MAYBE CHECK THE ACURA MDX.....IN THE FRIST GENERATION PILOTS.....THE ACURA BRAKE PARTS WERE A DIRECT FIT ON THE PILOTS.....AND THE ACURA HAD BETTER BRAKES.....It’s just at the research stage. I’m also wondering if the front brakes on the Ridgeline are any bigger or better. My Pilot is still in very new condition, just bought it brand new last September, but when the time comes to do brakes, I want to compare this as an option.
MAYBE CHECK THE ACURA MDX.....IN THE FRIST GENERATION PILOTS.....THE ACURA BRAKE PARTS WERE A DIRECT FIT ON THE PILOTS.....AND THE ACURA HAD BETTER BRAKES.....
JUST A THOUGHT.....
Went back to 2017, when the Gen 2 Ridgeline was introduced, and it still says solid rear discs:Perhaps Honda changed the rotors to solid on the 2020 Ridgeline, but every 2nd gen Ridgeline I’ve seen in person has vented rotors.
The docs are wrong for Canadian models then. I check every second generation Ridgeline when I see one. They all have vented rotors on the back.Nope...same as the US (aside the typical Canadian specific “heated windshield” or some other fairly minor “more and better feature”:
Canadian Honda - 2017 Ridgeline
Four-Wheel Disc Braking System with Electronic Brake Distribution
The 2017 Ridgeline has 4-wheel disc brakes with a 4-channel anti-lock braking system for a powerful and linear brake feel and confident stops in a wide range of driving conditions, including dry and wet asphalt, and snow. The ventilated front discs are 12.6 inches in diameter and use 2-piston calipers, while the solid rear discs are 13.0 inches in diameter and have single-piston calipers. Improved ventilation, including a second airflow pathway, improves cooling and reduces the thermal deflection that can cause hot and cold judder. The calipers utilize a spring-loaded mechanism to maintain separation between the brake pads and rotor to reduce brake drag when not in use, reducing rolling resistance and improving fuel efficiency in the process.
For optimum performance with widely varying loads, Ridgeline has Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) technology. EBD monitors braking force and adjusts front-to-rear brake effort to achieve maximum braking performance and stability. At the rear, a select-low braking strategy is used to help maintain directional stability in slippery driving. In the event one rear wheel verges on lock-up, triggering a pressure modulation at that wheel, brake pressure is also diminished at the adjoining wheel to help preserve the rear axle's lateral stability. The parking brake is set and released by stepping on a pedal located on the left side of the driver’s foot well, freeing space in the centre console area.”
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It's possible the Canadian specs are wrong, but according to specification sheets, press releases, and parts lists, the rear brake rotors for the 2016-current Pilot, 2017-current Ridgeline, and 2019-current Passport are all solid and not vented. The part number is the same for all.The docs are wrong for Canadian models then. I check every second generation Ridgeline when I see one. They all have vented rotors on the back.