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    Brakes for a Honda Civic?

    Any recommendations on what, and where to get a decent set of pads and rotors for the econo box? Last set I bought were from CT and it was the NASCAR pads and slotted rotors. They lasted close to a 100k, and I'm not sure how that rates to other brakes, but I'd like to get something decent as I'm keeping the car for another 100k or so. I might just get another set of the same pads and rotors, unless someone has a better suggestion. The rear brakes are ok, just a little pain in the ass to adjust.

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    There are cheaper pads and rotors, but to get 100k out of 'em you're doing very well. I'd buy 'em again if you were happy with the performance.
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    What gen civic?
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    RBJ, it's a 2000 SE non ABS.

    Noltz, yeah they did OK, could've been a fair bit more, but we work in Brampton . The left side pads wore a bit quicker, so I'll have to check the calipers too.

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    Try this site good pricing. http://ottawa.primechoiceautoparts.ca/

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    i got some 2500hd rotors and pads off this guy poweroneautoparts@gmail.com the mother inlaw picked them up in mississagua.. they were the cheapest i found and i got cermaic pads.
    Now i have a JEEP I am getting good at fixing things lol

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    I'm not looking for the cheapest price, I want the best value. I wanted to see what you guys recommend in the way of brands and materials for best bang for the buck.

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    all the parts seemed quite decent and i ended up with ceramic pads.. i find with cheap brake parts they are all the same you get the middle of the line ones and they have about the same failure (warpage) rate as the cheapo ones.. so what i now do is buy the absolute cheapest rotors and put decent pads on, when it comes time to do brakes again i buy new rotors again.

    also you are able to get vented rotors from that guy.

    plus i would like to state i am no way affiliated with that seller just found him online and bought parts from him..

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    Thanks I'll do some shopping around. For my Suburban I buy only the premium stuff, the pig is so heavy it'll chew brakes like theres no tomorrow.

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    Have you considered OEM replacement? I got 170,000 km in my Civic, then traded it in. There was nothing to suggest that the brakes were worn out at that time.

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    Hustler, I bought the car with 160k on it, and no idea if the brakes were OEM or not. I'm not sure how well they hold up, but it's a good idea to look into. Thanks.

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    i doubt the oem ones you get from the dealer will be the same ones that come on the car new..

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    Quote Originally Posted by akafred View Post
    i doubt the oem ones you get from the dealer will be the same ones that come on the car new..
    Why not?

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    i doubt that when they are ordering production line stuff they order 10 million extra to sell to guys 10 years later.. they might but it doesn't make any business sense.. now if your car is only 1 yr old or the current generation then your probably ok.

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    I 2nd the cheaper rotors and premium pads. Many will say the cheap rotors warp...BUT that is usually from using cheap pads and overheating of both by using just the cheap pads. Key is to make sure the pads can move freely on the slides. Seized or sticking pads will wear pads unevenly, quicker, etc.

    I went premium rotors once on my 2500HD thinking I'd get them machined once or twice - nope - scrap pile, so why waste that money.
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    ^ This I agree with. Rotors can't actually warp (at any street temperatures). Warping implies the rotor is no longer flat. They can overheat and get pad compound deposited on parts of the braking area and you end up with a pulsating brake pedal because of the inconsistent surface. Good pads will control the heat a lot better.

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    my opinion is doesnt really matter, they are all made in china anyways...
    buy the cheapest pads that are ceramic, and any rotors. For front pads and rotors should cost about $100.
    my last turbo civic i had put on cheap cheap white box no name rotors and cheap autospot ceramic pads,didnt have any problems and wasnt noisey.i took it to the track did 4 passes which hit 120mph and stoping wasnt an issue,even checked them when i had the tires off changin the transmission because it blew up on the 5th pass lol. and they were still perfect

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