W4A Radial Mount
The W4A forged four piston caliper delivers heavy duty stopping power for the road or track. The caliper incorporates race technology into a body design with widespread adaptability. Radial mounting, four options for piston volume, and a newly increased rotor diameter ranging from 12.19" to 15.00" give this caliper the versatility necessary to suit all types of heavy weight braking requirements.
The W4A body is the product of FEA computer design and stress flow forging technology. FEA technology allows the designer to test the prototype in a computer environment to determine the optimal structural design within the dimensional parameters of the component. Stress flow forging produces a part with the internal grain structure of the metal aligned in the direction of the flow of the body contour. The results are a caliper with superior clamping efficiency and ultimate strength against fatigue, stresses, and distortion under load.
The performance of the W4A is enhanced with SRS bridge plates, snap-ring locked pad retainer pins, recessed two-piece bleed screw assemblies and dampen mounted fluid transfer tubes. SRS bridge plates eliminate all bridge wear caused by pad gouging. The spring-loaded action of the plates also eliminates pad rattle. Snap ring clips lock the pad pins in place to provide positive retention and allow easy service without caliper removal. The bleed screws are recess mounted for protection against impact and debris. The fluid tubes are dampen mounted to protect them from fatigue or damage from vibration or debris. Calipers are anodized in high luster black to protect from corrosion and maintain their high-tech appearance. The W4A is also available with a gloss red finish or other custom Wilwood color by order.