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Depends on what you're planning on doing with the car. If you want to keep it a daily driver, or make it into a track car. Centric has many different models of their rotors, going from a regular daily driver or a racecar. OEM will be regular blank discs that Centric offers. Another thing to factor in is how much you're willing to spend and if you want to go down the aftermarket road.
I've stuck with OE pads because they're not terribly expensive and are both quiet and low dust.

Meyle blanks are an option as well
 

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I've got two possibly quick questions. I've got an 08 EX-L and I need new pads and rotors.. gonna replace all of them. Will 08 Si pads and rotors fit the EX-L? Also does anybody know of an online Canadian store where I can buy brake kits? I'm looking at Stoptech, EBC or Hawk right now. TDOTPerformance doesn't have much
 

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I've got two possibly quick questions. I've got an 08 EX-L and I need new pads and rotors.. gonna replace all of them. Will 08 Si pads and rotors fit the EX-L? Also does anybody know of an online Canadian store where I can buy brake kits? I'm looking at Stoptech, EBC or Hawk right now. TDOTPerformance doesn't have much
No they will not fit.

Get em at rockauto.com

It's US but they ship to Canada and have the best prices around, shipping and custom fees are calculated and included. Really easy to use their site too to get the right parts for your model.

I personnaly put centric premium e-coated on my cars and think it's really hard to beat price/quality.
 

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I've got two possibly quick questions. I've got an 08 EX-L and I need new pads and rotors.. gonna replace all of them. Will 08 Si pads and rotors fit the EX-L? Also does anybody know of an online Canadian store where I can buy brake kits? I'm looking at Stoptech, EBC or Hawk right now. TDOTPerformance doesn't have much
Front pads and discs = no, completely different.

Rear pads and discs on an 08 EXL = yes, exactly the same.

The only difference in rear disc brakes is the metal splash shield used on the 07-11 Si. The 06 Si uses the same metal splash shield as the 06-11 regular Civics with rear disc. Coupe and sedan hard brake lines and ebrake cables are different lengths.
 

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@-raqh- Hmm alright I'll check them out. I've looked at Centric's maybe I'll see what I can find.
@BlurpleFG1 I kind of figured the fronts would be different at least. I found a set of Stoptech's that were a kit (front and rear) now it's been taken off of TDOT's site however they have a rear kit for an 08 Si
 

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@-raqh- Hmm alright I'll check them out. I've looked at Centric's maybe I'll see what I can find.
@BlurpleFG1 I kind of figured the fronts would be different at least. I found a set of Stoptech's that were a kit (front and rear) now it's been taken off of TDOT's site however they have a rear kit for an 08 Si
The 08 Si rear kit will work but I honestly can't say anything about Stoptech products.

I have the OEM rear calipers/rotors/pads and front 2012 Accord/TSX calipers/rotors/pads with stainless braided lines all around.
 

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Stoptech is Centric high performance part division. As Centric is really good parts I'd assume Stoptech is also, but you definatly don't need Stoptech on your r18, unless you really want the ''cool'' factor or have an outstanding deal on it.

Remember that slotted/drilled disk warp easier than regular plain disk (not that you should bring em to a warping hot state during normal driving anyways...).

I just checked Rockauto and to change all disks and pads in Centric premium e-coated and premium ceramic pads would be 202$ CAN, shipped to my door. Should be about the same even tho we're in different provinces. You can get a 5% off coupon by googling it too, they send it to you after your purchase for the next one, but it's easy to find.
 

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Centric Parts are good, and so is StopTech! StopTech has quite a few certifications for development, quality control, and ease of installation. Not to mention they're a Teir 1 OEM supplier.

We sell and install tons of their axle packs, rotors, and big brake kits and we haven't had any issues!

Check out our 8th Civic brake packages that use StopTech/Centric parts here: 8th Civic Brake Packages HONDA - Excelerate's Honda & Acura Store - Japanese Performance Specialist

Good luck and happy modding! Feel free to send me a PM if you have any questions.
 

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@-raqh- .. Yeah I checked them out I ended up going with Centric rotors ("veined" ones) and Stoptech pads. I wanted drilled ones but the way I brake once I start driving aggressive it's not worth it in the end for me
@BlurpleFG1 .. Nice. I was considering that.. kind of funny, Honda wanted $900 to replace my rear pads/rotors and I could have bought a big brake kit from Stoptech, Brembo, Powerstop etc for $1200-$1400.
@ExcelerateRep Lol I was kind of waiting for your comment. I actually checked out some of the kits you guys sell as well as the supercharger kits for the R18 :vtec:

Another side question, anybody know where I can find a list of torque specs & jack points for the Civic? Might do the brakes myself and save $300+ on labor
 

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Anybody know where I can find torque wrench specs? Unfortunately my car didn't come with a service manual and can't find anything about wrench specs
 

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Anybody know where I can find torque wrench specs? Unfortunately my car didn't come with a service manual and can't find anything about wrench specs
You can find torque specs in a number of threads in this forum without much digging. They're often buried in DIY threads, but you have be be careful of the context; sometimes they'll give you numbers for the front brakes without making clear that the rear is different.

Even with the service manuals, you need to be careful of the context, as they often cover world market variations that don't necessarily match what you have. What you need to know to verify what's correct is generally in there, but very easily missed.

For brakes and rear suspension, I like to go to a PDF that College Hills Honda put up for the 9th gen Civic. Much of that car is identical to our 8th gen, so many numbers are identical. This is geared specifically to the US market, so some of the hidden gotchas I refer to above, are conveniently taken care of.

What I like about the chart is that it spells out what hardware Honda recommends that you always replace with new, in case you're a stickler for following the book. The torque numbers often differ by 1 lbf*ft from official 8th gen values, which I chalk up to different rounding conventions, but they don't expect your torque wrench to be accurate that that kind of precision anyway.

http://www.collegehillshonda.com/instructions/civic/2012/4dr/civic_torque_specs.pdf

Beware that the front knuckle pinch bolts did get bigger for 9th gen, so the torque specs for that aren't appropriate for us. Outside of brakes and suspension, I haven't verified this chart, so can't vouch for what else applies for us.
 

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You can find torque specs in a number of threads in this forum without much digging. They're often buried in DIY threads, but you have be be careful of the context; sometimes they'll give you numbers for the front brakes without making clear that the rear is different.

Even with the service manuals, you need to be careful of the context, as they often cover world market variations that don't necessarily match what you have. What you need to know to verify what's correct is generally in there, but very easily missed.

For brakes and rear suspension, I like to go to a PDF that College Hills Honda put up for the 9th gen Civic. Much of that car is identical to our 8th gen, so many numbers are identical. This is geared specifically to the US market, so some of the hidden gotchas I refer to above, are conveniently taken care of.

What I like about the chart is that it spells out what hardware Honda recommends that you always replace with new, in case you're a stickler for following the book. The torque numbers often differ by 1 lbf*ft from official 8th gen values, which I chalk up to different rounding conventions, but they don't expect your torque wrench to be accurate that that kind of precision anyway.

http://www.collegehillshonda.com/instructions/civic/2012/4dr/civic_torque_specs.pdf

Beware that the front knuckle pinch bolts did get bigger for 9th gen, so the torque specs for that aren't appropriate for us. Outside of brakes and suspension, I haven't verified this chart, so can't vouch for what else applies for us.
Perfect! Thank you. Yeah I've spent a few hours looking through some DIY's about brakes and suspension and you're right you do have to dig through posts in a thread. I found a few posts which mostly just listed lug or front caliper bolt specs and I figure my wrench would be off by a "smudge" but just wanted to make sure. If by some chance I break a bolt from over-tightening or something I can maybe replace a bolt but if it needs to get towed to a shop or something I'm screwed lol. I'd rather have bolts near spec than something fall off my car :facepalm:
 

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People are going to get upset, but how about posting some stuff for the sedans. I don't care about the ugly ass coupe and I can't be the only one that feels this way. Those things are so damn hideous that I can't believe they even sold. I get that everybody likes their own things, but there's no info on sedans.
 
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