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post #1 of 16 Old 11-19-2009, 03:37 PM Thread Starter
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Question Which is the best/better aftermarket brake rotor???

So there are so many different aftermarket brake rotors available for our Accords. EBC, Rotora, Rotorworks, Power Slot, etc etc.

I want to eventually ugrade my rotors to drilled/slotted ones but not sure which brand is good/trusted.

Can you guys share any personal experience with any of these brands?

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There are scads of threads on this site on this subject - I know because I've contributed to quite a few of them.

Are you sure you really want to go slotted/drilled? They add no performance for >99% of drivers (and I'm giving that 1% the benefit of the doubt) and increase noise/wear due to the "cheese grater" effect. Some argue that slotted rotors improve channeling of water marginally, but that's about it.

I'm sure others will weigh in with their personal favorites. I really like Brembo solid rotors - OEM replacements. You can buy them online for less than Genuine Honda and they work great.


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I've had dimpled/slotted rotors from EBC, and loved them. Honestly, drilled/slotted would be my last choice, because every drilled rotor set friends have tracked have cracked in some way or another from heavy braking. If you're daily driving the vehicle, there's absolutely no reason to need anything beyond blanks. It only eats brake pads faster.

I would get Brembo blanks if anything, if you REALLY wanted to upgrade out of OEM.


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slotted rotors and etc are mostly for looks, period not matter what the literature might say. I use EBC on my vehicles but as well all know brembo is also very good.
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I use drilled and slotted rotors on all of my cars. Seems like anytime I get a set of blanks they start to cause vibrations when braking after a period of time. I never have that problem with drilled a slotted. They also never fade when brake hard for long periods of time. This is all based on my personal experience and driving habits. Its different for every one.

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Slots help keep the pads straight and uniform. I know this for a fact because when i had my rotors switched out the front right side pads had hard spots which were like hard lines in the middle of the pad, they were eating unto the stock rotor which then had a huge indent in the middle of it. When i put on the slotted rotors it ate that protruding hard spot so the pads were once again straight. So it has some use, but more surface area to break = better and faster breaking. The most useless thing to do is to have them drilled, not only does it crack over time but gives less breaking surface.

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I looked at Brembo's website and they don't show parts for the Accord EX-L
V6. Am I missing something?

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No parts for the 8th gen but I have heard nothing but good things form quality race car techs what these guys are brought up..............
There is a ton of great info on the site.
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I don't think Brembo makes rotors for 08+ accords yet.

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any other sites you guys know where I can get some brembos. I'm looking to change all 4 on my 04 6MT
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As mentioned the drilled rotors break more easily. Most slotted are loud because of the air in the channels. The ones I went with are the EBC Blackdash, which are designed to not make noise in the slots, and are not cross-drilled.


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I checked those out and there kind of pricey for me right now.
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NAPA Ultra Premiums are relabeled, made in USA Raybestos rotors with a lifetime warranty last time I checked. About $40 for fronts IIRC. I like 'em. . . .

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I've had dimpled/slotted rotors from EBC, and loved them. Honestly, drilled/slotted would be my last choice, because every drilled rotor set friends have tracked have cracked in some way or another from heavy braking. If you're daily driving the vehicle, there's absolutely no reason to need anything beyond blanks. It only eats brake pads faster.

I would get Brembo blanks if anything, if you REALLY wanted to upgrade out of OEM.
I too have the EBC Gold Sport Rotors (Dimpled/Slotted) and I like them. I'm hard on my brakes and they haven't warped yet. I have about 7k miles on them. I paired them up with EBC Geen Stuff pads. I warped my OEM's twice and had them turned. Got rid of that junk quick. Almost any upgrade would be better than factory. If you're on a budget, EBC is a fairly good upgrade for the price. The rotors come with a label warning that says some people have reported a whining noise. I have not experienced that. Maybe because these 8th gen coupes are so loud inside I canít hear it. Anyway, Iím still happy with my choice.

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or just be a complete poseur like me and just buy and mount the $29 bremo brake cover:




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