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SIR2 front brake swap

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by seanjuan, Sep 22, 2004.

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    seanjuan Senior Member

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    short story

    I have a set of front brakes, knuckles and all off of the sir2 that my engine came out of. I need to fix my stock lx brakes so I plan on swapping the sir2 on instead of dumping money into the 9.5" setup

    questions

    did the sir2's have ABS and would that affect me at all? I don't have abs

    would a civic EX master cylinder (15/16) be a direct swap, does it have to be a MC off of a car that didn't have ABS?

    what is a good combo of pads and rotors, as I will replace those before puting them on my car? (are crossed drilled worth it? I do about 3 or 4 autoX a year)

    should I go with SS brake lines, and if so what would be the recomendation on those and are there any companys that sell just front lines instead of all four? because I don't think there was any other honda that had the 10.4" discs up front with drums in back.

    thanks guys, anything else I should be aware of?
     
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    seanjuan Senior Member

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    any response to any of these questions would be cool

    thanks
     
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    word Senior Member

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    the knuckles is a bolt on affair, installation is cake and there won't be any compatibility problems.

    The EX master cylinder will NOT be a direct swap because it has ABS. Your best bet is to get an Integra RS master cylinder since it doesn't have ABS.

    Get some Axxis or Hawk pads and keep the stock rotors if they're still ok, if they're not get some Autozone rotors and have them cyro treated, or just get some brembo blanks everyone else on here praises. Cross Drilled/slotted rotors are just for show.

    Just get the SS lines for your LX, it doesn't matter what size the brakes are, SS lines are just lines made out stainless steel instead of rubber to prevent flexing. You could get Goodridge or Earl's. I have project mu bling lines. :D

    gluck




     
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    seanjuan Senior Member

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    thanks for the reply,
    I had heard that the Teg RS MC was the one to find, I just wasn't sure if the EX would work or not.

    I think I will end up going with Brembo blanks depending on how the rotors look when I pull them out of storage next week.

    the only thing with the lines that I was worried about would be that the larger calipers would have different fittings than the smaller ones. I should have figured that the fittings would be the same regardless

    thanks again
    Sean


     
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    im pretty sure the 90-91 civic ex 4dr m/c is a direct bolt onto the civic booster. the teg m/c does not bolt on, and requires the teg booster too.
     
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    good to know, I would rather not replace the booster if I don't have to. just seems like a bigger MC would be a good idea.

    do you know what size the 90-91 civic ex MC is? I'd like either a 1" or a 15/16"

    are there any good resources out there for determining this?

    thanks
     
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    are there ABS specific brake pads? or are the pads the same regardless of ABS?
     
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