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Old 05-04-2014, 09:13 PM
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Need Calipers for 5th Gen Front & Back

I'm doing a build with a 01' Type SH. Just bought the car. I sold my old 4th gen 95' a few years ago and missed my Lude so much I had to buy another one.

My question and issue is simple but yet not. Were can I find some aftermarket Calipers for the front and back. I seem to find only front BBK kits and I'm starting to question why there is never a rear kit.

Please if you have made the swap for your calipers front and back and still have the link, or contact information so that another can purchase them please I beg of you to share.
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Old 05-04-2014, 09:54 PM
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Re: Need Calipers for 5th Gen Front & Back

You will never get a Prelude to go fast enough on the street or track to make use of a BBK.

The most common brake upgrades/swaps I've heard of have been Legend, or NSX calipers, for which there are write ups. Or, if you're a baller you could get Spoon brake calipers, but those are only on the front.

Braking is biased towards the front of the car, which is why the big guns are up front and the dinky calipers and small rotors are on the back
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Re: Need Calipers for 5th Gen Front & Back

Have to agree there, Prelude brakes are great out of the factory. If you really want more stopping power then throw some better pads on, but don't go for a full race pad or you won't be able to pull up when they're cold. If you still need more then go for VTEC rotors since they are a bit bigger than the SH ones. From memory the Legend and NSX brakes aren't that much better than the VTEC Preludes, Legends run thicker rotor to help with heat dissipation and the NSX runs an aluminium alloy caliper to reduce weight. There really isn't enough benefit in going for these to justify the cost for most people though. Most of the track 'ludes I have seen still run stock brakes, some guys go for the K-Sport big brake kit on the front only but I can find better ways to spend that much money.

A majority of the brake bias is on the front anyway. Since under heavy braking all the weight transfers to the front wheels this is where most of the hard work is done. This is evidenced by Honda putting large vented rotors on the front and tiny solid rotors (or even drums) on the back of most of their cars.

On my VTEC 4g I am running nearly stock brakes front and rear. I'm using OEM rotors on the back and slotted ones on the front, high-temp pads in the front and OEM on the back, and high-temp brake fluid. On the track I get good stopping power and no brake fade after 4-5 laps on a very brake hungry track, I still find that the rears want to lock up well before the fronts though.
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Re: Need Calipers for 5th Gen Front & Back

Well I feel better now, knowing I don't need to go all out on the calipers.
I don't mind the $500 for the 4 rotors, pads, braided lines from Stoptech, but at least I can save some money and not worry about the high price of calipers.

Thanks for the feedback.
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I would have to agree stock is pretty good. I have Goodrich Brake Lines, drilled/slotted rotors and I have zero stopping issues. Love the setup
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I would have to agree stock is pretty good. I have Goodrich Brake Lines, drilled/slotted rotors and I have zero stopping issues. Love the setup
Off topic slightly, but how do you find the drilled rotors? I've always heard that they have a tendency to crack with street use since they never get up to proper temp and heat cycle more often than what they are designed for.
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Off topic slightly, but how do you find the drilled rotors? I've always heard that they have a tendency to crack with street use since they never get up to proper temp and heat cycle more often than what they are designed for.
Have had them on the car since 2010. No cracks yet. R1 Concept is what I have. There pads as well, along with the Goodrich lines.

My stock rotors were warped that why I changed them in the first place.
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Re: Need Calipers for 5th Gen Front & Back

but what eef u gotta stop before driving off a bridge like in fast 6. Hi needz more stoppin powaa!!!!!1
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Re: Need Calipers for 5th Gen Front & Back

yeah I'm just getting ready to replace my stock calipers that have been on the car since it was bought. They seem to seize up an thought why not upgrade. But OEM works for me if that is going to stop me from going off a bridge.
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Re: Need Calipers for 5th Gen Front & Back

Don't bother on wasteing money on aftermarket calipers! Last year I fully rebuild all 4 of mine, stoptech lines, premium front and back rotors and akebono race pads/front rear, the front pads where $140 alone lol and as well as a full fluid flush with dot 4. Car has absolutely amazing brakes now as is. The Pads only get better after a bit of heating up.
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Re: Need Calipers for 5th Gen Front & Back

Just a note; the reason why you don't want rear brakes too large is too much rear brake will lock them up and spin the car if cornering.
The other side is NO rear brakes will cause understeer and you car won't turn under braking…….ugh! either way ;-)
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