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Parts Bin: Wilwood Electric Parking Brake Rear Retrofit Kits Are a Smart Way to Ensure Your Vehicle Stays Put

Wilwood’s parking brake calipers are a supplement to the brake system’s main calipers and activated by a simple turn of a switch. (Image/Wilwood)

Whether you’re tired of fiddling with a seized mechanical parking brake or looking for a smart way to add a parking brake to your rear disc brake conversion, Wilwood’s got a clever solution.

Its Electronic Parking Brake Rear Retrofit Brake Kits let you swap-out the old mechanical cable and lever system with a modern electric caliper and controller. Not only does that eliminate the hassle of a seized cable, it lets you set the parking brake with a simple twist of a switch.

They’re also handy for adding a parking brake to a rear disc brake retrofit kit that didn’t already have one.

Wilwood’s got universal kits that’ll work with rotors from 0.81″ to 1.10″ thick. But you’ll have to make your own custom caliper mounting brackets to fit your specific vehicle application. You can read a set of example install instructions to see what’s involved in putting a kit on your ride.

Wilwood’s electronic parking brake kits include most of what you’ll need to finish the retrofit: a pair of small electronic calipers, wiring harness, switch, and controller module. You’ll need to fabricate custom caliper mounting brackets for your specific application though. (Image/Wilwood)
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