ek9 brake upgrade kits

Kozy

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What about legend or nsx twinpot callipers they are good

Legend/ATR calipers are 3.91sq.in to the EK9s 3.94sq.in, the NSX calipers are even smaller at 3.52sq.in.

So no quantifiable performance gain with 282mm discs, but a lot of extra weight. Not worth it IMO.
 
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gary1

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Cheaper. :)
They're 4 pots. The Wilwoods have larger pistons so they have a larger area pushing on the pads.
I think the Spoons use the same pads as the standard calipers so are slightly larger, but the Wilwoods are around £200 cheaper, and the pads are around 1/2 the price for the same compound.

so they will fit under oem 15" wheels and what are they like on track use.
 

FreakyParts

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Legend/ATR calipers are 3.91sq.in to the EK9s 3.94sq.in, the NSX calipers are even smaller at 3.52sq.in.

So no quantifiable performance gain with 282mm discs, but a lot of extra weight. Not worth it IMO.

Another good point.
The weight difference between the standard calipers and carriers and the Wilwoods is a good couple of kg per side.
 

FreakyParts

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so they will fit under oem 15" wheels and what are they like on track use.

Just have a look on here for those who've fitted them. Everyone thinks they're brilliant.
I've got a similar setup on my MX5 and it means I dont get fade, I can brake later and harder and get a much better pedal feel
 

olly ek9

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Just have a look on here for those who've fitted them. Everyone thinks they're brilliant.
I've got a similar setup on my MX5 and it means I dont get fade, I can brake later and harder and get a much better pedal feel

they are amazing, we have a kit on my brotehrs DC2, if i still had my ek9 i'd be buying a set,, we tested teham at teh nurburgring with ferdodo ds2500 pads and tehy were faultless,, Amazing brake kit, and even more amazing for the price!!
 

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Can I run these w 16" SSR GTV02s?
Most of the wilwood kits have templates you can print off to check clearance. I have 4 pot wilwoods fitting with 15" wheels but it all depends on wheel width ,offset etc.
I echo what @Civicfacelift said. Check the templates.

You should be okay with 16" set, but worth checking. I had to get 16" for my jordan as 15" wouldnt fit over my wilwood 4 pots
 
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