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Old 23 Feb 2012, 07:24 am
Al Moodie
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Default 06 Civic EX needs disk pads

Hi,

My 06 Civic EX will need disk pads soon. Front for sure, rear I
haven't checked yet.

Do I need to use Honda OEM pads or will others do. Your
recommendations and where's the best place to buy them, online or
physical.

Is their an online guide for replacing pads.

Al Moodie.
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Old 23 Feb 2012, 09:21 am
C. E. White
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Default Re: 06 Civic EX needs disk pads


"Al Moodie" <nospam@nospam.com> wrote in message
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> Hi,
>
> My 06 Civic EX will need disk pads soon. Front for sure, rear I
> haven't checked yet.
>
> Do I need to use Honda OEM pads or will others do. Your
> recommendations and where's the best place to buy them, online or
> physical.
>
> Is their an online guide for replacing pads.
>
> Al Moodie.


I prefer using OEM Pads bought from the dealer. I am sure some will suggest
that other pads will provide better stopping power, or longer life and/or
cost less.

However, my theory is that the Honda engineers spent a lot of time coming up
with pads that provided the best compromise for pad life, rotor life,
braking effort, noise, etc. Aftermarket suppliers may or may not do as well.
The last time I purchased pads for a Honda from the dealer, the box included
everything I needed (pads, shims, some little clips, etc.). You never get
this stuff with aftermarket pads or apparently Toyota OEM pads - at least
for 2007 RAV4. I was pissed when I all I got from the Toyota dealer was
pads, even though the shop manual indicated a bunch of other stuff should be
replaced. Even Ford gave me all the little do dads when I bought Ford (NOT
Motorcraft) pads at the dealer (if you aren't careful, the Ford dealer won't
sell you Ford OE pads, they will sell you the aftermarket Motorcraft pads
instead, which are often different!).

I know pads from the dealer will cost significantly more than whatever
Autozone is selling, but I think the cost difference is negligible when
spread over the thousands of miles the pads should last. There are lots of
Honda dealers selling the OE stuff on line, but you might find it useful to
go to the local dealer and see what you actually get when you buy the OE
pads.

Ed


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Old 23 Feb 2012, 09:26 am
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Default Re: 06 Civic EX needs disk pads

On 2/23/2012 7:24 AM, Al Moodie wrote:
> Hi,
>
> My 06 Civic EX will need disk pads soon. Front for sure, rear I
> haven't checked yet.
>
> Do I need to use Honda OEM pads or will others do. Your
> recommendations and where's the best place to buy them, online or
> physical.


Of course others will do...

That said, I got well over 55,000 miles on my OEM Honda pads on the '06
Accord and when I changed them out there was still some life left. I
ordered OEM replacements from

http://www.handa-accessories.com/accord.html

Check around you may find a better price, but as I recall they were
pretty decent both for the Accord and, subsequently, when I replaced the
pads on the Odyssey.

If you need rotors, you're better off getting them locally from NAPA or
whomever. The shipping would kill you for mail order.


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Old 24 Feb 2012, 09:37 am
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Unquestionably Confused <puzzled2@ameritech.net> wrote in
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> On 2/23/2012 7:24 AM, Al Moodie wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> My 06 Civic EX will need disk pads soon. Front for sure, rear I
>> haven't checked yet.


rear pads are probably fine,they don't wear as fast as the fronts.
>>
>> Do I need to use Honda OEM pads or will others do. Your
>> recommendations and where's the best place to buy them, online or
>> physical.

>
> Of course others will do...
>
> That said, I got well over 55,000 miles on my OEM Honda pads on the '06
> Accord and when I changed them out there was still some life left. I
> ordered OEM replacements from
>
> http://www.handa-accessories.com/accord.html


Heh,it's best to change them while there IS "some life left";
you certainly don't want them down to the backing. 8-)
>
> Check around you may find a better price, but as I recall they were
> pretty decent both for the Accord and, subsequently, when I replaced the
> pads on the Odyssey.
>
> If you need rotors, you're better off getting them locally from NAPA or
> whomever. The shipping would kill you for mail order.
>
>
>


some places have free shiping for orders over a certain dollar amount.
Rock Auto,IIRC. I've used them in the past.

If your rotors are not deeply grooved,I'd not replace them. Scuff them up
with some SiC paper before you install the new pads.
Watch the brake fluid reservoir when you push the caliper pistons back in.
You might want to get a brake fluid flush and replace,too.

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Old 24 Feb 2012, 08:19 pm
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Default Re: 06 Civic EX needs disk pads

On 02/24/2012 07:37 AM, Jim Yanik wrote:
> Unquestionably Confused<puzzled2@ameritech.net> wrote in
> news:4f465ab7$0$4347$a8266bb1@newsreader.readnews. com:
>
>> On 2/23/2012 7:24 AM, Al Moodie wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> My 06 Civic EX will need disk pads soon. Front for sure, rear I
>>> haven't checked yet.

>
> rear pads are probably fine,they don't wear as fast as the fronts.
>>>
>>> Do I need to use Honda OEM pads or will others do. Your
>>> recommendations and where's the best place to buy them, online or
>>> physical.

>>
>> Of course others will do...
>>
>> That said, I got well over 55,000 miles on my OEM Honda pads on the '06
>> Accord and when I changed them out there was still some life left. I
>> ordered OEM replacements from
>>
>> http://www.handa-accessories.com/accord.html

>
> Heh,it's best to change them while there IS "some life left";
> you certainly don't want them down to the backing. 8-)
>>
>> Check around you may find a better price, but as I recall they were
>> pretty decent both for the Accord and, subsequently, when I replaced the
>> pads on the Odyssey.
>>
>> If you need rotors, you're better off getting them locally from NAPA or
>> whomever. The shipping would kill you for mail order.
>>
>>
>>

>
> some places have free shiping for orders over a certain dollar amount.
> Rock Auto,IIRC. I've used them in the past.
>
> If your rotors are not deeply grooved,I'd not replace them. Scuff them up
> with some SiC paper before you install the new pads.
> Watch the brake fluid reservoir when you push the caliper pistons back in.


better to open the bleed nipple and /then/ push the pads back. apart
from removing any overflow issues, it ensures you're not pushing old
fluid back up through the system.


> You might want to get a brake fluid flush and replace,too.
>



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Old 25 Feb 2012, 02:02 pm
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jim beam <me@privacy.net> wrote in news:ji9gfg$9pj$3@speranza.aioe.org:

> On 02/24/2012 07:37 AM, Jim Yanik wrote:


>> Watch the brake fluid reservoir when you push the caliper pistons
>> back in.

>
> better to open the bleed nipple and /then/ push the pads back. apart
> from removing any overflow issues, it ensures you're not pushing old
> fluid back up through the system.


VERY good point,and thanks for the tip.

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Old 26 Feb 2012, 02:18 pm
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Default Re: 06 Civic EX needs disk pads



"Al Moodie" wrote in message
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Hi,

My 06 Civic EX will need disk pads soon. Front for sure, rear I
haven't checked yet.

Do I need to use Honda OEM pads or will others do. Your
recommendations and where's the best place to buy them, online or
physical.

Is their an online guide for replacing pads.

Al Moodie.

Don't be surprised if your rears need replacing before your fronts.
Although the Civic is different from my 06 Accord I4 coupe, I found I had to
replace my rear brakes at 55k and am still on my original front pads at 92k
miles.

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