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05-09-2019, 11:53 AM
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Posted By Todd TCE

I feel the need to step in here already. ...

I feel the need to step in here already.

There is no such thing as "bleeding the bottom". The calipers are built with bleed screws top and bottom for a universal mount design. ALL bleeding on any...
Forum: C5 General
03-22-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 962
Posted By Todd TCE

The kit on your car is not a Wilwood kit so no....

The kit on your car is not a Wilwood kit so no. That is a hybrid kit using Wilwood calipers and someone else's hats and rotors. For the required clearance needed you'll need to know the hat offset,...
03-16-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,953
Posted By Todd TCE

Having been in this debate many times....minimum...

Having been in this debate many times....minimum stopping DISTANCE remains derived from tire torque, not rotor torque.

Tire torque is the adhesion to the road. It's derived by rotor toque. Rotor...
02-04-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,123
Posted By Todd TCE

The kits shown are the early version of the C5/6...

The kits shown are the early version of the C5/6 Caliper kits using the top loading W6A calipers up front and the FNSL4 rears. I doubt they have thermlock pistons but would only know with an image...
Forum: C3 General
01-06-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 389
Posted By Todd TCE

Not the case at all. The WIlwood D8 series is...

Not the case at all. The WIlwood D8 series is produced as a direct replacement for your iron calipers with no change in pads, piston area, feel or intended use. The only change is a more reliable...
11-30-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,639
Posted By Todd TCE

Most all ss hose kits are produced with a jacket...

Most all ss hose kits are produced with a jacket on them today to keep out dust from getting into the weave. Clearly better than we had some 20yrs ago.

That said there is no such thing as a DOT...
11-27-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 604
Posted By Todd TCE

Correct, you're dropping from about 5.4 to 4.8 sq...

Correct, you're dropping from about 5.4 to 4.8 sq inches if my memory is correct.
11-26-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,639
Posted By Todd TCE

I don't even want to know about where the sensors...

I don't even want to know about where the sensors go....
11-13-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 648
Posted By Todd TCE

FWIW, all the Wilwood factory kit have a page...

FWIW, all the Wilwood factory kit have a page with regard to the required Wheel Clearance.

Example because the 13" FNSL6 kit was mentioned:...
10-11-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,072
Posted By Todd TCE

18" wheels are almost a 'must' in today's brake...

18" wheels are almost a 'must' in today's brake market. While we can off you a front and rear kit for your 17s the benefits of the larger rotors and calipers found in the Aero6 14" kits make it...
09-23-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,483
Posted By Todd TCE

​​​​​​ There's some truth to that but it's...

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There's some truth to that but it's apples to oranges in a way. Maintenance costs on a sedan will be equal or more than a lower end formula car. I can say this with reasonable certainty....
Forum: C5 General
08-16-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 596
Posted By Todd TCE

Called that one 'close' and I'd say a clearance...

Called that one 'close' and I'd say a clearance of about 1/8" is comfortable.

Popularity of the kits is spotty. Nothing wrong with them but the market for them was based as much or more on the...
07-24-2018, 04:44 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,744
Posted By Todd TCE

And I'll echo the comments above, while not for...

And I'll echo the comments above, while not for everyone, the Essex parts are very well regarded and Jeff is an outstanding asset to the business and the community.

If we all bought, sold, used...
06-24-2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 897
Posted By Todd TCE

Good point! I'm usually stuck with trying to...

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.
...
06-15-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 897
Posted By Todd TCE

Haven't sold a lot of C4 kits but the basis of...

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...
Forum: C3 General
05-25-2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 617
Posted By Todd TCE

It's variations in the anodizing process and base...

It's variations in the anodizing process and base materials. Seen it happen on "halves" also- with one half of the caliper darker than the other....that's been corrected now in assembly but the...
04-23-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 619
Posted By Todd TCE

I've had some down at about .065 and they held...

I've had some down at about .065 and they held up. More comfortable at .100"
04-13-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 729
Posted By Todd TCE

They'll be functional in the rear and pair well...

They'll be functional in the rear and pair well with the 4" fronts. Being that they don't bolt up to anything you have now...you have a lot of work ahead of you.

You do realize there are complete...
04-11-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 729
Posted By Todd TCE

The four pots for the rear only and the use of...

The four pots for the rear only and the use of the six pot fronts will necessitate the use of a smaller bore mc. A 1.00" should do the job for you. The smaller bore will bump up the line pressure to...
Forum: C3 General
02-25-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 183
Posted By Todd TCE

Because the rotors had another brand of pad...

Because the rotors had another brand of pad material on them prior to the Wilwood BP10 you'd be better served having the rotors turned (minimally) prior to bedding the new pads. The off chance that...
01-16-2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 1,829
Views: 167,238
Posted By Todd TCE

Changing out to SS flex hoses will not add or...

Changing out to SS flex hoses will not add or take away from the brake force or pressure, it's simply a more linear feel as there is far less expansion in the line than in rubber hoses.

Tactical...
01-16-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,764
Posted By Todd TCE

We can fit the anodized body with Thermlock...

We can fit the anodized body with Thermlock pistons, no problem at all.

...
12-05-2017, 10:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,288
Posted By Todd TCE

The same can be said for Jeff. Simply two vendors...

The same can be said for Jeff. Simply two vendors selling similar product offering up the pros and cons of designs. I can't fault anything in the AP line despite hocking my own wares.
12-04-2017, 03:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,288
Posted By Todd TCE

And I appreciate the kind words. As for the...

And I appreciate the kind words.

As for the meat of the question/comment....yes there have been issues with Wiwood kits. ?? However...it's seldom, if ever, actually the kit that is at fault but...
11-29-2017, 04:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,718
Posted By Todd TCE

Sounds good, was not looking for any...

Sounds good, was not looking for any confrontation on that info, just sharing.

The Wilwood 12pt ss bolt to hat is 155"lbs or roughly 12-13ft lbs.
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