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Part Comparison: Fastbrakes 4-pot Caliper vs TSX/TL OEM Caliper

  • Posted: 05-01-2015 10:47 AM
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Fastbrakes has a great 12.6" big brake kit for the 2004-08 TSX, 2009-14 TSX, and 2004-08 TL (non-Brembo). But people often wonder how the caliper body size compares with the stock caliper size. We've taken some pics here to show the difference.

As you can see, the Wilwood calipers are not a lot larger than the stock calipers, however the mass is centered over the rotor more than the oem. This will reduce clearance a bit at the spokes. Most aftermarket wheels will not have an issue if sized properly. However this oftentimes is subject to a little trial and error. Spacers may be required.

They also come out from the hub further, due to the larger rotor, making a 17" (or larger) wheel size mandatory. Stock wheels would work but most likely will not have clearance for the face of the calipers. An exception may be the 2004-08 TL rotors which are made for use with Brembo calipers which are a similar size. We don't have any data to support this, but if you do, please comment and let us know!


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Nicholas Hamil
05-09-2015 09:46 PM at 9:46 PM
Would a wheel spacers work to give you the distance for the face of the caliper to fit the OEM wheel or the OEM Silver Stars(EP-R5's)? How much are we talking about? Thanks for the info Marcus my roomy was about to pop on these and we have to re-thank this. He is not really wanting to get aftermarket wheels as he drives and parks his car downtown a lot and he would hate to invest in some good wheels and them get stolen. But maybe some Rotas LOL.
Administrator Note:
Yes, you probably could use spacers to gain clearance between the wheel and the brake caliper. The size of spacer does depend on the wheel size and design. We don't have complete specs for all wheels, unfortunately.

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