Front brake upgrade


EK9 Matt

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Hi guys, I've recently boosted my 9 (and loving it!) and the brakes are ready for replacing, now I'm thinking rather than just swap out with new discs and decent pad setup I should go the whole hog and get a new 'bigger' front setup. The idea behind it is I'm planning on doing some more track days now it's boosted but don't want to find I need bigger brakes once I've just replaced them etc.

Ive looked at spoon calipers but if I'm spending that kinda money I'd like to go bigger on disc size and get more benefits than just pedal feel. I've narrowed it down to ksport 304mm 6 pots or the wilwood 300mm superlite kit. I'm on 16" wheels so clearance should be ok. I've read various reports all over the Internet about both calipers but wondered if anyone has any input on here?

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Matt.
 


LittleGeo

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A friend of mine has the willwoods and says they are great. Uses them on his turbo Jordan Civic.

For an EK9 however as far as i'm told you could go to the accord type r twinpots and accord discs.
 


EK9 Matt

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Yeah I've looked into that, gives you 300mm discs which is cool, I think all that is needed is a washer behind the caliper mounting so it clears the disc. It could be an option, thanks!
 


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Yeah I've looked into that, gives you 300mm discs which is cool, I think all that is needed is a washer behind the caliper mounting so it clears the disc. It could be an option, thanks!
Correct, 3mm spacer is required iirc. Good upgrade over the stock 282mm front brakes.
 


EK9 Matt

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Thanks for the info on this setup guys, much appreciated!
 


Craig87

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I have Wilwood superlites with 300mm two piece disc brilliant bit of kit. Mine are currently sat on my car I'm stripping having hardly been used with Carbon Lorraine pads almost new also if you're interested ;) only problem is you'll need to likely machine new brackets and bells for the discs as mine are ek4 not ek9 fitment ;)
 


EK9 Matt

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Thanks for the offer mate but I just want something I can bolt straight on. Out of interest which CL pads have you been using and what we're they like? Also are you using the heavy duty disc?
 


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I can't remember of top of my head but I believe the rc8 as it was a full on track/race car. I'd say for road it would be well over the top.
 


EK9 Matt

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Yeah I've been looking at rc6's as it will be road/track. The HD discs are a bit thicker, some guys on here and the itr forum had issues with the normal ones cracking, don't know the full story though.
 


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Craig, Matt, we should be able to help you out :)
The EK4 and EK9 share the same hub mount points for the brackets, so you wouldn't need new brackets machining. All you should need is the bells from the 2 piece setup modifying slightly to fit the EK9. We can do that for you, it's a straight forward, cheap job.

Otherwise we have the new kits available for £869.00 which would bolt straight onto the car with no modification (other than possibly moving the dust shield out).
Drop me a message and we can sort something for you.
 



EK9 Matt

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Just a bit of an update, I ended up going for the ATR 300mm setup as I couldn't fit the wilwoods or ksports behind my wheels due to the offset. Running mtec discs and dixcel type z pads, haven't been on track yet but with a bit of spirited driving on the road it feels mega!
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is the ATR discs and callipers a straight swap apart from spacing the calliper back a bit?
 


EK9 Matt

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Yes its a dead easy swap, the only other thing I did was bend the dust shield back a little as the new caliper is larger than the old one and just catches it. Apart from that no problem what so ever.
 




EK9 Matt

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I have no experience of these pads, I gather you have, they good:x:?
 


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I would be interested to see how you get on with the Mtec discs on track

I have tried 2 sets of MTEC discs on track now and they were both vibrating badly on the brakes halfway through the first day on track! I have used Brembo blanks on the same car with the same pads and didn't have the same problems

I have just fitted a pair of Dixcel FP discs to try next time out
 


EK9 Matt

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Hhhmm.....I've heard good and bad reviews, we'll have to see how I get on then lol. Hopefully I'll do a shakedown at blyton soon to see how my whole new car setup goes.
 


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Just a bit of an update, I ended up going for the ATR 300mm setup as I couldn't fit the wilwoods or ksports behind my wheels due to the offset. Running mtec discs and dixcel type z pads, haven't been on track yet but with a bit of spirited driving on the road it feels mega!View attachment 33381 View attachment 33382
I'm thinking of using the same setup on my own car.Just wondering can you use your own calipers carriers or does it have to be from the accord.
 


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