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Old 24-Aug-2003, 06:50 PM
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best brake pads

Which are the best brake pads to get? What is an easy way to tell if they are worn out?
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Old 24-Aug-2003, 08:13 PM
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if you look at your pads... there should be a line going along the center... going with the width of the pad.... if that is gone they are worn
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Old 24-Aug-2003, 08:14 PM
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as for good pads... kvr sells some good stuff... ebc makes some very nice pads also but they are very noisey....
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Old 24-Aug-2003, 09:19 PM
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do NOT get KVR, unless you want squeeky brakes. I've serviced them twice to take away the squeek and the thing's gotten worse. NO, it was NOT installed incorrectly. It was professionally done. Plus side, they brake well and almost never fade.

According the grego, he has experience with EBC green and he had squeals initially but is now quiet. So maybe check that out.

My vote is Honda OEM pads. Unless Joker's car is a beast.
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Old 24-Aug-2003, 09:53 PM
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how much do the OEM pads go for?
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Old 25-Aug-2003, 01:40 AM
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regular price they are a litlle under $100....

it really depends what your doing with the car... if you are track racing it then get some kvr pads... or ebu pads.... they are noisy but are the best for petal feel and fade
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Old 25-Aug-2003, 01:41 AM
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My KVR carbonfiber/kevlar lined pads are the quietest pads ive ever owned (installed by me)...esp it sounds like your installer possibly forgot anti squeel compound, the pads shimmy on the caliper pistons and make that squeeling noise, the compound eliminates this... Performance wise, I havent faded my brakes once since i got them, the drilled rotors help tho... They say low brake dust, BS...my rims get covered.... Overall Good price too 60$ for all four if i remember correctly
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Old 25-Aug-2003, 02:35 AM
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anti squeel was used, but now that I think about it, I think the last mechanic who serviced it, took the pads off and put them back on without my supervision.

However, the first time I got them, the anti squeel never did it's job. then the squeel dissappeared for half an year. BUT last few months it came back with a vengence. Strange.

I called my supplier and he told me that some of his customer's get complaints from the KVR's and some don't, that's just how it is. yes it is 60 for the pair.

I want to go back to OEM. so from someone who has used KVR, I'm going back to OEM. OEM is 67 for the pair plus tax.
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Old 25-Aug-2003, 10:25 AM
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Originally posted by BoOsTZeX
My KVR carbonfiber/kevlar lined pads are the quietest pads ive ever owned (installed by me)...esp it sounds like your installer possibly forgot anti squeel compound, the pads shimmy on the caliper pistons and make that squeeling noise, the compound eliminates this... Performance wise, I havent faded my brakes once since i got them, the drilled rotors help tho... They say low brake dust, BS...my rims get covered.... Overall Good price too 60$ for all four if i remember correctly
where did u get those pads?? i would like to get a set as well
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Old 25-Aug-2003, 02:10 PM
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Unless you're racing on the track or in Solo 1, then OEM pads are still the best. Their composition is perfect for the street and the weather we get around here... plus, they're made by Nissin so you know they're top quality.
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Old 25-Aug-2003, 02:20 PM
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Or, you can go with Endless pads...
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Old 25-Aug-2003, 02:46 PM
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Brembo blank rotors and Hawk HP plus brake pads.....

and Mutul 600 brake fluid....

I'm still getting used to not locking up the tires...

down size they squeek.... but this is a performance setup now ... race brakes generally squeek....
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Old 25-Aug-2003, 03:33 PM
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i dont want squeaking and this is a daily driver, not race car
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canadian tire economy re-lined brake pads after all it's a daily driver not a perf car
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Old 25-Aug-2003, 03:52 PM
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the CT ones are better than Honda OEM?
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Old 25-Aug-2003, 03:54 PM
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Originally posted by Joker
the CT ones are better than Honda OEM?
You are kidding me right?
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Old 25-Aug-2003, 04:26 PM
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WAAAAAYYYY better

you should know not to ask stupid questions... you asked for the BEST pads, so ppl gave you suggestions... then you ask for the quietest pads... to some ppl the BEST pads are the ones that need warming up and squeal like pigs... to others the BEST pads are the cheapest. Why don't you tell us what you NEED really? EBC green stuff or OEM Honda pads. I personally use Honda OEM everywhere in my car, from my tail light bulbs, to the air filter... down to the last nut and bolt.
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Old 25-Aug-2003, 04:27 PM
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Ya honestly, if your car isn't meant for racing or anything, go with Honda OEM break pads.
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Old 25-Aug-2003, 05:18 PM
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well shoot me if I suggest the "best track/street setup" yeah ok a bit of warming up is needed and yes they squeel but thats why I HAVE A RADIO...
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Old 25-Aug-2003, 06:11 PM
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do slotted rotors make squeeling louder or quieter?? or is it the same??
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