Suspension, Steering and Brakes Front disc thickness on CG4

Discussion in '6th Generation (1997-2002)' started by jakeycrx, Thursday 8th Mar, 2012.

  1. jakeycrx Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Hi all

    I actually own a DC2 but I'm trying to find out some information on Accord brakes so I'm hoping you can help me out. I managed to pick up a set of front calipers, carriers and discs from a CG2 and they fit my DC2. I've redrilled the 5 x 114.3 discs to fit on my 4 x 114.3 Integra. Where I need the Accord specialists help is with the disc thickness of the front disc on the CG4 (2.0 L coupe) All the aftermarket discs I've seen are listed as 25mm where as some suppliers of patent discs list them as 28mm. Does anybody know what thickness they actually are?! The reason I want to use them is they are are half the price of CG2 discs and they are 4 x 114.3 so no drilling required!

    Does anybody know where I could find a workshop manual for the Accord coupe? (CG4)
     
  2. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Hi and welcome to AOC what year is this CG4?
     
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  3. jakeycrx Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Thank you! Sorry I forgot to mention the year! The year is 98-02 I even rang up my local Honda dealer but the parts guy said he only see a part number. I know in my DC2 workshop manual it tells you the disc thickness but I can't find one for the Accord anywhere!
     
  4. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    What's the part number he gave you?
     
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  5. jakeycrx Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    I didn't take the part number to be honest. I might just drop into the Honda dealership and see if I can speak to one of the technicians. Do you guys have any links to workshop manuals on here?
     
  6. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Sorry no sharing of Honda workshop links or copies on here against the rules. Get me the part number I will give your dimensions.
     
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  7. jakeycrx Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Fair enough I thought that would help out a lot of users if they could get there hands on a workshop manual though? I've had to refer to my DC2 one a few times.

    Ill ring Honda again tomorrow and get the part no. Thanks
     
  8. accord1996 Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    98 - 02 cg2 is the accord 3.0 v6 right ? disc /rotor is 28 mm thick ,dia 282mm. if you look on the brake pad bracket/ carrrier top or bottom there you see the letter t then numbers
    the accord cg4 2.0i
    front disc/rotor thickness 25 mm 4x114.3
    you can use the 98 - 2001 ch7 accord disc/rotors as well.
     
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  9. jakeycrx Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Yeah that's right the CG2 is the 3L V6 It looks like I'll just have to buy the CG2 discs when they need renewing and redrill them if the CG4 discs are only 25mm
     
  10. accord1996 Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    yo listen up, you can use the 25 mm rotors /disc , and source a honda Prelude brake pad bracket they are t25. im using v6 caliper on my accord Prelude dics/rotors and Prelude brake pad t25 bracket .
    so go ahead and use the ch7 accord 2.0 rotors /disc 4x114.3
     
  11. jakeycrx Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    Thats all good stuff to know thanks for that. The thing is I want to run 28mm discs for the extra heat dissipation also the pistons come out quite far on the calipers running the thinner discs. Does the CG4 use the same twinpot calipers as the CG2? I used to run worn Civic MB6 discs and they would turn blue all the time as they were only 21mm (They are 24mm when new). Thanks for all your replies.
     
  12. accord1996 Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    cg4 is 2.0 and carries single pot calipers ..wat you could do is buy a good brand rotors , hawk pads and that prolly improve your stopping power if thats wat your after . the key is good brand rotors don't wear that quik ....what pads and rotors are you using ..you could also flush your brake fluid if its old too .
     
  13. jakeycrx Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    I am now running Carbone Lorraine RC5+ pads front and rear. I'm not sure of the brand of the discs as they came from a car at the scrapyard but they measured at 27mm when I fitted them so still have plenty of life in them. I also have braided lines, 1" MC, BMC stopper and have done a complete fluid change. My brakes are now very very good. The next upgrade is to 300mm ATR front brakes. I only need the carriers and discs as the twinpots on the V6 are the same as the ATR.
     
  14. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    :GoodJob: Jakey credit to your persistence, please do post some pictures no doubt your findings will help others.
     
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