Brake Upgrade Options

Discussion in 'Suspension, Brakes, Wheels, and Tires' started by SykVSyx, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. SykVSyx

    SykVSyx Well-Known Member

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    Thought this might be helpful for those considering upgrading their brakes.

    Here are options available for the I4's and V6's. If anyone has any to add, please feel free to let me know, in the same format, and I will upgrade the OP.

    Technical Information:

    S2000 Spec's
    Caliper
    Piston Size: 2.0"
    Weight: Approx. 9.5lbs (Loaded)
    Rotor Diameter: 11.8"
    Width: 24mm
    Bolt Pattern: 5x114.3
    Hub Size: 70.3mm
    Height: 39.6mm
    Weight:

    06 RSX Type-S Spec's
    Rotor Diameter: 11.8"
    Width: 25mm
    Bolt Pattern: 5x114.3
    Hub Size: 64.2mm
    Height:46.99mm(47mm)
    Weight:

    91 NSX Spec's
    Caliper
    Piston(s) Size: 34mm and 36mm (I believe this is correct.)
    Weight: Approx. 12lbs Unloaded (Caliper + T28 Bracket)
    Rotor Diameter:11.1" inch
    Width: 28mm
    Bolt Pattern: 5x114.3
    Hub Size: 70mm
    Height: 35.9mm
    Weight:

    98 NSX Spec's
    Caliper
    Piston(s) Size: 34mm and 36mm (I believe this is correct.)
    Weight: Approx. 12lbs Unloaded (Caliper + T28 Bracket)
    Rotor Diameter:11.7" inch
    Width: 28mm
    Bolt Pattern: 5x114.3
    Hub Size: 70mm
    Height: 36mm
    Weight:

    94-95 2DR/4DR Legend GS Spec's
    Caliper
    Piston(s) Size: 36mm and 38mm (I believe this is correct.)
    Weight:
    Rotor Diameter: 11.1"
    Width: 28mm
    Bolt Pattern: 5x114.3
    Hub Size: 70.2mm
    Height: 47mm
    Weight:

    4thGen Prelude S & Si Model Spec's
    Caliper
    Piston(s) Size:
    Weight:
    Rotor Diameter: 10.2"
    Width: 23mm
    Bolt Pattern: 4x114.3
    Hub Size: 64.3mm
    Height: 47.2mm
    Weight:

    4thGen Prelude VTEC Model Spec's
    Caliper
    Piston(s) Size:
    Weight:
    Rotor Diameter: 11.1"
    Width: 23mm
    Bolt Pattern: 4x114.3
    Hub Size: 64.3mm
    Height: 47mm
    Weight:

    5thGen Prelude Spec's
    Caliper
    Piston(s) Size:
    Weight:
    Rotor Diameter: 11.1"
    Width: 23mm
    Bolt Pattern: 5x114.3
    Hub Size: 70.2mm
    Height: 47mm
    Weight:

    '99 - '00 Acura RL Spec's
    Rotor Diameter: 11.8"
    Width: 28mm
    Bolt Pattern: 5x114.3
    Hub Size: 70.3mm
    Height: 47.2mm
    Weight:

    07' Honda Pilot
    Rear Rotor Diameter: 12.3
    Width:
    Bolt Pattern: 5x114.3
    Hub Size:
    Height:
    Weight:
    Custom Brackets required for the rear calipers

    06' Acura 3.5RL Spec's
    Brembo Style 4pot Calipers
    Rotor Diameter: 12.6"
    Width: 28mm
    Bolt Pattern: 5x114.3
    Hub Size: 70.2mm
    Height: 50mm
    Weight:
    Custom Brackets required for the front calipers

    08' Acura TL TYPE-S MT Spec's (AT specs are different)
    Brembo Style 4pot Calipers
    Rotor Diameter: 12.2"
    Width: 25mm
    Bolt Pattern: 5x114.3
    Hub Size: 64.2mm
    Height: 45mm
    Weight:
     
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  2. H-town_Ryda_06

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    thanks for the info.

    My front rotors are slightly warped and I was looking up new brake options just yesterday.. I really like that mini bbk thread.. Might do that unless I can find those brembo tls brakes (but thats alot of green to come off of lol)

    But I've read that swaping brakes will throw off braking ballance since each setup has different pressure and can cause issues, like over/understeer when braking.. Any info on that?
     
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    SykVSyx Well-Known Member

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    Haven't heard of those issues with brake upgrades, but I am sure someone who done a BBK upgrade or some other OEM upgrade can advise.
     
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    You should include the number of pistons for the calipers.

    Good info though :thumbsup:
     
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    SykVSyx Well-Known Member

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    Will look in to that update when I have some time, good suggestion though, thanks.
     
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    Great post. Feel free to link to or use the info in my thread for the mini BBK for caliper/rotor combos. I think the GS's are a 41/38 piston size, but I'll have to check to make sure. I also think that the 91 NSX's are a different size from the other years, but I may be wrong on that one.
     
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    Thanks, lashlee, I have to take the time to get some more info for the thread, but will probably link different threads of swaps people have done for ease of reference.
     
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    MMMM Zombie Thread...

    A bit more info fwiw. I had a leak so I figured I'd be smart and start my brake swap. I'm in the middle of swapping my 99ex sedan f23 brakes with my old 4th gen prelude v-tec brakes. So far I've learned that...

    The disk diameters for both vehicles are 10.2 in the rear. The accompanying calipers and pad frames will bolt up using their hardware. The piston diameter on the prelude brakes is larger than the accord's piston. They use the same pads. On the downside, the bleeder screw is upside down, the retainer springs are different, and the e brake fittings are completely different.

    It's far from perfect so, I'll be switching to a set of v6 rears in a couple of weeks.

    I haven't done the fronts yet but, from what I've read they'll bolt in along with the prelude disks.

    Sorry if this isn't really new information but, I got tired of reading all of the related posts the search bot spit forth.
     
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    Just out of curiosity. Has anyone here ever done a cl v6 front brakes upgrade? I am asking because I have a 92 accord that I did it to and it was EASY. But I know that the from brakes on the cl are very similar to the front brakes of the 4cyl accord except that they are about 1 inch bigger, probably thicker, and use the v6 brake pads. To me that sounds like the perfect upgrade for those who don't want to do a 5 lug conversion but want more braking power.
     
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    RedRyder Be a better driver

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    I think a key piece of info missing from these is whether they are direct fit (bolt on), or if a different bracket is needed. i.e. Legend calipers and maybe NSX are bolt on, but I think RL/TL Brembo's require a different or custom bracket?
     

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