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Easy A/G-body (and F-body) Brake Upgrades with Wilwood

Easy A/G-body (and F-body) Brake Upgrades with Wilwood

Improve Your Rad GM Ride with Simple Bolt-ons General Motors made so many cars back in the day that parts for them are easy to come by and inexpensive. You... Read More

Flaring Hard Brake Lines Made Easy

With Some Practice, You Can Flare Lines with Flair One of the most difficult little detail jobs in the mechanics of building a vehicle is creating custom length hard brake... Read More
Flaring Hard Brake Lines Made Easy
Grassroots Motorsports Upgrade a 2004 Chevy Corvette Z06 Track Car With Wilwood Brakes

Grassroots Motorsports Upgrade a 2004 Chevy Corvette Z06 Track Car With Wilwood Brakes

Recently, J.G. Pasterjak at Grassroots Motorsports upgraded his 2004 Chevy Corvette Z06 track driven car to Wilwood brakes front and rear. The front is a 14” floating rotor kit with... Read More

Chevy Hub Magazine Installs the Latest Forged Superlite Calipers on Their Z06 Corvette

Forging Ahead: Swapping Wilwood’s Forged Superlite Radial Mount Calipers on a C5 Corvette Z06 Excepted from the winter 2021 issue of Chevy Hub Magazine Words by Wes DuenkelPhotos by Wilwood Engineering Wilwood... Read More
Chevy Hub Magazine Installs the Latest Forged Superlite Calipers on Their Z06 Corvette
How Does a Proportioning Valve Work? And How Do You Adjust It?

How Does a Proportioning Valve Work? And How Do You Adjust It?

When setting up a street car for performance driving or converting a classic to disc brakes, it is essential to include an adjustable proportioning valve in your brake system. This... Read More

Figuring Pedal Ratios in Bell Crank Systems

Finding the brake pedal ratio for most vehicles is easy enough with a tape measure and calculator. The hardest part is usually getting the tape up under the dashboard where... Read More
Figuring Pedal Ratios in Bell Crank Systems
Hydraulic Hand Brakes and Cutting Brakes

Hydraulic Hand Brakes and Cutting Brakes

Over the years, Wilwood has been involved in nearly every form of motorsports, at levels from student, to amateur, to professional, and we've brought our engineering expertise to each. Because... Read More

Pedal Ratios and How to Find Them

Decades ago, four-wheel drum brakes were standard, power-assisted brakes were an extra-cost option, and depending on how old your project vehicle is, disc brakes may not have even been offered.... Read More
Pedal Ratios and How to Find Them
Should You Use Power Boosted or Manual Brakes on Your Next Project?

Should You Use Power Boosted or Manual Brakes on Your Next Project?

Many popular hobby cars come from the era when power brakes were an extra-cost option, and drum brakes were the norm. While Wilwood prefers manual brake systems, a holdover from... Read More

Powersports Master Cylinders from Wilwood

Wilwood has been making parts for powersports - motorcycles, ATVs, snowmobiles, UTVs, go-karts - for 30 years and is an OEM supplier for several companies. Our powersports product line runs... Read More
Powersports Master Cylinders from Wilwood