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Chevy Wilwood Front Brake & Steering Kits, 48 Inch Axle

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Chevy Wilwood Front Brake & Steering Kits, 48 Inch Axle
Chevy Wilwood Front Brake & Steering Kits, 48 Inch Axle
Chevy Wilwood Front Brake & Steering Kits, 48 Inch Axle
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Chevy Wilwood Front Brake & Steering Kits, 48 Inch Axle

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Speedways exclusive steering & brake kits for 1949-54 Chevy spindles save you time and money by combining all necessary parts into one part number. Each kit includes premuim Wilwood brake components, spindles, flat steering arms, tie rod assembly and hardware. Hubs are drilled for both 4-1/2" and 4-3/4" bolt patterns. Must be used with a 15" or larger wheel. For use on cars up to 2800 pounds with rear discs or on cars up to 2400 pounds with rear drums. Kits can be used with either manual or power boost master cylinders.

Choose:

  • Traditional or cross steering
  • Chrome or plain steering arms and tie rod cross bar  

Features these Wilwood components:

  • 4-piston Forged Billet Dynalite Calipers
  • 10-3/4" diameter x .380" thick solid steel rotors - black finish
  • Lightweight clear-anodized aluminum hubs

Item Details

Fits 48" kingpin-to-kingpin axles.

Application

Cross Steering vs. Traditional Steering

Traditional steering provides an original, period look, but will only work in these applications:

  • Four bar setup with '68-'73 Mustang box
  • Split wishbone or hairpin radius rod with reversed Corvair or '48-'56 Ford Puckup steering box
  • Parallel Steering Set-Up Guide

Cross steering (using a Vega box) is the preferred method for nearly all cross spring, beam axle suspensions. Ford used this design from 1935-on.

  • Less bumpsteer
  • More comfortable steering column angle
  • Frees up foot pedal / bellhousing room
  • Cleaner vehicle profile 
  • Cross Steering Guide

Notes

  1. Chevy-style spindles are specifically designed for use on tube axles. A shorter, thicker axle stub makes this a slightly stronger spindle ideal for use with heavier street rods. Ford-style spindles are generally your best choice when using an original Ford axle or an aftermarket I-beam axle. 
  2. For use on cars up to 2800 pounds with rear discs or on cars up to 2400 pounds with rear drums.
  3. If using steel wheels with this kit, you will also need to purchase (2) steel shims part 835-3007500. These shims will prevent steel wheelsfrom galling the aluminum hub.
  4. Rubber brake hoses generally cannot be adapted to Wilwood calipers. The caliper inlet fitting is a 1/8-27 NPT. The preferred method is to use steel adapter fittings at the caliper, either straight, 45 or 90 degree and enough steel braided line to allow for full suspension travel and turning radius, lock to lock.

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3 questions : 3 answers

1 answers

Front mounted tie rod I have space issues and may have to run the tie rod in front of the axle rather then behind. will the arms that are provided in this kit allow me to run the tie rod this way? or will I have to purchase different ones.

Cornelmn
Corning, NY, USA
March 04, 2014

Front mounted tie rod I have space issues and may have to run the tie rod in front of the axle rather then behind. will the arms that are provided in this kit allow me to run the tie rod this way? or will I have to purchase different ones.

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March 05, 2014
EricM
If you have the steering arms with a single hole for both sides then they can run in front or behind the axle. If you are using cross steer where the passenger side arm has two holes these cannot be reversed. On the brake kit itself you have the option of running the calipers ahead or behind the axle and in many times this option works the best. Make sure the bleeder screws are on top and note that the stopping power is not changed.
1 answers

Do these use a 7/16 or a 1/2 inch lug nut?? Thanks.

September 27, 2011

Do these use a 7/16 or a 1/2 inch lug nut?? Thanks.

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September 29, 2011
Jason
This kit should include both 7/16" and 1/2" studs
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Hello, Can I construct this brake/steering kit on the following I-beam? 91639506 PLN I-BEAM RADIUS ROD AXLE Thanks

December 08, 2011

Hello, Can I construct this brake/steering kit on the following I-beam? 91639506 PLN I-BEAM RADIUS ROD AXLE Thanks

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December 08, 2011
Zach
Speedway part number 9133903. NO, the I beam axle kit you are looking at is for Ford spindles, while this brake kit is for Chevy spindles. We do have the same kit, with the correct Ford spindles available it is part number 9133904.
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Speedways exclusive steering & brake kits for 1937-48 Ford spindles save you time and money by combining all necessary parts into one part number. Each kit includes premuim Wilwood brake components, spindles, flat steering arms, tie rod assembly and hardware. Hubs are drilled for both 4-1/2" and 4-3/4" bolt patterns. Must be used with a 15" or larger wheel. For use on cars up to 2800 pounds with rear discs or on cars up to 2400 pounds with rear drums. Kits can be used with either manual or power boost master cylinders.

Features these Wilwood components:

  • 4-piston Forged Billet Dynalite Calipers
  • 10-3/4" diameter x .38" thick solid steel rotors - black finish
  • Lightweight clear-anodized aluminum hubs

Choose:

  • Traditional or cross steering
  • Chrome or plain steering arms and tie rod cross bar  

Traditional steering arm for left front wheel NOT included with kit.

Item Details

Fits 48" kingpin-to-kingpin axles.
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AN 3 O.D. is .265 and AN 4 O.D. is .305

Select applicable length. AN size is the "-#" at the end of each part number.

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