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    11" REAR rotors + Bigger Calipers

    Disclaimer: This mod has not been tested on a driving car. The issue with the rattle brackets has not been worked out yet.

    Ok to start off, this is what you need.
    • 1988 - 1989 Accord SE-i rear disk conversion (kinda a given)
    • 1988 - 1989 Acura Legend Caliper and bracket
    • 1988 - 1989 Acura Legend brake pads
    • 2000 Civic SI Powerslot 11" rotor Part#'s 29-900L and 29-900R (I purchased mine at www.buybrakes.com) You have to call them, because the part is not listed.


    First you must modify the Legend Caliper bracket to allow for the larger rotors. I jsut used a file to take away the little bit of metal that had to be removed.

    The unmodified bracket is on the left and the filed down one on the right


    before

    After

    A little shot to show you what it looks like in the process of being modified

    I am sure every setup will be jsut a little different since all parts are not made equal. I will show you how to figure out what parts of the rotor touch the bracket.
    I bolted the bracket and rotor on then turned the rotor to figure out what part of the bracket touched the rotor.

    Next you must modify the dust sheild (or completely remove it) the Legend bracket is a little larger then the Accord.
    First roll the edges
    Before

    After

    This picture shows where it must be folded

    Continue onto next post.
    Last edited by Legend_master; 10-13-2010 at 09:54 AM.
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    Re: DIY: 11" Rear rotors + Bigger Calipers

    Last thing you need to modify is metal brackets that keep the pads from moving back and forth. I had to remove the middle piece that hold it in place.





    Here is what the pad look like without the caliper.



    Final Product

    Last edited by Legend_master; 01-15-2007 at 06:56 PM.
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    thats it? all you do is blot up the caliper and put it back on the car? cool....
    and now comes the important question. how much did you end up spending?

    oh oh oh and what is the smallest wheel you think this will work with? 15 i presume...since thats what you have lol
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    Re: DIY: 11" Rear rotors + Bigger Calipers

    Quote Originally Posted by mkymonkey
    thats it? all you do is blot up the caliper and put it back on the car? cool....
    and now comes the important question. how much did you end up spending?

    The rotors are only $100 a piece. Calipers + brackets were $15 each from the JY and new calipers are $50 a piece from autozone. + the price of the disk conversion and the pads (about to get some EBC's) .
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    Re: DIY: 11" Rear rotors + Bigger Calipers

    Quote Originally Posted by mkymonkey
    oh oh oh and what is the smallest wheel you think this will work with? 15 i presume...since thats what you have lol

    Yep 15's and nothing smaller.
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    Re: DIY: 11" Rear rotors + Bigger Calipers

    sweet build man i will definetly look into this after finding an se-i at the jy maybe i will get lucky...

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    Re: DIY: 11" Rear rotors + Bigger Calipers

    cool....now i have to just do your front disk swap and then do this one. i already have the rear swap so i just have to purchase the rest. i knew you would work it out...haha so i waited

    you sir are a true pioneer

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    Re: DIY: 11" Rear rotors + Bigger Calipers

    Quote Originally Posted by Legend_master
    Last thing you need to modify is metal brackets that keep the pads from moving back and forth. I had to remove the middle piece that hold it in place.
    Theres a problem if you do that to that clip. It will now be able to move back and froth and touch the rotor giving you an annoying grinding sound.

    Other than that looks great.

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    Re: DIY: 11" Rear rotors + Bigger Calipers

    Quote Originally Posted by guaynabo89
    Theres a problem if you do that to that clip. It will now be able to move back and froth and touch the rotor giving you an annoying grinding sound.
    Other than that looks great.

    I was thinking this also, but as I have played with it over and over, and the pieces never move, because the pads keep it stuck in place. This is something I plan on tackling after I install them on the car. If they do rub, I will have to make something up after I install them.
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    Re: DIY: 11" Rear rotors + Bigger Calipers

    man looks good....i did end up spending like 300 bucks for my rear disk set up when i could of upgraded....oh well maybe when this set it is all gone il upgrade. thanks for the research maing

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    Re: DIY: 11" Rear rotors + Bigger Calipers

    this will be sexy on my new rear disc setup in 1-4 weeks

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    Re: DIY: 11" Rear rotors + Bigger Calipers

    Quote Originally Posted by MessyHonda
    man looks good....i did end up spending like 300 bucks for my rear disk set up when i could of upgraded....oh well maybe when this set it is all gone il upgrade. thanks for the research maing
    Definitly equal to the price of nice pads and D/S Rotors.

    Quote Originally Posted by ZackieDarko
    this will be sexy on my new rear disc setup in 1-4 weeks
    Make sure to check out those shock bushings before you install them on your car. My first set of SE-i hubs were fine, but the set pictures above had bushings that were shot.
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    Re: DIY: 11" Rear rotors + Bigger Calipers

    gotchya

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    Re: DIY: 11" Rear rotors + Bigger Calipers

    hey there is an se-i at my local junk yard... what all do i need to snatch off of it in order to convert my lxi... i love this setup... i want it!

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    Re: DIY: 11" Rear rotors + Bigger Calipers

    Quote Originally Posted by hotdoghogie
    hey there is an se-i at my local junk yard... what all do i need to snatch off of it in order to convert my lxi... i love this setup... i want it!
    All you need to grab is the rear hubs themselves, the arm that runs frot he front to back of the car, the hard and soft brakes lines (I would order braided brake lines to replace the soft ones), the bracket that connect the hubs to the arm, and then all the pieces that I listed in the first post.
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    Re: DIY: 11" Rear rotors + Bigger Calipers

    sick


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    Re: DIY: 11" Rear rotors + Bigger Calipers

    Quote Originally Posted by thegreatdane
    sick

    Well, Thank you .
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    Re: 11" REAR rotors + Bigger Calipers

    Requested to have this moved from "How to" since I haven't ever actually been able to test this mod out. I'm gonna work on a bolt up option for this as well, so Ill update as I get more info.
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    Re: 11" REAR rotors + Bigger Calipers

    Nice if you have the tools to do your own work.

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    Re: DIY: 11" Rear rotors + Bigger Calipers

    Quote Originally Posted by Legend_master View Post
    I was thinking this also, but as I have played with it over and over, and the pieces never move, because the pads keep it stuck in place. This is something I plan on tackling after I install them on the car. If they do rub, I will have to make something up after I install them.
    So seeing how old the post is, I'd assume there was not a issue with this?

    My bad failed to read the 5-14 post. If you get it bolted up let me know, if not I'll work with it in about a week or two before I go to the field.
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    Re: DIY: 11" Rear rotors + Bigger Calipers

    Quote Originally Posted by Slipup View Post
    So seeing how old the post is, I'd assume there was not a issue with this?

    My bad failed to read the 5-14 post. If you get it bolted up let me know, if not I'll work with it in about a week or two before I go to the field.
    Looking at it, the mod is very possible. Just gonna take some time, research, and some cash.
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    Re: 11" REAR rotors + Bigger Calipers

    Alright thanks. Not sure how much cash I'll have left over once I finish changing some things next week. I'll try to run down to the local pick and pull and try and get at least the calipers and brackets. Once I get the rotors I'll see if I can come up with anything.

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    Re: 11" REAR rotors + Bigger Calipers

    What was the issue with this mod? Why doesn't it work?
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    Re: 11" REAR rotors + Bigger Calipers

    I believe the issue is with the metal pieces that hold the pads in place.

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    Re: 11" REAR rotors + Bigger Calipers

    Quote Originally Posted by turabaka View Post
    What was the issue with this mod? Why doesn't it work?
    Quote Originally Posted by Slipup View Post
    I believe the issue is with the metal pieces that hold the pads in place.
    That is part of it, the rotor goes right to the very edge of the caliper and doesn't allow any room for the rattle bracket. I was thinking about running it without the rattle bracket in there, but I think the pad will shift around and cause problems/noises. Otherwise its almost a full bolt on application.
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