Project Acura RSX, Improving the Stopping Power!

The Stoptech 304 pads were slid into place.

The brake bridge was installed and tightened down.  This also puts tension on the anti-rattle clips.  Finally, the caliper was mounted on the radial-mount adaptor and the braided steel brake line installed.

]The last step was to flush and bleed the brake system with Stoptech’s STR 600 fluid.

Stay tuned, in our next segment of Project RSX we refresh the tired old suspension and take our street sleeper RSX out for a whirl with braking and cornering to match our new K24 engines power.



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  1. I’ve noticed that no one makes 2-piece rotors for stock sized rotors. I would have thought the weight savings from the iron hub will still be worth the trouble, but it seems that the market does not demand for it.

    Any insights on that?

    1. Because it would be pointless to offer something like that. Stock rotors are good if you are running stock sized tires with stock type compounds. When you run more aggressive tires and suspension you quickly overwhelm the stock brakes in track use, with aggressive pads, the car might stop but the rotors will become damaged, rapid wear heat checking and warping.

      1. are S2000 rotors the same as RSX? Cause there are 2pc options for that… although same logic applies as to why its kind of a waste of money…

        1. Yup, anyone who is really serious about tracking the S2000 upgrades to a BBK now. It only took a decade of telling people that, ha. The crowd of, “oh, I just bring spare stock rotors because they crack every two track days” is much smaller now.

  2. Would you recommend going to a bigger rear brake on a FR car with more even weight distribution, or do they tend to do well with just a more aggressive pad as well?

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