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williamsvt
06-10-2005, 08:42 PM
i just ordered a new brake setup for the front of my car, since my front OEM rotors warped and the pads are pretty much gone.

The setup that i opted for was brembo slotted/crossdrilled rotors and AEM high performance pads. I'm hoping this setup will last me awhile, and will create some decent braking, which i havent had ever since i bought the car :thumbsdwn

If this setup doesnt work, then ill prolly do powerslot rotors with brembo sport pads, but i think this setup should serve me well, because i dont really do that much 'hard' braking.

anyways, ill have it installed in a week and half or so, so i'll let you guys know!

jdm91cb
06-10-2005, 09:27 PM
that sounds sweet ben hopefully see it at one of the meets :tu:

That1guyN8
06-10-2005, 09:29 PM
I'm sure that setup will be great! Let me know how they are....because I'm going to need new brakes in my 92 sometime soon and want to go aftermarket.

Metaluna21
06-10-2005, 09:34 PM
i have the same setup and love it. hopefully you do too

phreakish93
06-10-2005, 09:43 PM
i have the same setup as well, works like a charm, just dont get the brembo pads, they tend to be very dusty even under normal braking

dirty wheels= :thumbsdwn

accordztech
06-11-2005, 12:32 AM
pads make 90% of the diff IMO...anything ceramic will stop better.

jdmhotness
06-11-2005, 01:28 AM
I agree, and I think having upgraded pads on a stock rotor is an awesome option for bang for buck, considering most aftermarket rotors have been tested worse than oem rotors.

-nick

FishyMan
06-11-2005, 06:31 AM
how long did your OEM last? or did u mean the rotors that were originally on the car?

was doing the rotor/hub easy? did u follow a DIY?

aero
06-11-2005, 06:39 AM
I agree, and I think having upgraded pads on a stock rotor is an awesome option for bang for buck, considering most aftermarket rotors have been tested worse than oem rotors.

-nick

Word. If people are looking for a good setup that'll last longer, and brake much better, I would suggest Cobalt Friction rotors and AEM pads or the Pads on www.cobaltfriction.com. The reason why I suggest the cobalt friction over the regular Brembo blanks is that they will not have any surface rust.. which I hate seeing.

williamsvt
06-11-2005, 07:10 AM
how long did your OEM last? or did u mean the rotors that were originally on the car?

was doing the rotor/hub easy? did u follow a DIY?

The OEM rotors lasted like 3 weeks before getting warped, because apparently OEM rotors warp on accords, because of the heat build up in the front wheels. My mechanic was kind of dumb, and so was i, *this was way back when i first bought the accord, and didnt know anything*, so then i had the rear discs replaced, cause they thought that might contribute to the wobble. I had this done and after another month same thing happened, so i;ve been living with warped rotors for about 4-5 months, they werent bad in the begining, but now they are horrible.

thanks guys for all the comments, im hoping the brakes will be awesome. all the stuff will be here on next thursday, but sadly i'll be on vacation, so all the stuff will be put on the car the following week.

Maple50175
06-11-2005, 07:52 AM
cool man. Stopping power here william comes =)

FishyMan
06-11-2005, 01:48 PM
so the OEM was new and it warped in 3 weeks? that seems wierd. a lot of people advocate using OEM. that just seems really odd, because everyone says more surface area will actually help; let a lone the brand being OEM.

but i'm not saying ur experience is a fake or what not, just that i've been told OEM rotors are best and what not. i'm also in search for some rotors, but can't seem to decide, shipping in brembo blanks are expensive and someone told me they rust like heck.

williamsvt
06-12-2005, 06:31 PM
shipping on brembo crossdrilled rotors was only 25... :thumbsup:

buddah
06-12-2005, 07:46 PM
how much did it cost u to get em pressed on

aero
06-12-2005, 08:01 PM
http://www.try-intools.com/

Saw that on another forum, all people with hub over rotor should have one in their toolset.

Blk EX Coupe
06-12-2005, 09:22 PM
http://www.try-intools.com/

Saw that on another forum, all people with hub over rotor should have one in their toolset.

it was a nice idea, but if your willing to invest 240 bucks into a tool to take off hub over rotor then why not spend 240 and go rotor over hub?

FishyMan
06-12-2005, 09:37 PM
shipping on brembo crossdrilled rotors was only 25... :thumbsup:

i live in hawaii so probably, but if u can, maybe sugget some vendors? to me?

they are pretty darn heavy to ship over seas, so ya. i was thinking just OEM, if not i'll have to use either napa kind or raybestos kind

williamsvt
06-13-2005, 07:40 PM
buybrakes.com has some good deals, and ebay too mang!

and about the OEM rotors, i duno, you are most likely correct, but i do know that they warped quickly. It could be due to my driving, wheels, etc. but i dont know. I just hope that these new brakes will be a lot better then my ones now :thumbsup:

FishyMan
06-13-2005, 08:12 PM
ya thanks very much. i'll look around. good luck on the brakes..

FishyMan
06-14-2005, 10:08 PM
freaking dealers $81 per rotOr !!!!11getting raped up the yin yang...


please suggest somet that are coated and decent.

FishyMan
06-20-2005, 12:47 AM
any more ideas? tire rack has not replied to my email even though i emailed them 2-3 times for just a shipping quote.. im still unsure of what to get.i have PBR mm waiting. so i want something that'll fit good..

wed3k
06-20-2005, 04:42 PM
any more ideas? tire rack has not replied to my email even though i emailed them 2-3 times for just a shipping quote.. im still unsure of what to get.i have PBR mm waiting. so i want something that'll fit good..
what about these?
http://groupbuycenter.com/Sale.aspx?id=19577

FishyMan
06-20-2005, 06:58 PM
ya i've ordered my pads from them, importrp is good, just shippin even from washington to HI sucks ...

ill look injto teh group buy and recalculate.

williamsvt
06-28-2005, 10:16 PM
i finally recieved my brembos crossdrilled/slotted rotors and im installing them on thursday with my buddy. im hoping this new setup will be nice :thumbsup:

clarksterdotcom
06-28-2005, 10:20 PM
i finally recieved my brembos crossdrilled/slotted rotors and im installing them on thursday with my buddy. im hoping this new setup will be nice :thumbsup:

sounds good man..let us know how the performence rates..

92ex
06-29-2005, 01:25 PM
williamsvt, how much did your set up cost?

williamsvt
06-29-2005, 02:37 PM
brembo crossdrilled/slotted rotors: $125.00 shipped
-Purchased from Forumracing.com

AEM high performance pads: $55-60 shipped
-Purchased from Buybrakes.com

williamsvt
07-08-2005, 07:19 AM
i installed the brakes with my mechanic yesterday and it went pretty well, except that i forgot i had aftermarket calibers so the aem high performance pads wouldnt fit, so i used some aftermarket metallic brake pads. I love the new rotors and they feel pretty nice. i would recommend getting brembo crossdrilled/slotted to anyone, because they are a great addition and great help in braking and are an awesome price!

br0nx finest
07-08-2005, 07:54 AM
i installed the brakes with my mechanic yesterday and it went pretty well, except that i forgot i had aftermarket calibers so the aem high performance pads wouldnt fit, so i used some aftermarket metallic brake pads. I love the new rotors and they feel pretty nice. i would recommend getting brembo crossdrilled/slotted to anyone, because they are a great addition and great help in braking and are an awesome price!
what aftermarket calipers do you have ben?

williamsvt
07-08-2005, 08:54 AM
what aftermarket calipers do you have ben?

i've got no clue...my mechanic installed them, cause my original calibers *a year ago* were shot...

93accordexcoupe
07-08-2005, 08:56 AM
pics!!!!!!!

JDMedOUTCB7
07-08-2005, 01:28 PM
definately needa pic to show off ur new set up?! wow dats a great set up..slotted/cross drilled rotors, and wut kinda after market calipers do u have?...how much did this whole project cost u? or did it cost alot?! hehe..how much did u spent over all...the supply, the parts plus the labor??

wed3k
07-08-2005, 06:34 PM
i installed one side so far and the rotor was not really a bitch to get out but i had to spend 10 dollars buying the londer bolts, lol.

everything went smoothly except when i went for a test drive to test out my brakes, the car wanted to goto the right. not sure if i messed up the bearing or if it is just the pads dragging but ill finish the other side and let you guys know.