It’s no secret that adding a beefier brake caliper is a great way to increase your stopping power.
But there’s a catch: Bigger calipers don’t always fit in the tight space behind a stock wheel.
The braking brainiacs at Wilwood have an ingenious solution to this conundrum though. Their Wilwood AERO6-DM truck kits let you put a larger solid caliper behind a wheel as small as 17 inches.
How? Well, the secret rests in the “DM” part of the name—it stands for direct mount, which means that these calipers attach right to the spindle. That way, the caliper assembly remains compact and can snug nicely in a small space because there are no extra brackets to deal with.
The caliper itself boasts a solid design with six-piston gripping power, so there’s plenty of clamping force for pretty much whatever you’re driving.
Wilwood currently makes these brakes in a wide range of colors for several popular late model truck and SUV models, including these:
You can get even more insight into these calipers in this quick video from the Wilwood booth at the 2023 SEMA Show: