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Old April 3rd, 2008, 02:22 PM   #1
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New rotors and pads

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Old April 3rd, 2008, 02:34 PM   #2
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don't buy sniper... they are ****....


HKS pads are good
brembo rotor they are on sale on the ebay marketplace I think
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Old April 3rd, 2008, 02:36 PM   #3
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don't buy sniper... they are ****....


HKS pads are good
brembo rotor they are on sale on the ebay marketplace I think
cant find the brembo rotors for a 7th gen, just for 6/5th
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Old April 3rd, 2008, 02:54 PM   #4
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Try out Power Slot rotors and Hawk HPS pads. Just google it. I went with some off brands called RaceConcepts. Got all 4 cross-drilled/slotted rotors for $160. As for the pads, Hawk HPS are the ones I went with it. Stopping power is much better than OEM. Got front/rear pads for $160. You will notice how much lighter the aftermarket rotors are compared to the OEM rotors, which means less rotational mass = more horsepower.
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Old April 3rd, 2008, 02:59 PM   #5
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Try out Power Slot rotors and Hawk HPS pads. Just google it. I went with some off brands called RaceConcepts. Got all 4 cross-drilled/slotted rotors for $160. As for the pads, Hawk HPS are the ones I went with it. Stopping power is much better than OEM. Got front/rear pads for $160. You will notice how much lighter the aftermarket rotors are compared to the OEM rotors, which means less rotational mass = more horsepower.
Thanks for the info, I will look that stuff up.
One thing though, less rotational mass does not mean more horsepower, it just means less inertia to overcome and maintainwith the wheels when starting, and less effective force to overcome when stopping.
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Old April 3rd, 2008, 03:12 PM   #6
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I believe there have been some comments about power slot rotors being noisy, clicking sounds. Any comments?

I am replacing mine with the Brembo blanks/Hawk HPS pads combination solely based on reviews I read on tirerack. Hope I am right to trust these reviews.
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Old April 6th, 2008, 05:58 AM   #7
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Question.

When changing rotors obviously the new ones have to fit when you lower the caliper with the pads on them. But, the inside nut of the caliper bolt has to be adjusted to align vertically the caliper since the new rotors are a bit thicker than the used ones. Is there a technique for aligning the caliper vertically by turning that nut or do you just eye-ball it to align it?

I am done with the front. BTW, don't expect the screws that hold the disk in place to come out that easily, had to drill them out with a reverse bit. Also I decided to go with the OEM stuff instead of what I wrote above. The thing to note is that the part numbers have changed and the disk part numbers at various sites are no longer valid for the '03.

edit... i think i just answered my own question because i noticed the springs behind that nut that bring the caliper into place when you un-stuck them.

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Old April 6th, 2008, 10:57 AM   #8
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To answer your question above, the pads/piston are self adjusting, so once you've pressed the piston back in and loaded the caliper with the pads, once you're done with everything and apply the brakes for the first time, pump them a few times and the piston will adjust to the rotor thickness and you'll be all set.

Next time invest $12 in an impact screwdriver. PepBoys has one and it's the easiest way to get your rotor set screws out instead of having to drill them out.
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Old April 6th, 2008, 12:30 PM   #9
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check out your local pepboys, there's a thread over at Gen7, and many of us there, went to pepboys, ang got EBC Slotted/Dimpled rotors for $29.99 the pair. and they also seem to have the EBC greenstuff pads, for $19.99

here's the thread,
http://gen7accord.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=9900
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Old April 6th, 2008, 12:36 PM   #10
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I would get some of those, except I am in canada; no pepboys.
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Old May 14th, 2008, 07:13 PM   #11
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revive.

so i still need to get these, and get them quick (ie order within the next day)
right now I am looking at dimpled/slotted brembos with ceramic pads (running about $400 total with tax and shipping.
Other options are centric, which is going to be about 320ish with rotors and pads (just solid, no slot etc).

Any difference between the two? Any suggestions?
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