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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? :D


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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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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. :bigok:
 

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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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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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Shyne said:
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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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?:
 

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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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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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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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Make and Model Year: 1992 Legend LS auto sedan
Brake upgrade brand: Hawk HPS pads
Rotors upgrade?: Brembo blanks
Caliper upgrade?: Two-tone paint on OEMs
Do you have aftermarket wheels?: Yes. Work Meister
If yes, post size, width, and offset: 17 x 7.5 x +48
Was it a perfect fit without any modfication?: Yes, except for hubcentric rings.
Post fitment issues if you had any including your solution: None.

 

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Make and Model Year:2002 Acura 3.2 TL-S

Brake upgrade brand: Rotora

Rotors upgrade?: 14" Rotora slotted and drilled, heat shield removed

Caliper upgrade?:Rotora 4 pot calipers, stainless steel brake lines

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?: spacer for the fronts

Post fitment issues if you had any including your solution: rubbing, I'm lowered on H&R sports with Koni adjustables and running 235/35/19 BFGOOD KDW2's..originally had the same size Toyo Proxes but had to do more trimming after putting on the bfgoods. Had to roll the fenders for the toyos. Upgraded the rotora pads to some custom porterfield r4s which seemed to be too aggressive for the rotors as I experienced warping. Went back to rotora pads and got new rotors but had them cryogenically treated (frozenrotors.com) so far so good. I can run this set up with the stock wheels and my spacers with no problem as I do all winter
 

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Make and Model Year: 2005 Acura RSX-S

Brake upgrade brand: EBC Rotors, EBC Red Stuff pads, Russel SS brake lines.

Rotors upgrade?: EBC Slotted

Caliper upgrade?: N/A

Do you have aftermarket wheels?: Yes/No (stock/ce28's)

If yes, post size, width, and offset: 17x8 +35

Was it a perfect fit without any modfication?:Yes

Do you have any pictures you can link to?:
 

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Make and Model Year: 2002 Acura RSX

Brake upgrade brand: Stoptech rotors, Ferodo DS2500 pads, Goodridge brake lines, TL Type S brake master cylinder

Rotors upgrade?: Stoptech slotted

Caliper upgrade?: 2003 Acura RSX Type S

Do you have aftermarket wheels?: Yes. Racing Hart CP-035, Enkei RS-5 (shown)

If yes, post size, width, and offset: 16x8 +35, 17x7.5 +38 (shown)

Was it a perfect fit without any modfication?:Yes

Do you have any pictures you can link to?:
 
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