View Full Version : Warped...everything. Recommendations for plain jane brake rotors

04-04-2010, 10:34 AM
I dont need anything special - I dont know what I have done to my car but the front and rear rotors are warped so bad that they cant be turned.

I have some hawk pads which I really do like, so I plan to get more of those but as far as rotors what do you recommend and where should I go about getting them? Brembo (not slotted or cross drilled) or just some from honda?


04-04-2010, 10:40 AM
the brembo blanks are cheap. i would just get those

04-04-2010, 10:50 AM
Is there a better place to get them? I havent really bought anything for my car in years until a month ago... I have to stop neglecting it :)

04-04-2010, 11:59 AM
Whatever blank rotors you can get, autozone, kragen, oem.. etc. or you can pay more for a better brand of your choice. All rotors are pretty much the same thing, they look the same, they perform the same. Slotted and drilled are waste of money.


04-17-2010, 06:33 AM
Looking at buying some blanks online but which rears should I get? Do 01-05 civic rear brake rotors work for the 03 si?

Also where can I get a rebuild kit for my calipers? I figure I should take care of that too while I am in there.

04-17-2010, 06:49 AM
LOL, brake rotors DO NOT WARP. But they do wear in a uneven pattern do to stuck sliders and uneven pad buildup. But at no time does the Iron in the rotor get hot enough to allow any type of warpage(unless they get beyond red hot, and our brakes can not produce such heat)

AutoZone blanks work perfectly!

04-17-2010, 07:10 AM
Well whatever it is, there is violent pulsating action going on when I brake :P

Does autozone also sell the rebuild kits?

04-17-2010, 08:41 AM
They should have what you need to get the brakes working correctly again, make sure the calipers are not hanging up on the pin's.

04-17-2010, 08:53 AM
Well whatever it is, there is violent pulsating action going on when I brake :P

Does autozone also sell the rebuild kits?

buy the oem honda rebuild kit

and if you are buying disks, though as talon said, you cant warp disks, i would buy brembo blanks

04-17-2010, 11:31 AM
i would buy brembo blanks

Where would you recommend? And I hate that I keep asking everything twice - but are the rears on a 03 ep3 the same as the "01-05 civic"?

04-17-2010, 11:40 AM
i got a good set of Centric rotors from rockauto. they were like $28/ea or something.