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Type S brake swap going in tonight

I just got my Rotora slotted rotors for the Type S, that means I can finally complete the swap. Pictures by tonight or tomorrow morning. Stuff that I have that's going on:

Type S calipers
Rotora slotted rotors
Axxis Ultimate pads
fresh brake fluid (Valvoline)

I'll let you guys know how it goes.

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Pictures in the morning, but I'll post up the how to

Tools needed:
3/8" rachet (hand or air)
1/2" rachet (or air gun)
10, 12, 14, 17mm socket
19mm wrench (optional, but keep it handy)
drain pan
fresh brake fluid
Impact Screw Driver
Nice heavy mallot or hammer
1 or 2 bottles of brake clean

Prep Work:
Dress your pads properly. Put grease (I recomend Mobil1 grease) on the pad backing and on the back of the shim

Disassemble the caliper body from the bracket (2 12mm bolts per caliper assembly)

Grease the caliper pins (just pull it out from the boot, but be sure not the rip the boot)

Reset the caliper piston if needed

Have all the parts laid out for right side and left side, it'll make things go much smoother

Disassembly:
Unbolt the 14mm banjo bolt from the caliper. Save the washers, you'll need it

Unbolt the 10mm caliper pin bolts

At this point, the caliper should come right off

Remove old brake pads

Unbolt the 17mm caliper bracket bolts from the hub and remove caliper bracket

take the impact screw driver and hammer/mallot and knock loose and remove the rotor retaining screws

Take the rotor off the hub (sometimes it can be stubborn, and if it is, just give it a good whack with your palm or the hammer/mallot)

Repete on the other side

Assembly:
Take your new (or used) Type S (I got Rotora slotted rotors) rotor and put it on the hub all the way

Reinstall your retaining screws (optional)

Take the Type S caliper bracket (seperate from the caliper body) and affix that to the hub, reusing the 17mm bolts

Put your new pads on

Put the new Type S caliper on over the new pads. You might need to push the pins on the caliper bracket in to fit.

Bolt down the new Type S caliper with the 12mm caliper pin bolts

Reattach the brake line with the 14mm banjo bolt, with one washer on the bolt side and one washer on the caliper side

Repete on the other side of the car

Pump your brake peddle so that you have brake fluid in the caliper

Top off your master cylender with new brake fluid

Bleed your brakes throughly

Spray down the whole assembly with brake clean

Go beed your brakes and if you're using new aftermarker rotors like me, keep it easy for the first 500 miles or so to break em in.

Go out on a quick test drive to make sure everything is bolted up and torqued down (sorry, I don't have torque specs)

-Dean

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PICS!

Stock base brakes behind my wheels


All the parts you need (except for that flexplate back there)


Side to side compairison of the Base rotor to a Type S rotor (Rotora slotted rotor)


Complete Type S assembly behind the wheel

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Very Nice...

I uploaded my J's Racing prog this morning. God damn it's soo fast when vtec engages....it's like mugen ecu x 2 holy crap. supposedly itll get good mileage too compared to that mugen shit gave me 225 miles on 1 tank after i beat the living crap out of it at every chance shifting at 9000 hahaha.

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Brakes are the next thing I am looking at for my type-s. I have been looking for a set of front rotors with a floating disk and an aluminum hat that are the size of the original stock units. I was wondering if anyone knows of a set of lightweight calipers that wont adversely affect the antilock system. I want to us a setup that works with the stock wheels. I have winter tires on the stocks and summer on the +1s.

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As far as a BBK, I dunno what you can do and still stick w/ the stock 16" wheels except for those Rotora slotted rotors and more aggressive pads.

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i did that swap too and dean i just signed up for an account here yay no drama no more
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