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larger rotors and calipers w/o upgrading M/C & BB

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by legutki, Aug 18, 2004.

  1. legutki

    legutki Senior Member

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    What would happen if you installed bigger rotors and calipers w/o upgrading your brake booster and M/C
     
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    You would need to push the pedal down a bit more to get the same amount of brake pad engagement- but you would still have better braking.
     
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    legutki Senior Member

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    thanks that what i was hoping to hear! a bigger booster and m/c wont fit for my application
     
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    Are you sure? There's not really anything that will block a larger master cylinder and booster- they're the same length as stock.
     
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    If you have a Civic/CRX, you can upgrade to the 91 civic EX 15/16th MC and it will bolt right up to your normal civic booster, plus there is zero line stuff you have to worry about.
     
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    Just start measuring things out- see how long your MC is compared to the 90-91 EX unit, then compare the entire assembly from the firewall to the end of the MC to the Integra's setup too.
     
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    I went to buy the 91ex civic M/C and it was 13/16? And we coudnt find any m/c from any other civics that were 15/16? Is it the 4WD wagon?
     
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    Try the wagon- you never know. You can still swap over the entire booster / master assembly from an Integra.
     
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    Mike, the only problem with that swap is, if you don't get a MC from a RS teg, then you'll have to reflair the rear brake line because the ABS versions of the MC have a larger rear fitting. On the RS, (Non ABS), it has the same size fittings, just not on the same side, so you have to do a little bending.
     
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