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Old August 21st, 2003, 06:39 PM   #1
 
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Whats the best ROTOR and PAD combo for a daily driver mostly highway?

I dont care about noise, as long as the rotor/pad combo makes me stop better, faster, etc!

Btw. I'm on a low budget.
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EBC Greenstuff pads are good. Get some of those, stainless steel lines, and Motul 600 fluid and call it a day.

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Old August 21st, 2003, 09:13 PM   #3
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if you are on low budget you aren't going to find any thing better then OEM brake pads and OEM style brake rotors.
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Hawk HP Plus? Are these better than EBC Greenstuff?
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Old August 21st, 2003, 10:31 PM   #5
 
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I have heard that Hawk pads are good too. Contact these guys. They can probably get you a good price:

http://www.stoptech.com/

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Old August 23rd, 2003, 11:07 PM   #6
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I heard good things about Powerslot rotors.
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Old August 24th, 2003, 01:50 PM   #7
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I heard good things about Powerslot rotors.
i had those on my AV6 and on my 94 Accord, and they went bad in 2 month on both cars, with proper break-in and without any kind of obuse.
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Rotors aren't really going to help braking performance. Like AJ and 99 said, get some pads, good fluid, and some SS lines and call it a day. Beyond that a big brake kit is the only thing that's going to offer noticable improvement.
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I was thinking about OEM Brake pads & Brembo blanks rotors, maybe u should try that
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Don't waste you money on the Brembo blanks. Do what I said and you will be golden.
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Don't waste you money on the Brembo blanks. Do what I said and you will be golden.
What rotors would u reccommend then?
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Old August 24th, 2003, 06:23 PM   #12
 
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Don't bother with the rotors for now. Get the better pads, fluid, and stainless lines and see how that grabs ya. You won't be dissappointed.
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ok, my rears have been making some noise lately and now its almost all the time, metal to metal! time to change!!!

i was going to get axxis metal masters till i heard what you guys were saying about the noise, dust, and them tearing up the rotors! I also read about the dust issue with ebc green stuff pads, and i heard bosch are ok, but what about the hawk? anyone have them?

i was going to get oem after hearing all of this but i got a price quote of $66 just for rear pads, shims, and grease which is really high

axxis metal masters are around that much or less for all 4 corners

rotors are just too expensive for me right now so im just going to turn the stock ones and keep em

what do you guys suggest? how are the hawk, and how much do they cost, where can I get them from, and do they come with shims?

I also went to o'reillys but they had some crap wagner brand, i dont want to go cheap on the brakes, only oem or performance pads

and why is it that my rears went out first, and its only the driver's side rear thats making the metal to metal sound
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the brembo gt system i was running was pretty good =)
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Hawk pads are available at www.tirerack.com for $65 front, and $55 rear.
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I have the Hawk HPS pads. They dust a lot, and don't come with shims. I'm going back to OEM when these wear out. They are ok, though, if you don't mind red dust all over your wheels.

HIREN: OEM pads can be bought at http://www.hondaautomotiveparts.com for $36.40 Front & $46.14 Rear WITH shims.

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Old August 26th, 2003, 04:53 PM   #17
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Originally posted by Tekksun on August 26th, 2003 at 05:17 PM

I have the Hawk HPS pads. They dust a lot, and don't come with shims. I'm going back to OEM when these wear out. They are ok, though, if you don't mind red dust all over your wheels.

HIREN: OEM pads can be bought at http://www.hondaautomotiveparts.com for $36.40 Front & $46.14 Rear WITH shims.

I almost forgot about that site!
Thanks a lot man!

I might get the OEM after all, waiting on word from an ebay seller about the price of a set of Axxis "Ultimate" ceramic pads for front adn rear
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Whats the difference between this:
210495 024 PAD SET, FR. NO COLOR 81.67 61.27
& This:
36319 008 PAD SET, FR. NO COLOR 48.52 36.40
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I just called Majestic Honda (www.hondaautomotiveparts.com). They said that part # 36319 is an updated part #. 210495 is the old one. The guy said that Honda may have changed to a different manufacturer. Maybe that's why the price is lower. I'm sure not going to complain.

36319 008 PAD SET, FR. NO COLOR 48.52 36.40 is the one you want. The guy said they have them in stock.
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I'm using AEM/Nissin pads, stock rotors, & technafit SS lines. Braking and feel is noticeably better than stock. The AEMs create silver dust, so your wheels don't look too bad. You can get AEM pads front & rear for around $100.
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i thought no aftermarket pads w/ oem rotors (soft)
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I'm using AEM/Nissin pads, stock rotors, & technafit SS lines. Braking and feel is noticeably better than stock. The AEMs create silver dust, so your wheels don't look too bad. You can get AEM pads front & rear for around $100.
Hey, whats up Chris, been a long time!

I remember you talking about the AEM pads back in the day, you said they squeaked a lot, is that still true? or was it just like a break-in thing?
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I'm about to put Hawk HPS pads on my car soon. And I'm getting AEM or Axxis Ultimates, both are ceramics unlike the Axxis Metal-Metals, for my sister's Civic. Metal Masters are too noisy! So don't put semi-metallics on your OEM rotors. You'll "grind" a lot.
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so if i get a better pads that will go with my OEM rotors, i should be ok, what are some good pads. what must i do to get rid of the old brake fluid and to put to put better fluid do i have to do anything special besides empting it out, and brake line how much would it cost to get those install, rough idea thanks
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I'm about to put Hawk HPS pads on my car soon.
I have these on my Accord right now. Get ready for some SERIOUS brake dust. The dust is a burgandy color, too, so it really shows. Just get OEM pads. There is really no noticeable difference in performance. Plus the OEM pads fit in the calipers better.
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OEM pads & OEM rotors

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OEM pads & groupbuycenter Brembo blanks
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Bri says his EBC geenstuff pads stink, and he hates them. Personally I don't think the pads make much of a difference, its all about clamping effort. Slotted rotors will keep the pads fully contacting the rotors instead of letting gasses build up in between.

I've run powerslot rotors on both my 99 av6 sedan and our 02 av6 sedan, both times with exellent results. The first time I used generic $30 a set pads from autozone, and those were the best [believe it or not]
Now I have ceramic pads on their to keep it quiet, but I don't like them as much as generic pads. Both setups are better then stock though at high speeds. At low speeds there is no difference.

Fluid is all the same, don't bother with it. Just use quality DOT4 stuff and keep it fresh. Lines- those are a good idea. With how new these cars are, the rubber lines shouldn't be bulging or anything, but it still can't hurt.

If your going to replace the rotors with another type of blank rotor, just get the cheapest kind possable. You will see NO improvment in going from one type of stock blank rotor to another.
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Old October 23rd, 2003, 10:09 AM   #28
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EBC Greenstuff pads are good. Get some of those, stainless steel lines, and Motul 600 fluid and call it a day.
EBC Greenstudd are POS. Used for a couple weeks and send tirerack back. Its so bullsh1t , too much dust and worse then OEM I was ready to dump it.

AEM (nissin) are excellent pads.
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AEM are some good pads. They do make a lot of dust and make a lot of noise when the pads are cold. I just recently removed the AEM pads and installed the stock ones back on and i noticed a slight difference in braking and the strength it requires. I just bought a set of Axxis Metal Masters that I will install along with my Brembo Sport crossdrilled rotors. I'll post some feedback when i get them on.
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I almost forgot about that site!
Thanks a lot man!

I might get the OEM after all, waiting on word from an ebay seller about the price of a set of Axxis "Ultimate" ceramic pads for front adn rear

has anyone tried the axxis ULTIMATE pads???

any opinions or suggestions???
i am also considering AEM.

thanks in advance
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