Wilwood 4-Piston Big Brake Kit, 03-05 Neon SRT-4 / 01-10 PT Cruiser

Model Number: 220340

You've increased the power on your Neon SRT-4 or PT Cruiser and now you want to improve your car's braking performance. Wilwood has the solution!

Wilwood has created a larger front disc brake set that will dramatically cut down on brake fade, and will shorten your cars braking distance. Plus, these brake kits just look SO good !

Wilwood's big brake kits start off with a 12 inch vented rotor, with a special hat that mates to it to make it a direct fit for your car. Then, they take their FOUR piston caliper, huge vented rotors, stainless steel brake lines and their specially formulated brake pads to make your car stop better, but also look awesome ! The nice thing about these kits is that they are meant to be a complete, direct bolt on kit and are priced FAR below other big brake kits ! One important fact about this brake kit, is not only does it utilize a larger four piston caliper than the OEM braking system, but the rotor and top hat weigh nearly 6-8 lbs less than the OEM rotor per CORNER. That means a difference of nearly 12-14 lbs of rotating mass, which is huge. When you can save that much weight of rotating mass, your engine will respond quicker and the car will be more fun to drive!

These big brake kits are offered with some options. First, you upgrade from the the smooth rotor and get a cross drilled and slotted rotor. These rotors will have a black coating all over when they are new. After some driving the surface that contacts the pad will turn silver but the recessed surfaces will stay black, this makes for a nice contrast! Then you may also choose to stay with the standard flat black caliper or upgrade to the glossy red! You must also purchase the Wilwood Stainless Brake Lines in order to install these kits.

Wilwood only offers a front rotor big brake kit, and because over 90% of the braking is done by the front rotors, they don't plan on offering a rear rotor kit as it wouldn't be cost effective. We recommend just doing the Wilwood front brake kit and then install some Hawk Performance pads on the rear OEM calipers. If you'd like a aftermarket styled rotor, we offer cross drilled and slotted rotors for the rear of the SRT-4, PT Cruiser.

These kits are designed to fit behind stock wheels, and wheels that have at least a 1.12 inch clearance between the wheel mounting face offset and the spokes of the wheel. This way it will clear the caliper. If it does not have this much clearance, you'll need to use spacers for adequate clearance over the caliper, or to use another set of wheels with more of an offset. )



Additional Options

Wilwood Brake Line Kit (For Use w/ Wilwood Big Brake Kit)

Model Number: 220341
Brake Line Kit Designed for Wilwood Big brake Kits. These must be purchased to install the Wilwood big brake Read more

Wilwood 4-Piston Big Brake Kit, 03-05 Neon SRT-4 / 01-10 PT Cruiser, Brakes: Store Name
  • Brian
    Out of curiosity, does this brake kit come with the pads as well?
    1 Answer
    • Modern Performance

      Yes, pads, calipers, special brackets, rotors, etc. it's a complete kit.
  • Nuno
    Will this fit on an 02 neon even though it says from 03 to 05
    1 Answer
    • customer service rep

      No, this will not work on a regular second gen Neon. These are designed around the 03-05 SRT4, which uses different knuckles and brake hardware than the regular second gen Neon.
  • Chris
    Does Wilwood make a rear brake kit for the Neon SRT-4?
    1 Answer
    • Customer Service Rep

      Wilwood does not make a rear brake kit. The rear brakes only do about 10-15% of the braking effort, and therefore are not very important in the scheme of braking. If you need a big brake kit for the rear for car shows or something, theres another company that makes one, but its expensive, and your Ebrake wont work with it, so its not worth the cost/effort.
  • Brandon
    I have a 03 neon sxt, will these still mount up knowing it was designed around the srt?
    1 Answer
    • customer service rep

      Yes this kit will work on all 2000-2005 Neons as well. You'll need a minimum of 16 inch wheels though.
  • Mike K.
    Because of the increase in rotor diameter and clamping force with the 4 piston caliper, is there any issues you know of with front to rear brake bias? Is there a need for an adjustable proportioning valve? Seems to me the front brakes will be so much better able to slow the car, there may be a problem modulating the brakes when slowing during cornering. Any experience with this?
    1 Answer
    • customer service rep

      We have not heard of anyone complain about rear bias after installing this kit. Your free to install a brake proportioning valve if you want, but we don't expect you'll feel the need for it.
  • Adam
    What is the major difference in the 4 piston design vs the 6 piston design? Will these fit 18 inch BBS hk-015's?
    1 Answer
    • customer service rep

      The 6 piston is for extreme race duty. The 4 piston is perfect for use in 95% of all SRT-4's and the six piston is mostly overkill. Yes, 4/6 piston kits will easily fit all 17+ inch wheels and some 16 inch wheels.
  • Ryan
    Does Wilwoods 4 and 6 puck rear calipers come with parking brake capability?
    1 Answer
    • Customer Service Rep

      Wilwood does not make a kit for this car, and the one kit we have seen that someone made for the SRT-4/PT Cruiser did not have parking brake capability.
  • Quinton
    Is their a 15'' drag wheel that will fit over this brake kit?
    1 Answer
    • Customer Service Rep

      It is impossible to use a 15 inch wheel with the Wilwood brake kit. This is because the rotor has a 12 inch diameter and the caliper sticks out beyond that. The minimum sized wheel with this kit is 16 inch.
  • Larry
    When purchasing this brake kit and lines
    Is there anything else needed for install like a proportioning valve
    1 Answer
    • Customer Service Rep

      Nope, not necessary, if it was, we would mention it on this product page, or include it in the kit.
  • Ken Chase
    I just want to confirm, this will fit on the first gen 2001 base pt cruiser, correct?
    1 Answer
    • Customer Service Rep

      Yes, this kit fits on all 2003-2005 Dodge SRT-4's as well as ALL 2001-2010 Chrysler PT and GT Cruisers.
  • Daniel fraire
    Is this the kit that mr Peter's explains about getting horse power from your brakes?
    1 Answer
    • Customer Service Rep

      This kit weighs less than the OEM rotors and calipers, and so when you can reduce rotating mass (rotors) you reduce drag on the motor. This will essentially give you power back, and it makes the car more fun to drive.
  • Derek Waslo
    Could I use this kit on my 98 R/T if I switched to SRT knuckles?
    1 Answer
    • Customer Service Rep

      In order to use this kit, you would need to use SRT-4 knuckles and hubs. Then you would need to use PT Cruiser manual axles, or second gen Neon manual axles. You would need the BC coilovers we offer for the first gen, with SRT4 lower collars, or you would need to machine down the spindle so that you could use first gen struts with second gen/SRT-4 spindles.