Wilwood 160-13498 HD 48 Curved Vane Spec-37 LH Iron Rotor, 11.75 Inch
Universal Fit, Left Position, Round Rotor Shape, 11.75 Inch Rotor Diameter, Vented Rotor Type
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Wilwood's HD 48 Curved Vane Spec-37 rotors are are manufactured from a proprietary iron alloy developed to withstand extreme temperatures with the highest possible degree of resistance against distortion, warping, cracking, and wear. The formulation for this alloy is a derivative of technology and materials that were significant in the development of the extreme duty military spec rotors that are manufactured by Wilwood. Every Spec 37 rotor is precision machined to less than .001" run-out, flatness, and parallelism. The HD Series preparation includes full detail machining and smooth pad contact faces without slots.
- Width: 1.21 Inches
- Diameter: 11.75 Inches
- Spec-37 Iron
- 10.4 Pounds
- Mount Side: LH
- Vane Count: 48 CV
- Style: Plain Face
- Surface Finish: Plain
- Type: HD Heavy Duty
- Suitable for high temperature racing to street use
Proper Break-In Procedure for Steel or Cast Iron Rotors
New steel/iron rotors should be bedded in before being used in racing conditions. Proper bedding will prepare the rotor surface, prolong the rotor's life, and make it more resistant to thermal checking or cracking under severe braking conditions. The following procedures should be performed when bedding in both steel and cast iron rotors. It is best to bed in a new rotor using a used set of pads, preferably ones which will not create heat rapidly. Generating heat too rapidly will thermal shock the rotors. Likewise, when bedding in a new set of brake pads it is best to perform the process on a used rotor. This new/used bedding process permits controlled bedding of each individual component.
Make sure rotor surfaces are free from oils, grease, and brake fluid. Run vehicle up to a moderate speed and make several medium deceleration stops to heat up the rotor slowly. This will help reduce the chance of thermal shock caused by uneven heating of the rotor. Pull into the pits and allow the rotor to cool to ambient air temperature. Care should be taken not to ride the brakes into the pits as this may hot spot the rotor causing premature wear to the surface or structural damage.
Check out our tech article; "Bedding-In Brake Pad Procedure" for more information on this process.
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