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redoing my brakes.. New rotors/pads Options etc?

What are my options for my brakes.. I have a 1992 civic si with 4 wheel disc, it has vented fronts and solid rear discs. I am buying new rotors, and pads.. i need them right away.. i wonder what this will run me.. im just going to go with stock discs and premium pads. Any idea how much?

Or is there aftermarket rotors and pads which are better? Im poor so lets keep it cheap . lol


Thanks in advance for the ideas..

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Old 17-Sep-2003, 06:43 AM
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you will be looking at around 80$ per rotor, 60 bucks for front pads, 60 bucks for rear pads...

My advice would be to get some kvr cross drilled rotors, they will cost the same if not a bit less than OEM, and since they are drilled they should last just as long, if not longer... KVR also has carbonfiber/kevlar pads that are compareable to OEM price, but with way better heat resistance...(for about the same price as OEM you are getting performace stuff...

But if you are on a really tight budget... off to canadian tire for parts...im sure u can get pads for 40$ and cheap rotors, maybe 50-60$ a peice... Now if your old rotors are decent shape, you can have them machined back to new condition for a decnt price...guessing 20$ a rotor?? somone else might know better..??

and you will have to buy some brake fluid, to flush the system, and its always nice to have a can of brake cleaner on hand...
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Re: redoing my brakes.. New rotors/pads Options etc?

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What are my options for my brakes.. I have a 1992 civic si with 4 wheel disc, it has vented fronts and solid rear discs. I am buying new rotors, and pads.. i need them right away.. i wonder what this will run me.. im just going to go with stock discs and premium pads. Any idea how much?

Or is there aftermarket rotors and pads which are better? Im poor so lets keep it cheap . lol


Thanks in advance for the ideas..

Joe
Why do you want to change the rotors for?

CHEAPest way you can go? CT for pads. that's it.
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Old 17-Sep-2003, 09:56 AM
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the main problem with cheap pads...like I stated in mgazer's thread is that they either have a high metallic content and eat rotors alive, or they disintegrate under high temperatures and/or seize in your caliper brackets...

Now I realize that I may sound like a rep from honda canada but I have seen many cars come in (I work at a garage) after using sub-par products. Either go with the OEM brake pads or performance brake pads (ie. KVR or EBC). Aftermarket rotors are the best bet if you are hard on your brakes...machining, IMO is useless...you end up paying more in labour to have them machined and if you are hard on your brakes, they'll warp in two seconds flat..

imo, the best bet would be to go with the KVR rotors and pads...or OEM...either way
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If you don't do any type of racing, use stock pads/rotors. If you want slightly better street performance, stock rotors and Hawk HP+ or AEM pads are fine.
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Old 17-Sep-2003, 12:01 PM
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HAWK HP+ WORKED FOR ME WORKS WELL TOO
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Old 17-Sep-2003, 12:57 PM
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crappy tire pads and rotors for me... i got my front pads for $32... rear pads for $26.... rotors for $48 each.... and they honestly aren't that bad.... i find the rear pads wear through fairly quick... but they are like bicycle brake pads so i guess thats why
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OEM pads are probably your best option if you're only using your car on the street. As for rotors, OEM or Brembo blanks are my recommendation.

I ran Brembo blanks and Performance Friction Carbon Metallic pads this summer on my 93 Civic and I found it to be a great combo for both street and for use in autocross this season. My only complaint was that the Performance Friction pads created a bit more dust than OEM pads but the tradeoff in the way they bite was worth it.

Still, I'd suggest the OEM pads because they're made by Nissin (one of the top brake pad manufacturers around) and because their composition is perfect for a daily driver that may see some competition use.

As for rotors, I went with Brembo because everyone knows they're well-made, and they happened to be a bit less than OEM. I don't see the need to get slotted or cross-drilled or any other form because there's tradeoffs to them and they're completely unnecessary in my opinion.
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Originally posted by SW20 MR2
If you don't do any type of racing, use stock pads/rotors. If you want slightly better street performance, stock rotors and Hawk HP+ or AEM pads are fine.
Agreed, unless you track your car, you are just throwing your money away on aftermarket rotors (ie. slotted, cross drilled, etc.).
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Doh! For pure street use, use Hawk HPS instead of HP+. I use the HP+ on my car, and it squeaks. I will be switching back to stock for winter use though. I don't think the HP+ will be suitable in cold temps.
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I got my kvr cross drilled rotors for cheaper than OEM ...so why not?? they bite really hard, and im yet to have any fade...its like night and day with the wet weather brakeing... pads have little ware after 20,000km, so they arnt chewing up pads
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Well now that everyone is going to max route.

I use Powerslots with EBC greens...

THEY ARE AWESOME... saved me from 2 speed traps...

Even the cops were shaking their heads...
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Brembo flats 80 a piece
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Thanks for your help everyone!!
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Brembo cost more or OEM?

one of my buddy have brembo on his 240 and he told me that it got rusted so bad after one winter. is this true? worth it?
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are those prices included labour??

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