THE Brake Component Review Thread

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  1. JMillerUA6

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    Please keep all posting that is not a review out of this thread.


    How do you bring your beastly 6thgen Accord to a stop??? Pads, Rotors, Lines & Big Brake Kits.........It all goes here!!!

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    Please keep all posting that is not a review out of this thread.
     
  2. Sketch o5

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    Brand & model: Powerslot Slotted Rotors
    Price paid and from where: dont remember
    Pros: very good. with the slotted rotors i did notice brake fade had decreased alot
    Cons: none
    Final verdict: well, im getting them again, haha, so id recommend them

    Brand & model: EBC Greenstuffs Pads
    Price paid and from where: dont remember
    Pros: pretty good pad, i wanted to get HPS pads, but got these instead, they were cheaper at the time i think
    Cons: a little dusty
    Final verdict: id get them again if i needed to
     
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2008
  3. iHazSnail

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    Brand & model: Ksport 13" procomp, 8 piston.
    Price paid and from where: $1650 shipped from Ksports directly.
    Pros: Giving a new meaning to the term "stopping at a dime"
    Cons: absolutely none.
    Final verdict: If you have a high performance street/strip vehicle and needs better braking power, this is def the way to go!
     
  4. Wildman

    Wildman Read the rules

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    Brand & model: Powerslot slotted rotors
    Price paid and from where: $120 for the front
    Pros: Great improvement over stock. Pretty much no brake fade w/ good pads
    Cons: Can't turn them / plane them down, so if you manage to warp or score them, its means replacing them.
    Final verdict: Personally consider it some of the best money I've ever spent on my car, and will be ordering another set soon

    Brand & model: Axxis Ultimate Brake pads (ceramic/metal mix)
    Price paid and from where: $80 for front + rear
    Pros: Made for a great combo with the slotted rotors, huge improvement in stopping power over stock
    Cons: Dusty as hell
    Final verdict: While they definitely did their job, it was impossible to keep my wheels clean, and I wouldn't buy them again considering other pads out there that perform well and aren't as dusty.
     
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    Brand & model: PowerSlot Slotted Rotors
    Price paid and from where: 100 from Summit
    Pros: Better than OEM; Never had heat issues
    Cons: N/A
    Final verdict: will deff buy again


    Brand & model: Hawk HPS
    Price paid and from where: 55 from Summit
    Pros: Great bite, low noise and squeel
    Cons: still feel slight glazing on track, but great on street
    Final verdict: Great street and slight track pads
     
  6. BPAccord

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    Brand & model: R-1 peformance slotted and cross drilled rotors
    Price paid and from where:$60 brand new from R-1 performance. My brother in law works for them
    Pros:Does the job quite good...almost got into an accident last night but thank god for the brakes working
    Cons: Not a well known brand name.
    Final verdict: The worked fine for me. I will be looking into getting their brake pads and rotors for the rears as well
     
  7. Tek_Rice

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    Brand & model: Rotora BBK 1 Piece
    Price paid and from where: 1200 from excelerate performance
    Pros: Looks, stopping power
    Cons: No pad options other than rotora
    Final verdict: Great stopping power, wonderful aesthetics, could be a little bit bigger at 6Pot, but that would be overkill
     
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    Brand & model: Hawk High Performance Ceramic Pads
    Price paid and from where: Came out to about 130 for front and rear pads... don't remember website name.
    Pros: Better stopping power, no dust, less fade (they say... I haven't tested it yet)
    Cons: Price. Approx 80 for fronts and 60 for rears.
    Final verdict: I was about out of brakes, so these were needed. It'll be nice to not have to worry about brake dust all the time too. I was originally trying to get the AEM brake pads from the site, but those are discontinued, so they gave me these instead.
     
  9. Totalimmortal

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    The Accord:

    Rotors: Brembo Blanks
    Pads: Hawk Ceramic
    Price: About $100 shipped for the fronts
    Pros: Noticable improvement in brake fade and power
    Cons: They still fade on hard highway braking
    Final: Would do them again for the low price

    The Galant:


    Rotors: Baer 13" Track Kit w/ 4-piston Caliper
    Pads: Baer Pads
    Price: Around $1,200 I think
    Pros: HOLY CRAP!! I can stop on a DIME!!!
    Cons: Hard to find pads
    Final Verdict: They came with the car and I couldn't be happier!
     
  10. simon_y

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    Brand & model: KSport 8 Piston Calipers with 13in rotor Big Brake Kit.
    Price paid and from where: $1700 something from Option JDM in Toronto, which was ordered from Image in Motion in British Columbia, which special ordered from Ksport directly.
    Pros: Massive stopping power, never felt brake fade on the track. Not even with a big heavy 6th gen accord. Also, lots of bling bling behind the wheels.
    Cons: Big price tag, but considering what you get it. Its worth it.
    Final verdict: Awesome product for what you pay for and what it does. Great for people who track occasionally. If you don't track, then you don't really need all that spotting power.
     
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