DIY - Mini BBK - all OEM parts and fits inside a 16" wheel

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  1. lashlee

    lashlee Well-Known Member

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    I've spent a the last few weeks putting together the pieces to make an all OEM mini big brake kit. It had to fulfill a few things, first and foremost it had to fit inside the 16's that I use daily since I put about 40k miles a year on the Accord and tires are alot cheaper!! And second I wanted OEM parts. I used to have a one of the AEM kits and it worked well but I want off the shelf parts. I'm sure it's been done but I couldn't find anything that was put together on here so I thought I put a list together of what I used.

    Legend calipers with OEM pads
    99-08 TL caliper brackets (so I could use the 28mm rotors)
    99-08 11.8" TL (or V6 6 Speed) 28mm rotors

    Here are a few pics of the goodies:
    Parts after the clean up:
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    After the rebuild and some paint:
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    Trial fit with the junkyard rotors and no pads:
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    The money shot!! Fits inside an OEM V6 Coupe wheel:
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    One more shot:
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    Now that I know that it fits I'll go ahead and order the new rotors and get it installed. Thanks to F23A1AT for the help on what parts to get for the rebuild and everyone else that has done some of the same work so I could steal part numbers and ideas!! Feel free to ask any questions!!
     
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    Good stuff. Yeah, I've heard of people doing this type of stuff but this is great with pictures. I vote this thread be added to DIY's. You can never have enough DIY / info!
     
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    RedRyder Save the manuals

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    Nice, cool that you can fit Legend calipers just inside the factory 16's. It really is a "mini BBK" since the factory V6 rotors are 11.1".

    Repped. But post some bigger photos haha.
     
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    can you fit a 15" wheel with these calipers?
     
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    lashlee Well-Known Member

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    You should be able to since the V6 sedan came with 15's. You would just have to make sure and use the 11.1" rotor. I don't think that the Legend caliper is physically much bigger than the standard V6 caliper.
     
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    Why not just use the TL-S calipers since they are Brembos???
     
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    lashlee Well-Known Member

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    I couldn't find a set cheap enough and I'm not sure that they would fit inside the 16's that I use. If I stumble across some in the future it's still an option but right now I need to keep the 16's because of the price of tires.
     
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    Pretty sure you need at least a 17” rim to fit the TL Brembos.
     
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    What year TL are the, rotors and brackets from?

    Thanks for the info :thumbup:
     

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