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Do you have the 97 caliper and caliper mounting brackets? If you do have the mounting brackets, they were made for bigger rotors (in terms of diameter). Most of the members who have done this sort of conversion on this board utilized 91 NSX or 92 NSX calipers, which is a direct bolt on with Type II rotors. So I would imagine for a 97 caliper, you would need a larger rotor. The ironic thing is that the pistons sizes for a 97 are actually smaller than the 91's with the smaller rotors.
 

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well i just finished my nsx calipers swap. if you are going to use the 97 calipers you need to use the L rotors. the GS rotors are 11.0 inches and the L rotors are 11.1... as far as brackets... you can you the legend bracket.
here is a picture of the nsx caliper with legend L rotors.

 

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you mean like rotors from an LS or L sedan?
 

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Hey legendls94 did you use type I caliper mounting brackets? Thus using Type I rotors? The set up looks very clean!

kotetu said:
Why go to NSX calipers? I am not sure if '97+ are different than 91-96, but the old ones have less piston area than the Legend dual piston calipers.
97 calipers are indeed different (in that the piston sizes are smaller than 91-96). And, it is also true that the pistons on the 91-96 NSX calipers are smaller the Legend Type II calipers. However, the NSX calipers are lighter and supposedly provides smoother air flow.
 

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Gride_Cruiser said:
Hey legendls94 did you use type I caliper mounting brackets? Thus using Type I rotors? The set up looks very clean!

97 calipers are indeed different (in that the piston sizes are smaller than 91-96). And, it is also true that the pistons on the 91-96 NSX calipers are smaller the Legend Type II calipers. However, the NSX calipers are lighter and supposedly provides smoother air flow.
no i got some 97 nsx brackets, but i compaired the two brackets and they looked the same.

thanks a lot for all the help!
 

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nsx rotors...

For some reason I can reply to a thread but not post a new one...so the question is: if I convert to NSX calipers...will NSX rotors work as well? I have a set of new drilled and slotted rotors that I'd like to use on the Legend.
Thanks, Mark
 

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well i just finished my nsx calipers swap. if you are going to use the 97 calipers you need to use the L rotors. the GS rotors are 11.0 inches and the L rotors are 11.1... as far as brackets... you can you the legend bracket.
here is a picture of the nsx caliper with legend L rotors.

Umm, the Type I rotors are the same diameter as the GS. The GS rotors are 5mm thicker.

A 97 NSX swap will not work properly. Because you cannot get the correct specification rotor that fits the Legend hub. I'd be a little worried about your brake setup. The 91-96 NSX setup works because the GS rotor is the same size with a different hub.

f I convert to NSX calipers...will NSX rotors work as well? I have a set of new drilled and slotted rotors that I'd like to use on the Legend.
No, not even close.
 
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