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Who makes a better rear brake kit and front brake kit? Also do the aftermarket brake kits make the front end wider? Also which is lighter? This is going on a drag car. Thanks.. ???
 

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I have Wilwood on mine, front and rear. Haven't ever saw Aerospace brake set up.
 
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Wilwood kits are the same width as the later mopar disc brakes, which is about 1/4" wider per side than drums.

Wilwood's quality is fine, but the factory customer service sucks from what I hear. I also hear Aerospace has fine quality and better service. All these brakes are basically the same - if you look inside a Strange caliper you'll find Wilwood part numbers. I'm not sure if Aerospace does the same thing, but the caliper design is identical. I'm a Wilwood dealer so they're obviously much nicer to me on the phone - I don't get to see the customer service side.

The weight is also similar for similar kits - Wilwoods "medium" kit with the solid rotors weighs about the same as the solid rotor kit from Strange, Aerospace, and US Brake - although US Brake doesn't have Mopar kits...I'm working on that :)
If you ever need help with Wilwood's just call me and I'll help ya out. I'd never call a factory for help anyway - too many low-wage sales people to get any decent information.
 

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Well I have used Aerospace on the last few cars I have done. Excellent quality, performance and customer service. Not to mention they can be bought for less money than the others.

 
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Aerospace brakes are more expensive, and the front race kits also have smaller rotors....
 

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I have Wilwoods on my car, nice and easy to put on. The fronts went on my 10inch drum spindles. Never had a problem with them. Dave
 

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I have Wilwoods on my car, nice and easy to put on. The fronts went on my 10inch drum spindles. Never had a problem with them.   Dave
Thats good to know! I have 2 dusters with the 10" drums. One is my old race car from the 90's. I will have to check in with Wilwood, or give Bill a call...
 
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thanks for all of the input. I have a set of the wilwood front drag kit I got a couple of years ago but I really was not very impressed with the customer service I got. I am putting a stock eliminator car together and need to get a set of front brakes and rears. The strange seems real nice but so does the aerospace. I dont have a problem with the Wilwood product just there customer service and who knows maybe I just caught the people on a bad day. Does anyone know do all of the calipers take the same fitting for the brake fluid? Also if the wilwood kit is a 1/4" wider than drums are any of the kits narrower? Thanks so much for all the input... :)
 
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None are narrower, just because of the design. They all take the same 1/8" NPT fitting. In fact, the calipers are all interchangable between each other. It's just the appearance that differs with the calipers.
 

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I paid well under $1000 for my front and rear brake kits on the Valiant. IIRC Wilwood was MORE money like about $1100 for all.
Any links for the prices? As soon as my car comes back from the rollcage being put in I will be doing the front and rear suspension and brakes. Still shopping around at prices.
 
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Hey SS/G

What are you building? We run the Aerospace on the front and rear of both our Challengers (B/SA & SS/FA-GA). The product has been great and the customer service has been even better. A plus for us is that they are kind of local.

Jim Fitzpatrick
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I bought my last set from a Mustang place, that was advertising on ebay. They were not advertising Mopar kits but I called and got what I needed from them. I have done this everytime. BTW I agree that Aerospace has great customer service, at least in my case the last 4 times I have bought brakes from them..
 

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Wilwood front and back... Good prices through Bill...

 

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Any idea how much more it is for the cross drilled and slotted rotors for the wildwood set-up?
 

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Any idea how much more it is for the cross drilled and slotted rotors for the wildwood set-up?
$100 more per set. I got the fronts without paying the $100, I didn't order them drilled and slotted. I paid the $100 for the rears to match.
 
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