Two of the many questions we get asked repeatedly are “which Spoon caliper fit my car” and “what parts do I need to fit them” ..
To answer this over the next few days we are going to produce a number of blog posts to help people choose the right products for their cars and understand what is required for the installations. So firstly we will kick off the series of blog posts with an overview of the Spoon Cllipers
Spoon calipers are manufactured by Nissin, the OE supplier of all Honda brakes. The twin-block caliper was developed over a year specifically for the EK9 Civic Type R and DC2 Integra Type R however conversion parts are available to allow fitment to other Honda Models. The Twinblock caliper requires a minimum rim diameter of 15 inches.
The Twinblock caliper has 4 piston and has been specifically designed and tested for Honda applications. Unlike other 4 piston calipers, Spoon calipers are a direct fit and are designed to work with the stock brake system, including the ABS. Spoon calipers use OE Honda brake pad profile and 282mm OE Honda brake rotor, which gives users incredible flexibility in choosing braking compounds and rotors.
The 4-pot calipers significantly improve both high speed braking and brake pedal feel and its consistency during track use. They evenly distribute pressure across the pad back plate to allow the pads to wear more even which in turn minimizes rotor warpage. The Twinblock aluminium construction also helps reduce un-sprung weight significantly – Spoon 2.4kg OE DC2 5.2kg. These benefits are achieved while maintaining a stock feel for daily driving.
Like the Twinblock the Spoon Monoblock is again manufactured by Nissin the OE manufacture of all Honda Brakes. This time the caliper adopts the use of the larger 300mm OE Honda Discs and is made from a single piece casting increasing caliper rigidity and strength.
Developed and tested in races, endurance races, on the road and through computer CAE analysis the Monoblock design was conceived for use with the more modern Honda models in mind like the S2000 and Civic Type R EP3 and FN2 to name a few. Like the Twinblock, the Monoblock are a direct fit and have been designed to work with the stock brake system, including the ABS. As the caliper utilises the larger rotor diameter a minimum rim diameter of 16 inches is required.
The 4 piston design has all the same benefits as the Twinblock. The single piece construction results in significant weight reductions in un sprung weight – Spoon 2.6kg OE AP1 4.7kg.
Part 1 - Integra Type R DC2 (98<) - Integra Type R DB8 (98<) - Civic EK9 Type R - 5x114.3 hubs: http://www.burnmotorsport.com/news/twinblock/
Part 2 - Integra Type R DC2 (96<98 JDM) – Civic EK4 – Civic EG6 – Jazz / FIT GE8 – Jazz / FIT GK5 – 4x100 or 4x114 hubs: http://www.burnmotorsport.com/news/calipers_part2/