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Camarillo, Calif.-based Wilwood Disc Brakes has announced the availability of ACES (vehicle data) and PIES (price level) digital documentation in-house capability. CES (Aftermarket Catalog Enhanced Standard) enables Wilwood to publish their product inventory with standardized vehicle attributes to be compatible with Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) standards. PIES (Product Information Exchange Standard) allows Wilwood to exchange [...]
Madison Heights, Mich.-based Motovicity Distribution is now offering Wilwood Engineering’s brand of disc brakes for sport compact and modern muscle cars. “We’re thrilled to add Wilwood to our lineup of performance braking systems to provide our customers with greater options in braking performance and fitment across a broad spectrum of applications and price ranges,” said [...]
By Mike Mavrigian Plumbing the brake system, although extremely critical, isn’t all that complicated. Basically, the master cylinder (when the brake pedal is depressed) pushes fluid to the calipers/wheel cylinders… Brake fluid moving through the system causes the disc brake caliper pistons to push the pads against the rotors; or it causes the drum brake [...]
By S. Kellie Colf When it comes to upgrading or changing a vehicle’s braking system, there are many factors that need to be taken into account. The single most important thing when upgrading brakes is choosing the correct system. Just because “it fits” does not mean it will work correctly. A better idea is to [...]
An economic impact study confirmed that the motor vehicle parts manufacturing industry, made up of the original equipment, aftermarket, heavy duty and remanufacturing sectors, is the largest employer of manufacturing jobs in the U.S. The industry directly employs more than 734,000 American workers and generates nearly $355 billion in GDP contribution, or 2.3 percent of [...]
BrakeQuip has announced that it will introduce four new brake tube hand tools at the 2013 Hotrod & Restoration Trade Show. The company will have the new brake tube tools, which include a brake line straightener and an adjustable tube bender, on display in Booth No. 333.
Wilwood has released a new direct bolt-on replacement for OEM calipers of various 1968-1996 GM models. The new front D52 calipers are a lighter alternative to the heavy GM-type caliper, with a weight savings of 4 lbs. per caliper.
Classic Performance Products has announced the release of its new C5 Corvette spindles and brake kits. The direct bolt-on kits are available for 1964–1977 Chevelles, 1967–1981 Camaros and 1968–1979 Novas and are sold in pairs.
The new Rear + 2 Brake Kits from The Right Stuff are designed to upgrade the brakes of vehicles that came from the factory with front disc brakes. The new rear disc brake conversion kits are available for a variety of vehicles from the 1960s–1980s.
Long gone are the days when performance meant straight-line speed alone. Today’s hot rodders and muscle car enthusiasts are building increasingly sophisticated chassis, some nearing road-race capabilities, and they expect no less of their brakes. Fortunately, the aftermarket offers a dazzling array of road anchors, from the economical-but-effective to the big-disc/big-performance variety.