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Brake Pads Questions

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by EG6/JCE10, Dec 2, 2004.

  1. EG6/JCE10

    EG6/JCE10 Junior Member

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    Just finished a B16 swap into my VX earlier this week. I'm very happy with the power, but I would like to have better braking. I have used Hawk pads before on street and auto-x (different car though), and they are pretty good. However, when I go on the Hawk website, it says it doesn't have my VX application... So what options do I have for pads?
     
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    YangpaNemsay Senior Member

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    Check out AEM if they have any.

    If all else fails, check if you can do a brake conversion and get Si Discs front and back, lots of pads available for the Si.
     
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    BlackFrog Neighborhood Lush

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    check out axxis. ive been real happy with the ultimates.
     
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    sohcslammer Senior Member

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    AEM part #s

    Front = 26-135

    Back = 26-200
     
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    asmallsol Super Moderator

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    AEM brake pads are not to the same perfromance as Hawk's or Cobalt frictions. I would really consider doing a brake swap from an integra if you want better breaks. I :heart: my cobalt friction pads on my integra brakes.
     
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    nfn15037 Senior Member

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    Ya AEM pads are < Axxis Metalmasters IMO, and even they are not *that* great. Does the VX actually have smaller brakes than a normal civic DX or CX or do they just not list your specific model on the application list?
     
  7. EG6/JCE10

    EG6/JCE10 Junior Member

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    I think the VX have the same size caliper as the CX and DX. I'm not sure about the Si though. I went the AEM site and it listed "Honda Civic 1988-96 H.B. 1.5/1.6L CX/DX/Si/VX (w/o ABS)" shares the same part number.

    I might just wait a bit and do a Integra brake conversion instead.
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    si and cx front rotors are not the same size. i think their application listing might be wrong.
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    Maybe the pads are the same size :p

    But the DX/CX are the same as the VX, what is it 9.5 disc or something.
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    yeah, i think those are 9.5 and si's are 10.2 or something like that. its possible it could use the same size pad... just seems akward
     
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