You can believe what you want, but any BBK that costs $825 is definitely not the same level of quality as a genuine Honda part.Even though the potential here is quite good, and this project is a great example of the knowledge base a forum can create, I can help but think that the money saved is negligable, and definitely not worth the hassle. You can get bolt-on one piece, 4-piston calipers on 12 1/2" rotors, with Hawk HP pads, all for $825. And these fit under 17" wheels.
After buyingh the spindles, tie rods, rotors, calipers, pads for a TL (and don't forget the alignment required after replacing tie rods), what have you saved? If anything, is it worth all the extra work?
:tu2:So far I am into it for $500. The fact that I like to discover things and learn new things is always motivating. Sure you can buy an off the shelf kit, but really there is no pride or fun in that for me. I will just be like the rest of the magazine add followers. This kit allows me to go to any Honda dealer at any time and buy parts for it. What is better than that?
On flip side, I am going to the garage tomorrow myself. Finally have some more free time to get this rolling .