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HT-Spec Brake Package: Stage 0 Standard-Plus, 2004-08 Acura TL & TL Type-S UA6 UA7

HeelToe Automotive
Product Line:
Stage 0 Standard-Plus Brake Combo Package
Vehicle Fitment:
Acura TL, 2004-08 (ALL Base, Sport, & Type-S)
Front & Rear
HT-Spec Brake Package: Stage 0 Standard-Plus, 2004-08 Acura TL & TL Type-S UA6 UA7



Kit Contents:

  • Honda Genuine Brake Fluid, 2 Pints
  • RB Performance ET500 Front Pad Set
  • RB Performance ET500 Rear Pad Set
  • Fastline Performance Steel Braided Brake Lines (Optional)

Read on to learn why these selections are the best for you!

Who this kit is for:

This Stage 0 kit is designed for the:
Grocery Getter

  • Eliminate "warping" issue.
  • Increase stopping ability.
  • Improve pedal feel
  • Low dust and no noise

HT-Spec brake packages are formulated by HeelToe Automotive concentrating on the most successful customer upgrades available. By focusing on individual customer concerns and needs, sensible upgrade packages are shipped right to your door or your installers shop. Order one kit, get all you need!

Kit Details:

The Stage 0 kit is all about fixing some of the faults of the factory braking system.

The factory brakes on your average Honda/Acura don’t hold up well. A historically mild pad causes incessant vibration on the steering wheel with even mild street use. Largely assumed to be warping of the rotors, Heeltoe realizes the wear pads are the cause for the shaking. For more on the problem at hand here, read an article linked here.

Heeltoe has successfully cured many cases of “warping” with new pads and bedding. The trick is to get pads formulated ideally for the driving style of the user. In the case of the average daily use Honda/Acura the RB Performance ET500 street pad is the best possible choice. Aggressive enough to resist overheating with the stock rotors and clear up moderate shaking without machining, while mild enough to avoid excessive rotor wear and noise, the ET500 is the idea street upgrade pad.

The other flaw in the stock braking system is less obvious. Over time the brake pedal gets softer and softer, to the point where one questions if they are firmly connected to anything at all. The key to maintaining confident braking feel is keeping the brake fluid fresh. The factory Honda fluid is very good, but the manufacturer’s recommendation to change it every 3 years is really inadequate. Heeltoe recommends changing the fluid annually. Details on why this recommendation is made are found in the article linked here. Optionally add a set of Fastline Performance brake lines to firm up the pedal more to give you the best brake pedal feel possible, because pedal feel is the key to confidence and better braking. These lines are DOT compliant and come with a plastic coating to resist wear.

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