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Wilwood Front Brake Question

#1 Post by MMAX » Sat Jul 16, 2011 9:02 am

Just installed a Wilwood front disc brake conversion kit on my '68 Camaro. Is it normal for the pads to rub the rotors slightly when new?

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Re: Wilwood Front Brake Question

#2 Post by sc racing » Sat Jul 16, 2011 9:21 am

You should be able to spin the rotor easily by hand,if its tight you probably dont have them centered correctly.Do you have stock spindles or aftermarket?

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Re: Wilwood Front Brake Question

#3 Post by MMAX » Sat Jul 16, 2011 11:57 am

Stock spindles. I can spin them by hand, there's a slight bit of drag while doing this.

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Re: Wilwood Front Brake Question

#4 Post by MMAX » Sat Jul 16, 2011 12:34 pm

MMAX wrote:Stock spindles. I can spin them by hand, there's a slight bit of drag while doing this.
Quite easily by hand I should have added.

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Re: Wilwood Front Brake Question

#5 Post by chpcamaro » Sun Jul 17, 2011 1:52 am

with disc brakes there is always a very slight drag
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Re: Wilwood Front Brake Question

#6 Post by MMAX » Sun Jul 17, 2011 10:09 am

chpcamaro wrote:with disc brakes there is always a very slight drag
A slight drag until the pads are worn down a bit? When I installed them I made sure they were centered exactly. After they were bled and applied they never seemed to release all the way causing the drag.

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Re: Wilwood Front Brake Question

#7 Post by John_Heard » Sun Jul 17, 2011 11:48 am

Assuming you have it all centered up properly, this might get a little better once you've used them some.

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Re: Wilwood Front Brake Question

#8 Post by sc racing » Sun Jul 17, 2011 12:08 pm

MMAX wrote:
MMAX wrote:Stock spindles. I can spin them by hand, there's a slight bit of drag while doing this.
Quite easily by hand I should have added.
Sounds like they are fine if this is after being bled and applied.

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Re: Wilwood Front Brake Question

#9 Post by finallyrunning » Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:05 pm

Ok , Hi Everyone
To go a step farther in this issue. I have a bit more of same problem.
Drivers front brake is dragging too much. I can turn wheel (kinda hard) and when I let go wheel stop no matter how hard in turn it. Other side is ok. I’ve removed calip , inspected, reshimed, twice. Same problem
Corvette aluminum 4 wheel disc master cyl
Wilwood 4 piston brakes.
Can’t see residual pressure of two or 3 pounds making it different from one side to the other

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Re: Wilwood Front Brake Question

#10 Post by John_Heard » Mon Feb 17, 2020 5:20 pm

Kinda sounds like something is flexing, such as the caliper bracket.

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