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06-02-2009 10:23 AM
Originally Posted by wrc_fan View Post
Most of the Spec STS civic's have dampers on them that cost more than the '89 Si did new!
hahaha thats pretty funny. and i have looked at this. it is one thing i would like to do as well. i was looking to see if brakes would a little cheaper and have any advantage. thanks for all the input guys.
06-02-2009 08:36 AM
wrc_fan Dampers are where the big kids spend the real money;)

Most of the Spec STS civic's have dampers on them that cost more than the '89 Si did new!
06-01-2009 11:08 PM
thehubster well i have pretty much spent money on everything else. i could get a new throttle body what would yall think of that in relation to autox. but brakes are like my next big thing to do and i am just trying to find good combos. thanks for all the input by the way.
06-01-2009 04:53 PM
Originally Posted by Auto-X-ZTS View Post
Spend your loot elsewhere.
^^^Yeah...that's what I was trying to say in so many words.
06-01-2009 04:48 PM
Originally Posted by WD40 View Post
Another vote for Centric Rotors (blanks-not drilled or slotted) and HPS pads.
The SVTF brakes stock are better than some of the best cars out there.
x2. OE brakes that have good pads and clean fluid are fine for most AX applications. Spend your loot elsewhere.
06-01-2009 04:43 PM
Blackcatn2o I would vote for the EBC red stuff or Hawk HP plus pads with the ebc slotted an dimpled rotors. my EBC rotors made a big difference over the stock rotors, im probley going to buy the Hawk hp plus or EBC red stuff pretty soon considering my stock pads are getting pretty dead.
06-01-2009 11:45 AM
WD40 Another vote for Centric Rotors (blanks-not drilled or slotted) and HPS pads.
The SVTF brakes stock are better than some of the best cars out there.
06-01-2009 11:37 AM
wrc_fan Upgrading to a BBK should be towards the bottom of the upgrade list. The fastest drivers in my region don't run anything beyond the stock caliper/hub setup.

Just get some good pads/rotors, and you'll be fine. FWIW I run Hawk HP+ with centric rotors front, OEM level shoes in the rear. Plenty of stopping with a ton of dust and noise :D
06-01-2009 10:09 AM
jamminsvt I'm running EBC slotted/dimpled rotors and EBC greenstuff pads at all four corners w/braided stainless lines. Stopping power is awesome and the brake dust is light. The only nitpick I have is the zinc coating has rusted through in several spots and where I live road salt is not an issue.
06-01-2009 08:56 AM
thehubster thanks man thats alot of good info. ya i have never raced but i am looking into. there is an event the middle of this month i might go to if my schedule allows. i am also looking for a good brake setup that will do well on a daily driver and perform well autoxing. any help is apreciated.
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