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Afternoon gang,

I am looking to upgrade my brakes this week as the car came with barely any pads on the rears and therfore want to replace them all.

I have been quoted by a local garage £350 to replace discs and pads all round with oem standard parts from euro car parts, but I was thinking of some better brands like, mintex, ferrodo or ebc.

Does anyone have any suggestions for a whole setup in the £400 region, whilst still keeping the standard type s calipers?

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Bin the standard front setup, it's RUBBISH. Fit ATR calipers, carriers, discs and pads. It all bolts straight on.
 

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Bin the standard front setup, it's RUBBISH. Fit ATR calipers, carriers, discs and pads. It all bolts straight on.
:dito:

ATR or FN2/EP3 calipers, you wont really tell any difference between them.

I'm currently running:
EP3 calipers
Mtec grooved disk
EBC Yellow Stuff pads
Hel Braided lines
ATE SuperBlue brake fluid

Result= go hard, brake hard :)
 

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Any idea how much a refurb would cost on a set? £100? £200?
Depends what you want doing if you just want them to perform tip top a seal kit I think is about thirty quid off the top of my head
If you wanted to refurb them yourself £25 in paint and cleaners
If you want someone else to do it all don't think you would get much change out of £100 - £150
There's a set of mint ep3 calipers that have already been done for £90 on the bay now

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Just for reference I'm running
Type-R calipers
Type-R mtec discs front and back
Yellowstuff all round
Hel braided lines
ATE super blue fluid

Massive improvement over stock
All in about £550 spent

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Thanks for the suggestions so far....

What If I didn't go down the 300mm route?

Any brands worth getting or avoiding?
 

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Just for reference I'm running
Type-R calipers
Type-R mtec discs front and back
Yellowstuff all round
Hel braided lines
ATE super blue fluid

Massive improvement over stock
All in about £550 spent

Sent from my HTC One using Tapatalk 2
Mine was 175 for ATR calipers and carriers, 75 for discs and, the pads I got for free because they were genuine Honda ones from my Integra. Never bothered with fancy brake fluid or lines because the car never goes near a track and the standard stuff is more than up to the job. Total cost, 250quid :cool:
 

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Thanks for the suggestions so far....

What If I didn't go down the 300mm route?

Any brands worth getting or avoiding?
Personally I wouldn't bother with the standard size. They're undersized and weak for the weight of the car.
 

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The 2.2's achilles heal is the brakes as they are woefully inadequate, you could always just chuck some yellowstuff or ds2000 pads round it and there will be an improvement.
It all depends how much money you have to play with really.
Wardy
 

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The 2.2's achilles heal is the brakes as they are woefully inadequate, you could always just chuck some yellowstuff or ds2000 pads round it and there will be an improvement.
It all depends how much money you have to play with really.
Wardy
Willing to spend between £350-400 max.
I have no intention of taking the car near a track day, and it is used as daily driver.
 

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Mine was 175 for ATR calipers and carriers, 75 for discs and, the pads I got for free because they were genuine Honda ones from my Integra. Never bothered with fancy brake fluid or lines because the car never goes near a track and the standard stuff is more than up to the job. Total cost, 250quid :cool:
Was that just a set off ebay? And did you get them refurbished or just used them as they were?
 

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Was that just a set off ebay? And did you get them refurbished or just used them as they were?
I bought them from somebody off another forum. I checked them over, no corroded pistons or sliders, so I fitted them. They've been fine for years.

Here's them fitted to my 2.2


 
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Willing to spend between £350-400 max.
I have no intention of taking the car near a track day, and it is used as daily driver.
Seriously, ATR brakes mate, mine have OEM performance/reliability and when you REALLY need to stop, the car does it easily. Unlike the standard inadequate brakes :rolleyes:
 

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Yes mate, they're the ones you need. Get them bought, I've bought from them before. Very trustworthy. They're a Honda breaker specialist.
So the discs are a different size. Do you know specifically what to look for when searching for discs, or do you just look for 2001 ATR compatible discs?

And are the pads different sizes, too? And if so, is there a "pad size" or something? Or again, just search for ATR compatible pads?


Thanks for all the info, btw! A BBK kit is a bit above my price range, and seems overkill for daily use, but an upgrade will be needed!
 

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I have the ATR 300 x 28mm disc and dual piston caliper setup on my Prelude, while they are great I wouldn't call the stock brakes on my Lude or 1.8 Civic crap. Unless you constantly hoon about the place you don't need bigger brakes.

IMO to boost braking performance (at a decent price) all that is need is OEM blank discs + decent pads (Ferodo DS2500 or Hawk HP Plus etc..) + Super DOT 4 brake fluid + braided hoses.
 
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