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Old February 25th, 2009, 05:58 PM   #1
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Need to replace my pads and rotors and I've been looking around at places like tirerack but cant seem to find anything decent for under 350. Can any of you guys guide me to an inexpensive place? i'd greatly appreciate it.
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Old February 25th, 2009, 06:25 PM   #2
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You could go to Autozone or Kragen and pick up the Acura Legend Calipers....Those are pretty cheap and they are a direct swap.
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lol sorry i'm sick and kinda delirious so after i re-read my post i realized i said a lot but nothing at all.

i'm just looking to replace the pads and rotors on my v6 6mt. i'm trying to find something simple but better than oem. in my dubbing days i had racingbrake rotors with hawk hp+'s but they're rediculously expensive for this car.
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Old February 25th, 2009, 08:03 PM   #4
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If you go to Amazon, you might still be able to get the Brembo rotors for $59 a piece, and the Hawk HPS pads for $69, and voila, you have new, high quality brakes for the front of your car for $190 shipped to your door.
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i have used hawk and Axxis, all worked great on my last accord, but axxis were a little less expensive.
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If you go to Amazon, you might still be able to get the Brembo rotors for $59 a piece, and the Hawk HPS pads for $69, and voila, you have new, high quality brakes for the front of your car for $190 shipped to your door.


That's the route I'm going fairly soon. Heard great things about this setup and it's relatively cheap. Did you use a promotional code to get that price btw?

BTW, how hard would that install be? Never done a brake job. If I had someone install it, how much coin would I be looking at dropping?
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That's the route I'm going fairly soon. Heard great things about this setup and it's relatively cheap. Did you use a promotional code to get that price btw?

BTW, how hard would that install be? Never done a brake job. If I had someone install it, how much coin would I be looking at dropping?


The pads take about 10 minutes total for two sides. The rotors can be a PITA though, because you're likely going to have to drill out the little screws that hold them to the hub. That's the only difficult thing about replacing pads and rotors. I'm going to wait until my dad can come over with his drill this weekend, otherwise I'd have them on my car as of this afternoon when I got them lol. Labor rates for rotor replacement is probably kind of expensive, and even a noob like me would rather just do it myself, so I guess I recommend just using/borrowing a drill or cordless screwdriver and doing it, it shouldn't take more than an hour at the most unless you have problems getting those little screws out.
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The pads take about 10 minutes total for two sides. The rotors can be a PITA though, because you're likely going to have to drill out the little screws that hold them to the hub. That's the only difficult thing about replacing pads and rotors. I'm going to wait until my dad can come over with his drill this weekend, otherwise I'd have them on my car as of this afternoon when I got them lol. Labor rates for rotor replacement is probably kind of expensive, and even a noob like me would rather just do it myself, so I guess I recommend just using/borrowing a drill or cordless screwdriver and doing it, it shouldn't take more than an hour at the most unless you have problems getting those little screws out.

Well, I'd probaly have access to the tools if I can get to my buddies Progressive shop - that's how we installed everything else on my car because he has all the tools at the shop.

I know this sounds stupid, but if you have to drill out the screws, do the Brembo's come with replacements or do you use the screws you drilled out? You can tell I've never done brake work, lol...
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Well, I believe somebody from the Amazon thread mentioned that the Brembos came with replacement screws, but they are simply unnecessary, and when I did the brakes on my old Integra I simply left them after we drilled the heads off of them. I'm assuming these rotors sit on the hub without any play, right in place, so there is no reason for the screws in the first place. The rotors are being held in place by the wheels and lug nuts, and if those fail to hold the rotor to the hub, you have much bigger problems to worry about
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Well, I believe somebody from the Amazon thread mentioned that the Brembos came with replacement screws, but they are simply unnecessary, and when I did the brakes on my old Integra I simply left them after we drilled the heads off of them. I'm assuming these rotors sit on the hub without any play, right in place, so there is no reason for the screws in the first place. The rotors are being held in place by the wheels and lug nuts, and if those fail to hold the rotor to the hub, you have much bigger problems to worry about
Just let me know how you do it when you do the install this weekend if you don't mind. thanks!
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Need to replace my pads and rotors and I've been looking around at places like tirerack but cant seem to find anything decent for under 350. Can any of you guys guide me to an inexpensive place? i'd greatly appreciate it.
I bought my set-up on ebay. I bought the crossdrilled and slotted rotors plus ceramic pads for 170.00 shipped to my door. My mechanic installed them for me for 80.00 bucks!
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I bought my set-up on ebay. I bought the crossdrilled and slotted rotors plus ceramic pads for 170.00 shipped to my door. My mechanic installed them for me for 80.00 bucks!
do they work good??
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do they work good??
i'm way hesitant to get some ebay no name brakes and pads for my car. an intake or set of hid's is one thing but brakes a bit too important for me to take a risk on.
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spend the money and dont cheap out....... its brakes were talking about.
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i'm definitely not looking to cheap out. i'm just asking where i can get the best deal.
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How much would legend calipers be ? Are they a direct swap ? They work with our stock v6 6spd rotors? Which model of legend?
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Old February 26th, 2009, 07:52 PM   #18
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Maybe I'm stupid, but I'm looking at your website at Powerslot rotors (slotted) and Hawk street pads and am not seeing any pricing.

Forget it, I am stupid, I figured it out...lulz
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From what I have found, the 05 Accord's 60-0 distance is about 130 feet. If I were to buy the Brembo rotors and Hawk HPS pads what kind of improvements could I expect?
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do they work good??
They work great! They BLOW AWAY my stock setup. Now feels like I have sports car brakes.
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i'm way hesitant to get some ebay no name brakes and pads for my car. an intake or set of hid's is one thing but brakes a bit too important for me to take a risk on.
do your homework before you buy them and you will be fine.
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i'm definitely not looking to cheap out. i'm just asking where i can get the best deal.

Honda cheaped out on our stock pads and rotors set-up. I am very dissapointed in honda for that. My stock rotors and pads lasted 40,000 miles and I had pulsation going on for about the last 10,000 miles of that. Couldn't be happier with my ebay setup!
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Where are these Amazon Brembo's for $59 everyone's talkin about? Everything I find is way more than that
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hey hondav6 how long ago did you get your setup? would you happen to have a link or remember the name of the seller you bought them from? i'd greatly appreciate it.
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Where are these Amazon Brembo's for $59 everyone's talkin about? Everything I find is way more than that

I know I can't find them for $59 either.

But Excelerate's got some good pricing.

2 slotted Rotora's and Hawk pads for ~$250. I will probably go that route when the time comes, it's only about $50 more than the Brembo blanks.
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hey hondav6 how long ago did you get your setup? would you happen to have a link or remember the name of the seller you bought them from? i'd greatly appreciate it.
Hey, I don't remember exactly the date that I purchased them. I know it was about 8,000 miles ago. Here is the link of the guy that I purchased them through. Its a brakemasters dealer on ebay. My pads are Verto Ceramic F+R and my cross drilled and slotted rotors also are made by Verto. Verto has a website if anyone is interested. So far I would buy this setup all over again! It outperforms my stock setup in every way! I paid 170.00 shipped to my door.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/03-07...Q5fAccessories
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Those are pretty cheap... I'm sure you get what you pay for. They're not vented and don't apply to MT
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I'm just going through Excelerate. They have great pricing on some nice setups. Just PM them, they can help you out and find something good in your budget range. I am just going with front rotors and pads and I'll get them shipped for under $250. that's just a tad more than the Brembo blanks and I'd get slotted rotors from either Stoptech or Powerslot.
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Yay, I get to finally put these Brembos and HPS's on tomorrow
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Those are pretty cheap... I'm sure you get what you pay for. They're not vented and don't apply to MT
If you were referring to my post the front rotors are always vented for the accord. The rears are not vented disc(neither are stock rear rotors).
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