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Old 18-Apr-2007, 05:48 AM
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Brake pad/shoes Brands?

I have a 98 civic si Coupe. I'm not sure what brand of brake pads and shoes to get. Can anyone suggest a set for me? I have a cross drilled brembo on the front and stock drum brakes on the rear. Thanks
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Old 18-Apr-2007, 05:11 PM
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do a search..

I'd stick with OEM unless you are into tracking.
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Old 18-Apr-2007, 06:48 PM
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just go to auto parts store and get good pads and rotors from them, or get somthing like hawk hps or porterfield pads with a stock rotor if you want a "performance pad combo"
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Old 18-Apr-2007, 07:01 PM
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What brand of brake pads are good for cross drilled rotors? are OEM pads ok?
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Old 18-Apr-2007, 08:10 PM
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Why did you get the cross drilled rotors to begin with? Do you need them? Even if you were after performance, blanks would have given you an edge there.

But, if you truly do need x-drilled, then I wouldn't be going with OEM pads. Oem pads will be fine with X-drilled rotors, but seeing as you spent some coin on rotors, you might as well get good pads to see a difference. Hawk would be the minimum in my books. I personally like Endless Pads, and I would suggest investing in those if you need performance, as would seem the case from your rotor purchase.
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Old 19-Apr-2007, 01:10 AM
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For a daily driver, OEM or a good quality aftermarket pad/rotor combo is good enough.

Cross-drilled and/or slotted rotors and expensive pads are nice to have on a street car, but really unneccasary. But, if you already have the rotors, Hawk HPS would be good.
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I wasnt satisfied with the stopping distance of the OME rotors, so I got the cross-drilled. I didnt spend much on them, it was a straight swap with the OME. When I did the change I noticed a big difference. My stopping distance was almost cut to half from going 100-0 km/h.

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Old 25-Apr-2007, 03:16 AM
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I got Hawk HPS and im fine with that. I think you'll like them too cause you'll feel a bit of a difference in stopping. But for me my old rotors were warped so i put new rotors and pads so thats the reason why i noticed a difference.
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Old 25-Apr-2007, 08:32 PM
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Originally posted by jdm ek4
I got Hawk HPS and im fine with that. I think you'll like them too cause you'll feel a bit of a difference in stopping. But for me my old rotors were warped so i put new rotors and pads so thats the reason why i noticed a difference.
where can i get hawk hps? i checked CT but they had the monroe pads on sale
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hawk or kvr
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Old 26-Apr-2007, 04:25 PM
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I have KVR slotted rotor's and pads, they work much better then OEM. JMTC.
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Old 26-Apr-2007, 11:51 PM
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Originally posted by bbarbulo
hawk or kvr
both would be good. so i can get whichever i can get me a better deal on
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Old 27-Apr-2007, 04:02 AM
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I got my pads from an affiliate on here. Battle Endless
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Old 27-Apr-2007, 10:00 AM
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nevermind hawk hps, hawk hp+ ftw!
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Old 27-Apr-2007, 01:17 PM
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id go with oem in the front and any ct or ps brand in the rear.
front does majority of the braking so u want the best **** up front.
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i have KVR slotted rotors Hawk pads they squeel like a bus stopping lots of brake dust but that set up was amazing ... im goin to stick with that now
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KVR pads over here. Thumbs up.
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