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Old 23-Sep-2003, 04:41 PM
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Drill OEM Rotors

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I can't seem to find any decent cheap drilled rotors for my 92 Civic DX. Can I cross drill them, as long as they are balanced?? Anybody got any thoughts?? Is it even possible?
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Re: Drill OEM Rotors

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Hey
I can't seem to find any decent cheap drilled rotors for my 92 Civic DX. Can I cross drill them, as long as they are balanced?? Anybody got any thoughts?? Is it even possible?
Have you tried Parkway Honda one of our affiliates
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no... don't do it... don't even buy cross drilled rotors, UNLESS THE HOLES ARE CAST INTO THE ROTOR.... the drilled blanks are totally ghay and warp just like any other rotor, and don't really do jack for performance on the street.

I paid $200 for a pair of brembos, x-drilled... that was money not well spent.
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So what can you do to disapate heat?? Not use the brakes?
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no use OEM vented rotors.....

also have you upgraded any other part of your braking system.... if not then I wouldn't worry about heat... since honda did put engineers on the design time and it is that way for a reasonm
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Originally posted by ShifterKartRace
So what can you do to disapate heat?? Not use the brakes?
get some real brakes... your DX didn't come from the factory as a performace vehicle if you haven't noticed by now... the SOHC 1.5L should have tipped you off

GSR brakes, OEM rotors, KVR street pads or Hawk pads... Goodridge or OEM lines... GSR or ITR master cylinder, re-flare the lines with GSR fittings, and GSR booster.
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Old 23-Sep-2003, 05:32 PM
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what about slotted rotors?
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unless you are increasing sweeping area, you are wasting your time...

in the case of slotted and x-drilled, you are decreasing sweeping area.

weight holds heat...

lemme ask you this ShifterKart... what fluid are you running? When was the last time you bled your brakes? I'll bet you are running either the same fluid that you bought the car with, or some Certified **** from Canadian Tire... all just oozing water from the brake fluid... and you hope to improve your brakes with x-drilled rotors... good God help us all.
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what do you mean by increasing sweeping area?? larger rotors??
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Old 23-Sep-2003, 05:49 PM
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and you say i'm not smart mr b...


so if i'm keeping my stock brake size... its not worth getting slotted rotors??
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Originally posted by bbarbulo
unless you are increasing sweeping area, you are wasting your time...

in the case of slotted and x-drilled, you are decreasing sweeping area.

weight holds heat...

lemme ask you this ShifterKart... what fluid are you running? When was the last time you bled your brakes? I'll bet you are running either the same fluid that you bought the car with, or some Certified **** from Canadian Tire... all just oozing water from the brake fluid... and you hope to improve your brakes with x-drilled rotors... good God help us all.
what kinda brake fluid is good b.
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Motul 600 in my car
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Punk, yes, not worth it...

loudsubz, like gatherer said Motul 600, ATE Super Blue or if you go to your local Ford dealer, get some brake fluid for the Ford Focus SVT yes...that's right...

key is to bleed the brakes right, and to be sure your lines are in good shape... OEM is good, Goodridge is good too but not on a winter-driven car cuz salt penetrates the braded steel...
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could squishy brakes be from bad brake fluid?
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more air in your lines from boiling... but over time brake fluid likes to collect moisture, and that lowers the boiling point of the fluid, causing more air bubbles in the system... requiring a good bleeding. In your case Matt, even a good flush and bleeding with regular ol' Honda brake fluid will do you good. That is assiming your booster and master cylinder are in good shape, yes? If you pump your brake and then press on it, what happens?
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Originally posted by loudsubz
could squishy brakes be from bad brake fluid?
possible could also be from not bleeding them and having air in the system.... it's an interesting feeling in your stomach when you press the brake pedal and your foot goes straight to the floor and there is no braking taking place
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possible could also be from not bleeding them and having air in the system.... it's an interesting feeling in your stomach when you press the brake pedal and your foot goes straight to the floor and there is no braking taking place

thats when you gotta say hello to your good friend mr parking brake
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well that happend to me heeh, master cylinder went when we were driving, luckily it still worked slightly but you had to pump it alot to get the brakes to go on a bit.

So that was all replaced a year or so ago.
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time for a GSR one Matt...
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