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Hey everyone, most threads about brake pads/rotor preferences are outdated, so I figured I'd create a new thread to see more recent brake preferences.

So I'm currently in the market for new brake rotors and pads, figured I'd replace all 4 to something OEM quality or better (I'm at 72k kms, there's an annoying squeal, so it's time).

I've been looking at EBC, StopTech, and Centric rotors and Hawk/Stoptech pads.
I don't plan on tracking the car, and it's basically stock, but I do do some spirited driving when the weather is nice out.
I've contacted my local dealership and they want too much just for the OEM parts alone, so I figured that I'd go aftermarket and save more than $200 CAD

Right now I'm aiming to get the Centric plain rotors (the regular not the high carbon, unless recommended) with either Hawk HPS or Stoptech street pads.
I've read both give out a lot of brake dust but I'm fine with that as it's expected with aftermarket street/performance pads.

I'm pretty set on getting the Centric rotors, as they are OEM quality.
The only Stoptech rotors readily available to me are the slotted ones which are $200+ for a front pair, too much to be honest. EBC are also available but I've read mixed reviews about them being warped out of the box.

I'm just really conflicted on which to get, Hawk or StopTech pads?

What setup combo are you all running and what would you recommend?

Thanks for any suggestions.
 

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I just received my Centric rotors just waiting to find the right brake pads to install. Thinking of going with Akebono brake pads as they're budget friendly and pretty much OEM
 

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I track my car with stoptech stainless steel lines, stoptech drilled and slotted rotors and Hawk Street/Race HPS+ Pads. Amsoil fluid dot4 dominator.
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that's a nice and aggressive setup
Yea man I can stop pretty hard and consistently on track days and in daily traffic. Sometimes sketchy in daily traffic as I try not to make it look like i brake check someone on the slightest of taps.
 
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So i decided to go with centric plain rotors and stoptech street pads, will be installing soon! Rotors from Teknotik and Pads from Garage16, came to about $420 CAD total, that excludes shipping costs.
 

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What came on the car. Original stuff after over 73K miles. It's a very functional car and I use it for what it was designed for.
 

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Personally i use Stoptech Cryo slotted rotors with Stoptech Sport pads and Stoptech SS lines. As for the fluid, i use Pentosin DOT4 LV.

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Personally i use Stoptech Cryo slotted rotors with Stoptech Sport pads and Stoptech SS lines. As for the fluid, i use Pentosin DOT4 LV.

Marko!
ive heard good thinkgs about the stoptech cyro slotted rotors, great rotors but also great looking. Actually one of my options but i opted for something more oem oriented.
 

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Akebono Performance Ultra Premium Ceramic Pads and StopTech Sport Slotted front and rear rotors.
 

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As with some of my recent posts I am looking for recommendations on many parts as Im doing as small maintenance rebuild. Next on my list are the pads and rotors.

Im looking at the Stoptech kit offered on k-series parts (unless a cheaper/better vendor is recommended) here is the set Im considering; StopTech 12-15 Civic Si Street Drilled Complete Brake Kit

Would love thoughts and experience including driving use and styles, weather conditions, and longevity.

Thanks in advance
 

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Zombie Post alert:::::

As with some of my recent posts I am looking for recommendations on many parts as Im doing as small maintenance rebuild. Next on my list are the pads and rotors.

Im looking at the Stoptech kit offered on k-series parts (unless a cheaper/better vendor is recommended) here is the set Im considering; StopTech 12-15 Civic Si Street Drilled Complete Brake Kit

Would love thoughts and experience including driving use and styles, weather conditions, and longevity.

Thanks in advance
What are your goals/intentions with the car?
Driled/slotted rotors are really not needed for the street. I would stick with a quality blank rotor and good pad.

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agreed..... if only for a street application, the extra is not need. However, if you do plan on it, here is a combo set that is pretty good. A few reviews on YouTube also: Brake Combo
 

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Ive run Stoptech slotted rotors and Hawk HPS pads for several years now without any complaint. Obviously the operating temp range is a little higher, so on a cold start they take a little extra pressure, but its nothing drastic. Its still a very street friendly setup, not like metalic brakes or something.
 

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Ive run Stoptech slotted rotors and Hawk HPS pads for several years now without any complaint. Obviously the operating temp range is a little higher, so on a cold start they take a little extra pressure, but its nothing drastic. Its still a very street friendly setup, not like metalic brakes or something.
I’ll second this setup. I’ve run them on my old Silverado, my wife’s RDX, and will be on my Si as soon as it needs brakes.


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If you do spirited street driving they're really the best you could ask for. No excess dust or squealing, but much more resistant to high temps, they won't fade out on a mountain blast.
 

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agreed..... if only for a street application, the extra is not need. However, if you do plan on it, here is a combo set that is pretty good. A few reviews on YouTube also: Brake Combo
Looks like a nice setup how much faster will these wear compared to stock?
 
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