Brakes are easy. Wilwood makes direct replacement for the corvette. Fronts are SLC56 and Rear are DPC56. These allow you to change the stock 2 piston front and single piston rear into 4 piston front and rear. These brakes do require a 17" rim. The parking brake is a drum in disc style and is reused. You may be able to use a 15" rim if you buy 2 sets of rear calipers, and replace the stock corvette uprights with aftermarket lowering uprights. Chris is looking into this option.Hey Mark,
Awesome build so far! I have a few questions as I am planning a active power kit right now...
The first few are on your brakes.
Would you be willing to share the part numbers for the brake parts you ordered?
Did you order the pedal kit from Chris and plan to hook it up to the wilwood master cylinder?
What wheels are you running? I have heard that the halibrand style wheels have a very tight clearance to aftermarket brakes and require a spacer. Just curious what you did for this. I also heard that 18" wheels are required at a minimum.
Regarding your transaxle choice...
Did you buy a turbo 996 box or the standard? Do you have any upgrades planned to help it hold the power of the coyote?
Thanks in advance!
I did not order the pedal kit from Chris but used pretty much the same parts he uses. I had some of the items left over from a previous build. He supplies Wilwood clutch and brake peddle assemblies and throttle peddle if requested. I am using a coyote so I needed the electronic peddle provided in the ford racing control pack.
Wheels. I am running BRM style wheels from Imagewheels.co.uk I had them made to the specs Chris gave me. He provides Halibrand style wheels with his roller kit and they are made to fit his chassis and the corvette brakes. My car goes back to him for the body in a few weeks, and he will look at my wheels and see if they can be an optional item in his roller package. No spacer was required, and don't think chris uses one either.
Transaxle. I used the standard 996 gear box. I could not find one with limited slip so once the car is up and running i will pull it out and send it to californiamotorsports.net for upgrades. I think it will live under normal street driving. I don't plan to race or autocross with the car.