Join Date: Oct 2007
location: Capital Region, People's Republic of NY
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Good points about cold friction vs hot. There are differences, but most of us won't notice it, IMHO. Just remember, as I've said elsewhere, if you really want to stop faster, get grippier tires. If you can lock up your brakes, the pads aren't limiting your stopping distance.
My preferred setup has been ProActs and Brembo rotors. When I couldn't get a Brembo rear rotor, I used NAPA UltraPremium - Raybestos relabels. I like them a lot.
Last front change on my '04, I couldn't get the ProActs in time and went with the AdaptiveOne on Brembos. Developed horrific judder after 15,000 miles. I'm glad to see someone with good results.
"Communication isn't what you say. It's what they hear." - Red Auerbach
2015 EX-L V6, Modern Steel/Black
2007 SE I4 5AT, Cool Blue, 77k
Also in the family:
2009 TSX, navy, auto
2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Ltd
2015 Crosstour V6, black
2013 Civic EX, gray
2014 Honda HRX217 (2)
2004 EX I4 5MT, Desert Mist, 175,552
2001 Accord EX I4 5MT, Satin Silver, oil slick at 86K
1999 EX-LV, Heather Mist, 146,567
1994 Accord LX I4 5 MT ABS, Malachite Green, 285k