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Old 08-21-2011, 10:06 AM
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heidts with metric calipers and chevelle 11" rotors

what do i need to change to 4 piston calipers ?
i have also seen the metric calipers that are over sized to 2 3/4"dia pistons.

what have you guys done to improve this setup ?

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Roger - Why not take "journey" through the Wilwood catalog. That Heidt's suspension/front end probably wont limit anything as long as you use a complete kit for your spindle. Then of course, there are also metric two piston replacements from Wilwood ( FORGED BILLET D154 GM METRIC OE MOUNT REPLACEMENT CALIPER ).

From my experience installing discs on a '57-'59 Ford rear end - there was no listing by anyone else - but Wilwood does have the separate hardware to install their later 9" small bearing housing kit.

Here's the catalog - it's pretty big and a .pdf file See page 39 for a metric replacement caliper.

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ok, ill check those wilwoods out, thanks.
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dave, i wonder if the wilwood 2 piston caliper would be better than the ones i have ? (gm metrics) i dont know what dia. piston they have .

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Roger - I sure do like the stainless pistons and the fact that the calipers themselves don't become a rusty blob. I have to say that the Wilwoods on all four corners of my '31 are very nice the way they stop the car and really do believe that the metric replacements will be a good addition. Pricing is not too bad - latest Wilwood price sheet

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