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Old 11-18-2012, 11:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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TL-S Brembo Questions -*updated with pics and template!*

I realize that running the TL-S brembos will need either an S2000 rotor OR TL-S Rotor with a 7mm spacer and extended wheel studs.

i contacted Racing Brake about building a hybrid 2 piece rotor that would make it a bolt on affair.

also for anyone curious at doing this and wondering where you can get the calipers from... most auto parts stores can get them for pretty cheap, advance auto parts where i work and anyone can get them for $90 a piece. i ordered on just for kicks and giggles and when it comes in ill take a few pics and post them here!

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edit-posting my template here-
so here is a template i made. it should be close. directions are below. if they are not clear or giving you issues please ask.

https://docs.google.com/open?id=18VI...Az6Ha0LdzOFhR-

print it out portrait.... looks like it should be landscape but the scale will be wrong if you do. to check yourself, the yellow lines should be approximately 150mm in length (if youre within 5-10mm youll be fine)


what youre going to do is cut along the green line (this goes against the hub in your wheel), then cut upwards to then around the red line outlining the caliper, now glue it to something solid like a piece of cardboard. the small black line intersecting the green line goes in the center of the wheel. this should tell you if your wheel will clear a TL-S caliper. it was fairly accurate to my wheels how the caliper looked so im pretty sure its close. give me some feedback if you feel something is skewed.

btw i only modeled the half of the TL-S caliper that matters for fitting the wheel.

i do not intent for this to be an end all be all of will this or that fit, but it will give you an idea. in the end test fitting the caliper will be what you need to do!!!!!!

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Old 11-18-2012, 11:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Looking forward to seeing how you can make it a bolt on mod.
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Old 11-18-2012, 11:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Buy Fenco Brake Caliper C9978 at Advance Auto Parts

disregard the picture. in my system on the computer it lists it as a 4 piston caliper. you can get them even cheaper on rockauto.

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Old 11-19-2012, 11:56 AM   #4 (permalink)
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i really should go look at my car before i go talking sometimes. spacers where the caliper and hub meet will never work. i thought the calliper bolted to the other side of the hub... whoopsies...

hmm the 2-piece rotors are really looking like the only viable option for a truely bolt on solution. ill keep looking though. there has to be a rotor out there with similar backspacing to an s2000...

i had a BBK on my MR2 that used a bracket to space out the stock caliper, and it used an RX8 rotor.... so hmm.... off to the interwebs

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Old 11-19-2012, 12:16 PM   #5 (permalink)
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if anyone has any pictures of their set-up it would be greatly appreciated.

is there any room for a slightly larger rotor? say 326mm?

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Old 11-25-2012, 08:37 PM   #6 (permalink)
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so just an update. i have a TL-S caliper coming from my work, along with an S2000 rotor coming so that i can take some measurements off of it. should be fun!

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Old 11-29-2012, 12:27 PM   #7 (permalink)
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check this out! my stuff came in!

caliper pn.. i think this is the left


rotor pn


Prices- these are normal everyday prices


Pics of the Calipers- paint them up and theyll look brand new!

its a true rebuilt brembo

new hardware!


so for $400 bucks you could get a pair of s2000 rotors and tl-s calipers.. then when you get your Si calipers off you could return them as a core and get $100 of those bucks back!

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Old 11-29-2012, 05:55 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Very very tempting. If I hadn't just put brand new StopTech rotors and pads up front, I'd be all over this.
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Old 11-29-2012, 06:52 PM   #9 (permalink)
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yeah i just bought rotors... i may be "defecting" them out for some s2000 rotors soon!

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Old 11-29-2012, 08:08 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Good info! Thanks for looking putting in the time/effort. I'll keep watching this thread, I also just put new stoptech pads/rotors all around but would like to upgrade to the brembo calipers in the future.
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Nice! Do you know what kind of spacers you'll need to get these to work? I guess you'll find out soon...
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:14 AM   #12 (permalink)
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No spacers with s2k rotors!

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wow that is a bada$$ find on those calipers, will have to look into this when my breaks start to go out.
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Sub'd because I'm gonna look into doing this
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This will work on r18 right? Do you need 17" wheels?


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This will work on r18 right? Do you need 17" wheels?


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I don't see why not... the calipers are pretty wide so you would need a wheel with a lot of caliper clearance or spacers

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I would assume you run tl-s pads with these calipers and rotors?
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I would assume you run tl-s pads with these calipers and rotors?
yes, and with s2000 rotors you would just have a little pad hanging over the outside edge of the rotor (at least from what I have read)
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I'm running 7mm spacers with my TL-S setup.

Btw, you only need 2 spacers, not 4.
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I'm running 7mm spacers with my TL-S setup.

Btw, you only need 2 spacers, not 4.
What kind of spacers? Any other modification required?
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