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91 CRX Brake Swap

Discussion in 'Civic and CRX - EW' started by Yurik, Apr 6, 2007.

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    The 90-93 integra brakes are plenty for a CRX. Anything more is pretty much overkill(you don't need that much brake to stop a light car).
     
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    well then in that case, is all i need the caliper, pads, and rotor for that swap?
     
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    No you need the trailing arm too.
     
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    im talkin front not rear
     
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    if i did rear i would need trailing arm, ebrake cable, as well as the brake components, but im wanting to do the front

    do i jus need the caliper, bracket, pads, rotor?
     
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    you need the knuckles too.
     
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    ah man that sucks, does that mess up your alignment/steering or is it the same adjustments as the stock knuckles
     
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    I believe its a tad taller but nothing noticeable. If you want the stock geometry, go with the 90-91 4-door Civic EX knuckles and brakes. The brakes are the same size as the Integra's but the knuckles have the same dimensions as the other EFs; and are lighter than the DA Integras. :).
     
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    nice! +rep

    so basically my options are the integra brake swap which consists of:

    calipers, pads, rotors, knuckles, caliper brackets

    the civic swap, consisting of the same components

    or the accord wagon swap, with the accord wagon bracket, caliper, pad, with the 91 civic EX rotor...what is the advantage to running the wagon caliper with the civic ex rotor? obviously it has a stronger caliper, but how in the world do those match up
     
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    The Wagon caliper=ITR caliper. It's bigger; made for the 11.1" rotor but when you put it on a 88-91 EF(minus the 90-91 EX), it fits the 10.3" rotor. It accepts a larger pad.

    IMO, the Wagon/ITR caliper is overkill for the EFs. The Integra or Civic options are your best bet. Some people have great results with the stock 9.5" with just switching to different brake pad compound. Only reason to upsize the rotors is if you're suffering from brake fade(usually road course cars). If you drag race, definitely keep the stock 9.5" front brakes.
     
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    thanks for all the information man, i love drag racing, but i love corners and stuff 10 times more, the civic swap sounds the best, ill jus have to get my hands on a set of knuckles
     
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