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i think i warped my rotors, or it might be my pads. in any event, i want to change both. but as the title states, im kinda on a limited budget. this car will be strictly daily driven. so my question is, should i upgrade to aftermarket bakes, or should i just stick with the oe? if i go aftermarket, should i look into any specific companies? i hear cross-drilled rotors are proned to cracking, fact or myth? stainless steel lines? what brake fluid should i use? etc?
 

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AEM brake pads are made by the same company as OEM brake pads are. I would just recommend some slotted rotors from power stop and use the AEM brakepads which are actually cheaper then OEM brake pads and are the same thing. The cross drill rotors should help a little in the braking. Use factory honda brake fluid as well.
 

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hsport said:
I have the same problem. For right now, I went the OEM rotors and pads. They cost me $56.50 for 2rotors and 1set of pads at advance auto zone. In the future go with high prefromace rotors and pads. Do you have aftermarket wheels and rims?
I have 17x7 rims with a 40+ offset. my suspension set-up is comprised of neuspeed sports and tokico blues, (along the misc. strut/tie bars). i might go down to 15s in the future, but not sure. so im basically gathering that powerslots and aem are an ok set-up? should i look into ss lines and changing the brake fluid as well? on a side note, would swapping the rear drums for gsr discs be a good/feasible idea?
 

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I have 17x7 rims with a 40+ offset. my suspension set-up is comprised of neuspeed sports and tokico blues, (along the misc. strut/tie bars). i might go down to 15s in the future, but not sure. so im basically gathering that powerslots and aem are an ok set-up? should i look into ss lines and changing the brake fluid as well? on a side note, would swapping the rear drums for gsr discs be a good/feasible idea?
If you are going to replace your brake rotors for sure, might as well get cross-drilled rotors, if you get a good brand like Brembo or KVR, cracking should not be a problem. They should out last yoru stock rotors that's for sure. If you warped your factory rotors, that means you do some heavy braking, so cross-drilled is a good idea. Also, don't get slotted if you plan to you factory pads, it'll reduce the life of the pads.

As for replacing the rear drums. Well, I did it, the only difference I noticed is that my car has less understeering due to more powerful braking at the rear, which is very desirable. Besides, it give your car a much better side profile with 17' rims.

Some salvage yard is selling a set of rear disc brake conversion setups for civics on ebay starting at $99, you may wanna check it out.
 
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