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Hi

I'm nearing that time where my Civic will complain about having little in the way of brake pads left, and I have always found the brakes on my 2.2 i-CTDi Diesel pretty p*ss poor to be honest, certainly compared to other cars, like the Type-R and Golf GTi 2.0 (I know those aren't really fair comparisons)...

...so rather than pay my local Honda dealer a Honda unHappiness £95 or £245 (Front brake pads or Front brake pads & discs respectively), I thought I might investigate an upgrade, but have no idea of who and what to use!

I am after a reliable fitter who will guarantee the work, and knows what's needed to get better braking on my car.

I reckon pads, discs and hosing upgrades are needed, but what pads/discs/hosing AND who to fit (I sure ain't doing it, and nor am I taking said "parts" to my local Honda dealer either)...

Any advice is welcomed - but remember, I'm after reliable, guaranteed work, but at the same time a definate improvement in braking response and stopping time.

Thanks in advance.

Cheers

MxM :eek:
 

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braided hoses alone may do the trick any garage should be able to do the job! the site gets a discount at ebc direct so you could go there for pads and discs? as for uprating them i cant say whether my vastly improved brakes are down to hoses, pads or discs alone as i did them all at the same time :)
 

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Thanks coste1l - I wondered if just putting in braided hoses would help - but my brake pads are near done anyway, so I was kind of thinking the whole package might make sense - perhaps just hoses and pads :)

Do EBC fit?

Any other thoughts anyone?
 

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I've got EBC discs and greenstuff pads going on all-round my 2.2 on Monday and as it's the 50K service and the fluid is due, the garage are changing to a DOT-5 from standard.

Will let you know.

Also found that Camskill could be cheaper for the bits than the EBC discount but check both sites.
 

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I've got EBC discs and greenstuff pads going on all-round my 2.2 on Monday and as it's the 50K service and the fluid is due, the garage are changing to a DOT-5 from standard.

Will let you know.

Also found that Camskill could be cheaper for the bits than the EBC discount but check both sites.
NO..... Not dot 5.....

You must use dot 5.1..... totally different.
Dot 5 is bad for your braking system... its silicon based.
 
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