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HT-Spec Brake Package: Stage 1 Street Enhanced, 2007-12 Acura RDX TB1

HeelToe Automotive
Product Line:
Stage 1 Street Enhanced Brake Combo Package
Vehicle Fitment:
Acura RDX, 2007-12
Front & Rear
HT-Spec Brake Package: Stage 1 Street Enhanced, 2007-12 Acura RDX TB1



Kit Contents :

  • Honda Genuine Brake Fluid, 2 Pints
  • EBC Redstuff Front Pad Set
  • EBC Redstuff Rear Pad Set
  • EBC USR Sport Front Slotted Rotor Set
  • EBC USR Sport Rear Rotor Set (Optional)
  • Fastline Performance Steel Braided Brake Lines

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

Who this kit is for :

This Stage 1 kit is designed for the:
Spirited/Stylish Commuter

  • Enhance braking stamina and longevity.
  • Eliminate "warping" issue.
  • Increase stopping ability.
  • Improve pedal feel
  • Extremely 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 1 kit takes the factory braking system to a new level of braking not achievable with stock rotors.

Most people consider a comprehensive brake upgrade to include pads and rotors. The factory brake rotors are not bad, and contrary to popular believe are not warp-prone. However they have severe limitations related to cooling. Their inability to efficiently shed heat will overheat the pads, ultimately leading to fade and dreaded steering –wheel shaking (often falsely identified as warping rotors).

At Heeltoe we believe if you are going to change the rotors, it makes sense to get the best ones available. Most other rotors are essentially the same; many different companies even use the same part number roots to identify them. EBC Brakes is one of the few companies to craft rotors from the ground up as enhanced over stock. They offer creative solutions to braking problems such as noise an corrosion issues that bother most drivers.

    These features make EBC USR rotors stand out:
  • Narrow slots reduce air noise.
  • Pads stay smooth and flat.
  • Reduced brake fade at speed.
  • Coated with a black zinc finish to resist corrosion.

With great rotors you want to use great pads. Formulated specifically to provide smooth and consistent breaking with a low noise and dusting that people look for in a street/sport pad, the EBC Redstuff is the perfect fit for Stage 1 brake kits. The bite well without being grabby, and are easy to modulate. All but the most aggressive street drivers will not exceed their performance limit.

Rounding out the package is a set of Fastline Performance Stainless Steel Braided Brake Lines and a couple pints of Honda Genuine fluid. Many will say upgrading the fluid should be done for performance reasons. Actually, the stock fluid is very good, and at the performance level of the Stage 1 driver it is unnecessary to upgrade it. These components provide a firm and consistent pedal feel that give you the confidence to use all that the Stage 1 Rotor and Pad selections offer. Change your brake fluid annually to maintain an excellent brake pedal.

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Customer Questions

Q:I am interested in purchasing the HT-spec Stage 1 brake kit but I am a little low on money so I would not be needing the brake fluid and brake lines. Is there a way to order the package of just rotors and pads shims? Or should I just buy it separately?

I was just curious if it 'd be more convenient and/or cheaper together or separate.

A:We can delete the fluid and lines but we feel these parts are necessary for really improving the brake feel and action. If you really don't want them it is probably better to simply order the parts you do want a la carte.

For money savings we suggest skipping the rotors and going with a stage 0 kit. Many people feel that shaking is a sign that the rotors need to be changed however we have found that installing improved pads over stock with "warped" rotors will often cure the "warping," which is really just caused by the factory pads.

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