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  • Granatelli / Wilwood Brake Kits Now Available for the 2010-2011 Camaro

    Mar 7, 2011
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    PRESS RELEASE
    Contact: J.R. Granatelli
    Granatelli Motor Sports, Inc.
    1000 Yarnell Place, Oxnard, CA 93033
    1-805-486-6644 (phone)
    1-805-486-6684 (fax)
    www.GranatelliMotorSports.com
    jrgranatelli@granatellimotorsports.com



    For Immediate Release


    Granatelli / Wilwood Superlite 6 Big Brake Front Hat Kits


    Designed by Wilwood in conjunction with Granatelli Motor Sports’ racing efforts, the Superlite 6 Big Brake Front Hat Kits are engineered and intended for use in conjunction with the OE front hubs of the 2010-11 Camaro. Billet Superlite 6 piston calipers, PolyMatrix brake pads, machined aluminum hats, and 14.25'' GT directional vane rotors exemplify award winning style and provide the ultimate in Big Brake stopping power. This is the system that has helped Granatelli Motor Sports dominate the competition in every event we have competed at. The Granatelli/Wilwood SL6 Big Brake kits are designed to perfectly compliment your wheel, tire, and suspension equipment upgrades for performance and great looks too.


    Front Brake


    SL6 Calipers

    SL6 performance calipers feature a fully CNC’d machined billet body with closed end bridges and a reinforced bridge to body transition. Center bridge body bolts provide additional strength and positive retention of the pads.  These design ques combine to create an ultra-rigid body that resists separation and deflection under high loads. Driver comfort and confidence soar with immediate response from a very firm pedal. The SL6 generates high clamping force and balanced pad loading from a race-proven differential bore six-piston configuration. Even better, staggered piston sizes distribute pressure to compensate for the natural variances in temperature, load, and wear rate that occur over the length of the pad. Pad life is extended and performance is measurably improved. Stainless steel pistons are used in all applications for their low heat transfer properties and resistance to corrosion. Road race kits feature SL6/ST calipers with Thermlock® pistons for maximum heat protection in extreme heat environments. High temperature, square faced piston seals provide long service life in extreme environments with positive piston retraction on release. Stainless steel SRS bridge wear plates eliminate pad gouging and extend the service life of the caliper. The spring-loaded action of the SRS plates also eliminates pad rattle and dampens the vibration harmonics that contribute to pad squeal. Fluid tubes are dampened to eliminate vibration stress and recess mounted for protection from track debris.


    GT Series Rotor Hats

    GT aluminum hats are lightweight and strong to manage the exceptional brake torque generated by the SL6 Big Brake system. The hats are specially designed for use on OE hubs without modifications or interference to the suspension or ABS components. The hats carry Wilwood's signature and a high luster black anodized finish to prevent corrosion and enhance the overall appearance of the complete package inside the wheel.


    14.25'' Rotors

    Large diameter 14.25” vented iron rotors provide substantial increases in cooling and stopping power over small diameter OE rotors. All Wilwood rotors are manufactured from premium grade, long grain carbon iron to provide long wear with high thermal stability and resistance to distortion. The superior heat absorption and dissipation qualities of a directional vane iron rotor are essential to preventing heat fade and realizing the longest service life from the pads and rotors. For custom, show, and high performance sport driving, GMS rotor kits offer the high-tech look and improved performance of a directional cross-drill and face slot pattern. In addition to their aesthetic appeal, the venting and cleaning action of the holes and slots will reduce pad glaze, dissipate surface heat, and minimize irregular pad build-up on the rotor faces. The results are smoother engagement with improved consistency and response at the pedal. Every GMS rotor is treated with a silver zinc wash to reduce corrosion on the areas of the rotor not kept clean by pad contact. GT rotor kits feature Wilwood's ultimate competition rotor with full detail machining, asymmetrical face slotting and individual dynamic balancing. GT rotors run true and vibration free with extended rotor life and pad wear on applications subject to higher sustained operating temperatures.


    PolyMatrix Brake Pads

    PolyMatrix brake pads get fast response with high resistance to fade, long wear, and the low rotor abrasion that PolyMatrix is so well known for. Specific pad types and compounds have been selected for each application and are listed in the service parts guide for each kit.


    Caliper Brackets and Hardware

    Aluminum mount brackets are lightweight and strong. Each bracket is CNC machined for precise fit on each specific spindle. Grade 8 strength or higher nuts, bolts, studs, washers, and alignment shims are included with each kit.


    Plumbing

    Fittings and hoses for most kits must be ordered separately. A few noted kits do include stainless steel flexlines. Otherwise, hose kit part numbers can be found next to each kit in the ordering information


    NOTE: Installation of Granatelli/Wilwood Disc Brake Kits not only help you stop with confidence, they also work with the stock wheels and do not change the offset like many others.


    Rear Brake kit


    Granatelli / Wilwood Superlite Series Rear Brakes  with Parking Brake Kits

    Kit Features:



    • Designed for full bolt-on installation as an upgrade from smaller rear discs.

    • Internal shoe parking brake provides superior holding power while neatly hidden inside the bolt-on iron disc hat.

    • New rear parking brake cables easily connected to the original equipment hand brake levers.

    • Compatible with OE disc brake master cylinders.

    • Matched performance with competitive styling for 14.5" disc and larger front Big Brake kits and custom wheel upgrades.

      Component Features:

      Forged Billet Superlite 4R Calipers

    • High Strength, FEA designed forged aluminum billet bodies provide the highest clamping efficiency and lowest deflection of any caliper in its class.

    • Radial mounting provides secure attachment to the rear axle while providing two planes of adjustment for precise alignment of the caliper and pads over the rotor.

    • Four dust booted pistons provide balanced pad loading while sealing out dirt, moisture and other road born debris in less than friendly environments.

    • Spring loaded stainless steel SRS bridge plates reduce noise by damping engagement harmonics and eliminating pad rattle. SRS plates also extend caliper service life by eliminating bridge gouging at the pad trailing edge.

    • Top loaded pads are easily inspected and serviced without the need to remove the caliper from the mount.

    • Standard kits include black calipers. Optional red or polished calipers are also available.

      14.50" Diameter Rotors

    • 14.50" Diameter vented iron discs provide high cooling efficiency and increased leverage for big brake stopping power even inside the OE wheels.

    • GMS directional drilled and slotted rotors offer symmetrical face slotting, full detail machining, and individual dynamic balancing. This all adds up to enhance pad performance with consistent response by cleaning and venting gasses, dust, and burnt pad material in sustained high temperature applications. A silver zinc finish is applied to resist corrosion and preserve the aggressive high-tech look inside the wheel.


    Internal Shoe Parking Brake



    • Cable actuated internal shoe assemblies generate superior holding power. The complete assembly is neatly hidden inside the rotor hat for a clean and uncluttered installation.

    • Factory pre-assembled backing plates with shoes are spring loaded for positive release and rattle free operation.



    Radial Mount Caliper Brackets and Hardware



    • Radial mounting provides two planes of adjustment for precise alignment of the pads and caliper over the rotor. Integral brackets secure the caliper with the parking brake assembly to the axle tube.

    • Competition grade, high strength steel fasteners and alignment shims are included to complete the installation.


    Front Kits start at $2131 and Rear Kits start at $1913, click HERE to start shopping.