that originally came with the set up (from Wilwood) were not the best for my driving style and were causing wheel shake during light braking at moderate speeds. I had the rotors resurfaced once and everything smoothed out... for a few months. I talked to the guys at Wilwood and they indicated the pads + how I drive were the issue. Had I hammered on the brakes like they were intended to be used, they most likely would have been fine. They recommended another set of pads better suited for how I drive. Just got done with the install and bedding last weekend. Breeze to work on and the shims are a non-issue after the initial setup. We'll see...

I do think the rear rotors look a little small with 18"s, but functionality will always win over looks (at least w me).

I may have eventually gone with the AP set up, but the higher price and an available used Wilwood set (from someone that probably has/ had the cleanest car on the forum) cemented it for me.
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I bought thedak's used Wilwood 14"/12" set up about a year ago.

Just got a new set of front rotors and pads for Christmas (Summit Racing). The pads that originally came with the set up (from Wilwood) were not the best for my driving style and were causing wheel shake during light braking at moderate speeds. I had the rotors resurfaced once and everything smoothed out... for a few months. I talked to the guys at Wilwood and they indicated the pads + how I drive were the issue. Had I hammered on the brakes like they were intended to be used, they most likely would have been fine. They recommended another set of pads better suited for how I drive. Just got done with the install and bedding last weekend. Breeze to work on and the shims are a non-issue after the initial setup. We'll see...

I do think the rear rotors look a little small with 18"s, but functionality will always win over looks (at least w me).

I may have eventually gone with the AP set up, but the higher price and an available used Wilwood set (from someone that probably has the cleanest car on the forum) cemented it for me.

What was wrong with the functionality of what you took off?
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What was wrong with the functionality of what you took off?

Nothing. They were the original pads and rotors at 80K.
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Old 01-04-2013, 04:04 PM   #161
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I bought thedak's used Wilwood 14"/12" set up about a year ago.

Just got a new set of front rotors and pads for Christmas (Summit Racing). The pads that originally came with the set up (from Wilwood) were not the best for my driving style and were causing wheel shake during light braking at moderate speeds. I had the rotors resurfaced once and everything smoothed out... for a few months. I talked to the guys at Wilwood and they indicated the pads + how I drive were the issue. Had I hammered on the brakes like they were intended to be used, they most likely would have been fine. They recommended another set of pads better suited for how I drive. Just got done with the install and bedding last weekend. Breeze to work on and the shims are a non-issue after the initial setup. We'll see...

I do think the rear rotors look a little small with 18"s, but functionality will always win over looks (at least w me).

I may have eventually gone with the AP set up, but the higher price and an available used Wilwood set (from someone that probably has/ had the cleanest car on the forum) cemented it for me.

What pads did you switch to? Sell me the setup? LOL I tried.
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Old 01-04-2013, 04:28 PM   #162
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I don't remember right now, but I'll post it when I return from this trip. The old rotors (w/out hats) look like ass. Between the turning and me taking an orbital sander w 100 grit to clean the surface, the black electro-coat got wasted and led to rust. You can have them if you want to pay for the shipping, but you'd be much better off buying a complete, new kit.

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