Wilwood Engineering, Inc. | Disc Brakes | Calipers
Most truck owners have the drive to drastically increase the horsepower of their engines, add substantially larger tires, but few realize the impact that this has on the vehicle's ability to stop. Wit ... read more
Most truck owners have the drive to drastically increase the horsepower of their engines, add substantially larger tires, but few realize the impact that this has on the vehicle's ability to stop. With so many trucks blasting past the 700 RWHP mark and running 40" or larger tires, its becoming increasingly apparent that getting these trucks to stop is becoming more of an issue. Now throw 15,000 pounds or more behind them and there can be a serious issue. This is where Wilwood Engineering comes in.
Wilwood Engineering designs and manufactures high-performance disc brake systems. Since their founding in 1977, they have developed a substantial matrix of brake components and engineering techniques that allow them to quickly and reliably create brake systems for almost any application. Their core ability is the rapid development of custom engineered brake systems using a combination of off-the-shelf and custom components. In addition to designing and 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 employs approximately 250 people at their Camarillo, California facility. They have on-shelf stock of over 300 different brake calipers, 200 rotor designs, 100 master cylinder designs and a wide assortment of brackets, fittings, valves and brake lines. Wilwood's off-shelf brake calipers range in size from tiny calipers used on go-carts and light duty industrial equipment, to heavy duty original equipment brakes for the U.S. military Humvee.
The engineering department at Wilwood uses the latest computer aided design and manufacturing techniques in conjunction with finite element analysis, dynamic test and cycle test equipment, to find high-performance and reliability solutions to the most difficult braking tasks. The extensive inventory of proprietary on-the-shelf components at Wilwood permits them to provide very cost-effective solutions to unique brake applications.
Wilwood is ISO 9000 compliant and has extensive experience maintaining quality levels of 100ppm or less for original equipment manufacturers.