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Old 15 Jul 2008, 02:46 pm
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Default 08 civic coupe EX, Brakes?

even with front and rear caliper brakes and ABS, brakes still do not feel sharp enough. any suggestions or is something wrong with my factory brakes? I would like to modify brakes if they are as good as they get. Any suggestions?
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Old 15 Jul 2008, 03:01 pm
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bleeding them will definately help if they have a slight spongey feel or pedal goes really close to the floor. A few upgrades are, cross drilled rotors on all 4, stainless steel brake lines in the front, bigger piston calipers in the front...generally stainless brake lines and cross drilled rotors make the best difference for the price.
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Old 15 Jul 2008, 03:16 pm
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I have an 08 LX coupe, its pretty much the same situation. Just get some better brake pads when the OEM ones have to be changed. From what i've heard from other Civic owners, its the pads that are kinda weak from the factory. Don't change the rotors, they are fine, and crossed drilled rotors are weaker then OEM rotors, they tend to crack under extended use and are more likely to warp. Try getting some new brake pads, then if that doesn't help, maybe look into other things. Stainless steel brakeline kits are a good idea though, they are about $120 for the part.
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