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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-14-2014, 08:22 PM Thread Starter
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Disk Breaks & Air Suspension

I need help choosing a break system for my 65 ss restoration project. I'm in between Wilwood and Baer Breaks brand both 14". Using 22" raceline rims. Also Ridetech air suspension or a coil over suspension system. Would like to know if someone out there had the same dilemma. Pricing is close to each other.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-14-2014, 10:01 PM
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Both brake systems work well in the racing applications (NASCAR) that they were developed for. It will bring a car down consistently from 170 mph to 80 mph to corner repeatedly during a race without fading.

I assume you will be racing it as well? Reason I asked is I had a drag car that would push 140 mph in the quarter mile, and I drug it to a stop every round with just 12 inch front disc brakes off of a cop car and the stock drums.

RideTech sells both a coil over system (which is what I prefer) and air bags which have the ability to put your car in the weeds for a show and pump them up and you can drive home. The coil over not only offers a racing shock (double adjustable for compression and rebound), but allows you to trim your ride height within the two and a half inch range of the threads on the shock body.

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I know everyone is going with air suspension nowadays, but i, being a mechanic, find them a pain in the butt and very problematic and relatively high maintenance. Go with Big Dave and put on coilovers. Then you can jump in your car and forget that they're there for the. Next hundred thousand miles or so. I don't like working on things that i should be driving.

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Those deep-dish rally's look good Eddie!

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I know everyone is going with air suspension nowadays, but i, being a mechanic, find them a pain in the butt and very problematic and relatively high maintenance. Go with Big Dave and put on coilovers. Then you can jump in your car and forget that they're there for the. Next hundred thousand miles or so. I don't like working on things that i should be driving.

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Thank you for your input Dallas6935. I'm staring to lean towards the coil overs. I just love the air suspension option to drop it to the ground when u park it.
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