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Old 02-27-2008, 01:15 AM
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Cheap Brake upgrade... i hope

Ok here's the plan:

what i want to do is get a big rotor kit for my car, the kind that gives you an oversize rotor for the front brakes and and adaptor to kick the stock calipers out into the appropriate location. then what i want to do is buy a second set of oem front calipers and rotors and put them on the back.

the question is, can the back part be done or is ther no way to fit the front calipers to the back.
next question is where can i find just the adaptor by it self for the front because i want to buy rotors that don't come from a kit, it's cheaper that way.

then i'll shine em up real nice like and it'll be gravy.
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Old 02-27-2008, 02:14 AM
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i highly doubt your gonna find the caliper relocater bracket for sale just by itself.
also, i dont think its such a good idea to put the front rotors and calipers on the rears; that'll screw up the factory brake bias that honda designed for a reason.
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dude just buy back rotors/calipers for the rear why would you want to put the front on the back?
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probably because they are bigger duh?? lol jp
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I wouldn't mess with brakes like that. Either shell out the $$$ for whole kit or don't mess with it at all. If you screw your brakes up, you may not only screw your car up, you might screw yourself up.
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Are the front brakes really bigger?
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Yeah I wouldn't go messin with all that... but to answer your question, no I don't know where to get the parts separately.

BBK is overkill IMO unless you are using your prelude for track use only... Powerslot/Brembo drilled and/or slotted rotors provide plenty of stopping force and cost about a grand less.
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Are the front brakes really bigger?
Yea booboo. The front rotors and calipers are larger. The front rotors are also much thicker than the rears.
Cars are designed from the factory to use basically only the front brakes and the rear brakes are usually only used when you really crank down on the pedal (or a in a panic stop).

So yea.
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i'm not wondering if i should or not, i'll figure that out later, what i'm really wondering is if it will fit, are the attachment points the same. i'm just asking so i don't have to go outside and pull my car apart to see. this project is all still in the brainstorming phase. i was planing to adjust the brake bias too because i know even with larger rotors in front the rears would still be out of proportion but that can be addressed later.
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I don't think anyone knows, so you'll just have to pull the wheels and check the caliper mounts.
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