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Exclamation Post here if you've upgraded brakes on your car!

Okay, I'm looking for people to post the following information about their brake upgrades. Many have requested a lack of such information out there so I'm looking to assist people considering upgrades. Please fill in the following - MODS - sticky please?


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Make and Model Year:

Brake upgrade brand:

Rotors upgrade?:

Caliper upgrade?:

Do you have aftermarket wheels?:

If yes, post size, width, and offset:

Was it a perfect fit without any modfication?:

Post fitment issues if you had any including your solution:

Do you have any pictures you can link to?:


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post #2 of 23 Old 10-13-03, 10:52 PM
 
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i have upgraded to the 13" brembo gran turismo crossdrilled brake kit...there are 4 piston calipers that are included with the kit along with stainless steel brake lines to firm up the pedal feel...also, for the rear i have the KVR crossdrilled rotors and endless pads...finally, i have motul 600 racing brake fluid replacing the stock fluid...H&R makes a 5mm and 15mm spacer kit depending on your wheels...if you run a big brake kit you most likely will have to use one because there is no way these calipers could ever fit behind stock wheels...my wheels are a +49 offset and i need them...

if any of you dont have enough money to upgrade your front rotors to brembo or rotora...the 2 piston calipers on the tL are very strong if you change out the pads and rotors...dont buy the one piece rotors for the TL, KVR now offers a two piece 12" rotor that is supposed to kick ass, they are like 700$...along w/stainless steel brake lines and high temp racing brake fluid, these 2 piece rotors will help your braking out substantially...Shyne
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I've ordered my stock size Rotora rotors (front and rear) from Dean, and they should be here sometimes next week. Also getting changed at the same time are my front brake pads (currently Endless Vita Nuova Type I) to Endless Type NA-M. Will post installation pics.

1999 Satin Silver Acura 3.2TL
Performance Upgrades:
Blitz Short Ram Intake | Stone Racing Headers | AJR Custom Throttlebody Upgrade | UR Crank Pulley | Outlaw Engineering ThermoBlok Spacers | Axle-Back Magnaflow Exhausts and Y-Pipe

Suspension and Braking Upgrades:
H&R Race Springs (stage 3) | Tokico Blue HP Shocks | SPC Rear Camber Kit | Cusco Front Lower Tie Bar | Front & Rear Rotora Slotted Rotors | Endless Type NA-M Front Brake Pads | Comptech Stainless Steel Brakelines | Endless Dot 4 Brake Fluid

Interior & Exterior Upgrades:
Acura TL Door Sills | Inspire Fog Light Switch with PIAA 912 Stealth auxilary lighting | PIAA Silicon Wipers | OEM Bodykit

2001 Starlight Silver Honda Odyssey EX
PIAA Silicon wipers
Tranny #1 replaced at 55,420 KM
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post #4 of 23 Old 10-21-03, 04:20 PM
 
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Make and Model Year: 2000 TL

Rotors upgrade?: stock TL

Caliper upgrade?: Acura Legend 1994 (2 piston)

Do you have aftermarket wheels?: RSX 16" wheels

Post fitment issues if you had any including your solution:
Still no problems after 3 years of abuse. Perfect bolt on.

See this thread for more info.
http://www.acura-tl.com/forum/showth...egend+calipers

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post #5 of 23 Old 10-23-03, 05:52 PM
 
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Make and Model Year: 2000 acura tl

Brake upgrade brand: axxis metal masters

Rotors upgrade?: raceconcept rotors - blanks that have been dimpled/slotted and coated

Caliper upgrade?: caliper paint

Do you have aftermarket wheels?: yes

If yes, post size, width, and offset: 18x7.5 +49

Was it a perfect fit without any modfication?: yes, oem size rotors

Post fitment issues if you had any including your solution: none, oem size rotors just better quality so the new pads didnt warp the oem rotors.

Do you have any pictures you can link to?:sure here ya go:
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post #6 of 23 Old 10-24-03, 02:09 AM
 
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Make and Model Year:2001 Acura 3.2 TL

Brake upgrade brand: Rotora

Rotors upgrade?: 14" Rotora slotted and drilled

Caliper upgrade?:Rotora 4 pot calipers

Do you have aftermarket wheels?: Yes

If yes, post size, width, and offset: 19" Work Euroline LS

Was it a perfect fit without any modfication?: No i had to use a 5mm H&R spacer

Post fitment issues if you had any including your solution:I had to use a 5mm H&R spacer......see this link for other issues behind the brake kit Issues w/ big brake kit

Do you have any pictures you can link to?:
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Make and Model Year: 1999 Acura 3.2TL

Brake upgrade brand?: Endless Type NA-M (front only)

Rotors upgrade?: OEM size Rotora slotted rotors (front and rear)

Do you have aftermarket wheels?: No

Fitment issues?: No problems whatsoever.
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1999 Satin Silver Acura 3.2TL
Performance Upgrades:
Blitz Short Ram Intake | Stone Racing Headers | AJR Custom Throttlebody Upgrade | UR Crank Pulley | Outlaw Engineering ThermoBlok Spacers | Axle-Back Magnaflow Exhausts and Y-Pipe

Suspension and Braking Upgrades:
H&R Race Springs (stage 3) | Tokico Blue HP Shocks | SPC Rear Camber Kit | Cusco Front Lower Tie Bar | Front & Rear Rotora Slotted Rotors | Endless Type NA-M Front Brake Pads | Comptech Stainless Steel Brakelines | Endless Dot 4 Brake Fluid

Interior & Exterior Upgrades:
Acura TL Door Sills | Inspire Fog Light Switch with PIAA 912 Stealth auxilary lighting | PIAA Silicon Wipers | OEM Bodykit

2001 Starlight Silver Honda Odyssey EX
PIAA Silicon wipers
Tranny #1 replaced at 55,420 KM

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i have upgraded to the 13" brembo gran turismo crossdrilled brake kit...there are 4 piston calipers that are included with the kit along with stainless steel brake lines to firm up the pedal feel...also, for the rear i have the KVR crossdrilled rotors and endless pads...finally, i have motul 600 racing brake fluid replacing the stock fluid...H&R makes a 5mm and 15mm spacer kit depending on your wheels...if you run a big brake kit you most likely will have to use one because there is no way these calipers could ever fit behind stock wheels...my wheels are a +49 offset and i need them...

if any of you dont have enough money to upgrade your front rotors to brembo or rotora...the 2 piston calipers on the tL are very strong if you change out the pads and rotors...dont buy the one piece rotors for the TL, KVR now offers a two piece 12" rotor that is supposed to kick ass, they are like 700$...along w/stainless steel brake lines and high temp racing brake fluid, these 2 piece rotors will help your braking out substantially...Shyne
just to clarify, from what i read, i believe the stock tl front brakes they are 1 piston?

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post #10 of 23 Old 01-27-04, 02:07 PM
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Make and Model Year: 2000 TL

Brake upgrade brand: stock

Rotors upgrade?: dunno maybe Comptech (dealer installed under warranty)

Caliper upgrade?: stock

Do you have aftermarket wheels?: yes

If yes, post size, width, and offset: 19X8 50+ offset

Was it a perfect fit without any modfication?: yes

Post fitment issues if you had any including your solution: no problem

Do you have any pictures you can link to?:

2000 Satin Silver TL w/NAV


__ Accord HID FogKit w/JDM INSPIRE Switch __ JDM INSPIRE Rear Sunshade
__ JDM INSPIRE Trunk Spoiler w/clear brake light __ JDM SABER Grille painted
__ JDM INSPIRE Taillights __ Black Chrome JDM INSPIRE 32V badge on the trunk
__ JDM American Eagle Emblems __ JDM Black Honda emblem on the trunk
__ JDM Modulo(Honda Performance) Badges
__ 19 X 8 Lowenhart LD1 polished w/Toyo Proxes FZ4 (235/35/19)
__ Burlywood Steering Wheel __ Genuine Lower Spoiler Kits
__ H&R OE Springs __ Comptech Sway Bars __ Cross Drilled Rotors
__ Neuspeed Chrome Upper Strut Tie-Bar __ 3A Racing Exhaust Tips
__ AEM CAI with by-pass Valve __ Philips 6000K D2R bulbs
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post #11 of 23 Old 02-03-04, 06:14 PM
 
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stinkboy,...i like your rotors...do they make an all drilled application? How much did you pay, and how can I get in contact with these guys..,.i remember there being a group buy or something..
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post #12 of 23 Old 02-14-04, 10:39 AM
 
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'99 Acura TL (brake upgrade below after 52K mi. after front rotor warped)

Front: Rotora slotted (stock size) w/ Axxis Ultimate pads
Rear: still original
SS lines-all corners

Stock wheels-no fitment issues

Feedback: Significant improvement in pedal feel (firm) and breaking distance (shorter)

Drawback: Read safety precaution re: SS lines with stock calipers on this board (search under "Stainless Steel Lines or SS lines")
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Make and Model Year: 1994 Legend LS Coupe

Brake upgrade brand: Axxis Metal Master

Rotors upgrade?: Raceconcepts (Brembo cores)

Caliper upgrade?: No

Do you have aftermarket wheels?: Yes

If yes, post size, width, and offset: 225/40/18 +42

Was it a perfect fit without any modfication?: Yes

Post fitment issues if you had any including your solution: N/A

Do you have any pictures you can link to?:



I've very happy with this setup. Pedal feel and brake fade are greatly improved.
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post #14 of 23 Old 08-03-04, 11:42 AM
 
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Make and Model Year: 1991 Acura Legend LS

Brake upgrade brand: Raybestos, Acura

Rotors upgrade?: front oem replacement for 94-95 Type II Legend, rear oem replacements

Caliper upgrade?: front, 91 NSX dual piston calipers

Do you have aftermarket wheels?: no

If yes, post size, width, and offset:

Was it a perfect fit without any modfication?: yes

Post fitment issues if you had any including your solution:

Do you have any pictures you can link to?: no


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post #15 of 23 Old 10-01-04, 02:50 AM
 
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Make and Model Year: 2000 TL

Rotors: Rotora Slotted Rotors (front/rear)

Brake pads: Axxis Ultimates (front/rear)

Caliper upgrade: Acura Legend 1994 (2 piston)

Wheels: RSX 16" wheels

Post fitment issues if you had any including your solution:
Calipers are perfect bolt on. Still no problems after 4 years of abuse.
Rotora rotors seem fine.
Axxis Ultimates pads grip faster BUT more brake dust.

See this thread for more info on my Legend/NSX Caliper swap.
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