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March 9th, 2016 04:54 PM
flanneljon great information guys, I read through the whole thread haha.
March 3rd, 2016 03:14 AM
2i2dk1ny2i3 those STR Wheels look awesome

best of luck on whatever you decide
February 23rd, 2016 02:53 PM
crkdslider Ok, so strange. I got a phone call from the mechanic doing the rebuild. I gave him a kit for the rebuild and he called me back saying he needs one more kit because they are 4 piston calipers, making a total of 8 pistons. What?!

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EDIT: So I just realized there are 2 pistons on either side of the caliper, making it 4. Hehe...
February 23rd, 2016 11:30 AM
ikethegreat The OEM part number for the caliper rebuild kit is 01463-SJA-000. Got mine for around $50 I think. I don't know how well OEM and aftermarket compare though.
February 23rd, 2016 11:13 AM
crkdslider
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Originally Posted by 757Accord View Post
Probably can use these.

2005-2012 Acura RL Caliper Repair Kit - Brake - Centric, Front 05-12 RL Caliper Repair Kit - 18273-05106845 - PartsGeek

I sent mine off to a guy in Cali and he rebuilt it/powder coated it for me.
Ok, so those are what I've been seeing. I've got a guy that's going to do it for me, and then the powder coating. Will probably run me just under a couple hundred for the rebuild and powder coat.

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February 23rd, 2016 11:02 AM
757Accord Probably can use these.

2005-2012 Acura RL Caliper Repair Kit - Brake - Centric, Front 05-12 RL Caliper Repair Kit - 18273-05106845 - PartsGeek

I sent mine off to a guy in Cali and he rebuilt it/powder coated it for me.
February 23rd, 2016 10:01 AM
crkdslider Hey guys, I just got back from a mechanic I have been speaking to about rebuilding my calipers. After my visit, I am a little confused on what is all needed for this rebuild.

As I am sure you already know, I will need to split the caliper before I can get them powder coated. I need to find a rebuild kit that covers the seals around the piston, as well as anything that is in between the caliper itself when they split them.

All I can find are just the kits at Autozone/Oreilly's etc. and don't think that that is enough to cover everything.

Where did you all get your rebuild kits at? Everywhere I am going says it would probably be cheaper/around the same price to just buy new calipers instead of rebuild them? Has me very confused.
February 12th, 2016 05:13 PM
crkdslider Assuming that's 225/40, that does help quite a bit. I won't be going that low though. Probably a half inch to an inch higher.

I spoke with discount tire and they told me I have 30 days to do an exchange. Only problem is, I get to do that only once. So if the problem persists, I'm stuck with tires that don't fully fit the wheel.

I was given the number to a guy that he thinks might be able to help. I'm gonna give him a call and pick his brain a little bit about what he thinks I can do.

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February 12th, 2016 05:08 PM
757Accord Hopefully this will help?

February 12th, 2016 02:46 PM
crkdslider
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Well, I ran a 215/40 back in the day but this time around, I'm gonna run a 225/40. Not as an aggressive of a stretch, but still a small amount of stretch and I don't plan on being as low as I was before.

this is a 225/40 on a 9.5 But also depends on the brand. Some stretch more than other. I think falken, nankang, and a few others stretch really good. And others are harder to stretch. I'm looking at getting Federal's since I've had good luck with them on my ek.
I have Continentals now, and I love them. I don't think Discount Tire would just up and exchange a set of tires through, especially since I have already driven on them. I might shoot them an email and inquire. That stretch doesn't look that bad. I can't tell if the sidewalk is stretched enough to clear my fender also. I mean, I want to lower it, but I don't want to cover up any tire with the fender. I'm already scraping pretty badly with where it's at now. Albeit, speed bumps suck in my apartment complex.

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February 12th, 2016 02:43 PM
757Accord
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Originally Posted by crkdslider View Post
I'm already taking a chance with fitment here lol

Nothing is happening quite as smoothly as I'd hoped. I'm still trying to solve my rubbing issues. Should've gotten thinner tires, which I'm convinced is my issue. Now I'm trying to find a fender flare of some sort that will allow me to get the fitment I want. I feel like I should've gone with 225/40 instead of 245/35. In my mind it's just a mess lol, but I'm here and I want to get it done.

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Well, I ran a 215/40 back in the day but this time around, I'm gonna run a 225/40. Not as an aggressive of a stretch, but still a small amount of stretch and I don't plan on being as low as I was before.

this is a 225/40 on a 9.5 But also depends on the brand. Some stretch more than other. I think falken, nankang, and a few others stretch really good. And others are harder to stretch. I'm looking at getting Federal's since I've had good luck with them on my ek.
February 12th, 2016 02:37 PM
crkdslider
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I mean, I'm not gonna tell you to order 2 sets of rotors. lol it's your call. Since you already ordered them, just run them. If you run into issues or something, see what others say and maybe just throw on some blank ones for a week (if you get noise issue) and see if that helps.
But, i'd say since you already pulled the trigger on everything, just install everything and go from there.
I'm already taking a chance with fitment here lol

Nothing is happening quite as smoothly as I'd hoped. I'm still trying to solve my rubbing issues. Should've gotten thinner tires, which I'm convinced is my issue. Now I'm trying to find a fender flare of some sort that will allow me to get the fitment I want. I feel like I should've gone with 225/40 instead of 245/35. In my mind it's just a mess lol, but I'm here and I want to get it done.

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February 12th, 2016 02:33 PM
757Accord I mean, I'm not gonna tell you to order 2 sets of rotors. lol it's your call. Since you already ordered them, just run them. If you run into issues or something, see what others say and maybe just throw on some blank ones for a week (if you get noise issue) and see if that helps.
But, i'd say since you already pulled the trigger on everything, just install everything and go from there.
February 12th, 2016 02:23 PM
crkdslider
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I wanna say the issue of the clearance is from brackets being used from fast brakes. I believe there's a thread on honda-tech where a guy used one from fast brakes and literally had no clearance for something (i forgot for what) and even the supplied bolts were too short.

Just be careful with the drilled ones. I've had issues with them making a lot of noise (and some others) Not sure what it was. I thought it was the pads, so I used a lot of brake disc quiet on the back and it went away for like, a week then everything came back. Swapped rotors to blanks, and everything has been quiet ever since. Maybe it's cause I wasn't using them or getting them hot enough? idk.
I ordered my brackets from fat four customs.

Hm... Order is already placed. Think I schould play it safe and get the blanks? I don't want to have to take everything off again.

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February 12th, 2016 02:21 PM
757Accord I wanna say the issue of the clearance is from brackets being used from fast brakes. I believe there's a thread on honda-tech where a guy used one from fast brakes and literally had no clearance for something (i forgot for what) and even the supplied bolts were too short.

Just be careful with the drilled ones. I've had issues with them making a lot of noise (and some others) Not sure what it was. I thought it was the pads, so I used a lot of brake disc quiet on the back and it went away for like, a week then everything came back. Swapped rotors to blanks, and everything has been quiet ever since. Maybe it's cause I wasn't using them or getting them hot enough? idk.
February 12th, 2016 12:00 PM
ikethegreat
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Never had that problem with mine. I bought 350z track rotors and have them on mine and my wife's tsx so didn't have to shave anything.
Yeah I've had two sets of the 350z rotors on my accord and I haven't had to shave anything either.
February 12th, 2016 10:13 AM
crkdslider I am going to go ahead and order these then.

https://www.r1concepts.com/detail/pr...n/350Z/Track:/

I wanted to get their R1 Premier, but they are back ordered and offered me a discount for these. Why not? Everything lines up, from what I can tell, so I'll pull the trigger on these.

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February 12th, 2016 06:37 AM
757Accord Never had that problem with mine. I bought 350z track rotors and have them on mine and my wife's tsx so didn't have to shave anything.
February 12th, 2016 03:40 AM
crkdslider
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yes, you will just need 12.75" (324mm) rotors.
Your choices are 350z track edition or nissan maxima base rotors.
the thing with 350z track rotors is they are like 1mm to thick, and you might have rubbing probs on the inside of the caliper, so its uggested to shave the little indentation on both halves of the inside of the caliper, its like 8 spots, you gotta mill a tad.

easier way to go is with thinner rotors, the maxima base ones.
they fit flawlessly.
be careful not to mill/sand the side rails/guides/bracket that the pads slide on. i ruined a caliper by sanding it too much after my powdercoater painted it. had the worst squealing, sound like a train derailing at every stop light, lmao. had to chuck the caliper.

just look for artema's thread on the matter.
Good information to know. What year Maxima? With the Maxima, no milling will be required?
February 12th, 2016 03:34 AM
beekayhoax yes, you will just need 12.75" (324mm) rotors.
Your choices are 350z track edition or nissan maxima base rotors.
the thing with 350z track rotors is they are like 1mm to thick, and you might have rubbing probs on the inside of the caliper, so its uggested to shave the little indentation on both halves of the inside of the caliper, its like 8 spots, you gotta mill a tad.

easier way to go is with thinner rotors, the maxima base ones.
they fit flawlessly.
be careful not to mill/sand the side rails/guides/bracket that the pads slide on. i ruined a caliper by sanding it too much after my powdercoater painted it. had the worst squealing, sound like a train derailing at every stop light, lmao. had to chuck the caliper.

just look for artema's thread on the matter.
February 12th, 2016 12:05 AM
crkdslider
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You're not over thinking it, but like I said earlier. It's on the design of the wheel. OEM TL/TL-S wheels at 17x8 +45 will clear no problem, but other wheels with similar specs won't. I think there was someone who tried the genesis 19's (concave ones) and didn't clear. but, if you're already gonna order em, go for it. worse case is you just either return em or just sell em.
So I ordered the parts. I have the calipers on the way, as well as the brackets.

According to this link, I should buy the 2005 350z Brembo rotors. Is that what you are using? Only reason I ask is that the guide is about 5 years old now.
February 10th, 2016 03:13 PM
757Accord You're not over thinking it, but like I said earlier. It's on the design of the wheel. OEM TL/TL-S wheels at 17x8 +45 will clear no problem, but other wheels with similar specs won't. I think there was someone who tried the genesis 19's (concave ones) and didn't clear. but, if you're already gonna order em, go for it. worse case is you just either return em or just sell em.
February 10th, 2016 11:09 AM
crkdslider Just got off the phone with Acura. They tell me the stock wheels for the 2005 Acura RL with the Brembo's are 17 through 19 inch diameter, with either an 8 or 9 inch width, with 45 to 55 offset. Going off of that, these calipers would definitely fit on 18x9.5+35? Am I overthinking this?

I'm gonna go ahead and order everything to bolt it up, and I guess just hope for the best.

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February 10th, 2016 05:34 AM
crkdslider
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I was referring to your "inner" portion. From the pictures, it looked like it was slightly raised, but could be just me. I mean, if you get them for dirt cheap, and don't fit, just flip em and sell em for a little more. lol Pretty sure they will clear though. but, like i said. Better to test fit them get them and get your hopes up.
Ya, I like this idea. I guess we will see what happens. I'm gonna have to do something about my rear brakes too. The stock rotors and calipers look so freaking puny with these wheels on. It's hilarious.

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February 10th, 2016 05:03 AM
757Accord I was referring to your "inner" portion. From the pictures, it looked like it was slightly raised, but could be just me. I mean, if you get them for dirt cheap, and don't fit, just flip em and sell em for a little more. lol Pretty sure they will clear though. but, like i said. Better to test fit them get them and get your hopes up.
February 10th, 2016 04:05 AM
crkdslider
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Just to make sure, the pictures you measured are from the front correct?

So it's the same distance. The rotors I have don't really have a raised portion or anything. So, with that being said, It MAY fit/may not fit. The calipers do kind of sit away from the wheel since it's a 12.8 rotor, but, it might be too close to tell. I would suggest that maybe try to find someone locally that has it and try to test fit it?

and the fronts, you're mostly rolling the liner tabs. I think people tuck the liner above the tabs and roll em flat.
Ya, those pictures I took were from the front. When you said a "raised" portion, what are you referring to?

Ok, I will see what I can do about a test fit. Maybe pick them up somewhere and return if they don't fit.



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February 9th, 2016 05:03 AM
757Accord Just to make sure, the pictures you measured are from the front correct?

So it's the same distance. The rotors I have don't really have a raised portion or anything. So, with that being said, It MAY fit/may not fit. The calipers do kind of sit away from the wheel since it's a 12.8 rotor, but, it might be too close to tell. I would suggest that maybe try to find someone locally that has it and try to test fit it?

and the fronts, you're mostly rolling the liner tabs. I think people tuck the liner above the tabs and roll em flat.
February 9th, 2016 01:41 AM
crkdslider I've still been doing a lot of research on the setup route I want to take with these new wheels.

I've come to the conclusion that I'm going to have to run a tad bit of negative camber in order to keep rubbing from happening after I roll my fenders (I'm pretty sure this is because of tire size.) Once I do my drop in a couple of weeks to roll, I'm going to see where it sits from the drop alone, and decide from that.

For those of you running wheels similar to my setup at 18x9.5 +35 or lower offset, was lowering the car all you did, and an alignment, and were able to keep the tires from poking?

I'd be comfortable with running a -1.5 camber if that keeps the rubbing away, but anything more I'd be too worried about tire wear.

I already know this is a question I've asked a couple of times, but I'm still not certain about the answer.

Side note, for those of you have rolled your fenders, how much lip is there to actually roll on the front? When I look/feel under the front wheel wells, there's not really a lip there, and doesn't like there's anything to roll? The rear, however, has plenty of lip to roll. I find it kind of odd.

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February 8th, 2016 07:02 AM
757Accord No probs. It'll be sometime this afternoon.
February 8th, 2016 04:10 AM
crkdslider
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I can measure it again for you. I have to take my wheels off sometime today and i can try to get you an exact measurement. well, if you'd like.
If you wouldn't mind doing that, I would love the information. That would be amazing!

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