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Old 05-30-2011, 09:08 PM
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Brake System

Looking to replace my calipers/rotors/pads here in a month or two, starting my research now.

Pads:

I have looked at EBC Green Stuff and Hawk HPS pads but can't make up my mind on which one.
The only thing I am 100% needing is something that produces less dust, I have the Duralast Gold pads from Autozone and they make so much dust its insane.

Rotors:

I have looked at EBC Gold and Powerslot rotors, but I can't seem to find anywhere online that looks reliable enough to buy from. I am leaning towards the EBC Gold slotted/dimpled rotors but need to find one site that has both front and rear sets. Any input is appreciated.

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I have OEM calipers, I am assuming they are original which means if they are then there are 210k miles on them, obviously need replaced. What options do I have for an upgrade? I have OEM wheels and will not be switching them. Should I just do replacements from Autozone? I would get a core refund so that would be nice.
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Looking to replace my calipers/rotors/pads here in a month or two, starting my research now.

Pads:

I have looked at ENC Green Stuff and Hawk HPS pads but can't make up my mind on which one.
The only thing I am 100% needing is something that produces less dust, I have the Duralast Gold pads from Autozone and they make so much dust its insane.

Rotors:

I have looked at ENC Gold and Powerslot rotors, but I can't seem to find anywhere online that looks reliable enough to buy from. I am leaning towards the ENC Gold slotted/dimpled rotors but need to find one site that has both front and rear sets. Any input is appreciated.

Calipers

I have OEM calipers, I am assuming they are original which means if they are then there are 210k miles on them, obviously need replaced. What options do I have for an upgrade? I have OEM wheels and will not be switching them. Should I just do replacements from Autozone? I would get a core refund so that would be nice.
For what its worth , your 97 Prelude came from the factory with what could be considered upgraded brakes. The front brake rotors on your Prelude came from the Acura Legend which is a car that weighs 3516 lbs.In my opinion ,unless you plan to be a auto cross champ, I would just replace any worn parts with OEM or OEM equivalent parts.As a car magazine editor once said about the 5th gen Prelude , if your driving technique on the street is such that you are experiencing brake fade on your 5th gen Prelude, then you need to reevaluate how your driving on the street.

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For what its worth , your 97 Prelude came from the factory with what could be considered upgraded brakes. The front brakes on your Prelude came from the Acura Legend which is a car that weighs about 500 more lbs then the Prelude.In my opinion ,unless you plan to be a auto cross champ, I would just replace any worn parts with OEM or OEM equivalent parts.As a car magazine editor once said about the 5th gen Prelude , if your driving technique on the street is such that you are experiencing brake fade on your 5th gen Prelude, then you need to reevaluate how your driving on the street.
I appreciate the input, however, I am not experiencing 'brake fade'. My brakes work quite well actually. I am just looking to upgrade for both looks and that little extra bit of performance. I'm not trying to go to a big brake kit or anything.
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Re: Brake System

stock diameter brembo, or power slot slotted rotors. and any type of ceramic pads would be a decent upgrade for a similar price to what OEM parts would cost you.
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Slotted brembos rotors with hawk hps. Why do you need to replace the calipers? Are they seized? If not then it is a waste of money and you will not get a core back from them. If the part isn't broken, then leave it be unless it is stated in the honda manual that it need to be serviced or replaced at a specific point And I would like to add that the brake calipers on the acura legend are dual piston, and the preludes are single piston, which is why people upgrade to the legend calipers.
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I was thinking of the duralast gold cermaics. Does everyone experience high brake dust from those pads?
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stock diameter brembo, or power slot slotted rotors. and any type of ceramic pads would be a decent upgrade for a similar price to what OEM parts would cost you.
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Slotted brembos rotors with hawk hps. Why do you need to replace the calipers? Are they seized? If not then it is a waste of money and you will not get a core back from them. If the part isn't broken, then leave it be unless it is stated in the honda manual that it need to be serviced or replaced at a specific point And I would like to add that the brake calipers on the acura legend are dual piston, and the preludes are single piston, which is why people upgrade to the legend calipers.
The reason I talked about upgrading calipers is because I bought my car as a shell, with 180,000 miles. Now my car has 210,000 miles and I am 90% sure the calipers are original to the car, and the car sat for a couple years apparently before I bought it (guy went boost and the motor went boom). Basically I am trying to replace things BEFORE they fail.

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I was thinking of the duralast gold cermaics. Does everyone experience high brake dust from those pads?
That is what I have now... I get dust like crazy. I know I have a couple warped rotors which doesn't help. But I did get one rotor turned a month ago because it was terrible and that wheel still gets dust like crazy.
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Um... Brembo OEMs / Axxis Metal Masters or Deluxe to save some loot. Steel Brake lines make a world of difference. While thinking upgrades, NSX calipers upfront? just need a custom bracket.
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I have hawk hps, very little dust and great grip.
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Um... Brembo OEMs / Axxis Metal Masters or Deluxe to save some loot. Steel Brake lines make a world of difference. While thinking upgrades, NSX calipers upfront? just need a custom bracket.
I am convinced on Power Slot slotted rotors, just need to find a good place to get them from.

As far as calipers go I am thinking I will just stick with my OEM calipers. I need to do more research on Legend/NSX calipers before I upgrade those.

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I have hawk hps, very little dust and great grip.
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I will be going with Power Slot slotted rotors and hawk hps. Just need to find good prices on all them.




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