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Flaring Hard Brake Lines Made Easy

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

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

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

Properly Bleeding Your Brake System

The hydraulic brake system of your car or truck is a sealed system. Whenever you unseal it or replace a part, you will have to bleed air out of it. Air bubbles in the lines mean a spongey pedal and poor brake performance. Old fluid also degrades with time and must be flushed for high performance driving. Here's how...
Properly Bleeding Your Brake System
Troubleshooting - Tandem Master Cylinder with No Fluid/No Pressure to the Rear

Troubleshooting - Tandem Master Cylinder with No Fluid/No Pressure to the Rear

Common complaints to our tech line involve no pressure to the rear brake lines. With a dual circuit/tandem M/C this issue has a common cause - the rear piston not fully returning to its proper resting position. Customers often think they have a defective M/C but that’s not it. For the M/C to build pressure properly, the piston's primary seal must retract past the compensating port, and the rear of the piston rest on the snap ring.