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Brakes and Tires

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by endlesszeal, Sep 3, 2004.

  1. endlesszeal

    endlesszeal Senior Member

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    i have a 2000 accord 4 door se. the suspension feels really crappy.. like when i get up to about 70mph, the steering wobbles and loud noises coming from the tires.. piece of shit Big O Tires... anyway, i was thinking if i replaced the tires and rotors, it might go away.. So i have a few questions.
    Should i go with OEM or Brembo Replacements for the rotors? the OEMs are like $42 and the Brembos are $52.. i just want them to last long, not warp, and squeek.. would the Brembos out last the OEMs? Also, what pads do you guys recommend? again i just dont want them to squeek and have at least OEM braking power..
    Last question, what kind of tires should i get? i got the big o tires for the rear and they were like 70 bucks and boy do they suck.. extrememly loud and annoying.. i want something around the 80-100 area per tire.. i just want comfort and low noise..
    I would greatly appericate your inputs, advices, and comments. keep in mind that i jsut want comfort and longivity.. i have an integra for "performance," whatever that means..

    p.s. if i replace those things and the wobbling doesnt go away, what can it be?
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    i prefer the brembo rotors, but thats me
    for pads i would go with the hawk HPS, they have good stopping power and are not noisy or dusty
    if you are looking for a year round daily driver tire i would recomend the Dunlop SP 5000, tirerack has them for $70. i had them on my MX3, they were great in all weather conditions... in the dry they cornered well, i could drive as fast as i wanted to in the rain, i could go through more snow than my friends truck, i was literally driving through open fields with about a foot of snow on the ground
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    oh and your problem sounds like the tires are not ballanced
     
  4. endlesszeal

    endlesszeal Senior Member

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    great ups for the excellent comments.. anyone else?
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    E pretty much covered it.

    only thing i would add, would be to get an alignment done as well
     
  6. endlesszeal

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    great and those tires are damn cheap too compared to the OE ones.. the OEs were like 109 and the SP 5000s are like 68..
    Anyway, where is a good place to buy the Hawks Pads? I decided to get the Brembos from Tire Rack for 50 a piece. The local Big O offered them 70 plus 15 to "special order."
    What about other tires from Bridgestone, Michelin, and BFgoodrich?? im kinda cluess on tires so i appericate the help guys..
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    tirerack has em
     
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    endlesszeal Senior Member

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    as there a good site that does free shipping on hawk pads and brembo? anyone heard of cox import?
     
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    endlesszeal Senior Member

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    anyone heard of nolimitmotorsport.com? they got both for 162 shipped and tirerack has them for 172 shipped.
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    nolimit used to advertise with us. i'd say they are a good shop
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    I've bought from them a few times before- they're pretty good.
     
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    I think that www.importrp.com would have been cheaper for the Brembo Blanks, the prices are for front and rear:

    98-02 Accord V6 $35 $40
    Accord (4 cyl) $33 $28

    Shipping would be extra though. And also you would have to say that you want the Honda-Tech member discount. All my Brembos have come from them. That company is located in WA state.
     
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    endlesszeal Senior Member

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    how much is shipping and tax?
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Check their site or call them? She's not a sales rep for them or anything. :p
     
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