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Old 02-13-2009, 09:47 PM
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Icon12 Thinking about doing brake/exhaust upgrades B4 wheels

Well I had planned on using some of my tax return money to buy some rota circuit 8's but I am leaning towards upgrading my brakes from the si to the vtec fronts (mine are all warped to hell anyway) so I was just going to go buy new front calipers with brackets and was thinking of this for the rotors: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Honda...Q5fAccessories ..... I am also wanting to get rid of the ebay fart can and get this: http://vibrantperformance.com/catalo...af14ee69497d17 and I found the calipers at NAPA for 66 bucks each with brackets.

Anyone have any experience with these parts? The seller seems pretty reputable for those rotors, I know still scary tho its ebay. The sound clips I have heard of that vibrant muffler sounded damned sexy too!! Looks like a straight forward conversion for the rotors just need to bend the inner shields to make way for the larger rotors in the front, right?

I figured it would just make the car look even better with the wheels on it if the brakes were upgraded first.
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Re: Thinking about doing brake/exhaust upgrades B4 wheels

OMG those are the most generic-sounding rotors i've ever heard!! i would NOT trust my life with those things!!!!


and if you can wait a coupla weeks, i'll sell you my WS2 axle back (which looks like it'll sound the same) for a lot cheaper since i'll be 3" from the DP back
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Re: Thinking about doing brake/exhaust upgrades B4 wheels

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OMG those are the most generic-sounding rotors i've ever heard!! i would NOT trust my life with those things!!!!


and if you can wait a coupla weeks, i'll sell you my WS2 axle back (which looks like it'll sound the same) for a lot cheaper since i'll be 3" from the DP back
Yea I think I might just go for some powerslot rotors and maybe some hawk pads and hold off on my exhaust for a bit since my brakes are so badly warped right now.
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Re: Thinking about doing brake/exhaust upgrades B4 wheels

I have powerslot and hawk on my car. if it can stop 250whp it can stop your car.
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Re: Thinking about doing brake/exhaust upgrades B4 wheels

I would not trust my life or yours with those brakes sorry.
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Re: Thinking about doing brake/exhaust upgrades B4 wheels

I am going to get the powerslots but it does look like that guy does sell a good product. I mean come on, that is all he sells and he has 99.7% feedback and that is over quite some time.
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Re: Thinking about doing brake/exhaust upgrades B4 wheels

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I am going to get the powerslots but it does look like that guy does sell a good product. I mean come on, that is all he sells and he has 99.7% feedback and that is over quite some time.
That's also just based on if they got the product or not in good condition. It doesn't show if they wen't bad a month down the road or if brake dust build up was an inch thick after a short trip to the grocery store.

Stick with names you know and trust. Powerslot and Hawk are a great combo.
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Re: Thinking about doing brake/exhaust upgrades B4 wheels

So I went ahead and got the ones from ebay. So you are probably thinking stupid ididdy right about now, but wait. Turns out they didn't send generic rotors, they sent out powerstop rotors along with the ceramic powerstop pads. http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku and the right side http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku

came with the rears also, all made in the US, not too bad for 180 bucks. Looks like I would have paid just that much for the two front rotors from summit but I get all 4 plus pads, just a little excited!! My calipers should be here tomorrow, I will let you all know if I get any improvement in braking.
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