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Old 05-09-2017, 08:35 AM   #201
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I've been looking into getting the Type R Brembo conversion soon but I am worried about rotors. I was wondering if you guys with with the Type R Brembos have an inexpensive option for rotors other then the DBA and Mugen ones I've been finding. I've been buying Centric Premiums for the set up I have now and don't mind spending a little more but I don't want to spend $500 for a pair of rotors.
Best bet would be to get some hats machined to use Wilwood rotors. High cost up front, but the ease of getting rotors locallg will pay it off in the end. You could also try sourcing rotors from Japan as plenty of companies make them.
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Old 05-16-2017, 12:50 PM   #202
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Anyone going to Hyperfest at VIR this weekend?
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Old 05-16-2017, 01:21 PM   #203
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Anyone going to Hyperfest at VIR this weekend?
I will be there not. 😂

I just got some new daily / track pads.
Hawk Street Race pads also known as revised DTC30's
I also got some ATE typ200 to test out. I've been using random dot 4 at the auto parts store and my friend made me buy ATE, so I'll see how I like it. I've never boiled fluid due to my previous street pads so I'll doubt I'll see a difference.
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Old 05-22-2017, 10:26 AM   #204
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Wish I would have been able to use my DTC-30s. They just sit next to my computer desk mocking me. Now I have a car that only has HP+, Blue 9012s, and HT-10s available for it. I put a sad face down, but in reality I'm just happy that there's HP+ available. I wasn't expecting much from this Starlet, but it was a breath of fresh air to find out it uses the same pads as the N/A 2nd gen MR2.
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Old 06-15-2017, 11:39 PM   #205
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Well, that didn't last long. Realized that the Integra is much like my wife, despite how much I hate it, I can't seem to bring myself to get rid of it. Have a dude who agreed to my price on the Starlet and is coming by to look at it. He's coo coo for Starlet Puffs, so I doubt he'll say no once he sees it in person. Was gonna use the money to buy a Mazda2, but I think I'll just use the money to get the Integra back on the road and fix/ replace some things.
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Old 06-16-2017, 09:35 AM   #206
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Well, that didn't last long. Realized that the Integra is much like my wife, despite how much I hate it, I can't seem to bring myself to get rid of it. Have a dude who agreed to my price on the Starlet and is coming by to look at it. He's coo coo for Starlet Puffs, so I doubt he'll say no once he sees it in person. Was gonna use the money to buy a Mazda2, but I think I'll just use the money to get the Integra back on the road and fix/ replace some things.
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I miss my Honda.
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Old 06-18-2017, 05:17 PM   #208
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Well I need your guys opinions.
So front pads are only lasting me 1.5-2 events, which is about 250-320 minutes of track time, the rears last me about 3-4 events.

I've tried Stop tech Street performance pads and currently I am on Hawk HPS Race, which are revised DTC 30's.
Pad's don't seem to last me very long, is this a issue with RSX's?

Im gonna try the gloc R8's next.

ps. I have a types without type r brembos.
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Old 06-18-2017, 06:23 PM   #209
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Well I need your guys opinions.
So front pads are only lasting me 1.5-2 events, which is about 250-320 minutes of track time, the rears last me about 3-4 events.

I've tried Stop tech Street performance pads and currently I am on Hawk HPS Race, which are revised DTC 30's.
Pad's don't seem to last me very long, is this a issue with RSX's?

Im gonna try the gloc R8's next.

ps. I have a types without type r brembos.
What tires do you run? Do you still have ABS? Do you run any brake ducting?

I used to go through a set of front DTC 60s every other track weekend. I have since upgraded to TL-S Brembo calipers and rotors and I have done 4 weekends (minimal street driving) on my DTC 60s and they still have plenty of meat left.
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Old 06-18-2017, 06:33 PM   #210
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What tires do you run? Do you still have ABS? Do you run any brake ducting?

I used to go through a set of front DTC 60s every other track weekend. I have since upgraded to TL-S Brembo calipers and rotors and I have done 4 weekends (minimal street driving) on my DTC 60s and they still have plenty of meat left.
I run Federal RSRR, I still have ABS and also have 2in brake ducting.

Nice to hear that the TL-S brembos are lasting you a lot longer. That might be my next mod consider the brembos would pay themselves off due to not having to buy pads as often.
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Old 06-18-2017, 09:03 PM   #211
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I run Federal RSRR, I still have ABS and also have 2in brake ducting.

Nice to hear that the TL-S brembos are lasting you a lot longer. That might be my next mod consider the brembos would pay themselves off due to not having to buy pads as often.
I also run DTC 60s in the rear, with ABS and no rear ducting up front (I don't think the ITR brake ducts do anything).

They have definitely paid for themselves. Last year alone I went through 4 sets of brake pads and rotors and 2 sets of calipers. This year with winning Hawk Bucks, I don't think I will ever spend money on brake pads again (if I stick with Hawk).

Just note, you have to mod the Brembo calipers. The internal crossover tube will on the wrong side once installed on the RSX.
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Old 06-19-2017, 09:12 AM   #212
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There's nothing you can really do to save the pads apart from use the brakes less. Brake ducting and moving to a higher temp range pad really only help against brake fade. You could try moving to a pad with a harder compound (i.e. one with a higher operating temp) and see if that helps.
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Old 06-19-2017, 01:55 PM   #213
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Well I need your guys opinions.
So front pads are only lasting me 1.5-2 events, which is about 250-320 minutes of track time, the rears last me about 3-4 events.

I've tried Stop tech Street performance pads and currently I am on Hawk HPS Race, which are revised DTC 30's.
Pad's don't seem to last me very long, is this a issue with RSX's?

Im gonna try the gloc R8's next.

ps. I have a types without type r brembos.
thats more of a street pad on track thing rather than an RSX thing. Even with my Wilwood BBK on my NC Miata I wore through about 1/2 the pad material in one track day on a street pad. I switched to race pads (Raybestos ST43 - awesome pads) and went through 1-2mm my next outing, and it was about 20 degrees hotter than the street pad day...

brake ducting/cooling will help pads and rotors last longer, but they're really not gonna put a significant dent in how long street pads last on track.
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Old 06-19-2017, 03:19 PM   #214
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I'll throw my 2cents in for what its worth. I run Carbotech XP10 and I've gone through a set (brand new) in a single day before. They usually last me 2-4 days for the fronts. Alot has to do with the track and temps of course. But another thing to consider is how you are bedding them in. Improper pad bedding will lead to shorter pad life and possible chunking as well. I have never ending brake problems and have gone thru multiple calipers sets the last few years so I'll be swapping to a larger caliper/ rotor set up next season to hopefully put all this BS behind me.
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so who's getting the new CTR now that you can buy it in merica?
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Old 06-19-2017, 11:57 PM   #216
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so who's getting the new CTR now that you can buy it in merica?
I'd say me maybe in 10 years, but at that point I'll just be saving my money to import a FD2.
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Dealership around me are marking it up $15k-$25k
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Dealership around me are marking it up $15k-$25k
they're already at the dealers?

I knew there'd be a markup, but 15-25k? that puts it at 50-60k... and I thought paying 35k for a fwd car was ridiculous. who in their right mind buys a civic for 50-60k?

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I'd say me maybe in 10 years, but at that point I'll just be saving my money to import a FD2.
if the 15-25k mark up is typical, put me in the same maybe 10 year club
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Yea dude. The Honda dealership I used to work for sold one for $50k, and their sister store had one in the show room for $60k!
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I do know of one dealer selling them at sticker and not a penny more. And they've already sold quite a few. People are flying across the country to buy them for that price. Not EVERY dealer is marking them up.
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they're already at the dealers?

I knew there'd be a markup, but 15-25k? that puts it at 50-60k... and I thought paying 35k for a fwd car was ridiculous. who in their right mind buys a civic for 50-60k?
Japanese people. The FK2 was sold by Honda for 5,550,000 yen which is near $50k depending on the exchange rate. The Mugen RR FD2 was also a $50k car from Honda and those sold out within minutes.
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