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2008 Honda Accord Ex 2.5L need new brake pads and rotors

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2008 Honda Accord Ex 2.5L need new brake pads and rotors

Based on different threads here, RockAuto seems to be the best place to purchase these. They offer so many varieties that its confusing which to order. I'm not very knowledgeable when it comes to automotive.
From what I've read online, I gathered that the brake pads need to be of good quality. Pads are the ones that mostly assist with stopping the vehicle. Rotor can be lower quality. But I don't know which of the models they sell are good/bad quality.

Is purchasing the Caliper, Rotor & Brake pad kit advisable or should I purchase the individual rotors and pads. Also, any specific company to purchase?

I use my car for daily commute with the city during rush hours. Lots of braking involved. Would like to get it ready for winter season.
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Go with ceramics pads, mid grade rotors and you shouldn't need to replace the calipers, unless they are seized.
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Buy these, they are as good as you'll ever be able to buy em (also as a plus, you'll then have a racecar):

Rotors:
Front: POWER STOP JBR923XPR Extreme Performance Drilled and Slotted; 300mm x2
Rear: POWER STOP JBR1167XPR Extreme Performance Drilled and Slotted x2

Pads:
Front: AKEBONO ASP787 Performance Ceramic Pad
Rear: AKEBONO ASP1336 Performance Ceramic Pad

You'll be set till your car dies.

Remember 5% Rockauto discount code you can google.
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vkizzle wrote:
Oct 25th, 2018 1:38 pm
Go with ceramics pads, mid grade rotors and you shouldn't need to replace the calipers, unless they are seized.
Centric, Raybestos or Monroe? Any preferences?
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Anikiri wrote:
Oct 25th, 2018 1:44 pm
Buy these, they are as good as you'll ever be able to buy em (also as a plus, you'll then have a racecar):

Rotors:
Front: POWER STOP JBR923XPR Extreme Performance Drilled and Slotted; 300mm x2
Rear: POWER STOP JBR1167XPR Extreme Performance Drilled and Slotted x2

Pads:
Front: AKEBONO ASP787 Performance Ceramic Pad
Rear: AKEBONO ASP1336 Performance Ceramic Pad

You'll be set till your car dies.

Remember 5% Rockauto discount code you can google.
Thank you. Will look at these.
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NewToRfd wrote:
Oct 25th, 2018 1:44 pm
Centric, Raybestos or Monroe? Any preferences?
I personally prefer Raybestos or Hawks for my Hondas :) (never had a failure or premature wear on them before).
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NewToRfd wrote:
Oct 25th, 2018 1:46 pm
Thank you. Will look at these.
Forget the drilled and slotted, as the drilled rotor holes will rust.
Akebono pads are also good.
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vkizzle wrote:
Oct 25th, 2018 1:47 pm
I personally prefer Raybestos or Hawks for my Hondas :) (never had a failure or premature wear on them before).
Which one is Hawks? I don't see it on RockAuto on either brakes or rotors.
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NewToRfd wrote:
Oct 25th, 2018 1:50 pm
Which one is Hawks? I don't see it on RockAuto on either brakes or rotors.
Hawks can be purchased online from partsengine.ca, or local aftermaket shops in your region (lots in Toronto).
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vkizzle wrote:
Oct 25th, 2018 1:49 pm
Forget the drilled and slotted, as the drilled rotor holes will rust.
Akebono pads are also good.
Sorry I keep asking this. Where do I find the Akebono ones?
I've always just used my local mechanic, but he quoted my $600 parts and labor for changing the rotors and brakes. So I thought I'd buy these myself and get them installed.
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NewToRfd wrote:
Oct 25th, 2018 2:01 pm
Sorry I keep asking this. Where do I find the Akebono ones?
I've always just used my local mechanic, but he quoted my $600 parts and labor for changing the rotors and brakes. So I thought I'd buy these myself and get them installed.
Napa has them
https://www.napacanada.com/en/search/br ... ation=true
Koodo customer $40/8GB
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vkizzle wrote:
Oct 25th, 2018 1:49 pm
Forget the drilled and slotted, as the drilled rotor holes will rust.
Akebono pads are also good.
But but... how will VTEC kick in unless you have drilled and slotted rotors?
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rugerty100 wrote:
Oct 25th, 2018 2:37 pm
By the way, I've heard that this model year has known brake wear problems. Have you received the EBD system adjustments?
Nop. It was only recalled once for air bag related stuff few years ago. Nothing other than that.
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You could try Maxbrakes (Ebay, amazon and their website). They're generally cheap and have decent performance. I got a pair of front pads with coated rotors for about ~$80.

My first run with them had some issues with brake dust, but I put them on another car about a year ago and they're still running fine.

Might have to grind down the ears on the pads a bit as they weren't a perfect fit for mine.

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