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citroentim
November 12, 2016, 6:36pm Report to Moderator
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So after the round Britain and a few moments of "cricky" these brakes are not very sharp but in reality there is nothing wrong with them being as they are all new, and I am just used to the modern brakes on the modern cars I work on every day. Anyway, me being me and can't leave things alone, I have decided to see if I can improve them without spending a fortune, changing the wheel sizes or modifying the hubs or carriers. After some internet trawling, I have purchased some Honda CRX vented discs, 1990 Civic Calipers and carriers from a Honda breaker locally and if they all fit, I will detail on here the fitting and part numbers. The discs are only slightly larger in diameter and readily available for around £20 a pair. Going to try to have a try tomorrow if the weather stays fine and SWMBO doesn't find me any jobs around the house


Beige Acclaim CD Triomatic with factory aircon. On the road
Beige Acclaim HLS manual.  RBRR 2016 car. Off road needing a rear radius arm.
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GT6 M
November 12, 2016, 8:04pm Report to Moderator

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Wots the cc of the calipers!!
bigger than OE, then ye got problemo,s

so may well need a bigger MC
bigger MC will lead to a need for Biggg leg mucles
moderns ev big MC,s cos they got big servo,s

also, calipers, most likely wont match up t,caliper mounts

been there ages ago

M


One does not have to know how a thing works, to know that it is not working right

Ye div,nt efta no ooa thing wuks, t,no its nut wuk,n reet.







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Barry McGrath
December 4, 2016, 8:18pm Report to Moderator

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Without a doubt a break upgrade is a good idea, Good luck with your research.
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citroentim
December 4, 2016, 8:28pm Report to Moderator
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Thanks Barry. So far I have discovered that the Acclaim and later Civic models share the same caliper and master cylinder piston bore diameters and the front brake flexi hoses fit the Civic calipers. After a few false starts with the brake discs, I think I am there now. Will post up some more details when I have had a chance to drive the car.


Beige Acclaim CD Triomatic with factory aircon. On the road
Beige Acclaim HLS manual.  RBRR 2016 car. Off road needing a rear radius arm.
Suzuki SC100 coupe, owned since 1992.
'Resting' Suzuki SC100 coupe awaiting full strip, repaint and no doubt rust repairs.
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Barry McGrath
December 4, 2016, 8:38pm Report to Moderator

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Brilliant stuff, I'm sure that your efforts will go down well with some of the Acclaim users who are fed up of their breaks fading away into the distance. Keep up the good work and I look forward to hearing about its effectiveness.
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citroentim
December 4, 2016, 8:43pm Report to Moderator
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Will do Barry. After I am happy with the fronts, I am going to turn my attention to the rear brakes and see if they can be improved.


Beige Acclaim CD Triomatic with factory aircon. On the road
Beige Acclaim HLS manual.  RBRR 2016 car. Off road needing a rear radius arm.
Suzuki SC100 coupe, owned since 1992.
'Resting' Suzuki SC100 coupe awaiting full strip, repaint and no doubt rust repairs.
2004 Citroen C5 2.0 litre diesel estate
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Bitumen Boy
December 7, 2016, 10:50am Report to Moderator
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Each to their own, but having driven a fair number of different Acclaims I always found the standard brakes perfectly adequate so long as they were working properly, and we live in a very hilly area. Master cylinder failures aside, the only ones we had trouble with were one that had some very soft aftermarket lining material up front - which did fade badly - and another that suffered with seized calipers until I tracked down seals and pistons and rebuilt the calipers.
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Barry McGrath
December 20, 2016, 11:17pm Report to Moderator

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Rupert boils the break fluid off when bimbling down the stelvio pass, Am I driving with a little too much enthusiasm?


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logicaluk
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I have a larger vented disc upgrade sat in the corner of my garage awaiting frank to be finished, the exact numbers elude me at the moment but its mg rover parts bin, i think its mg zs 180 carryers and mg zs 140 calipers which are 54mm dia pistons insted of the acclaims 51, and i think 262mm disks. They dont fit standard wheels but might with a touch of grinding, and the pads i got that matched the calipers needed reliving for the hub, but i think i found some vauxhall corsa ones that shoukd fit straight in.



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