got my new wheels brakes on :)

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GSRCRXsi

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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.
 

GSRCRXsi

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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.
 

vtecsir1

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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?
 

GSRCRXsi

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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
 

vtecsir1

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good to know, i always wondered that. lets see some pics tomorrow!
 

GSRCRXsi

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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?
 

phunky.buddha

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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.
 

GSRCRXsi

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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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