wilwood 13" brake kit

Old 05-25-2013, 08:51 AM
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wilwood 13" brake kit

I have one of my stock brake calipers with a small leak at the piston. Once one starts the other will follow, time to replace them. Im thinking about a upgrade, no reason other then sence I am going to replace the old ones with new stock or.... So here is the big question. Does anyone know if the stock ap2 v1 wheel fit the Wilwood 13" 4 piston big brake kit?
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Old 05-25-2013, 02:40 PM
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I would like to know if the OEM AP1 wheels will fit. A BBK is the last mechancial upgrade I have wanted for the S.
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Old 05-25-2013, 07:30 PM
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According to a guy on S2ki the kit will work with a 3mm spacer. So this kit may be in my future.
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Old 05-25-2013, 08:09 PM
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An alternative that a lot of us that wish to keep the OEM wheel have used is the replacement of the stock front calipers with 03-07 Accord V6 and some Acuras.

Having done it, I like it a lot. On track, using Hawk Blue pads, there is much more control over modulation. I think that's because you have nearly 40% more pad by my calculations. If you use Hawk Blue up front, you must use them on the rear to manage brake balance. Hawk HPS also worked well in the rear.

On the street, I use Hawk Ceramic on the front and HPS on the rear.

Yes, you do add some unsprung weight but it's all very manageable.

Below is a link to the project.
http://www.s2ki.com/s2000/topic/7470...#entry17601216

Plus.............it's a dirt-cheap alternative.

BTW, I have never seen any evidence whatsoever that the Wilwood kit out performs the OEM setup.

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Old 05-25-2013, 08:49 PM
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L8, I agree with you 100% as far as pratical use. The stock brakes work perfect even on the track with the right pad. Just thinking about playing with it a little but dont want to speed too much mad money. Father's day is coming up and my wife wants to give me a gift that I wouldnt buy otherwise. I was thinking about a hardtop until the I noticed a weeping caliper. So we will see. If I dont go the Wilwood route I wil be doing the Accord route.
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I also like the OEM brakes with better pads for the track, but having driven Porsche's now for three years, I have found what better brakes feel like and a BBK would be a big improvement.
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Originally Posted by gomarlins3 View Post
I have found what better brakes feel like and a BBK would be a big improvement.
I agree with the sole reservation that I have yet to see any concrete data that shows any of the BBK actually outperforming the OEM.

If I had a better brake that I was trying to sell, I'd show you the improved stopping distances from 60-0 and 100-0. I suspect that you would do the same, but Wilwood doesn't.

On the three occasions over the years that I've talked to them about that the sales folks just avoided the issue of comparative data.
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Old 05-26-2013, 10:35 PM
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Desided to just rebuild the OEM calipers,(both fronts). Total cost with all the misc. stuff was less the $40.00. Took longer to bleed the system then to do the rebuild, super easy. Oops sorry I didnt take any photo of the process.
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