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post #1 of 14 Old 05-22-2008, 02:59 PM Thread Starter
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What are Top Quality After Market ABS Accord Brake Pads?

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What are Top Quality After Market ABS Accord Brake Pads?

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What are you using the car for?

Hawk HPS pads are popular, so are EBC Green Stuff. Both of these would be good for street daily driving and some spirited driving.


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Just regular driving but sometimes, the driving feels like New York or Washington DC.

I read somewhere on this forum that there have been problems with the 03 or 04 accord OEM brake pads and someone suggested to switch to a third party such as Hawk.
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Stick to OEM pads fella, if you want your rotors to last. Hawk and similar performance pads will brake better, at the cost of the life of your rotors. Those pads will chew the rotors like hot knife on butter. Honda OEM pads will provide longer life for the rotors, and less brake dust.

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Im sorry to say but Honda OEM brakes suck
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At least two schools of thought here. One says that car companies spend literally millions of dollars on each new vehicle launch to optimize their brakes for performance, wear, dusting, and NVH (noise, vibration, and harshness). Those millions include significant on-vehicle, on-track testing. So this school says don't mess with the wisdom of the OEM. My son subscribes to this theory.

Another theory goes that one should substitute "compromise" for "optimize", and that cost is a big factor. If the OEM weights the factors exactly as you do, then OEM pads should be perfect for you. OTOH, if you value some other factor more or less, then there is a better pad out there for you. Both Tire Rack and StopTech websites have some useful guidance.

Sorta like "Who makes the best pizza?" Depends. . . .

I can report that we've put nearly 10k on our '99 EX-LV with very good results from the Akebono ACT Ceramic Pads and Brembo non-drilled, non-slotted rotors. But then, I'm seeking to preserve as much of the OEM NVH, wear, and dust features as possible while getting as much incremental stopping power as I can. The pads and rotors were about 50% of the cost of OEM from my dealer.

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Stick to OEM pads fella, if you want your rotors to last. Hawk and similar performance pads will brake better, at the cost of the life of your rotors. Those pads will chew the rotors like hot knife on butter. Honda OEM pads will provide longer life for the rotors, and less brake dust.
Honda pads are fairly aggressive, and end up doing a fair amount of damage to the rotors. People complain all the time about how their OEM rotors warp in a short amount of time.

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I am confused. I do want my rotors to last a life time but the evidence suggesting OEMs are crap seem pretty convincing to move to a third party. My father my suggest other wise.

Does anyone have full proof or know where I can find sufficient proof that the OEM brake pads do suck?
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OK, so you want extremely long rotor life. I don't know where you live, but it all but the most temperate climates, rotors are a wear item. As I've said elsewhere in the forum, rotors wear for any number of reasons: they rust, and the rust wears; sand and whatnot get into the gap between the pad and rotor and scour the rotor (so-called "record grooving"); and the pad and rotor work together to form a third body friction film on the rotor surface, which really stops the car. That film eventually becomes a debris layer that can cause scour and other forms of wear. So with a very few exceptions, I would not advise anyone to expect "lifetime" rotors UNLESS you're willing to go with ceramic composite rotors and even those have been worn out by some drivers. Car and Driver talked about a Ferarri Modeno driver who wore out his ceramic rotors and paid $24,000 for a replacement set of four.

So if you want long rotor life, you probably want to stay away from performance pads, which are have more friction and tend to be "harder" than standard pads, creating more wear. That said, I've read of many complaining about the more aggressive nature of the Honda OEM pads, so your best bet may be a "standard" level aftermarket pad as opposed to OEM or "performance" aftermarket. Just so you know, you'll probably - but not necessarily - see longer stopping distances, more dust, shorter pad life, and perhaps quieter operation.

As with much of life, it's hard to get to an absolute and the closer you get in one direction, the more you compromise elsewhere,

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I would just like to find a good performing set for normal street use that don't dust so heavilly. The OEM pads are terrible for dusting the wheels. Much worse than my other cars.
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Are these the right brake pads for my Accord:

Brand: HAWK (HPS)
Front: HB393F665
Rear: HB145F570

I'm confused, the Hawk website says these are the right ones, I found these cheap at Amazon.com but says these aren't for my car...



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My rear brakes have been squealing a lot when coming to a full stop, I just had them replaced with OEM brakes last year around this time...

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Yes that is the correct pads I just bought some myself haven't put them on yet. I just replaced mine with the gold series from advance auto and they produce a lot of dust so I'm giving hawk a try
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