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Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by stivic, Feb 10, 2007.

  1. stivic

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    I have a 94 VX and with front discs, rear drums. Swapping in a turbo GSR and I am looking for a big brake kit that will fit inside of a 16x7" wheel. I know a lot of people just do the gsr disc conversion or even the ex/si rear disc conversion but wouldnt that be a waste of money since I am wanting aftermarket bigger rotors and calipers to begin with? Does anyone have some ideas for whats going to be best for my setup I don't want to waste money on something I cant use or wont fit. Should I do slotted or cross drilled rotors?
     
  2. phunky.buddha

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    Buy mine? 11 inches all around.
     
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    how much you asking
     
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    jimboburgess Go fast, Go Cheap

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    Drilled Rotors can lead to cracking and reduce the surface area of the rotors
    90% of people recommend slotted or something like brembo OEM replacements.

    what are you looking to do?
    race your car or look good driving around town and at shows?
    Big brake kits increase unsprung weight and rotational weight as well, so unless you really need (for racing; auto-x) or want (to look good) then just upsize to a factory replacement and clean it up a bit, repaint the calipers maybe in a gloss black pick up fresh brembo blanks.
     
  5. stivic

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    I would need to upgrade the braking system for my turbo none of it would be for show. I think I am just going to do the rear discs from a civic at the junkyard and run new lines. Probably upgrade the 4 rotors to 11" or whatever fits inside of a 15" wheel and some bigger calipers maybe those brembo blanks you were talking about and if I have to use a 16" wheel I will That I think is my best bet. But correct me if I'm wrong.
     
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    street_racer_271 adrenaline is my high

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    I also want to upgrade my brakes, but don't know where to start. I'm getting 15" wheels soon so i don't need bling. I want function. How do I hook up rear discs from an integra or the civic si? If there's a write up on it, can you point me in the right direction. I know calesta will have something that I've over looked
     
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    $800 plus shipping

    Will include:

    Wilwood Dynalite calipers clearanced for 95 GSR wheels (front)
    Adapter brackets to fit to stock 9.5" front disc knuckle setup (front)
    11" vented/slotted rotors (front)
    Adapter brackets to fit rear calipers to larger rotors (must already have OEM rear discs)
    11" solid/slotted rotors (rear)
    SS braided lines all around
    Wilwood Polymatrix Q pads with tons of meat left

    All you need to do is install and scrub the surface rust off with a few miles of driving.
     
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    jimboburgess Go fast, Go Cheap

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    that wilwood set fit under 15"s in sport compact car
     
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    Are you asking or stating?
     
  10. stivic

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    well stating but asking if thats a good idea
     
  11. phunky.buddha

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    You're jimbo?

    Yeah, they'll fit under 15 inch wheels.

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    street_racer_271 adrenaline is my high

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    thats a pretty tite fit, but sexy
     
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    It never rubbed, even when stopping and cornering at over 1G.
     
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