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Old 06-24-2010, 02:04 AM
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quick legend brake question

so i decided to rock the 1995 legend dual piston front calipers, but just wanted to clarify which rotors to use. i assume the front 92-96 vtec rotors will fit properly? thanks for any help
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Re: quick legend brake question

"91-94 NSX Calipers: 2 piston bolt on with 94-95 Acura Legend GS front rotors

94-95 Acura Legend GS calipers: 2 piston (staggered piston) bolt on with the same rotors

Brembo Gran Turismo 4-piston front brake kit: manufactured for Prelude; requires 17"+ rims

Rotora 4-piston front brake kit: same requirements as the Brembos; also cheaper

Spoon 4-piston calipers for Type-R Integra: they fit as a near bolt-on upgrade but have a 1mm clearance issue with the steering knuckle you must fix. Some say the improvement isn't much for the money."

I also found this:
"you can't use a legend rotor on a 4th gen because the legends were a 5 bolt setup and we are 4x114. most just use the prelude vtec rotors which are 11.2" and basically the same as the legend rotors except for the fact that they are not as thick. this can be fixed by making a shim which goes behind the brake pad and compensates for the thinner vtec rotors."

Which to me suggests that you could just get the rotor re drilled for 4x114.3, and then you would be good to go.

But personally I would just get some Brembo Blanks for a Prelude VTEC and use those, because cross drilled rotors provide do nothing more than look cool and are stupid expensive.

Hope that helps big guy!
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Re: quick legend brake question

wow great reply, thanks. i was considering the vtec brembo blanks for the fronts so i wouldn't have to re-drill anything. didn't think i would need to add shims for the pads since the pistons self adjust to the rotor thickness, but i suppose i could toss a shim in there if need be...
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Re: quick legend brake question

It'll be fine without the shim. Don't forget you have to mount them with the bleeder screws pointing down, which can be a pain to bleed
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Re: quick legend brake question

It's not a huge pain to bleed. You just undo the bottom caliper mounting bolt, swing it upwards so the bleeder valve is pointing up as well.
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