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Old 06-13-2018, 04:50 AM
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Default Wilwood Front Brake Kit 140-11918-DR

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Is there any experience with this kit for early C4?

https://www.wilwood.com/BrakeKits/Br...o=140-11918-DR

Good/Bad ?
Easy to install?

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Haven't sold a lot of C4 kits but the basis of the kit is sound: 2pc hat and rotor, radial mount six pot etc.

Based on the spec of the parts and you sig pic I'd say they'd treat you well. The total shipping weight of only 48 lbs I suspect that 24lbs per corner is going to shave off some pounds. Benefits; lither weight, improved response and feel, top loading pads, cooler running...all good.

On the flip side a 12.88 x 1.10 rotor is not going to be sufficient for any type of open track day use. Simply too light a casting for that and the performance needs of the Corvette. Spirited use yes, 40min of "beat the hell out of it..." no.
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I cant speak for this exact kit but I just put a wildwood kit on the front of my 66 impala and they make top quality stuff. I am very pleased with the outcome.
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An update.
I ordered the kit.
I'm expecting to install then within few weeks.
I'll update.

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Probably find it the best $1400 you dropped in a while when it comes right down to it. Sadly the rear kit options for the C4 are far more limited due to the dual action parking brake caliper.
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Probably find it the best $1400 you dropped in a while when it comes right down to it. Sadly the rear kit options for the C4 are far more limited due to the dual action parking brake caliper.
But the OP has an early C4 with the shoe inside the rotor parking brake. The 140-11920 works on the early C4 rear. This is what I used for the rear of my ‘86 along with the 14” rotor 140-11919 on the front.

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Originally Posted by Ray Quayle View Post


But the OP has an early C4 with the shoe inside the rotor parking brake.

Good point!
I'm usually stuck with trying to explain why there's only a "rotor" kit for the rear....84-87 is 'drum in disc' as you say.




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The kit is bolt on. With CCW 17" classic rims, there lots of clearance. Haven't got the chance to do a full bedding like mention here:
http://www.wilwood.com/Pdf/Misc/Pad_...ding_Steps.pdf

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Originally Posted by Yariv View Post
Hi,
Is there any experience with this kit for early C4?

https://www.wilwood.com/BrakeKits/Br...o=140-11918-DR

Good/Bad ?
Easy to install?

Thanks.
I have the 140-9298-D kit, which is basically what you show but with a bigger rotor. 18" wheels required though. Wilwood makes good stuff.
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