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  • #22153
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    Now that’s a nice set of brakes, I plan on going wilwoods on my ss one of these days, what was the damage for yours if you don’t mind me asking? I’m currently running the late model 330 fronts and hsv pbr calipers with std rears, gotta sort out the vt rears then it’ll be ready for a nice set of wilwoods as soon as I can afford them

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    Beautiful, yes mine squeal too.  At some stage I am going to pull them off and cut diagonal cuts across the pad face.  Its an old trick that would sometimes work, worth trying given it costs nothing.

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    Now that’s a nice set of brakes, I plan on going wilwoods on my ss one of these days, what was the damage for yours if you don’t mind me asking? I’m currently running the late model 330 fronts and hsv pbr calipers with std rears, gotta sort out the vt rears then it’ll be ready for a nice set of wilwoods as soon as I can afford them

    Thanks, I had other work done at the same time but was I’d say 5 to 6 grand all up with the vt handbrake.

    Beautiful, yes mine squeal too.  At some stage I am going to pull them off and cut diagonal cuts across the pad face.  Its an old trick that would sometimes work, worth trying given it costs nothing.

    Sounds like a plan, need to find out of the below are compatible, might be worth a shot.

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    ^good info there mate, btw my full brake set up was more like half that price, I think closer to$3k, shows how much the Aussie dollar has changed!!

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    I’ve been hearing that some of the wilwoods aren’t adr approved, what’s the story there? Are yours legal?

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    ^good info there mate, btw my full brake set up was more like half that price, I think closer to$3k, shows how much the Aussie dollar has changed!!

    Yeah definitely, a big portion of the price I payed is Labor cost for the install, especially the handbrake conversion.

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    I’ve been hearing that some of the wilwoods aren’t adr approved, what’s the story there? Are yours legal?

    I think its an urban myth, my engineer had zero issues with mine.  Had heard stuff like they don’t have dust seals.  Then when mine was being painted there was a guy with an 800hp 57 Chev alongside and it had Willwoods.  So I asked my engineer and he said not a problem at all.  But I will say engineering can vary from state to state and also engineer to engineer.  But as I say mines through full engineering with them.

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    I’ve been hearing that some of the wilwoods aren’t adr approved, what’s the story there? Are yours legal?

    I will be seeking a modification permit for them, but apparently they are adr approved, Castlemaine rod shop is the main distributor –

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    That’s handy to know, I might check out the castlemaine kits aswell but I was thinking of getting them from summit, it all depends on the cost though

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    CRS will be a hell of alot cheaper.

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    I actually got mine through Sprint Auto Parts, killa price.  But my lad worked there ;-)

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    Hi all.  Hey I think I remember someone sold adapter rings that you pressed into a VT-Z rear disc so that it would work directly with the smaller VR/S hand brake assembly so you didn’t need to change the backing plate and handbrake mechanism.  Is that correct?  Anyone know where you get them?

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    No, they are for the fronts.  These go in the hub section of the rear discs so the smaller VR handbrake shoes work.  Apparently, these guys sell them http://www.upc-online.com.au/brakes.html

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    UPC make good products. I’m running there 330mm front brake kit on my VN. I know others that swear by them and use their brakes on all their cars.

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    Hey I’ve got a vs wagon and want to know if VT Commodore rear brakes disk’s will fit straight on

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