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looking to upgrade my front brakes

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by hatchproject, Mar 9, 2004.

  1. hatchproject

    hatchproject Member

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    I'm currently thinking of upgrading my front brakes. I'm thinking of doing a big brake conversion for my front. I don't really want to spend money on those aftermarket big brake kits. I'm wondering if i could put larger calipers and larger rotors from another honda? My car is a 92 civic si hatch.
     
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    dohch22a4 Senior Member

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    Do the five-lug type R conversion all around. And get Type R rims while you're at it. :D

    j/p, you could swap in Integra GSR brakes, I believe they're bigger than Si brakes.
     
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    BlackFrog Neighborhood Lush

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    depending on your goals, a nice set of brembo blanks, good pads (hawk, axxis etc) braided stainless lines and some motul dot 5.1 fluid is a real nice setup. works great on the street, auto x etc.

    Unless you want the bling affect of a 5 lug, or some other big brakes.

    -Chris
     
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    asmallsol Super Moderator

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    really, the lines do not effect braking that much. They are more for a harder brake pedal feel.


    GSR calipers would work.
     
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    If i use the grs calipers would i need the brackets for it? Or should it just bold on to the stock brackets. Also can i use the gsr rotors or is it the same as the si? Again car is a 92 civic si hatch.
     
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    ticklemedaly Junior Member

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    before jumping into anything, make sure you really need that much stopping power. my wilwood kit is plenty for me on my 94 civic. but going to a five lug type r setup may end up costing you more than the big brake kit. just look into all the possibilites and costs before doing it.
     
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