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got my new wheels brakes on :)

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by GSRCRXsi, Jun 7, 2005.

  1. GSRCRXsi

    GSRCRXsi Super Moderator Moderator VIP

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    well i got my new brake setup finally put on after like 3 months of waiting for wheels that would clear my brakes. fat fives cleared no problem :)

    old setup was:

    90-91 CRX si rims painted black
    195/60/14 falken azenis
    stock crx brakes
    ss lines
    hawk hps pads
    15/16 MC

    new setup is:

    gsr fat five rims
    205/50/15 kumho ecsta MX
    integra type r calipers
    91 civic ex rotors (10.2")
    hawk hps pads
    15/16 MC

    this should reduce fade just a tad :)

    brakes are still working there way to bedding in and i just drove around the block, but once it gets settled it will be great :)

    only problem im having now is that the pad rubs the inside of the rotor (the part over the hub) i think its cause that stupid thin metal peice is bent or something not holding the pad tight. ill fix it later.

    pics tomorrow or whenever.
     
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    brian11to1 Senior Member

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    very nice. did the caliper mount perfect or was there machining involved.
     
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    why type r calipers?
     
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    cause theyre type r y0!!!1!

    and they fit the stock crx knuckles with a 10.2" rotor

    da/ex calipers wont work on a 10" rotor without the da or ex knuckle. and i dindt want to use the da knuckle since it messes up geometry, and i didnt wanna waste the time and money looking for a ex knuckle set then have to pay out the ass for all the components.

    sooo, the type r calipers, bolt right up to the crx knuckle with a 10" rotor with very little modification. less time less money. for almost an identical setup to a ex setup except with slightly larger calipers and pads.
     
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    arent type r calipers the same size as rs/ls/gsr? type r just having a larger diameter on the disc?
     
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    nope, type r's are larger. i compared them side by side with stock integra ls calipers and they are bigger. not byu much but youy can see it when you have them side by side
     
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    good to know, i always wondered that. lets see some pics tomorrow!
     
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    yeah i knew that but i wasnt sure if the caliper,pad was larger.
     
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    GSRCRXsi Super Moderator Moderator VIP

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    another thing i noticed is that the caliper piston is pushed out alot. obviously the calipers are meant for a wider rotor and are in effect wider themselves. will the caliper being pushed out like that affect braking performance or fuction?
     
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    As long as you're not going to pop the pistons out of the caliper when the pads get worn down and you hit the brakes- but I doubt you'll have any issues with that.
     
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    what about actual performance? since the piston is pused out theres gonna be more fluid in the caliper
     
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