Ek9 OEM calipers v Spoon twinblock calipers


denward

ex '00 Silver ek9 Rx
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Hi all

Interested to know the spec differences between the OEM ek9 calipers v the Spoon twinblock calipers.

Can anyone help?
Cheers
 



MatD

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Spoon Calipers are 4 pot ones, EK( OEM calipers are single pot
 


Allen_EK9

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2000 Civic Type Rx Y-56
Weight and number of pistons. The OEM ek9 has a big single piston. Spoon twinblock uses 4 pistons. Twinblock Spoon calipers weigh in less than half of the Ek9
 


JohnTurbo

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Bear in mind that EK4 calipers are good enough for racing (ask the Civic cup, or me); the EK9 calipers would be good enough for endurance racing.
EK Civics brake very very well. I think much of this is rear suspension design.

You might save a few grams with Spoon calipers, and win some scene points but that's it.
 


Kipper

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With the Spoon there are benefits like improved pad wear with the force being more evenly distributed using the 4 smaller pistons, lighter weight as mentioned and I guess alloy will dissipate heat more effectively as well. But in reality you'd do well to notice these things unless you were a serious track user.

On my Racecar I use a fully reconditioned set of EK9 calipers, PBS pads and Pagid blanks and have never had an issue with braking during a race, some of the EP3's I've raced with have 6 or 8 pot calipers and c.325mm discs and I've never felt 'out braked' in the EG.

I think it's important that you have a braking system in good condition, a BMC stopper and some decent pads and tyres and I'd be surprised if you needed more, although Spoon calipers are lovely things!
 


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