Following up on our QA1 Suspension installation on this 1985 Chevy squarebody, we need to ensure that the brakes are as dependable and perform as well as our new coilover suspension. For its first outing, we will be driving this truck to Holley Performance Products and back with a competition along the way. Following a hopefully successful trip, we plan to pump this truck all around the country on the Hot Rod Power Tour along with some other event road trips.
With a plan like that, we need parts that we can count on. So, we turned to our industry partners and leaders for performance braking. Wilwood Engineering has been winning races and bringing home best of show trophies for many years, and our experience with the company has been great. The parts are engineered to perfection, the quality is second to none. Wilwood’s customer service department is more helpful than most other aftermarket automotive companies in our industry.
So, to kick this project off right, we immediately jumped on the phone with our representative at Wilwood. Discussing this project one on one so we could choose the perfect package. After explaining our goals and our current setup, our Wilwood rep recommended that we use the new modular spindle for the front brakes as well as a Wilwood Big Brake kit that bolts directly to the new spindle. In the rear, we will be removing the factory drum brakes, pulling out the axle shafts and installing a new disc brake setup on the factory rear axle. Luckily for us, Wilwood has developed a system specifically for our needs—and probably yours, as well.