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    Hello, I was noticed Willwood brake setup is not Australia Standard Design (ADR) because no dust seal ?? but its okay to use them ?

    what is the best brake setup ?

    looking around on Willwood for my VK as the link below…

    http://www.rodshop.com.au/holden/hd-hr-holden-wilwood-280mm-4-piston-disc-brake-conversion-for-disc-brake-stub-axles-1562.html

    thanks

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    Not sure about the other states but my engineer here in S.A. had no issue with them at all.  On mine (VR) I used the set up made for the 2004 GTO (VZ) over there.  6 piston fronts, 4 piston rears, they are awesome brakes.

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    Yea sound like I have to find an engineer guy and chat with them about it..

    Thanks for advise and will look at …

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    Wilwoods are rubbish.

     

    You should buy my brakes. So you can fund my wilwoods….

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    I spoke to 3 different engineers across 3 states. 2 said “show me where it says you need a dust seal”

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    I spoke to 3 different engineers across 3 states. 2 said “show me where it says you need a dust seal”

    its one out of 3 states is Victoria ??  sound like dont need an dust seal to pass for engineers .. haven’t find an engineers for myself..

    yea Im still looking for good brakes not like VT twin brake..

     

     

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    I’ve never seen a pic of these brakes to suit early commodores. Obviously these don’t come certified like some other packages?

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    I think the whole “certified” thing is a bit of a misnomer.  Plenty of cars running around the streets of Aus with Wilwood brakes, completely legal.  I mean I am running a 454ci, in a VR, Willwood brakes (no dust seals), different trans, suspension, fuel tank bla bla, all completely totally legal.  I did have to firstly convince the engineer all the changes were well thought out and well executed, then I did have to pass some dynamic tests, emissions etc.  My engineer (I think like many others) was more concerned with how the car performed as a whole package than any individual element of it.

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    What i mean is, being legal without an engineers certificate. Some kits when i was looking a long time ago, came with approval.

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    ^thats an interesting one, I reckon that is going to vary state to state alot.

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    I spoke to 3 different engineers across 3 states. 2 said “show me where it says you need a dust seal”

    its one out of 3 states is Victoria ?? sound like dont need an dust seal to pass for engineers .. haven’t find an engineers for myself.. yea Im still looking for good brakes not like VT twin brake..

    Was actually an engineer in NSW that said they needed to have the dust seals.

     

    You can get Wilwoods with dust seals though. My front and rears both have dust seals. Rears also have a built in handbrake into the caliper. Engineered 35 spline full floaters and Wilwoods with a handbrake FTW.

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    I spoke to 3 different engineers across 3 states. 2 said “show me where it says you need a dust seal”

    its one out of 3 states is Victoria ?? sound like dont need an dust seal to pass for engineers .. haven’t find an engineers for myself.. yea Im still looking for good brakes not like VT twin brake..

    Was actually an engineer in NSW that said they needed to have the dust seals. You can get Wilwoods with dust seals though. My front and rears both have dust seals. Rears also have a built in handbrake into the caliper. Engineered 35 spline full floaters and Wilwoods with a handbrake FTW.

     

    you make me sick hahaha

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