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Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by ^crx^, Dec 15, 2004.

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    ^crx^ Senior Member

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    firsth of all i have a euro spec CRX, is this the same as the Si? because i have reare brake disc, but i need bigger.

    so i fond out that a big brake kit from Wilwood is the solution in the front and rear ITR discs, so is the ITR caliper any more powerfull?
     
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    nfn15037 Senior Member

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    The ITR caliper is larger, along with the rotor. The increased thermal mass of the rotor will give you more repeatability and heat dissapating capacity and the larger pad surface area will yield more braking torque. But remember, you can only brake as hard as your tires can stick.
     
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    ^crx^ Senior Member

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    well, lager caliper? i assume that the piston is bigger=better braking
     
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    Well piston area is not necessarily the definition of "better braking". Yes, there is larger pad to rotor contact area, so yes, the brake system could generate more baraking torque. Also, you have to take into consideration master cylinder size in relation to caliper piston size, since a caliper with more piston sorface area will affect pedal travel.
     
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    yes. my plan is too use the ITR master cylinder
     
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    aint master cylinder and brake booster the same?
     
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