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i am building a 38 chevy pickup rod using the rear axle a
assembly from a 71 vette documented at (www.hotrod.ie) .
my question is i would like to use aftermarket 4 piston calipers ,such as SSBC OR WILLWOOD ,are these calipers reliable in all weathers and do they stop better than stock.i am currently using o ring calipers fron vb n p.thanx herriot
 

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willwood d8 calipers dont really provide any better stopping over stock 4 pistions because they are the same pistion and bore size.

there are infact almost the same casting just the willwoods are aluminum so they save alot of weight.

I would go with aftermarket willwoods for performance.

ssbc kits are a little more fore performance but price is up there with the aftermarket willwoods.

If your truck is not very heavy (under 3400 pounds) the 4 pistion disk brakes all around will provide great stopping power especially matched with a good set of pads.

c3 brakes were already pretty good for there time.

there is also the option of a c5 brake upgrade kit as well
 

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i want to keep the 15 inch rims so thats why i was thinking of new calipers .what pads do you recommend thanx herriot
 
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