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Laguna Seca Race Lap
55 Buick Special
55 Buick Special
55 Buick Special at Pismo Beach
55 Buick Special
55 Buick Special
55 Buick Special
Hearst Castle
San Juan Batista

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No Parachute Required

The Buick is completely fitted with cutting-edge Wilwood Dynalite disk brakes. These forged aluminum hubs, stress-flow forged billet calipers, and long grain carbon iron rotors are a far cry from the iron drums that came stock on The Buick. With this system, we won't be needing that parachute to help slow us down, anymore!

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Forged Dynalites are the strongest calipers in the class. The process of stress-flow forging re-aligns the metal's grain structure within the contour of the caliper body. This process eliminates the breaks and interruptions to the internal grain structure that occur when machining a straight block billet. The FEA-generated radial transition design eliminates steps and shoulders in the area between the piston housing body and the caliper bridges. Incorporating a radius in this transition area substantially increases resistance to deflection and separation under load. Structural deflection and volume displacement tests have proven that the Forged Dynalites outperform all existing styles of this popular caliper size. Without even considering the overall greater strength and reliability of the forging, the reduced deflection tendencies and the resulting decrease in fluid volume displacement translate into increased clamping efficiency with less pedal travel. The bottom line is a taller pedal and better stopping power. These Forged Dynalite calipers are direct replacements for all Wilwood Dynalite and similar competitive brand calipers with 5.25 in. centered mounting lugs. The Forged Dynalites use the same 7112-type brake pad used in all earlier versions of these calipers.

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