Wilwood Big Brake Upgrade (rear axle)....

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    After criss crossing multiple states, and logging in several hours of driving this past week, and setting a new world record with my SHO, I was greeted yesterday by the (re-scheduled) delivery of the rear axle "Big Brake" upgrade from Wilwood!

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    Heading over to the powder coater's today, to have the rotor hats powder coated white, to match the (same) front axle set up before proceeding with install.

    Very much looking forward to having these all the way around at each corner.

    Just thought to share and more (post-install) pics forthcoming!

    Thanks bunches to Mr. Todd Cook over @ TCE Performance for not only making these kits available, but also for working with me in acquiring these!
     
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    Finally tackled the rear kit install the other day...... Super elated to have the Wilwood's now at all four corners of my SHO beast. More pics to come eventually, but a few craptastic one's I captured myself:

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    The install of the rears was a little trickier than anticipated.

    Had to grind down the crowns of the ears on the spindles in order to make the brackets fit properly.
    We found out from Todd over @ TCE that we had the brackets backwards, but to his credit, he acknowledged directions weren't clear.
    Also had a bad brake line fitting on the psgr side, that had been cross threaded from the factory, that was PITA to fix let me tell 'ya.
    Had to run out to get more brake fluid, as bleeding them, although easy, was very time consuming due to the large calipers at each corner now.

    Fun, fun, fun. NOT.

    But anyhow, haven't logged many miles with them yet, less than 50 actually, but I can't express enough, how comforting it is, knowing when one presses one the brake pedal, this big 'ol pig of car will actually stop now, and with confidence at that. Shame on Ford for undersizing the OEM setup as severely as they had for the '10-'12 model years. Tsk tsk tsk.

    Finally, I ordered extra pads when I ordered this rear kit, so now I have a matching set all the way around of the BP20's, which is a different pad compound than the Poly Matrix E's I originally ordered for up front.

    I still have the E's, but will likely only use them for road coursing purposes exclusively.
     
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    So what do you do for an emergency brake now?
     
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    Put my feet through the floor boards like Barney Ruble?

    LOL

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    Yabba Dabba Doo! Looks good!
     
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    I LOVE the black SHOs, but that white car is the best looking SHO I have ever seen.

    It makes me want to get a white one, but I don't have the money to do what you did to it.

    What an awesome car
     
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