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Old 12-01-2011, 01:58 AM
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1997 JDM SIR

Going to build the SIR that I just bought for $1,800.00. Cars are really cheap here in Okinawa. The car has 121,000km on it or about 75,000mi. That's not a whole lot, but there is a lot of stop and go here and the max speed limit is 80kph.
I want to first do the manual transmission swap and then upgrade things like the brakes, and suspension. Eventually, I am going to add a turbo kit to the car and then autocross it. Right now, it is point a to point b transportation, but so far I have swapped the stock SIR cloth seats for leather ones and added 17" Volk racing wheels.

I wanted to get some ideas for parts that I should pick-up for the suspension and brakes. Also, I saw a turbo kit that uses a T025 turbo that is a complete kit for around $2,500.00. The turbo is going to be last. I will be bringing the car back to the U.S. with me and I have already talked with the appropriate people. It won't be as much as bringing something like a Skyline back because they made Preludes in the states and the glass is all DOT and everything. Any ideas suggestions. I have about $5,000.00 set aside for this project.
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Re: 1997 JDM SIR

I have BC Racing BR coilovers with Eibach camber adjustable ball joints... works pretty well for me

many people use Brembo brakes, but they're kinda pricy... Ksport or D2 brake kits would do the same with lower price.
Myself, I thought that I just buy new slotted OEM size rotors & better pads and then stainless steel braided brake lines

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Re: 1997 JDM SIR

Hmmm, I thought about just going with some upgraded brake lines, slotted rotors and pads, but I was wondering if the OEM calipers would hold up. Has anyone had a bad experience with the OEM rotors?
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Re: 1997 JDM SIR

many people use slotted/drilled oem size aftermarket rotors, dont worry
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Re: 1997 JDM SIR

Retrofits is a great investment
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Hmmm, I thought about just going with some upgraded brake lines, slotted rotors and pads, but I was wondering if the OEM calipers would hold up. Has anyone had a bad experience with the OEM rotors?

The OEM calipers are fine. You can use NSX calipers on 5th gens in the front if you wanted a "cheaper" upgrade vs going big brake. Also be sure to get a good set of pads like Hawk HPS or something. As far as rotors, brembo blanks are discontinued for 5th gens - but powerslott and centric (same company) rotors work just fine and are inexpensive.
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