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Wilwood Front Brakes

I'm planning brakes for a streetrod project.......and for a 4000# streetrod, will the standard Wilwood 11" rotor , 4 piston caliper front brake setup provide for good braking, or does the upgrade ( + $2000)for the Wilwood 13" rotor, 6 piston caliper make sense.

Please let me know your thoughts......


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When it comes to brakes I use the same formula I used to use when mixing nitro for my old fuel dragster... if some is good, more is better and too much is just right.
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the 11" is pretty small, how thick is the rotor?
The Dodge caravan uses a 11" rotor about ,75" thick and is just barely enough.

If the Wilwood setup is using 1.25" rotors it should be fine unless you drive it hard...

13" is plenty!
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For a 4000# car I would go with the upgrade. My 34 weighs about 3000# and I have the Wilwood 11" rotors and four piston calipers all the way around, they work great.

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