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Every manufacturer of aftermarket brakes, sends shims, for a reason. Not every spindle or axle housing end is ever the same, from OEM. They are lower end, but they can be decent.
I swapped out the OE brakes on a previous car, to Aerospace, and they needed the shims.
After that, they were great. It wasn’t a fast car, but the reduced rolling resistance, was awesome. They worked fine for 7/8 yrs.
As I said, it wasn’t a fast car, only went 111 in 1/4, but I got what I paid for.


You have to put in the effort, to get anything out of it.
 
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Aerospace Junk!!! MW to the front!
 
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add DANGERBOY to the growing list that...KNOWS!
 
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B King KNOWS how to consistently win rounds using products that one THINKS he knows don't work. But can't park his butt in the seat & win rounds with what he approves of. Wink


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The OP thanks you for adding nothing to help with his issue and anytime you want to compare wallys and big checks let me know.
 
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Maybe try swapping calipers from side to side to see if the problem follows. If it follows then it’s the caliper if it doesn’t then it most likely then flex line. The fact that it keeps happening on same one tends to say you are looking in wrong spot for the problem.
 
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The OP stated almost 4 months ago he's done with aerospace so why the post? Confused

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Originally posted October 11, 2020 10:15 PM by mavman:
I put Aerospace 2 piston calipers on it a few years back and for many reasons, the car sits. It's been on the track exactly 4 times in 8 years. I still maintain it as if it were used more often, mostly out of habit, including flushing the brake fluid. I have had nothing but trouble out of the aerospace brakes. Twice now, the calipers will bind (drag), car has not been used at all this year but I dug it out of the trailer and was in the process of getting it ready to run it this fall when I noticed that I couldn't push it. On the lift, can barely turn the left front wheel by hand. Removed/disassembled caliper found nothing out of the ordinary, called Aerospace and they said it's caused by misalignment. LOL. Funny how that works. New calipers (from aerospace) Spring of 2019, car sat all year and all this year aside from reg maintenance (trailer to shop, about 30 foot), and the caliper decides to go haywire. That's it, I'm done with aerospace. Talked with their tech, they were real short. I asked the question they replied with "misalignment"-and not another word. Misalignment of what? And again this is the second time. Won't happen again either, probably pull all that stuff off and go with wilwood.
 
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I always thought the Aerospace stuff seemed fiddly. As in way more screws and bolts than needed. Kind of English. Why use just six bolts when 20 will do the job?


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Anyone know what cancer is? It is a disease that affects many. There are some members that are a cancer to the wealth of information here. Discouraging. I will refrain from posting again. Thank you to those what constructively offered their knowledge.
 
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Originally posted by green1:
I had been 158 mph and not use the parachute and stopped fine.


I don't think anyone would say the don't slow a car down but rather the sticky pistons and fallout due to that extra heat and friction. I sell another brand mentioned here and feel like they have an acceptable product for the money but have had to help with initial setup. As one said earlier about shims and proper installation/ maintenance....you can't do too much.
 
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Originally posted by green1:
I had been 158 mph and not use the parachute and stopped fine.


I don't think anyone would say the don't slow a car down but rather the sticky pistons and fallout due to that extra heat and friction. I sell another brand mentioned here and feel like they have an acceptable product for the money but have had to help with initial setup. As one said earlier about shims and proper installation/ maintenance....you can't do too much.

And like I said in my response I never had an issue with sticky pistons. I set them up as they said to do in instructions and they worked flawlessly. Any time I jacked up my car the wheels spun freely.
I have strange brakes on my current ride and don’t notice any difference in performance compared to aerospace.
 
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you won't find aerospace brakes on anything other than home built, no name cars. Professional chassis builders install...Lamb, MW, Strange and Moser.
 
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Sounds like a pretty good market to be in for Aerospace.

99.9% of the drag cars on the planet are homebuilt.

99.9 % of the cars from Sunshine & Bradenton run Aerospace.

Rarely do you hear anyone having a glitch.
 
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Wilwood owns 99.9% of that market. NahNahTounge
 
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Originally posted by Mike Rietow:
Aerospace owns the true home built sbc quickest 1/8 mile world wide.

you're delusional and they own their reputation for junk.

https://www.dragzine.com/news/...-sbnos-record-again/
 
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Sounds to me that your front wheel bearings are to tight. Back the castle nut off a quarter of a turn and see the magic.



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Originally posted by Mike Rietow:
Aerospace owns the true home built sbc quickest 1/8 mile world wide.

you're delusional and they own their reputation for junk.

https://www.dragzine.com/news/...-sbnos-record-again/


There's more home built factory condition front & back seat delete n/a sbc Nova's than you can shake a stick at. You don't need a Dragzine article to tell you, you're quickest 1/8 mile 3200 lbs on a 10 x 28.

All ya gotta do is look around any drag strip ya go, to know.

You'll be doing good to find one in the 6 teens but, it'll have one of these "nationally known engine builders" engines you tout in it, not one they built, along with a transmission they themselves built. Big difference.
 
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I called Aerospace ONE TIME. Asked about their vacuum pumps. Said I needed SBC brackets. He made some smart assed dismissive remark about not making junk for small blocks, and we were done. Lots of years ago. I generally don't forget that stuff.
BTE hosed me ONE TIME as well and that was the last time.


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HEYedYOU'L LOVE VEGAS. ANY BRAND OF BRAKES WILL STOP YOU THERE.

SEE YOU THERE MARCH 19th


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