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94 lude --> 98-01 civic si brakes

Discussion in 'Prelude' started by prelude2war, Feb 18, 2008.

  1. prelude2war

    prelude2war New Member

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    a friend told me that i can swap the spindles and all from my prelude for a 98 through 01 civic si. that wo be a brake upgrade as well as a 5 lug conversion. is this at all possible?
     
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    what year si ? 99-00 or 2002 ?
     
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    he said the 98 through the 01 models
     
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    well are you in canada
     
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    because hondas up there have different badges on them,,but any ways the si only came out in the 99-00 year and 2002-2003 and they was 4 lug.
     
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    so is it possible with those years then?
     
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    im not sure but it will still be 4 lug, i think it would be better just to get some from another prelude that had rear disk
     
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    No, it's not possible. Your friend is full of crap. No Civic in the States used a 5-lug pattern until 2006.

    What model is your Prelude? If it's the base model, then just get the disc assemblies from a 92-96 Prelude Si or Si-VTEC. That will be completely bolt-on. If you've already got an Si or Si-VTEC, then you've got a pretty good setup from the factory. If you need an upgrade, then look towards performance pads and stainless steel lines.
     
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    the 04 + civic si had 5 lug :)
     
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    Really? I did not know that...I thought they all had 4x100 up until the current generation came out.

    Learn something everyday I guess...

    Oh, and you changed your avatar! Bah, I almost didn't realize it was you, lol...
     
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    really ;)
     
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    what would honestly be the benefit of the civic brakes over the prelude brakes??

    prelude is a heavier car and would need the larger calipers and rotors....

    i guess the only good i see of this is going from 4x114 to a 4x100 bolt pattern....

    id just get a brake setup off a 5th gen lude (97-01).... larger calipers, and 5 bolt lug pattern.... not to mention there is aftermarket available for them....
     
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    well thats really what i am looking for. my pal threw it in there cause the conversation had bebout my rear brakes. i have a 94 lude and all the big brake kits i see have all the front goodies but nothig for the rear and i dont like the idea of haveing nice fronts and factory rears. and also i rip on the e brake somtimes when i feel like driving like an @#$% around town so any suggestions would be helpful
     
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    They don't make big brake upgrades for the rears because the rears don't matter as much. The majority of your braking power still comes from the front, even on cars with four wheel disk brakes. I'd just go with a nice after-market rotor (Brembo, Powerstop, etc.) and some after-market pads. Unless you're making mad power or building a show car, there's really no need for a big brake caliper upgrade on a daily-driven car.

    Oh, and avoid drilled rotors. They barely do shit for braking ability, and they're more likely to crack than a solid or slotted rotor.
     
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