The Powerlite caliper is found on the front of our NA/NB and ND Little Big Brake Kits. It is also the four piston rear caliper used in our Stage 2 Big Brake Kits as well as our four wheel Little Big Brake Kits. Check the photos for the look of the caliper and the pads. Comes in an axle set (four pads), which is enough for either for the front or rear of the car.
If you would like a pad from a different pad manufacturer, ask for Wilwood plate 7912.
We have several brake pad options available for this caliper:
The BP-10 is a street compound. It's quiet and doesn't dust much and is fairly consistent through the temperature range. It is a medium friction pad with smooth engagement and a low to medium wear rate. As it gets hot, it will wear more quickly. It is not recommended for use on the front of a Little Big Brake Kit, however, as we find it doesn't have enough bite for really hard use. This is the standard pad for all rear Powerlite applications.
The BP-20X is the newest compound here. It's quiet enough for street use but will hold up well to track use. This is now the standard front pad for Little Big Brake Kit applications. It can be used on the rear as well although there's a risk of a bit of squealing.
The BP-40 is a track pad. It's what we use on our V8 track cars. High friction even when cold, nice smooth response, and good wear characteristics.