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Brake Pad Suggestions?

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by tdehnel, Feb 23, 2003.

  1. tdehnel

    tdehnel Senior Member

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    Well, the title pretty much says it all. What do you guys run and how well do they work? I'm getting slotted brembo rotors and new pads for my daily driven 96 Hatch with a turbo B16A2. Bascially I need a good compromise between regular driving and the occasional autocross/100mph blast on the highway.
     
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    asmallsol Super Moderator

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    dont get slotted rotors. The reduced surface area makes braking worse but improved cooling in extreme conditions (basicly only road racing will the extra cooling be needed) Save your money and get brembro Blanks (not slotted or cross drilled) As for pads, right now i have bosch pads in the front (they are horrible, and i paid too much :( ) and in the rear i am about to put a set of EBC greenstuff (kevlar, no dust) pads. I have heard some good reviews from them and i want to try them out.
     
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    lsvtec GNU/Linux Evangelist

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    Hawk HPS's. They are fantastic. A little pricey, but worth it IMO.
     
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    asmallsol Super Moderator

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    are those streetable? Also, how is the dust on them, to replace my shitty bosch pads, i am going to go with some ceramic or kevlar pad to control the dust.

    My bosch cant stop me and the dust is horrible. In one wheel my wheels go from silver to black.
     
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    tdehnel Senior Member

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    Yeah, brake dust is something I want to stay away from, so the Green Stuff looks like the right choice for me. Thanks for the help guys.
     
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    i agree- i have those and they are sweet. Not much dust, and are really quiet. 49.99 from tirerack.com :)
     
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    asmallsol Super Moderator

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    they dont sell them anymore for sol's (at least at tire rack)
     
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    lsvtec GNU/Linux Evangelist

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    Damn, $49.99 is way cheaper than I figured. Pads for Wilwood calipers are expensive. :(
     
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    thats weird, they did not have them for the SI (the calipers and rotors are the same right?)
     
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    ah you have a si...i have no idea whether or not the pads are the same.
     
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    im using brembo blanks and hawk HP pads
    check out http://www.collettimotorsports.com/
    they have very good prices ... excellent service

    they also race ITR's (road course) they use brembo blanks and hawk blues (higher opperating temps not very streetable)

    tell them Brian from hondaswap or Eric with the ITR del sol sent you :)
     
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    colletti is the shit. you WON'T beat their prices on pads or rotors
     
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    kyleirwin Retired OG

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    but their site blows nuts. weren't you gonna make a site for somebody in exchange for brake parts or sumpin'? was it them?
     
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    I think their site is nice. No Flash, it's small enough to be usable to low bandwidth users. It is fairly well laid out. Not a whole lot of info, but their phone number is plastered everywhere.
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    just call them... they are very helpful and have a lot of knowledge to share
    A+ customer service
     
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    it does blow ass. i'm working on all the details with them still.
     
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    Wow, great deals at Colletti. Thanks for the reccomendation guys.
     
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    Could someone give me some recommendations on this? I'm a newbie and don't really know much...

    I have a V6 LX 1995 Accord, and my brake pads need to be changed front and rear. I was thinking about doing it myself, and was wondering what a good brake pad would be for normal use? I don't race, and mainly drive local, but on the highway drive pretty fast and aggressively. So I definitely don't need any racing pads, especially since how long they last is pretty important to me. But, if they last long, cost isn't too big a deal to me either. So is there any reason for me not to get cheap OEM's? Stock? Or should I go for some aftermarket 3rd party brake pads?

    Thanks for any help in advance!
     
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