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Big Brakes for a 2nd gen

Discussion in 'Wheels/Tires/Brakes' started by racetracer, Feb 14, 2007.

  1. racetracer

    racetracer New Member

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    I bought a 11 inch wilwood four pot set-up for a honda civic, I'm in the procces of fabricating the needed caliper brackets

    once they are complete I will be able to make them for others

    fully cnc machined from 7075 grade stock
    cost should be about 110$ for the front pair (brackets)

    phase two will be a complete rear conversion kit for drum rear escorts
    including ss lines and 9 inch rotors.

    post or PM if your interested

    warning : this will not be a cheap modification, the wilwood kit alone costs 630$ for the front only
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    therieldeal FEOA Member

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    which wilwood calipers is this designed to use? if i may make a suggestion... the mazdaspeed miata had 11" front rotors... ;). and you can get used wilwoods pretty cheap...

    -jon
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    racetracer New Member

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    kit # 140-8695 is what I bought
    and it comes with

    # Forged Billet Dynalite FDL 4 Piston Caliper
    # 11.00” or 12.19” HP or SRP Performance Rotors
    # GT Series Aluminum Hats

    I priced used calipers , but after you buy a rebuild kit, and rotors your still looking at $450 ,so best to just buy new on this one


    also the miata is five lug rotors, I'd have to use civic rotors with this kit
    and I don't think sourcing the madzaspeed parts would be any cheaper
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    the mazdaspeed miata had 4 lug rotors ;).

    [​IMG]

    -jon
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    yea you can already buy big brake upgrade kits for the miata that will partially fit our cars. i remember thinking about something like this back in november
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    wait a second, thats friggin ghey... the rear kit uses the stock calipers! :(

    -jon
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    The brakes would be worth more than the escort.
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    so, my (used) motor alone cost more than 5x what i paid for the car... haha this is what happens when you build these economy cars into performance monsters :D

    -jon
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    So did Precision Brakes change their name to Revolution Brakes? Prices went up significantly as well.
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    That's why I'm surprised there's a big brake kit for our cars out there.

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