Chevrolet Camaro Brakes
1967 Chevrolet Camaro
In 1964, Chevrolet Management executives were taken by surprise
when Ford introduced the new Mustang; they didn’t have a car that could compete
with the fast selling new model. There wasn’t even a viable competitor on the
drawing boards, and the Nova was losing a tough competition with the Falcon. Word
came down from management to build a Chevrolet that could compete with the
Mustang, but that wasn’t an easy assignment. To expedite the process, engineers
and stylists designing the ‘68 Nova used that platform as a base for the new
Stylists determined that a single body design, like that of
Ford’s notchback and fastback styles, would be faster and more cost-effective
to produce and since the Mustang convertible was also selling well, that too
had to be part of the design process. The end result was the new Chevy offering
called the Camaro. Pontiac soon jumped on the bandwagon and started working on
a Camaro offshoot called the Firebird to compete with Ford’s upgraded Cougar.
1968 Chevrolet Camaro with Wilwood W6A Big Brakes
Management, as well as the engineers and stylists,
wanted the car to be more attractive, have more power and handle better than
the Mustang, plus it had to sell for a comparable price. Chevy engineers and
stylists were working hard and fast to bring their new car to market without
compromising quality. In 1967 the Camaro was ready to
hit dealership showrooms.
The new Camaro was built as a unibody from the firewall back. The
body bolted to a rectangular steel sub-frame that was outfitted with double
A-arm suspension capable of supporting the front sheet metal. The car also
featured a solid rear axle riding on parallel leaf springs and was equipped
with drum brakes with optional front discs. Similar to the Mustang, the base
engine was a 235ci straight six, hooked to a three-speed stick transmission.
While Chevy was designing the Camaro, Ford was entering the muscle car market with a
strong running 390ci engine in the Mustang. Chevy had to come up with some high
performance engine options to compete with the small and big-block Ford
performance engines. The Super Sport Chevys were always the top-of-the-line
performance cars, so the Super Sport Camaro was outfitted with a totally new,
Camaro only, 350ci engine that was rated at 295 horsepower; more than a match
for the high performance Mustang 289. The Camaro could also be optioned with
the 325 horsepower 396ci engine and a special order, 375 horsepower 396 was
also available. The top model would be a RS/SS Camaro with the big 396. Chevrolet
offered the Rally Sport option with nice trim additions and hideaway headlights.
The new Camaro was built to handle well and a few changes were
made by engineers to make it handle even better. While Chevy was perfecting the
Camaro, Ford was dominating in SCCA road racing, prompting Chevy to create a
new series for Trans Am racing. The engine size in Trans Am racing was limited
to 305ci, so engineers at Chevy dug into the Camaro bag of tricks and bored a
283 block to four inches, giving the engine 302ci. The engine was equipped with
a Camaro high lift, solid lifter camshaft, Camaro big port heads, and an aluminum
high-rise intake manifold, topped off with a 780cfm carburetor. The new car was
named after its RPO option code Z/28. The 302ci engine was rated at 290
horsepower but that was a gross underestimation that could quickly be seen when
they were on the track competing. In 1967 the Camaro paced the Indy 500 using
an RS/SS 396 convertible; the pace car option was made available to the public.
The Z/28 didn’t take off as expected because American muscle car
enthusiasts liked big-block power. Most buyers opted for the 350 because it had
295 horsepower, while the 396 had 325 horsepower or 375 horsepower, depending
on which one was ordered. The little 302 had an advertised rating of 290
horsepower, so it looked small in comparison but was actually producing more
horsepower than the lower horse big-block and was much lighter. It took a few
years for buyers to catch on, but production figures grew each year: in 1967,
602 were built, in ‘68, 7,199, and in ‘69, 20,303.
1969 Chevrolet Camaro with Superlite Front Brakes & Dynalite Rear Brakes
The ‘68 Camaro was very similar to the
‘67, but it was the first year for Astroventilation so the vent windows were
eliminated. The high performance engine options remained the same except in ‘68
when a 350 horsepower 396 was added to the option list. The ‘67 Camaros experienced
wheel hop in quick starts, so the ‘68 Camaros received staggered shocks with one in front of the
rear axle and one behind. The Camaro also received some small trim changes for
the ‘68 model year.
Chevy decided on a two-year model change cycle for the
Camaro; however, the second generation Camaro
that was being designed and engineered was taking longer to finish than
expected. Consequently, the designers made a few, nice changes to the ‘68 Camaro
body and released the ‘69 Camaro, which ultimately became a classic. The Camaro
looked lower and more muscular due to the bodyline and wider because of the
Chevy enthusiasts loved the new car. The regular performance
engine options were retained, but management signed off on two special Central
Office Production Orders: 9560 and 9561. COPO 9561 allowed the installation of
427 steel block engines in Camaro Sport Coupes. 1,015 were produced with many
going to special performance dealerships, and COPO 9560, for drag racers,
allowed an aluminum 427ci engine to be installed in a Camaro Sport Coupe. Both
427 Chevy engines produced 425 horsepower and the lightweight aluminum version
was doing great in Super Stock drag racing. Just ‘69, aluminum 427ci powered
Camaros were built for drag racers, making them desirable collector cars today.
The aluminum 427 Camaros sold for about twice the price of a regular one. 1969 was
also the best year for Z/28 Camaros because a new cowl induction hood was
released, and along with the front and rear spoiler, the car looked fantastic.
The engine block was also strengthened and had a DZ designation for
1967 Chevrolet Camaro with Wilwood Brakes
Wilwood recognized the performance and popularity of Camaros early on, so the company developed several disc brake
kits that will allow them to perform as well as a brand new car. Since the Nova
and Firebird share the same platform as the Camaro, the brakes kits fit them as
well. If you have a ‘68 or ‘69 Camaro with disc brakes, you can make a quick
and low-cost improvement by installing Wilwood D52
calipers that are a direct bolt on to your existing brackets. The calipers
are available in your choice of red or black finish.
If you are building a Pro-Touring style Camaro
you may want the Dynapro Big
Brake Front Brake Kit, part number 140-10510, featuring Dynapro six-piston
calipers in red or black finish along with 12.18 rotors in a standard or
drilled and slotted style. Wilwood also offers the Superlite 6R
Big Brake Front Brake Kit, part number 140-9803, with Forged Billet
Superlite six-piston calipers in a black, red or polished finish that work with
12.99-inch rotors in a slotted or drilled and slotted style.
If you are looking for a nice brake system
that will fit behind your original 15-inch Rally Wheels, order the Forged
Dynalite Pro Series Front Brake Kit, part number 140-10996, featuring
Forged Dynalite calipers in red, black or polished finish and used with 11-inch
rotors in standard or drilled and slotted styles. Wilwood also makes a
large, W6A Big Brake Front Brake Kit, part number 140-10920,
that is perfect for pro touring enthusiasts. The kit features
W6AR six-piston calipers in red or black finish. The calipers work with 14-inch
rotors in a slotted or drilled and slotted style.
Wilwood also makes the Forged
Dynalite, Front Drag Brake Kit, part number 140-1017-B, a drag racing brake
kit that is 30 pounds lighter than the stock system. This kit features Dynalite,
four-piston calipers and works with 10.75-inch rotors in a standard or drilled
style. Plus, Wilwood offers rear brake kits for the Camaro such as the Forged
Dynalite Rear Parking Brake Kit, part number 140-7149,
featuring Forged Dynalite, four-piston
calipers in black, red or polished finish. The calipers work with 12.19-inch
rotors in a standard or drilled and slotted style that works with the internal
drum parking brake system. Additional kits are available to fit your particular
Chevy engineers and stylists were doing their best to meet the
new ‘70 Camaro- release date, but that came and went.
The existing ‘69 Camaro was sold from September through December, so it is
possible to see some ‘69 Camaros registered as a ‘70’s model.
After a long wait and much anticipation, the new Camaro was
finally released in February 1970. It was lower, longer, wider and heavier than
the previous model, and many agree it was one of the most beautiful body styles
Chevy, or any other company, had ever produced.
The new Z/28 Camaro was subtle in comparison to the ‘69 Z/28
Camaro’s wild graphic design. However, there was nothing subtle about the
engine, a 360 horsepower 350ci LT-1 that was also used in the -Corvette. The
Camaro version was the same but was rated at 370 horsepower. The engine was
equipped with a four-bolt-main bearing block, free-flowing heads with 2.02-inch
and 1.60-inch valves, a solid lifter cam, and it was equipped with an aluminum
high rise intake manifold that was topped off with a large Holley carburetor.
The parts used were similar to the strong running 302, Z/28 engine with more
cubic inches. According to magazine road tests, the new Z/28 ran the quarter
mile in 14.2 seconds at 100.3 miles per hour, but with a few minor tuning
tricks the Camaro would get into the high 13s. The Camaro also optioned the
Super Sport package and it offered a 300 horsepower 350 and a 396 (actually a
402) engine rated at 325 and 375 horsepower. Chevy also offered a Rally Sport
option that included trim additions and a nice looking split front bumper.
This was also the end of the two-year car cycle because the
second generation Camaro body design ran from 1970 to 1981, with only small
engineering and design changes to meet fuel regulations and safety
requirements. Stylists and engineers building the Camaro and Firebird met their
goal of having a body that would last for 10 years or more. In an effort to
meet government fuel and emission mandates, the engine performance suffered
throughout the ‘70s, but by the ‘80s things started to improve.
In 1971 car companies were mandated to meet emissions and fuel standards.
Subsequently, the engine compression was dropped and emissions equipment was
added to many engines to keep them as clean as possible. Not only did the
engines lose horsepower from the compression changes, but the horsepower
ratings were changed from gross horsepower to net horsepower, making the
numbers look even smaller. The Z/28 was still available, but now the horsepower
for the LT-1 engine was rated at 275. The Z/28 Camaro body style was similar to
the ‘70 model, but the spoiler was larger. The big-block engines were also available,
but like the LT-1, the horsepower figures were low. In 1972 the LT-1 was still
available and rated at 255 horsepower. The only 396ci engine that was available
was rated at 240 horsepower.
1995 Chevrolet Z28 Camaro
The early to mid ‘70s ushered in design and engine changes to
the Camaro. In 1973 the Z/28 option was dropped from the line and replaced by
the Type-LT, luxury Camaro. The LT-1 engine was no longer available and the
horsepower figures for the other engines were lowered again. In 1974 new bumper
regulations were mandated, revising the body with big clunky bumpers. The ‘75
Camaro looked similar to the previous model and three engine selections were
available: a 250ci six-cylinder, a 145 horsepower 2-barrel 350 and a 155
horsepower four-barrel 350. The top 350ci engine was rated at 165 horsepower.
The rear window became a wraparound for better visibility, and
the Rally Sport came back with two-tone paint and stripes. The 1976 Camaro was
similar to the ‘75, but an aluminum panel was placed between the tail lights on
the Type-LT model. The two-barrel 350 was discontinued and replaced with a 305.
The big change for 1977 was the reintroduction of the Z/28
Camaro. Pontiac continued to build the Trans Am, selling them as fast as they
could build them. The Trans Am was the only affordable and nice looking
big-block performance car that was still available in the mid-‘70s and
obviously, there was a big market. The Z/28 received some body identification
changes, and was powered by a 170 horsepower 350. In 1978 the Camaro received
plastic covering on the bumpers making the car look nicer, but the Z/28 was
still the top performer. To compete, Chevy bumped the power on the Z/28 engine
to 185 horsepower. 1978 was also the first year for factory T-tops on all
The 1979 Camaro was the most popular model of the ‘70s. The
Type-LT model was dropped and a Berlinetta replaced it. The engine options
remained the same, but the Z/28 horsepower decreased to 175 horsepower. The
instrument layout was also an improvement over previous Camaros. In 1979 Chevy
sold 282,571, an all time record.
After the record-shattering year, Chevy wanted to improve fuel
economy, so engine selections were revised. The base engine was a 115
horsepower, 229ci V6 engine. In California the Camaro received a 110 horsepower,
231ci V6. Next up was a 126 horsepower 267ci V8 engine. Fortunately, the Z/28
350 engine had 190 horsepower except in California, where it was powered by a
155 horsepower 305ci engine. After the engine downgrade, only 152,005
Camaros were sold. The buying public wanted more horsepower,
not less. In 1981, the final year for the second generation Camaro, the car
received a computer and models being offered were the base Sport Coupe, the
Berlinetta and the Z/28.
Although the Camaro lost engine performance due to new standards in emissions, fuel economy and
lower octane fuel, they maintained their good looks and could be turned into
performers with a little work. The engineers at Wilwood saw potential in the
‘70s Camaros and offer several brake improvement kits for the ‘70-‘78 model
Camaro and Firebird.
Similar to earlier models, if your Camaro is
equipped with a standard brake arrangement, the Wilwood D52 caliper is an easy
upgrade that can be installed in a couple of hours. The calipers offer superior
clamping force and are available in red or black finish. If you want to make a
big change, your Camaro’s stopping power can be
vastly improved using
Wilwood’s Dynapro 6 Big Brake Front Brake Kit, part number
140-10738. The brake improvement kit features Dynapro six-piston calipers
in a black finish and 12.19-inch rotors
in a standard or drilled and slotted style. If you are building a pro-touring
style Camaro or if you just like the best of everything, you can order the
6 Big Brake Front Brake Kit, part number 140-10485. This kit features
Forged Superlite 6R six-piston calipers in red or black finish and large
12.88-inch rotors in slotted or drilled and slotted style. If you want improved
brakes but you are restoring the car and want to retain the original 15-inch
wheels, you can install Wilwood’s Forged
Dynalite Pro Series Front Brake Kit, part number 140-11007.
This kit features Forged Dynalite 4-piston calipers in a black finish and
11-inch rotors in a standard or drilled and slotted style. Additional kits are
available for your particular application.
If you are drag racing and want a lightweight
brake kit, Wilwood makes the Forged
Dynalite Front Drag Brake Kit, part number 140-1019-B. The kit features
Forged Dynalite four-piston calipers that work with
10.75-inch lightweight rotors in a standard or drilled style. Wilwood also
offers a rear brake kit for Camaros, the Forged
Dynalite Rear Parking Brake Kit, part number 140-7149. The kit features
Forged Dynalite four-piston calipers in red or polished finish. The calipers work
with 12.19-inch rotors in a standard or drilled and slotted style, and they are
designed to work with the internal drum parking brake system.
Throughout the ‘70s, engineers and stylists were making changes to the Camaros, including
a beefed up spindle for the 1979 model. Wilwood offers several great brake
improvement kits that work with these stronger spindles also found in Pontiacs.
If you want to bring that Camaro down from speed, you can start with the Wilwood
Superlite 6R Big Brake Front Brake Kit, part number 140-10492. This kit
features SL6R Forged Billet six-piston calipers in black or red finish and
12.88-inch slotted or drilled and slotted rotors. If you want even more braking
power, you can install the
Superlite 6R Big Brake Front Brake Kit, part number 140-10493, on your
Camaro. This kit features SLR6 six-piston calipers in red or black finish and
14-inch rotors in a slotted or drilled and slotted style. If you want a kit
that will improve your stopping power and work great with your 15-inch rally
wheels, you can install the Forged
Dynalite Pro Series Front Brake Kit, part number 140-11008. The kit
features Forged Dynalite calipers in Black and 11-inch rotors in a standard or
drilled and slotted style. Additional kits are available for your particular
also offers a lightweight Forged Dynalite Front Drag Brake Kit, part number
140-8175-B, for drag racers. The kit features Forged Dynalite 4-piston
calipers in a black finish. The calipers are designed to work with the
lightweight 10.75-inch rotors in a standard or drilled style.
The third generation Camaro was significantly
different from previous models; it was smaller and 500 pounds lighter with a
complete unibody. The model was equipped with MacPherson Strut Suspension in
the front and a long torque arm and coil springs in the rear. Fuel-injected
engines were offered starting with a 90 horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder
engine; a 112 horsepower 2.8-liter V6 engine; a 145 horsepower 305ci engine;
and the Z/28 165 horsepower 305ci engine with Cross Fire Injection. The
transmissions were also changed to a four-speed automatic with overdrive and a
five-speed manual with overdrive. In an effort to meet emissions more
effectively, the ‘80s models were equipped with computers and this became the
turning point in making engines both powerful and emissions compliant.
The new Camaro was asked to pace the Indy 500 once again, but
none of the original engines had the power to do it, so the pace car was
outfitted with a highly modified 350 engine that wasn’t offered to the public.
The 1983 Camaro looked just like the ‘82 but there was a
mid-year engine change for the Z/28 to the ‘69 305 5.0 liter H.O.,
rated at 190 horsepower.
In 1984 the Camaro remained similar to previous models, the Z/28
L69 engine was improved, and Chevy dropped the Cross Fire Injected engine
because there was a new engine on the drawing boards. This was the first year
for the new 700R4 overdrive, automatic transmission because Chevy needed a
stronger transmission to harness the horsepower that was coming.
Things started changing for the better in 1985 when Chevy was
sponsoring the IROC races. The standard Camaros remained similar to the
previous years’ including the Z/28 Camaro. The top performance car in 1985 was
the IROC Z and it featured new graphics, a hood with large louvers and improved
ground effects. The IROC also featured new 16-inch five-spoke wheels, gator
back tires and a new Tuned Port Injected 305 engine delivering 215 horsepower.
The Tuned Port engine could only be ordered with the automatic transmission, due
to emissions restrictions. The popular IROC was hard to get in ‘85 because
production was low.
In 1986 the IROC became a good seller and the only visible
change was the location of the now mandated third brake light. It was installed
in a pod just above the rear hatch. The Camaro engine options remained the same
including the 215 horsepower IROC engine.
Some big changes started happening in 1987 with the introduction
of a convertible, the first in regular production since 1969. The IROC remained
a hot commodity with buyers and Chevy decided to make it even hotter with the
introduction of the new Tuned Port Injected 350 engine rated at 225 horsepower.
The four-cylinder engine was dropped due to lack of interest.
In 1988 Chevy dropped the Z/28 designation and used the IROC
package as the top performance option. The standard Camaro was now offered with
optional Z/28, five-spoke wheels and the ground effects package. The Z/28 170
horsepower engine was also optionally available. Chevy released a new
performance package for enthusiasts who were interested in road racing. The 1LE
package included the 305 and 350ci Tuned Port Injected engines, oversized
brakes, an aluminum drive shaft and improved suspension. It was built to win
showroom stock road races.
The ‘89 Camaro was very similar to the
‘88 but the RS (not Rally Sport) package was brought back and it was a trim
level that included improved wheels, ground effects, and a rear spoiler that
could be installed on the base Camaro. The IROC was still the top performance
package and continued to be until 1990 when Chevy dropped the sponsorship.
In 1991 Chevy brought the Z/28 back as the top performance model,
but Chevy enthusiasts were not happy about the loss of the IROC designation.
There was a new Camaro on the way, leaving the car essentially the same from
1991 to 1992.
The 1982 to 1992 Camaros made advancements in
engineering and performance; the start of good things to come. Enthusiasts
became very interested in cars that handled well and many companies were making
new shocks, sway bars and heavier springs for the early Camaros. These
improvements allowed the cars to be driven hard on the streets and even heavier
on the track. Brake fade on the track was inevitable with the original brakes
so Wilwood introduced several really nice brake improvement kits for the
Camaro. Enthusiasts running the original wheels and tires could order the
Forged Dynalite Pro Series Front Brake Kit, part number 140-11012. The kit
features the Forged Dynalite four-piston calipers in black, 11-inch rotors in
standard or drilled and slotted styles, hub assemblies, rotor adapters, caliper
brackets, BP-10 Smart Pads and all the hardware needed to finish the
installation. Enthusiasts with IROC Camaros that want superior stopping power
could order the Wilwood
Forged Dynalite Big Brake Kit, part number 140-11275. The kit features
Forged Dynalite Calipers in black and 12.19-inch rotors in standard or drilled
and slotted styles.
If you want rear brakes, you can outfit your
Camaro with a Forged
Dynalite Rear Parking Brake Kit, part number 140-7148. The kit features
Forged Dynalite four-piston calipers in a black or red finish. The calipers
work with 12.19-inch rotors that are available in a standard or drilled and
standard style and are designed for use with an internal drum parking brake
system. A larger rear brake is also available, the
Superlite 4R Big Brake Rear Brake Kit for OE Parking Brake, part number
140-9830. The kit features forged billet four-piston calipers in red or black
finish and work with the 12.88-inch rotors in slotted or drilled and slotted
styles. The superior Wilwood brakes work great for everyday use or they can be
used on the track for superior stopping power without brake fade.
2010 Chevrolet Camaro
The fourth generation Camaro was
introduced in 1993. The body design and front suspension were different from
the third generation, but the floor and rear suspension was a carryover and
rack and pinion steering was now offered. The new body was rounder, and to
improve aerodynamics, the windshield was sloped backward. Chevy made a lot of
nice changes to the car including the rear spoiler that was carried into the
The top performance package was the Z/28 and it included the new
LT1 (not LT-1) engine that was under rated at 275 horsepower. The Camaro was
offered with two models: the base sport coupe running a 160 horsepower
3.4-liter V6 and the Z/28, both very similar in design. A black roof
distinguished the Z/28 from the other models and it was used on all of the
Z/28s no matter the body color. The LT1 engine featured 275 horsepower in the
Camaro and 300 horsepower in the Corvette but both were exactly the same, so
taking the net to gross horsepower ratings into account, this engine was as
powerful as the original LT-1 engine released in 1970. The quarter mile elapsed
time of 14.2 seconds for the Z/28 will verify the horsepower figures. This new
model featured a four-speed automatic transmission and a six-speed manual
transmission. The 1993 Camaro was also selected to pace the Indy 500, and this
time no changes were necessary because the new Camaro had plenty of power.
The 1994 Camaro was essentially the same as the ‘93, but the
transmission was changed to an electronically controlled 4L60E transmission.
The convertible returned in 1994 and it could be ordered as a regular Camaro or
The ‘95 Camaro was also very similar to the previous models but
it was available with traction control and all weather tires. The ‘95 also
received a new 200 horsepower V6 engine that was available as an option.
In 1996 the Z/28 horsepower jumped to 285 and a SS package
became available. The SS package was a performance option that increased the
engine horsepower to 305, the first to break the 300 horsepower barrier since
1971 and the first using net ratings. The SS model had new badges to identify
it, but overall it remained subtle, just the way Chevy wanted it.
In 1997 Chevy celebrated the Camaro’s 30th
anniversary with a special edition model that features white paint with orange
stripes and orange houndstooth upholstery. This color scheme was originally
used on the ‘69 Pace Car Camaro. This was a good selling model with 95,812 cars
Chevy finally got it all together in 1993 when
they introduced the new Z/28 Camaro running the LT1 engine. One ride in the new
Camaro and it was obvious that everything was improved. Using computer
technology and improved fuel injection, the engineers at Chevy were able to get
old time performance out of a new engine. The Z/28 accelerated equal to a ‘70
model and handled like a road racer. The only weak area was the brakes, so
Wilwood offers a few kits that will make vast improvements in stopping power on
the street and on the track. The Wilwood brake improvement kit is the
Superlite Big Brake Front Brake Kit, part number 140-6743. This kit features
SL6 six-piston calipers in black and 12.88-inch rotors in slotted or drilled
and slotted styles. Wilwood also makes a Forged
Dynalite Rear Parking Brake Kit, part number 140-7148, for the ‘93-‘97
Camaro. The rear kit features Forged Dynalite four-piston calipers in black or
red finish, 12.19-inch rotor in slotted or drilled and slotted style and they
work with the internal drum parking brake. With the front and rear kits
installed on a ‘93-‘97 Camaro, the cars are ready for high performance street
or track action.
2002 Chevrolet Camaro
Chevy finally decided to make an improvement on the Camaro, so
they changed the front fascia with new headlights and a grille change. Chevy
made the styling upgrade because they knew the present Camaro body style was outdated.
What buyers really liked about the updated Camaro was the new aluminum LS-1
engine option that was producing 320 horsepower.
Sales for the updated Camaro were still respectable with 77,198
cars being produced. In order to make a profit, Chevy needed to sell 50,000
cars. This was happening at a time when SUVs and pickup truck sales started to
increase and without any marketing for the Camaro, sales were dropping. From
1988 to 2002, truck sales continued to rise along with the Camaro’s selling
price. There was also a fluke year in 2001 when only 29,009 Camaros were built
so a decision was made to discontinue the model. In 2002 sales popped back up
to 42,098 with little marketing behind the car, but once a decision was made at
GM, it was too late to redesign a new Camaro. Chevy enthusiasts were not happy
about the decision and they let Chevy know it. As it turned out, the
enthusiasts were right.
A suspension change was made in 1998 when the
Camaro front fascia was redesigned so Wilwood geared up to make several new
brake kits for the powerful new Camaro. The following kits will also fit the
‘93 through ‘97 Camaros if the cars are upgraded with the ‘98 through ‘02
spindles. If your Camaro is used for road racing you can order the Superlite 6R
Big Brake Front Brake Kit (race), part number 140-7190. The kit features
Billet Superlite BSL6R/ST six-piston black calipers with Thermlock pistons,
12.90-inch directional vane rotors, forged aluminum hubs, caliper brackets,
friction race compound pads, stainless brake lines and all of the hardware
required to complete the installation.
If you have a Camaro that is street driven or
just occasionally track driven we have three kits that will improve your brake
Superlite 6R Big Brake Front Brake kit, part number 140-7763, is perfect
for your car. The kit features forged billet Superlite six-piston calipers in a
black finish along with 12.88-inch slotted or drilled and slotted rotors. Two
similar kits are available: part number 140-9833
features 13.06-inch rotors and part number 140-9834
features 14-inch rotors. Some road racing classes only allow four-piston
calipers so Wilwood offers the
Superlite 4R Big Brake Front Brake Kit (race), part number 140-10691, for
your track star. The kit features billet Superlite BSL4R/ST calipers with
thermlock pistons, 12.19-inch directional vane rotors with
forged billet hats, caliper brackets, race compound pads, hoses, and all of the
hardware required to complete the installation.
The later model Camaros have also been turned
into drag cars so Wilwood designed a Dynapro
Radial Front Drag Brake Kit, part number 140-10786, that will dramatically
reduce the weight of your brake system. The kit features forged billet Dynapro
four-piston calipers and 11.75-inch 3/8-inch wide steel rotors. A similar kit,
part number 140-10787,
is also available but it features 0.81-inch wide rotors. Wilwood also offers a
rear brake kit for the Camaros, the Superlite 4R
Big Brake Rear Brake Kit for OE Parking Brake, part number 140-9830. This
brake kit features billet Superlite 4R four-piston calipers in red or black
finish and 13 or 14-inch rotors with an aluminum hat that works with the
Camaro internal drum parking brake system.
eight years Chevy had the Camaro on the back burner while they saw Mustang
sales, and the fascination potential buyers had for the Dodge Challenger show
car, increase. Orders were coming in for the new Challenger before the car was
even available and because of that, it was put into production. The management
at General Motors decided to let the Chevrolet engineers and stylists build a
Camaro concept car to gauge public reaction. Ford and Dodge stimulated interest
by using retro styling, so the stylists at Chevy used what could be called "advanced
The concept car hit the show circuit and, being a big success with
Chevy enthusiasts, was approved for construction. The Camaro was styled to look
almost exactly like the concept car and the company didn’t hold back on the
engine selection. The six-cylinder powered base model is called the LS, the
mid-level car is called the LT and the V8 powered model is called the SS. The available
six-cylinder engine develops 304 horsepower, while the V8 engine develops 400
horsepower for the automatic-equipped car and 426 horsepower for the six-speed
manual transmission car. The new car turns the quarter mile in 13-seconds flat
making it the fastest standard production Camaro ever produced.
2010 Chevrolet Camaro with Wilwood Brakes Installed
So far there have been 52,082, 2010 Camaros produced and of those 30,278 are V8 powered.
When the new Camaro
was released, Wilwood was busy designing a W6A Big
Brake Front Brake Kit, part number 140-11269. The kit features W6AR calipers
in red or black finish, 14.25-inch rotors in slotted or drilled and slotted
style. This brake kit works fantastic on the street and can also be used on the
track with excellent results. Wilwood also designed a rear brake kit, the W4A Big
Brake Rear Brake Kit for OE Parking Brakes, part number 140-11270. The kit
features W4AR four-piston calipers in red or black finish and 14.25-inch rotors
in slotted or drilled and slotted styles. The front and rear disc brake kit
works terrific and it also adds to the Camaro’s awesome appearance.