Now you can get all the benefits of Spoon Sports’ Endurance Racecar research and development in your base model Honda Civic.
Few Honda Civic owners necessarily need a 6-pot Spoon Sports Caliper brake setup but if you’re going to upgrade your brakes for better-stopping performance and a fade-free operation, there are few aftermarket upgrades better than a Spoon Sports BBK . As per Spoon Sports in a blog post they put out earlier today (Nov. 28, 2018) they’ve officially taken the wraps off its iconic big brake kit for the 10th Generation Honda Civic. It’s a complete setup with front rotors, calipers and available pad upgrades.
Check out a couple of glamour photos of the big brake kit below.
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Weight is the enemy of a stock brake setup and while a regular OEM brake setup is more than enough to handle the day-to-day rigors of daily driving including the occasional rapid stop at freeway speeds and the sharp application of brakes to avoid hitting a car that cuts you off, once you take that stock brake setup on the track, stock brakes quickly get overwhelmed because the stock caliper and pad can only do so much to stop a 3,000 pound car.
In more words or less, Spoon Sports called out the Honda Civic for growing in size, which is sort of silly seeing how every car is growing in size in a segment that’s always demanding more.
…the most challenging in making a time attack on a circuit run was a car over 1300 kg It was an increase in brake burden due to heaviness.
The 10th generation Honda Civic uses a single piston setup which is simple, reliable, and as mentioned more than enough for the average Civic user, but Spoon Sports goes above and beyond with their 6-piston setup which they’ve perfected thanks to their involvement in Super Taikyu racing.
Spoon Sports partnered with Nissin Kogyo, an OEM and racing supplier of brakes for various automotive and motorcycle applications for the past 65 years. They know what they are doing.
By using 6 pistons or 6 opposing pots, braking applications become much more even on the pads and braking forces are distributed on a wider surface which should theoretically translate to consistent pad wear and brake pads that aren’t overworked. In return, brake fluid temperatures remain consistent after several laps which means a driver can feel confident pushing their Civic through circuit corners.
Oh, and it’s also painted in that striking Spoon Blue that everyone’s come to know and love throughout the years. Any enthusiast worth one’s salt can spot that Spoon Sports blue from a mile away, which, for some people considering buying this setup, is worth the price just for the look. CoughHardParkersCough.
Speaking of, the calipers themselves cost about $2,200 for a front pair. The rotors are about 200 each, same goes for each brake pad.
Sure, you might be able to find a cheaper big brake setup out there but it won’t be Spoon Sports, a name synonymous with racing and reliability.
And if you’re serious about your racing, upgrading your brakes first is a sign of a wise and possibly seasons racer, in my opinion.
Source: Spoon Sports Blog