Wilwood Street Performance Caliper Kits

Who is Wilwood?

Since 1977, Wilwood has been engineering and manufacturing high-performance disc brake systems. They developed a substantial matrix of brake components and engineering techniques that allows them to quickly and reliably create brake systems for almost any application. In addition manufacturing brakes for all types of competitive motor sports, Wilwood also manufactures brake systems and components for agricultural equipment, industrial applications, utility vehicles, snowmobiles, quads, motorcycles and military vehicles.

Wilwood’s extensive inventory has over 300 different brake calipers, 200 rotor designs, 100 master cylinder designs and a wide assortment of brake pads, brackets, fittings, valves, and brake lines. In this article we will highlight a few of Wilwood Street Performance Caliper Kits.

Wilwood Street Performance Caliper Kits

D154 Front Caliper Kit

D154 Front Caliper Kit
D154 Front Caliper Kit

Wilwood’s D154 Front Caliper Kit is a direct bolt-on 1 or 2 piston, lightweight, high-strength, extreme duty alternative to the OE cast iron “Metric” calipers that were used on a wide range of factory disc brake equipped mid size GM cars and small trucks beginning in 1978. Use of this caliper can still be found on some GM models as late as the year 2002. Forged billet aluminum bodies, stainless steel pistons, and competition style high-temperature seals put an end to the rust, bore pitting, and seal failures that plague the OE caliper design. D154 calipers provide low-maintenance performance and a huge weight savings with high temperature reliability for the street and track.

D154 calipers mount in the stock location over stock rotors; use the original style OE D154 brake pads and an OE M10-1.5 banjo bolt brake line mounting. D154 Calipers can be used with most wheels that clear the OE calipers. The front calipers with 2.50” piston provide 4.90 square inches of piston area per caliper, in order to maintain the original front to rear brake bias and use of the OE master cylinder. The D154 is also available in a two piston version with 1.62 pistons, offering 4.12 square inches of area. Kits contain Wilwood’s hardened slide pins and BP-10 high friction pads. Matching rear calipers are also available for custom installations. Custom stainless steel brake lines are also available.

Kit Components
Caliper:D154
Pistons:2
Mount Type:Floating
Rotor Dia:10.50″ – 12.00″
Rotor Type:N-A
Rotor Format:N-A
Min Wheel Dia:N-A
Hat:N-A
Hub:N-A
Pad Compound:BP-10
Finishes:Black / Red / Polished

D52 Front Caliper Kit

Wilwood D52 Front Caliper Kit
Wilwood D52 Front Caliper Kit

Wilwood’s D52 Front Caliper Kit is a direct bolt-on 2 piston replacement for the factory original single calipers on many 1968-96 GM Passenger Vehicles and Trucks. Forged billet aluminum bodies, stainless steel pistons, and competition style high-temperature seals put an end to the rust, bore pitting, and seal failures that plague the OE caliper design. D52 calipers provide low-maintenance performance and a huge weight savings with high temperature reliability for the street and track.

D52 calipers mount in the stock location over stock rotors, use the original style OE D52 brake pads and an OE 7/16-20 banjo bolt brake line mounting. Calipers can be used with most wheels that clear the OE calipers. The front calipers with 2.00” piston provide 6.28 square inches of piston area per caliper, in order to maintain the original front to rear brake bias and use of the OE master cylinder. Kits contain Wilwood’s hardened slide pins and BP-10 high friction pads. Matching rear calipers are also available for custom installations. Vehicles 1978 & Up (with M10-1.5 banjo bolts) will require new brake lines.

Kit Components
Caliper:D52
Pistons:2
Mount Type:Floating
Rotor Dia:11.00″ – 12.00″
Rotor Type:N-A
Rotor Format:N-A
Min Wheel Dia:N-A
Hat:N-A
Hub:N-A
Pad Compound:BP-10
Finishes:Black / Red

D8-4 Front Replacement Caliper Kit

Wilwood D8-4 Front Replacement Caliper Kit
Wilwood D8-4 Front Replacement Caliper Kit

D8-4 calipers are a direct bolt-on replacement for the OE calipers on all 1965-82 Corvettes. Forged billet aluminum bodies, stainless steel pistons and high-temperature seals put an end to the rust, bore pitting and seal failures that plague the OE caliper design. D8-4 calipers provide low-maintenance performance, a huge weight savings, and high temperature reliability for street or track. D8-4 calipers mount in the stock location over stock rotors, use the original style D8 brake pads, and fit snugly inside most 67 or newer production wheels. Some wheels, including the 1965-66 OE “JK” code steel wheels and a few aftermarket replica alloy wheels, will require a 3/16″ or wider wheel spacer for clearance. Kits contain DOT compliant stainless braided brake lines and BP-10 compound “Smart Pads”.

Kit Components
Caliper:D8-4
Pistons:4
Mount Type:Lug
Rotor Dia:11.75″
Rotor Type:N-A
Rotor Format:N-A
Min Wheel Dia:15″
Hat:N-A
Hub:N-A
Pad Compound:BP-10
Finishes:Black / Red / Polished

Wilwood D8-6 Front Replacement Caliper Kit

Wilwood D8-6 Front Replacement Caliper Kit
Wilwood D8-6 Front Replacement Caliper Kit

D8-6 calipers are a direct bolt-on replacement for the OE calipers on all 1965-82 Corvettes. Forged billet aluminum bodies, stainless steel pistons and high-temperature seals put an end to the rust, bore pitting and seal failures that plague the OE caliper design. D8-4 calipers provide low-maintenance performance, a huge weight savings, and high temperature reliability for street or track. D8-4 calipers mount in the stock location over stock rotors, use the original style D8 brake pads, and fit snugly inside most 67 or newer production wheels. Some wheels, including the 1965-66 OE “JK” code steel wheels and a few aftermarket replica alloy wheels, will require a 3/16″ or wider wheel spacer for clearance. Kits contain DOT compliant stainless braided brake lines and BP-10 compound “Smart Pads”.

Kit Components
Caliper:D8-6
Pistons:6
Mount Type:Lug
Rotor Dia:11.75″
Rotor Type:N-A
Rotor Format:N-A
Min Wheel Dia:15″
Hat:N-A
Hub:N-A
Pad Compound:BP-10
Finishes:Black / Red

Wilwood Forged DPHA Front Caliper Kit

Wilwood Forged DPHA Front Caliper Kit
Wilwood Forged DPHA Front Caliper Kit

Wilwood’s new DynaPro Honda/Acura Caliper (DPHA) for Honda and Acura models originally equipped with 262mm diameter rotors. These calipers bolt directly to the stock mounts on factory spindles, fit over the OE 262mm diameter rotor, accept the OE brake hose, and clear many factory aluminum wheels including the EM1 Si 15” wheel. Designed around Wilwood’s proven DynaPro series four piston calipers, the forged billet bodied DPHA caliper delivers high-strength clamping force and positive stopping power.

Kit Components
Caliper:Forged DPHA
Pistons:4
Mount Type:Lug
Rotor Dia:10.32″
Rotor Type:N-A
Rotor Format:N-A
Min Wheel Dia:15″
Hat:N-A
Hub:N-A
Pad Compound:BP-10
Finishes:Black / Red

Forged DPHA Front Caliper and Rotor Kit

Forged DPHA  Front Caliper and Rotor Kit
Forged DPHA Front Caliper and Rotor Kit

Wilwood’s new DynaPro Honda/Acura Caliper (DPHA) for Honda and Acura models originally equipped with 262mm diameter rotors. These calipers bolt directly to the stock mounts on factory spindles, fit over the OE 262mm diameter rotor, accept the OE brake hose, and clear many factory aluminum wheels including the EM1 Si 15” wheel.

Designed around Wilwood’s proven DynaPro series four piston calipers, the forged billet bodied DPHA caliper delivers high-strength clamping force and positive stopping power. Four stainless steel pistons provide fully balanced pad loading, along with the corrosion resistance and thermal retardant qualities of the stainless alloy that will keep your calipers cooler and running trouble free for many more miles. Calipers work perfectly with the OE master cylinder and ABS functions, and are available with either black or red high-gloss, high-temp, brake fluid resistant sealed powder coat and feature Wilwood’s signature logo.

Kit Components
Caliper:DPHA
Pistons:4
Mount Type:Lug
Rotor Dia:10.32
Rotor Type:UL-HP
Rotor Format:Plain / SRP Drilled & Slotted
Min Wheel Dia:15″
Hat:Iron Integral
Hub:N-A
Pad Compound:BP-10
Finishes:Black / Red

Wilwood SLC56 Front Replacement Caliper Kit

Wilwood SLC56 Front Replacement Caliper Kit
Wilwood SLC56 Front Replacement Caliper Kit

SLC56 front calipers are engineered as a high performance street and custom replacement for Corvettes and hot rods using Corvette suspension. These kits combine the high-tech styling and superior performance of the SLC56 calipers with the positive response, long wear, high fade resistance, and easy clean properties of the BP-10 compound Smart Pads.

These kits are a direct bolt-on replacement for the OE calipers on all models of the C5 from 1997 to 2004, and all base model C6’s from 2005 to 2013 using the existing 12.8” diameter OE dimension front rotors. The calipers attach directly to the Corvette spindle without the need for brackets.

Kit Components
Caliper:SLC56 Caliper
Pistons:4
Mount Type:Lug
Rotor Dia:12.80″
Rotor Type:N-A
Rotor Format:N-A
Min Wheel Dia:17″
Hat:N-A
Hub:N-A
Pad Compound:BP-10
Finishes:Black / Red

Final Words

While there are many other caliper kits available by Wilwood, this is just some of their Street Performance line. If you’re ready to start browsing the Wilwood Street Performance Caliper Kits then click here.