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lot of people don't have lot of good things to say about AEM pads.... I want to get some brake pads that would perform better than stock ... I'm debating between AEM and Axiss what should I go for

I need some input
 

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what ive heard about em is that they do decrease your stopping distance, but the tradeoff is that they will warp your rotors more easily, which seems to be a problem w/ hondas anyway even w/ stock brakes.
 

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I don't know either, i was kinda wondering the same thing. I was thinking on getting the AEM big brake kit, but some people told me they warp really easy. What do you people think, anyone had experience with them?

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i have used aem and axxis pads on oem rotors.
ran the axxis pads from 65000 miles til 146,000 miles.
no problems just ASSLOADS of dark brake dust.
i needed new rotors and decided to switch out pads then (even with half the axxis pad still good) and put in the AEM pads. its been about 2000 miles and i like them a lot, they are quieter than the axxis pads, a LOT less dust that i can see and performance is about the same to me...oh yeah and i havent warped a rotor so far.
 

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the axxis pads work great with my aem rotors..no complaints yet..and the stopping power was unbelieveable after i had them on..what v4lu3s said about the brake dust is true..assloads of it..no warping yet but ive only had them on for about 5000 miles..good luck
 

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thanks guys but I'm only going to be changin pads wiht stock rotors ..... can I still get better stop distance ? with any of these AEM or Axiss
 

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yes
like i said
i am running oem rotors and ran both the axxis and aem pads.
i like the aems better, i didnt see any diff in braking, just less black dust all over my aluminum wheels....
 

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do slotted rotors make a difference or do anything?, or is it just for looks?
 

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- well for those of they guys that use AEM pad on OEM rotors
just have no concept of what they are doin , really , ( sorry for if i
offended anyone) but AEM pads are High Performance Pads ( which means they have higher percentage of metallic in them, meaning which basically they are carbon metallic pads
and because they warm the rotors is the pads are just TOO strong for the OEM rotors that they warm or get eatin' away at,,

- and Slotted rotors DO make a differnce.
the only thing that is Looks are the Crossdrilled Rotors
b/c some of the manufactured rotors are OE based Rotors and they put a drill into them to get the holes in 'em
plus , they dont work as well as slotted rotors cause when they reach extreme temperature and torcher ( hard ass braking, street racing high speeds or 1/4 runs) the crossdrill warm and crack , cause of the holes they have in em , cools the rotors down too fast and hard braking cause them to heat up again . Just results in not AS good rotors, as the slotted

i did a combination of AEM pads and PowerSlotted Rotors
and believe me they stop! and i can feel the whole system get hot when i street race at high speeds(120-130mph) and they still stop on a dime.

but all that shit is just my Opinion, :)
 

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thats a veru different opinion from the one that an autocrosser gave me...he like the aem and oem combo for his races...and i think autocrossing is harder than street racing on brakes. but hey ill let you know in 60,000 miles what happened with mine...my first set of oem rotors lasted 146,000 miles with axxis pads...
 

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well the autocross racers can replace
rotors and brakes after every other race and as easily for then as we replace light bulbs

but all in all
its all good! :D
 

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well said Chirp4thGear,


I agree completely, aem pads are very good, and they are made by nissin, oem supplier for honda, plus they last longer and haev much less dust, or at least the dust is lighter colored so not as noticable. Aem pads are brownish white, whereas axxis are black.
 

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one thing that i forgot to add
-If upgrading on the brake rotors
you have to make sure you are using high performace pads as well , or your brake system would not work up to its full potential

even says so on the instructions when you buy your new sets of performance rotors

Slotted are the way to go,,

Hey you guys see those JDM brake conversions by Endless

those are some serious rotors ;)
Project Mu are not that bad either

but all those run about $450+ for each rotor.. or is it for 2 rotors alone,, ?? i forget,,
i'll have to look into that again,,
 

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I'm not sure which is better, but the axxis pads are full metalic while the aem pads are semi. Semi usually works a little better in the cold though, and that's the only reason i bought the aem pads. TO me brakes are brakes untill u swap out the caliper
 

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see_fu said:
I'm not sure which is better, but the axxis pads are full metalic while the aem pads are semi. Semi usually works a little better in the cold though, and that's the only reason i bought the aem pads. TO me brakes are brakes untill u swap out the caliper
semi might be more ideal for the daily street driving use

full metallic might be a bit too harsh on the rotors

and good piont on saying that brakes are brakes until you swap calipers, but i'm gonna counter that and say ,

if i want more HP and change the cams in my motor? will it just still be a motor until i swap it for another ?
 

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Chirp4thGear said:


semi might be more ideal for the daily street driving use

full metallic might be a bit too harsh on the rotors

and good piont on saying that brakes are brakes until you swap calipers, but i'm gonna counter that and say ,

if i want more HP and change the cams in my motor? will it just still be a motor until i swap it for another ?
Well what i meant to say was that u can do all the little things, but it's only gonna help so much. Kind of like doing a I/H/E mod. sure you get more power, but only a few more hp. It's not gonna be much different till you do something major.
 

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Well what i meant to say was that u can do all the little things, but it's only gonna help so much. Kind of like doing a I/H/E mod. sure you get more power, but only a few more hp. It's not gonna be much different till you do something major.
you right you right
but its just optimistic that something is better than nothing
its just extraordinary

hey , what do you guys recommend for brake fluid??
 

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I had AEM on stock rotors, and had warped rotors after less than 4000 miles, and I mean warped bad. I now have j-power crossdrilled and slotted rotors (they take brembo x-drilled and slot them) with axiss metal masters and have almot 6000 miles on them with no problems at all, and my god does it stop well. I tried ACCO pads for about a month, but they sucked. bad bad stopping power, and real spongey.

For fluids I've tried two out, right now I'm using wilwood 570 and it's pretty nice, still a little squishy but I ordered the neuspeed stainless brake lines last week so that should fix it. Previously I had motul 600 race brake fluid, but it didn't feel right. I don't think the ABS liked it. I've had no problems with the wilwood, and when I get the brake lines in, it'll be topped off with more wilwood.


I'm really brutal on my brakes, if I warp these rotors it's big brake kit time.
 
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