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Old 31-Mar-2006, 11:57 AM
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EK Hatch brake upgrade preferences!!!

what are you preferences for upgrading brakes on an EK hatch... i am getting my gsr in today and getting it back tonight... going either boost or n/a, but everyone keeps telling me brakes brakes brakes... what do you guys recommend for a good set-up?
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Old 31-Mar-2006, 12:02 PM
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Old 31-Mar-2006, 12:05 PM
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gsr, if the budget is limited. its gonna be around 300-400 bucks(used).

if budget is not an issue, go with type r, with bigger rotter, and if not mistaken they are brembo brakes. they cost around 1200 bucks (used)
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GSR brakes will do fine.
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Old 31-Mar-2006, 01:56 PM
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GSR/SiR with good pads and rotors + MC/BB

You will be fine.
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A big brake big-brake kit from FastBrakes

http://fastbrakes.com/shop/index.php?cPath=28
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ITR or CTR won't be "all out" Fred, consider SiR spindle is the same as ITR/CTR, one should just get that then upgrade the brake caliper and rotor to larger size, i.e. 4pot/6pot pistons.

Even get NSX calipers will be better than ITR. I am not denying the fact that ITR/CTR do have larger caliper than SiR/Si/DX, but that won't be the ultimate answer to brake upgrading if you really want to go the extreme. Unless of course, you like the fact that you have "5 lug" on your car.
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either go with SiR/GSR for budget, and it works as good unless you have like tons of power like "TONS" i'm talking about

like nova said.... SiR/GSR is good enough, and maybe upgrade calipers/rotors in the future... for $1500 on ITR, why not Brembo BigBrake or some other brands... you're front wheel drive anyways... have your back with some SiR or GSR brakes...
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you dont need to go with gsr or si-r brakes.

I would recommend an aggresive pad.. such as ebc and some get blank rotors such as brembo.. imo much cheaper
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Does Honda sell any of these aftermarket breaks for an EK, or do they only sell the regular pads and rotors? I have to change the breaks on my EK hatch soon and I too am looking for options.
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they will charge you arm and a leg. but you might wana pm budda and he will tell you for sure if they carry any and for how much.
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Originally posted by 97SiR
Does Honda sell any of these aftermarket breaks for an EK, or do they only sell the regular pads and rotors? I have to change the breaks on my EK hatch soon and I too am looking for options.
i know on H-T, there's a sale in their affiliates or whatever forum... front brembo blanks a pair for $62 US... and shipping is usually juts like $15-$20 US and if its by ups i think with duties and brokage about $50-$60 CAD, and at today's USD -> CAD currently... i think you can get a pair of front brembo blanks for $150 CAD shipped to your door with brokage fee and duties...
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sir/gsr discs all around with mc and bb with some good performance pads will be all that you need. seriously, i have that setup and i don't feel any need for anymore improvement unless i start going way faster. there's a guy on h-t that quoted me just under 150usd for all 4 corner brembo blanks shipped.
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wilwood 4 pistons 12.2 inches, aluminium hat and calipers, stainless pistons.
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Originally posted by t_dot_SiR


i know on H-T, there's a sale in their affiliates or whatever forum... front brembo blanks a pair for $62 US... and shipping is usually juts like $15-$20 US and if its by ups i think with duties and brokage about $50-$60 CAD, and at today's USD -> CAD currently... i think you can get a pair of front brembo blanks for $150 CAD shipped to your door with brokage fee and duties...
Is that the brake pads only or pads and rotors?
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Originally posted by bbarbulo
wilwood 4 pistons 12.2 inches, aluminium hat and calipers, stainless pistons.
Fo sho
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