LAST MONTH SAW PROJECT TYPE R’S CRUSTY SEIZED CALIPERS GET A THOROUGH OVERHAUL FROM NOTTINGHAM-BASED BRAKE CALIPER SPECIALISTS. THE RESULTS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES AND ALLOWED US TO FIT OUR NEW PROJECT MU PADS
The EP3 Type R finally gets its new Project Mu pads along with some shiny refurbished calipers, Project Rotary gets an oil upgrade, and two new builds enter The Garage: Project Z Honda CRZ and Project 5 Mazda MX-5
Before the Civic’s brake caliper seized, meaning we had no choice but to investigate the condition of the brakes further, we had been driving the EP3 around with what was likely hugely inferior braking ability. Sure, we knew that the OEM calipers with Stoptech discs and pads were being pushed to their limit by the power on tap from the Tts-supercharged engine, but we had no idea just how bad the setup had become. Luckily, we discovered the issue before any damage was caused to the discs, and also before we ended up having an accident. Last month we showed you the poor condition of the calipers and how Nottingham-based Brake Caliper Specialists were able to clean, repair, refurbish and repaint the ratty items and return them to a condition better than brand new. In fact, as we’d opted for their top of the range service, including specialist custom painting, they even came back with a whopping 10year warranty! Even with brand new parts, you don’t get that kind of back up!
It took around two weeks in total until we received the refreshed calipers back and when we did we were truly impressed. The quality and finish of the calipers is excellent with every part working perfectly and looking absolutely spot on.
Since this was likely the first time that the EP3’S brakes were actually working freely and in the way Honda intended, we decided to also upgrade the pads to make the most of the new-found clamping force of the calipers. It was also a prudent move as, although the discs seemed fine from the binding incident, the pads were probably now past their best.
To remedy the problem, we contacted Hendy Performance in Fareham, near Portsmouth, who are the UK distributors for the awesome Project Mu range of braking parts.
Project Mu are a Japanese braking specialist that have an extensive range of braking upgrades from basic OEM replacement parts, right up to top level racing parts for motorsports such as drifting, gymkhana and endurance racing. Upon discussing our
THE FRESHLY REFURBISHED CALIPERS PAINTED IN BREMBO RED HIGH TEMPERATURE PAINT RECEIVE A SET OF HC+800 PROJECT MU BRAKE PADS AT THE FRONT