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Wilwood on GK5

Who all has installed Wilwood brakes on your Fit? Post pictures for all to see
 

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Who all has installed Wildwood brakes on your Fit? Post pictures for all to see
are those like faux wilwoods?
 
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no sir they are wildwood kit 140-10735
 
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Originally Posted by bjosuesr View Post
no sir they are wildwood kit 140-10735
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I'm waiting on the mod to agree to my pics so they post
 
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so auto correct got me. they are WILWOOD part number 140-10735-DR
 
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Originally Posted by bjosuesr View Post
I'm waiting on the mod to agree to my pics so they post
I approved your post.

What made you opt for the six-piston calipers over the four-piston calipers?
 
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Originally Posted by USDM View Post
I approved your post.

What made you opt for the six-piston calipers over the four-piston calipers?
The four piston DPHA kit only has 10 inch rotos the six piston has 12 inch rotors and is a big brake kit. On the plus side it not only looks better it stops better as well.
 
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I'm normally a fan of bigger brakes, but without doing some kind of rear disc conversion, you're taking a setup that already has a huge bias to the front and making it even more biased to the front. I know the fronts do most of the work, but on this car with the drums and most owners not trying to late brake into corner entry, my suspicion is that they intentionally reduced the rear braking power to increase the service interval.

I don't have any numbers to prove it one way or the other, but I've seen on other threads that people go three or more sets of front pads before the drums need any work. Other family cars I've had were either two to one front/rear, or change all four corners at once.
 
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I agree with the 60/40 split front and rear and the fact that the fronts wear quicker than the rear. Every vehicle I have ever had I have put more brake pads on the front than the rear usually two to one as you say, it just depends on your driving style.
 
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I also read a couple other forms about the GK5 DPHA Wilwood set on a track GK5 out of China and he posted that this setup wasn’t much better than stock but that the 12 inch rotor was a noticeable difference. Both kits he tried he had race shoes installed on the rear for the drums. He also stated that he had driven other GK5s that had the rear disc conversion and didn’t notice any difference then his car with the race shoes on the rear drum setup
 
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Originally Posted by kenchan View Post
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I figured you were kidding. I didn’t realize the autocorrect had gotten me until you said something. Haha Thank USDM for approving the post.
 
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Originally Posted by bjosuesr View Post

OCD wouldn’t allow me not mentioning the H isn’t aligned with the stem. Sorry. Set looks good.
 
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Originally Posted by Amabento View Post

OCD wouldn’t allow me not mentioning the H isn’t aligned with the stem. Sorry. Set looks good.
I didn’t notice it then. That pic was the test fit to make sure the rims would work. They are the 2018 Civic Type R knockoff. Thank you I agree with you on the OCD
 
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Nice! I want kne myself, but i thought the pn /n for the fits is 140-13029? whats the difference?

also what rotors are you running in these?
 
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Originally Posted by Exgk5 View Post
Nice! I want kne myself, but i thought the pn /n for the fits is 140-13029? whats the difference?

also what rotors are you running in these?
Both #140-13029 and #140-13029-R utilize the OE 262mm diameter rotor and Wilwood’s DynaPro series four-piston calipers.

Wilwood High Performance Disc Brakes - Front Brake Kit Product Number: 140-13029-R

The brake calipers you are seeing in the photos above my post are Wilwood's six-piston calipers.

Wilwood High Performance Disc Brakes - 2013 Honda Fit EX - Front Brake Kit No.: 140-10735-DR
 
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Thanks for replying USDM. The rotors come in the kit as USDM mentioned. They are the SRP drilled rotor. Here is a pic from Wilwoods website with part numbers.
 
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Originally Posted by bjosuesr View Post
Thanks for replying USDM. The rotors come in the kit as USDM mentioned. They are the SRP drilled rotor. Here is a pic from Wilwoods website with part numbers.
Thanks for your post. Do you use any spacer? My rims probably interference with the calipers. Just wondering if willwood could offer other Hat with differenceHat Offset Dimension (in):0.45
 
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