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Old 06-16-2002, 01:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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what are the best brake pads?

Hey I need everyone's opinoins on which brake pads are the best. I'm looking to buy some soon. I'm doing a complete brake upgrade with gsr calipers. I have axxis metal masters brake pads in my sig, they work really good but only thing is that it wore out too quick and there was a lot of brake dust ( I hate having to keep on cleaning my rims )
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Old 06-16-2002, 03:14 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I like Raybestos PGP, aka PG Plus, aka PG+ pads the best --- been using them for years with no problems. Whatever your decision is, remember that you really do get what you pay when you buy brake parts...
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Old 06-16-2002, 03:34 AM   #3 (permalink)
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thanks for the reply guys

so how much do these brake pads go for? (EBC greenstuff, AEM, or raybestos PGP) Any websites selling these pads for cheap?
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I just put VGX pads (from summit) on my car to replace the worn to shit stock ones, i'm really happy with them so far. They cost around 36$ plus their handling fee.
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... how much do these brake pads go for? Any websites selling these pads for cheap?
Woo Hoo! Did you ask the right guy or what???

I recently starting using Rock Auto. These guys are the best! They can get parts for older cars that nobody will even bother looking for. The web interface is awesome and their prices are V good too. I bought a headlight switch, last week, that was a special order item in local stores. They wanted 55-65 bones depending on the store. PartsAmerica.com wanted 32 bones. I got it at RockAuto.com for 19!

I looked up the price of Raybestos PGP's for my ride on Rock; $18.69 for the front set and $20.97 for the rear. If you want the Quiet Stops up front, they are $35.57.

I've never used EBC's on a car before, but I've used them on plenty of motorcycles. They worked okay, so imagine their auto brakes are okay too.
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i got my AEMs from www.landspeedracing.com but i worked there so got mine for free. [code word for 'stole them'? - bdc]
The only problem I see going the AEM/Nissin route is that most CiViC's don't have rear pads, and AEM/Nissan doesn't make rear shoes for CiViC's, including your '91 sedan [looks like it has drums in the back in the pic]. What did you do on the rear???
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A lot of votes for EBC greenstuff...I checked it out, seems really good but kinda pricey, the cheapest I could find them online was 58.00. Anyone know a cheaper place?

Blackdeucecoupe...
Thanks for the info man...But I noticed that you kind of contradict yourself; In your first post you wrote "remember that you really do get what you pay when you buy brake parts... " but in your next post you found the Raybestos for a really cheap price IMO. Nonetheless I really appreciate it, I even went to check out the RockAuto.com; I just wanted to point that out.

Also this is kind of off topic (even though I started the thread) but does anyone know the advantages of having disc brakes on all fours wheels. I noticed a lot of ppl doing these and selling kits to do the conversion.

Thanks everyone
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I've got AEM pads all of the way around. Happy with them so far. They don't give off nearly as much brake dust as the stock pads.

http://www.aempower.com/brake_pads.htm
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Thanks for the info man...But I noticed that you kind of contradict yourself; In your first post you wrote "remember that you really do get what you pay when you buy brake parts... " but in your next post you found the Raybestos for a really cheap price IMO. Nonetheless I really appreciate it, I even went to check out the RockAuto.com; I just wanted to point that out.

Also this is kind of off topic (even though I started the thread) but does anyone know the advantages of having disc brakes on all fours wheels. I noticed a lot of ppl doing these and selling kits to do the conversion.

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Yeah, I should have completed that thought. What I meant was don't get cheap with brakes. Don't go buy $10 per axle pads. If one set is $50 and the other is $25, buy the $50 set, yada yada yada. I didn't mean go find the place that has the most expensive prices on brakes...

Yes, I know the Raybestos are cheaply priced at Rock, but that's just Rock Auto for you. I'll bet they're at least double that price at local stores; maybe more.

As far as rear discs go --- they look cool! There is nothing sh!ttier looking than a CiViC with 17" or 18'" wheels, and that tiny litlle brake drum showing in the back. Other than that, you DON'T WANT powerful brakes in the rear. They will just lock up under hard braking and kill you. Your front brakes do 90% of the braking...
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Your sig says you have a "98 Civic EX Coupe." According to the official AEM web site, they DO NOT make 'rear pads' for your car. Your car has drums in the rear, not pads, right? You're the second guy that has said this. What gives? Is the AEM web site wrong? Does AEM/Nissin make rear 'shoes' for CiViC's now???

Everyone go look at this and tell me if I'm wrong...Can one of you "Got AEM brakes all-around and they work great" guys explain this, please???
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Your sig says you have a "98 Civic EX Coupe." According to the official AEM web site, they DO NOT make 'rear pads' for your car. Your car has drums in the rear, not pads, right? You're the second guy that has said this. What gives? Is the AEM web site wrong? Does AEM/Nissin make rear 'shoes' for CiViC's now???

Everyone go look at this and tell me if I'm wrong...Can one of you "Got AEM brakes all-around and they work great" guys explain this, please???
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