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I wonder if anyone noticed his calipers are on the wrong side ,this is due to the Legend mounting them behind the wheel as opposed to in front of the wheel on the Teg,so you have to swap sides to make the bleeders upright.
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Im really curious how you re-drilled the rotors, accurately. I guess you could lay the old rotor on top of it to mark the holes...How'd you do it?

I have a big rotor kit from AEM, and I definitely notice that they hardly fade at all. Bigger calipers would be nice though...someday.

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Nice work man! Did you have a machine shop drill those rotors out?

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I wonder if anyone noticed his calipers are on the wrong side ,this is due to the Legend mounting them behind the wheel as opposed to in front of the wheel on the Teg,so you have to swap sides to make the bleeders upright.


Yes, thank you, I forgot to mention that.

on the Legend, the calipers are mounted on the firewall side of the hub, Integra calipers mount on the forward end of the hub so you need to install the calipers on the opposite side that they are meant for in order to get the bleeder valve on top, other wise you'll never get the air out.

Quote: vermontdc2sirg on May/16/08 Im really curious how you re-drilled the rotors, accurately. I guess you could lay the old rotor on top of it to mark the holes...How'd you do it?
Pretty much what I did. but instead of only marking the holes I C-clamped the old Integra rotors to the prelude ones and just used the old rotor's lug pattern as pilot holes.

A plus to using Honda Prelude rotors is that why are still the same hub size as the Integra so they are hub centric. That pretty much makes this idiot proof. If you can fit the rotor down the studs, it will center itself on the hub. If they're a little off it wont sit flush with the hub....in that case, just drill the holes a little bigger intill the rotor goes all the way down, it will center itself.

I could have had a machine shop drill them out for $20 but I decided to go to sears and buy the bit for $12. Not just to save money, but because I get to add a new tool to my collection and every car person knows, there is NOsuch thing as too many tools.
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quick question for all the people that did this modification/upgrade.

After doing the Lude/Legend front brake upgrade, could you use the original front Rotors/carrier brackets on the rear? (i hate how small the rear brakes look through my wheels)

and what did you do about the Rotor Shield behind the rotor?

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man I want to do this... anyone know if these will clear blades or Falken Hanabi's (15 inch)?

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This thread is full of win. Love those brakes. Stealthy and functional....that's the way to do it.



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This set up will fit under any 15" wheel that I know of.Keep in mind your only moving the caliper outward about 3/4 " so it just takes up some of the HUGE gap that is factory,but adding a huge differance in braking
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Thanks for the comments guys.Like I stated before, they WILL fit under 15" fat fives for sure so i'm ASSuming they will fit most other 15" wheels.I even test fitted the fives off my brother's wrecked GSR just to make sure for myself and they worked.

I'll be posting a functionality update once I get to test this setup at the track.I'm in the process of signing up for the next Porsche or BMW club track day event at the local raceway.
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quick question for all the people that did this modification/upgrade.

After doing the Lude/Legend front brake upgrade, could you use the original front Rotors/carrier brackets on the rear? (i hate how small the rear brakes look through my wheels)

and what did you do about the Rotor Shield behind the rotor?
I highly doubt there's any way to modify the factory front brakes to work on the rear, but there's another option available to you. EP3 Si and base RSX brakes can be swapped onto the rear, I can't remember what size the rotors are but they are a decent amount bigger than our stockers.

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I highly doubt there's any way to modify the factory front brakes to work on the rear, but there's another option available to you. EP3 Si and base RSX brakes can be swapped onto the rear, I can't remember what size the rotors are but they are a decent amount bigger than our stockers.

EP3 Si hatch rotors w/ EP3 or DC5 calipers. Bumps up to just over 10", about the same as the stock fronts.

It is indeed a PITA to have to pull the calipers off, flip them upside down, and wedge something between the pads just to bleed them, but ask yourself honestly how often you do that anyway?

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Looks good....I'll be working on a project that a friend started a while back, but never saw it hit the street. Will be working on getting some Acura TL brembo calipers on my car in a few weeks.
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Nice work and info Pig, I just got ahold of the same set up and am debating putting them on due to the fact that it will bump me into stx for autox, but regardless How is the brake feel / pedal effort? does it need to be pressed furthur to get a good feel or does it have good brake pressure right off of the bat (in your opinion)
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Sweet upgrade, can't wait todo it myself.
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