Need advice on brake kit

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  1. es2611

    es2611 Senior Member
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    perfect answer by taikor VR2.

    another you should consider yen-RM exchange. usually the will take advantage however there are certain cases that they will let go at that present exchange rate.

    if you still curious, get a weighing scale. get the spec from official spoon website and compare it with the one u gonna buy. fake wont weigh the same as original as they wont go to that manufacturing level thus they are cheap.
     
  2. mADmAN

    mADmAN Senior Member
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    one thing to note when going for these 4potters...

    make sure ur wheels can clear them.. not just size... but offset and wheel design will need to take into account.
     
  3. vr2turbo

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    Yah! another thing is make sure your vacuum servo can match the 4 pot or whatever upgrade disc and caliper set you are getting. If not matching then no point also, need to upgrade the servo too.....
     
  4. tonyparir

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    Thanks for the answer.. And good suggestion on the weighing part..

    Regarding wheels i will check it out but I planned to buy new set of rims with 6.5jj and 45 offset.. I searched around hondatech, one of the members claimed to have no problem with that combo.. But i also read that at high speed braking, it would be best to have spacers.

    I will take note on the servo part... I'm planning to upgrade to either dixcell or PmU rotor and use steel braided hose as well.
     
  5. tonyparir

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    I read it wrongly, 45offset cannot fit spoon calipers.. Will re read again
     
  6. fazidk

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    Bro tony...I can only say between d 2 brands make sure it's original n upgraded properly bro...n when ur done wiz that u need to take me for a ride :)
     
  7. vr2turbo

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    As far as possible try not to use spacers. Get rims that can clear the brakes......:driver:
     
  8. mADmAN

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    like i said before.... not just size and offset.. but wheel design is also a concern. when i say wheel design, i dont just mean the spokes.. the barrel oso needs to take into account.

    Take the RPF1 15*7 +41. wont clear Prelude rotor+caliper combo but other 15*7+42 (and some even +45) can clear no problem

    or my current caliper setup. previous owner cleared with 15*6.5 +38 Type F Taiwan. while my ori 5zigen 15*7 +33 also has the same amount of spoke-caliper clearance. theoretically with that offset it should clear alot more.. but...
     
  9. 6UE5t

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    Yup it's not just the size & offset but also the design. Some rims have flat/straight spokes may not be able to clear, also if some have like stepped up barrel design might end up not having sufficient clearance despite having supposedly big enough rim diameter. For example I can use 4 potters on my car with only my 17'x7.5 +35 Prodrive but there's a guy using the same car already having 18x8.5 with about similar offsets but cannot clear any 4 potters coz the spoke design is very flat. He may clear if add spacers but then the rims will stick out so much from the fenders!
     
  10. tonyparir

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    Currently I'm using 96 DC2R master cylinder.. Is that good enough or it'd be best to upgrade? And if i am upgrading, any recommended Master cyclinder?
     
  11. vr2turbo

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    You can try them out first. If not good then only change.....:driver:
     
  12. tonyparir

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    Finally got my hands on these bad boys.. albeit pricey for what it is.

    Don't have any more photos, this was post washing photos, sadly I'm not into photography and not good at it, else there would be more photos.

    Next would be steel braided and pmu 282 rotors
     
  13. mADmAN

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    curious... why PMU rotors and which versions? some have said that the 1 piece are pretty much a waste of money. better to buy brand new solid rotors and use that instead. RM400 can get u a pair for H22A 282mm rotors...will need to redrill PCD if ur not on PCD114.3*4

    if ur getting the 2pcs rotors, then by all means.. go ahead.
     
  14. tonyparir

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    PMU rotors cause it's available at one of the shop in Sunway lol.. and pricing wise at 1170 should be okay la.. The normal SCR version (1 piece)... Errmm I asked around, so far no negative feedback on the PMU disc... But since you said it's a waste of money.. I'm quite taken aback lol.. One of my friend told me instead of getting PMU i'd better be getting endless rotors, but he did not tell me why too lol.. He just said it's proven, but endless seems to be out of my budget (i might be wrong though haha)

    2 piece rotors would be way out of my budget.. Planning to save that extra money for a hondata or new set of wheels in the future

    Anyways I appreciate your input, I will do my research again..
     
  15. mADmAN

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    the feedback i got saying its a waste of money is bcoz itll perform roughly the same as normal solid rotors. if u want the slots, can just get solid rotors custom slotted
     
  16. tonyparir

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    My rims barely clear the calipers
    7jj 40 offset

    I think the distance between the rim and the caliper is less than the diameter of the new 20cents coin.

    But i need to check again to confirm the distance.
    Is that distance safe? Or it is better to get a rim that clears more?
     
  17. vr2turbo

    vr2turbo 5 Year | Silver
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    As long as the rim and caliper do not touch. My SUV original rims/caliper is a tight fit even for my small wheel cleaning brush
     
  18. tonyparir

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    ok got it
    Hondata next ^^
     
  19. es2611

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    excellent. welcome to the club. whatever. haha.
    so how do u feel? worth it all the hardship, hassle and sweat?
     
  20. mADmAN

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    my caliper to spoke clearance is even less than urs... barely a credit card can fit... so u should be fine.
     

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