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Old August 10th, 2009, 07:31 AM   #1
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HELP! Need new brakes, but not sure which to get

Hey everyone, I need to replace my brake rotors and pads all around and I am not sure what to do. I have been reading some of the other threads and no one seems to clarify what the best option is in terms of price, braking performance, and quality. I would like something that is slotted (factory slotted, not slotted aftermarket). I am not sure which manufacturers factory slot. Is there anything that is reliable, but less than brembo?

As for pads, semi-metallic, metallic, or ceramic? What are thoughts on this one? Go all the way metallic for more money, or stick with semi? or ceramic over both?

All input is much appreciated because I need to get need ones on my car soon. Thanks!

Forgot to mention, I have a 2006 V6 manual transmission.
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Old August 10th, 2009, 08:02 AM   #2
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For rotors check out EBC, and Rotora. I like to use Hawk HPS pads, and I really like the way that they perform.
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Old August 10th, 2009, 10:03 AM   #3
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one of the best braking setups for our cars.


brembo blanks (not that much..) and hawk pads.
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Old August 10th, 2009, 10:07 AM   #4
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ok let me answer you quickly. There are no factory slotted rotors that will fit our cars without a good amount of modification and etc. I have a 2005 sedan v6 5at and i upgraded to the v6 6mt size EBC ultimax slotted rotors and hawk hp+ pads all around. The stopping has increased tenfold, quiet, looks nice, and very durable under heavy braking.


What modifications did you have to do to fit the 6mt rotors on your car? I assume some kind of spacer for the caliper?
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Old August 10th, 2009, 03:01 PM   #5
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just go to your local friendly advance auto and order brake caliper brackets from a 203-07 v6 6mt. should be about 27 a pop. I used to work there so i got mine through a buddy at a1-cardone, 30 for both.
Thanks! I didn't even think it would be that simple.
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Old August 18th, 2009, 10:08 PM   #6
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i used bendix pads and they are very good
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Old August 18th, 2009, 10:11 PM   #7
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i would jus figure out what the budget is then start my search on calipers and rotors
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Old August 18th, 2009, 10:11 PM   #8
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Two years ago when I changed my rotors and pads, Hawk HPS pads and Powerslot Rotors were the ****, and they still are. I've gotten great results out of mine for about 90k miles.

Check out performancepeddler.com... and call them, you'll get GREAT prices.
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Old September 11th, 2009, 07:34 PM   #9
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My only thing against hawk pads is that they don't perform all that great in the cold. They also wear down rotors faster because they use a metal compound in them.

When I replaced mine I went with EBC RedStuff pads and NAPA rotors and they do a great job. I autox the car and they definitely get the job done. The pads were $80 and front, $55 rear and the rotors were $40pc front $20pc rear.
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Old September 11th, 2009, 08:11 PM   #10
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I went to my local Pep Boys and bought ProStop blank rotors and ceramic pads. Its a fairly cheap alterative to OEM but works quite well. I've had them on for a while now with no complaints. They are a huge improvement over stock and didn't set me back too much $$$. I also Auto-X my car and they hold up nicely under those demanding conditions. Oh.. and I also did ATE Super Blue Brake Fluid.

Otherwise I'd say go Brembo blanks or Powerslot slotted rotors w/ Hawk pads.
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Old September 14th, 2009, 10:42 AM   #11
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I'm not sure what brand of replacement pads I installed last year, but I did switch to a performace ceramic pad instead of the OEM pads from one of the auto part retailers in my area, NAPA. Since I've installed thesm, I've had no problems with warped front brake rotors. I've had this reocurring problem on 2Accords, and don't drive hard, except stop and go on the ineterstate. The OEM pads are terrible.
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Old September 15th, 2009, 01:22 PM   #12
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Hey everyone, I need to replace my brake rotors and pads all around and I am not sure what to do. I have been reading some of the other threads and no one seems to clarify what the best option is in terms of price, braking performance, and quality. I would like something that is slotted (factory slotted, not slotted aftermarket). I am not sure which manufacturers factory slot. Is there anything that is reliable, but less than brembo?

As for pads, semi-metallic, metallic, or ceramic? What are thoughts on this one? Go all the way metallic for more money, or stick with semi? or ceramic over both?

All input is much appreciated because I need to get need ones on my car soon. Thanks!

Forgot to mention, I have a 2006 V6 manual transmission.
Well it really depends, what are you going to be using it for?

By you saying quality braking doesn't tell us a whole lot cause thats kind of a given
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Old September 23rd, 2009, 01:57 PM   #13
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just go to your local friendly advance auto and order brake caliper brackets from a 203-07 v6 6mt. should be about 27 a pop. I used to work there so i got mine through a buddy at a1-cardone, 30 for both.
so the stock calipers fit to the bigger bracket? what about the 94 acura legend calipers, would they also fit? do the 6mt rotors fit a 16" wheel?
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I dont see why they wouldnt fit the 16" considering the caliper is the same between all accord v6 models. Yes the legend calipers fit into both the 5at and 6mt brackets. But you will need the legend pads.
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i have used rear Powerslot OEM sized rotors ill sell for cheappp. i loved them and only took them off for an upgrade to larger rear rotors.
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Old September 23rd, 2009, 03:47 PM   #16
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I dont see why they wouldnt fit the 16" considering the caliper is the same between all accord v6 models. Yes the legend calipers fit into both the 5at and 6mt brackets. But you will need the legend pads.
but if the bracket is accord then wouldnt u need accord pads and not the legend pads, the caliper just goes over the pads, the ends of the pad that sit in the bracket would determine this no?
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