My Honda Integra Type-R : Brakes

Well basically, these were replaced due to the fact that Honda brakes are crap: I warped the front discs twice with just normal road driving.

I decided to go with a known entity for the pads ... EBC Green Stuff as they performed very well on the track with the Renault 5 GT Turbo. I decided to also try EBC for their discs, opting for the cross-drilled and grooved variants.

As it turns out, they are supplied as plain discs, but an engineering firm did the machining required.

So, here is a comparison of old and new:
Integra Front Brake Comparison

You may notice the asymmetrical hole pattern, that's because these discs have an odd number of cooling fins, meaning that a symmetrical pattern could not be machined.

There were the normal problems changing the discs: screws being too tight and the nearside disc not wanting to come off. However job is done and this is what they look like:

Integra Front Brakes, Open

As you can see, the Green Stuff pads really are green!

Once the wheel is on, this is what is seen (writing on the tyre is because it's new):

Integra Front Brakes, Wheel Fitted

The brakes were fantastic after they were bedded in, however eventually suffered minor warp-age (no where near as bad as the standard Honda ones though). I think there's just not enough air getting into the brakes to cool them down.

DOT 5.1 was also been put into the braking system as the normal DOT 4 is too easy to boil, even on the road.

I eventually switched to EBC Red Stuff pads as I was getting some brake fade from the green. They are even better than the Green Stuff!




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