Wilwood Hand Brakes
Wilwood hand brake levers provide high leverage control for manual actuation of one or more brake calipers. Each handbrake lever is forged from a premium aluminum alloy with an integral and ergonomic full length hand grip. Each lever features an 11:1 ratio providing the operator with the ability to generate fast response with comfortable effort.
Single Cylinder Mount Hand Brakes
The single cylinder mount model can be used as either a stand-alone system with a dedicated, gravity fed fluid reservoir, or as a pass-thru system plumbed in serial in the pressure line from the foot controlled master cylinder. The single cylinder mount model can be used to actuate one or more calipers operating on a common fluid circuit. These type of hand brakes are well suited to dragsters for staging brakes or auxiliary stopping brakes, drift cars, and any application where the use or addition of a handbrake is desired. These brakes however should not be confused with a parking brake lever. They cannot be locked into position to hold static pressure on the brake system for parking purposes.
Dual-Cylinder Cutting Brakes
Cutting brakes, also known as steering brakes, incorporate a pair of integrally mounted ¾” bore master cylinders that can function independently to operate separate brake calipers within their common circuits. The system acts as a flow-thru design when the lever is not applied. This allows full pressure from the foot operated master cylinder to travel to both the left and right calipers on the axle(s) simultaneously. When the cutting brake lever is pushed or pulled, only the caliper connected to the cutting brake lever master cylinder that is being compressed will be actuated. This action is used to affect a change in vehicle direction by applying brakes on only one wheel or one side of the vehicle. Cutting brakes have wide spread use on off-road buggies and other competition vehicles where auxiliary steering capability through the use of individual wheel braking provides benefit through additional control capability by the operator.