Front knuckles rebuild and ITR big brake kit

This entry is part 18 of 41 in the series TrackDays EF7 HONDA CRX

I must say that the ‘Lego’ possibilities with Honda cars are fantastic ! I continue to play with my toys and move on the full front knuckles rebuild with big brakes installation. Here are the specs :

  • OEM knuckles are swapped for knuckles out of a VTEC civic version.
  • Calipers will be NISSIN 17CL15VN from a TYPE-R Integra
  • OEM pads
  • 282mm new EBC discs (Rover MG-ZR reference)
  • New wheel bearings
  • New extended ARP wheel studs

Swapping the knuckles was needed to have a bolt-on installation of the ITR calipers. Everything seems to be ok but I must say I’m a little bit worried with one thing : the extra-weight added with this new setup …

ITR big brake kit

ARP studs and aluminium extended wheel nuts. I’ll go back very quickly to steel nuts as I don’t trust those one anymore !

ITR big brake kit

Just received my ITR calipers. WoW, they look ugly …

ITR big brake kit

… but after a big cleaning and piston removing, here we are : no rust at all inside ! Calipers will be rebuilt using brand new OEM Honda seal kits.

ITR big brake kit

Knuckles ready for a bearing press-in. Thank’s a lot Alain for letting me use your 40 Tons press !

ITR big brake kit

Knuckles back on the car and braided brake lines connected.

ITR big brake kit

One view ..

ITR big brake kit

Another view ..

ITR big brake kit

.. And my new set of shoes ! OZ ultraleggera, 15″ x 7″, less than 5 kilos for one raw wheel. And happy to be lucky.

ITR big brake kit

Lucky because it was impossible for me to test wheel and ITR calipers clearance before buying the whole set.

ITR big brake kit

Enouch clearance on both radial and axles direction.

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2 comments

  1. Hi there , the links to the picture are broken ? was interested in reading your write-up as I are planning to do something similar
    cheers
    grant

    1. Hi, thanks for the information ! Some links seems to be broken due to a Domain name modification, I will solve this issue as soon as possible.

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