Wilwood Corvette C5 Brakes


Wilwood Corvette C5 Brakes

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  • Wilwood Corvette C5 Rear Big Brake Kit

    Wilwood Corvette C5 Rear Big Brake Kit

    $2,099.00
    Superlite 4R Corvette Big Brake Rear Brake Kit For OE Parking Brake Pistons: 4 Rotor Diameter:14 Caliper Mount:Radial Min. Wheel Diameter: 18  Compatible with  Chevrolet Corvette 2010-2011 Chevrolet Corvette C-5 1997-2004 All C-5 & ZO6 Rear Disc Chevrolet Corvette C-6 2005-2010 All Rear Disc The new C5 Corvettes were a departure from the previous models in body design, chassis engineering and engine development. The Corvette horsepower increased greatly from 1997 to 2004 and during this generation the engineers at Bowling Green developed the special Z06 package that included a 405 horsepower engine. Considering that is net rating instead of gross, that is more power than any of the old 427 engines. Corvettes have always been track cars, but now they had the power to really make a difference. Wilwood Engineering recognized the fun enthusiasts were having with their Corvettes, so they came out with several excellent brake kits. Track enthusiasts could order a W6A Big Brake Kit (Race) for high heat situations. A matching rear race kit is also available. The Corvette can also be equipped with a Superlite 6R Big Brake Front Brake Kit that can be ordered with 13.06 and 14-inch rotors. Matching Superlite 4R Big Brake Rear Brake Kits are also available with 12.88 and 14-inch rotors. Wilwood also offers Pro Matrix front and rear rotor kits and they have a complete listing of high performance brake pads for the original Calipers.     Billet Superlite 4R four piston calipers are combined with BP-10 compound pads and 13”-14” rotors in this group of big brake kits for custom high performance street and show machines. This group of specialized kits for cars, trucks, and SUV’s retain full use of the OE parking brake, master cylinder output, and ABS where used. SL4R rear kits provide complimentary style and performance with 13” and larger front brake upgrades in conjunction with wheel, tire, and suspension upgrades. Optional caliper finishes and rotor designs enable the builder to match style and performance on all applications.   Calipers Billet Narrow Superlite 4 The Superlite caliper series has set the standard for many years in short track, late model, modified and open wheel competition. It has also enjoyed prominence in a variety of road-race, off-road, rally and sport driving applications. Starting at 4.40 pounds, the Forged Billet Superlite (FSL) is the newest innovation to this series from Wilwood. New and adaptive technologies have been applied providing substantial improvements in strength, fluid volume displacement, and overall performance.   The Superlite caliper series has set the standard for many years in short track, late model, modified and open wheel competition. It has also enjoyed prominence in a variety of road-race, off-road, rally and sport driving applications. Starting at 4.40 pounds, the Forged Billet Superlite (FSL) is the newest innovation to this series from Wilwood. New and adaptive technologies have been applied providing substantial improvements in strength, fluid volume displacement, and overall performance.     The FSL body design is a highly efficient product of computer generated solid modeling and stress analysis technology. Each caliper features closed end bridges with a radial transition to the piston body housings. The elimination of machined steps and sharp shoulders in this critical area provides a measurable increase in overall body strength and resistance to deflection under load. Center bridge bolts replace cotter pins to provide additional support and allow quick access with positive brake pad retention. Clamping force, structural deflection, and volume displacement tests have proven the superior strength and efficiency of the FSL. On-track testing has proven driver satisfaction. The bottom line is better stopping power with less pedal travel.     The superior strength of this innovative new caliper is combined with proven performance features from other Wilwood designs. Each caliper is equipped with Wilwood's replaceable SRS stainless steel bridge plates. SRS plates eliminate the bridge wear caused by pad gouging and extend the service life of the caliper body. The spring-loading action of the SRS plates also eliminates pad rattle and dampens the vibration harmonics that contribute to squeal under braking. Other standard Wilwood features include high-temperature, square faced o-ring seals for positive sealing, controlled piston retraction, and long service life in high heat conditions. Stainless steel pistons are used to resist corrosion and retard heat transfer from the pads. Fluid tubes are vibration dampened to resist stress fractures and reduce damage caused by track debris. Two-piece bleed screw assemblies provide long, reliable service life and are easily replaced if necessary.     Forged Billet Superlite calipers are a direct replacement for all Wilwood Superlite and similar competitive brand calipers with 3.50" centered mounting tabs. Calipers are available in the popular 1.75", 1.62”, 1.38", 1.25” and 1.12” piston sizes for .81", 1.10" and 1.25" rotor widths. FSL calipers use the same 7420 type bridge bolt brake pad used in all Superlite 6 piston calipers. The full range of PolyMatrix pad compounds is available to match brake response and heat range to any application.        Rotors GT-72 curved vane rotors are built for the extreme conditions of professional motorsports. The superior heat absorption and dissipation characteristics of these heavy wall directional vane rotors are the keys to preventing heat fade and realizing long service life from the rotors and pads. All rotors are cast from premium grade, long grain carbon iron for long wear, thermal stability, and resistance to distortion. Every GT rotor is fully detail machined to eliminate stress points and unnecessary weight away from the pad sweep face. The faces and O.D. are precision turned to less than .001" for flatness, parallelism, and run-out. An asymmetrical face slot pattern provides smoother engagement through reduced harmonics and improved thermal balance between the I.D. and O.D. of the rotor. Every rotor is then individually dynamic balanced to provide vibration free performance at any speed. These rotors provide the highest cooling capacity and longest service life for extreme braking short tracks and road course competition.    Rotor Hats Parking Brake Hat - Standard These premium grade cast iron hats are used with Wilwood's internal shoe parking brake kits. Each hat is a precision machined, threaded hole design for use in conjunction with through-hole mount rotors. After machining, the hats are electro-coated for corrosion resistance.      Check clearance diagram below to ensure proper fitment with your wheel application. Note(s): 1. 14" Rotor 2. Kit will require aftermarket wheel spacers of 1/8th" (not included in kit) for rear kit installation with OE wheels.
  • Wilwood Corvette C5 Front Big Brake Kit

    Wilwood Corvette C5 Front Big Brake Kit

    $2,399.00
    W6A Wilwood Big Brake Front Brake Kit Pistons: 6 Rotor Diameter:14.25 Caliper Mount:Radial Min. Wheel Diameter: 18 Compatible with the  Chevrolet  Chevrolet Corvette 2010-2011 Cadilac  Cadilac XLR 2005-2009 All Chevrolet  Chevrolet Corvette C-5 1997-2004 All C-5 & ZO6 Chevrolet  Chevrolet Corvette C-6 2005-2009 All C-6 & ZO6   The new C5 Corvettes were a departure from the previous models in body design, chassis engineering and engine development. The Corvette horsepower increased greatly from 1997 to 2004 and during this generation the engineers at Bowling Green developed the special Z06 package that included a 405 horsepower engine. Considering that is net rating instead of gross, that is more power than any of the old 427 engines. Corvettes have always been track cars, but now they had the power to really make a difference. Wilwood Engineering recognized the fun enthusiasts were having with their Corvettes, so they came out with several excellent brake kits. Track enthusiasts could order a W6A Big Brake Kit (Race) for high heat situations. A matching rear race kit is also available. The Corvette can also be equipped with a Superlite 6R Big Brake Front Brake Kit that can be ordered with 13.06 and 14-inch rotors. Matching Superlite 4R Big Brake Rear Brake Kits are also available with 12.88 and 14-inch rotors. Wilwood also offers Pro Matrix front and rear rotor kits and they have a complete listing of high performance brake pads for the original Calipers.   Wilwood W6AR calipers were designed for the specific purpose of providing big capacity braking with large diameter rotors for heavy weight and extreme duty vehicles. For cars, it’s the biggest of the big providing big brake performance for show and dual purpose street and track vehicles. For trucks and SUV’s, it provides big stopping power for towing, off-road, and enhanced braking with wheel and tire upgrades. Kits listed for specific vehicles are fully compatible with OE master cylinder output and ABS function. Directional staggered vane 14.25” rotors provide maximum cooling for sustained high heat durability.   Calipers W6A Radial Mount The W6A forged six piston caliper delivers heavy duty stopping power for the road or track. The caliper incorporates race technology into a body design with widespread adaptability. Radial mounting, two options for piston volume, and a rotor diameter ranging from 12.19" to 14.25" give this caliper the versatility necessary to suit all types of heavy weight braking requirements.   The W6A body is the product of FEA computer design and stress flow forging technology. FEA technology allows the designer to test the prototype in a computer environment to determine the optimal structural design within the dimensional parameters of the component. Stress flow forging produces a part with the internal grain structure of the metal aligned in the direction of the flow of the body contour. The results are a caliper with superior clamping efficiency and ultimate strength against fatigue, stresses, and distortion under load.      This caliper generates big brake clamping force with six differential bore stainless steel pistons. Stainless steel is used for its high resistance to corrosion and low thermal conductivity that reduces the heat transfer from the pads. The differential bore pattern balances pad loading to help maintain even pad wear. High temperature bore seals provide long service life and maintain their resilience to provide positive piston retraction on release. Two options for overall piston volume make it simple to match the calipers with master cylinder output and rear caliper size for correct bias proportioning.     The performance of the W6A is enhanced with SRS bridge plates, snap-ring locked pad retainer pins, recessed two-piece bleed screw assemblies and dampen mounted fluid transfer tubes. SRS bridge plates eliminate all bridge wear caused by pad gouging. The spring-loaded action of the plates also eliminates pad rattle. Snap ring clips lock the pad pins in place to provide positive retention and allow easy service without caliper removal. The bleed screws are recess mounted for protection against impact and debris. The fluid tubes are dampen mounted to protect them from fatigue or damage from vibration or debris. Calipers are anodized in high luster black to protect from corrosion and maintain their high-tech appearance. The W6A is also available with a gloss red finish or other custom Wilwood color by order.     Radial mount adapter brackets are used in Wilwood brake kits to provide a secure and precise method of attaching the W6A caliper to the factory mount bosses on the original spindle.       Rotors SRP Drilled Performance Rotor SRP Drilled Performance Rotors feature a specially engineered directional cross drill and face slot pattern that improve brake response and pad performance throughout the entire range of light to heavy braking. The venting and cleaning action of the holes and slots will reduce pad glaze and disperse gasses and heat generated during the pad to rotor interface. The holes and slots also inhibit irregular pad compound build-up on the rotor faces resulting in smoother engagement and improved pedal response in all conditions. The material removed also contributes to lower rotating and unsprung suspension weight.     Along with the excellent performance characteristics of this rotor design, each rotor is treated with a black electro coat to inhibit corrosion on all areas of the rotor. The high tech design, classic style, and aesthetic appeal of the SRP series are the perfect finishing touches to any wheel and tire detail.     SRP rotors are available in all popular sizes used in Wilwood's Pro Series and Big Brake conversion kits. Kits in these categories designated with the drilled rotor option get the SRP as standard equipment.   Rotor Hats Big Brake - Short Offset GT Series Big Brake Short Offset hats are precision machined from premium aluminum alloys for high strength and attention to minimized weight. Hats in this category feature threaded rotor mount holes for use with standard through-hole mount rotors. Threaded hole hats may also be used with T-Nuts or bobbins designed for use with specially machined slotted hole dynamic mount rotors. When used in conjunction with matched Wilwood rotor hardware kits, GT hats provide solid, reliable performance in the most demanding conditions. Short Offset Hats are for narrow space applications with offsets often less than 1.00". They are available for most rotor bolt patterns in a variety of four and five lug wheel patterns.   Shallow Offset Hats are for narrow space applications with offsets often less than 1.00". They are available for most rotor bolt patterns in a variety of four and five lug wheel patterns.     Check clearance diagram below to ensure proper fitment with your wheel application.

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