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SergioMarron

Hello.

I have an 95 Civic Coupe (upgraded 15/16 brake master cylinder and I will be doing the ITR caliper and Mini Cooper front 11" disks brake upgrade.

Because of brake upgrade I need recommendations on brake pads. Car will have limited street use and mostly high performance track sessions...

Please give brand recommendations and experience on longevity...

Thanks.

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Lucid Moments

I used to use Hawk HP+ on my street/track toy civic when I was still running it and was pretty satisfied with them.  It has been a long time so I honestly don't remember how long they lasted.

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Roman V.
2 hours ago, SergioMarron said:

Hello.

I have an 95 Civic Coupe (upgraded 15/16 brake master cylinder and I will be doing the ITR caliper and Mini Cooper front 11" disks brake upgrade.

Because of brake upgrade I need recommendations on brake pads. Car will have limited street use and mostly high performance track sessions...

Please give brand recommendations and experience on longevity...

Thanks.

We run HAWK HT-10 up front(https://www.hawkperformance.com/ht-10) on our race car(96 Saturn SC2 - PTE/TTE). Works great and lasts the whole season of sprint racing, endurance, and time trial. Great pedal feel and easy to modulate. 

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Calif_Kid

On my race car (2000 Honda Civic hatch with 11" front rotors, ~2500 lbs with driver, 180whp), for a while I was running Carbotech XP10 pads in the front and AX6 in the rear, and I liked the feel.  I'm not sure how well they would do on the street.  The Carbotech compounds are listed at http://ctbrakes.com/brake-compounds.asp and they don't recommend the XP10 pads for the street, but maybe give the combo a try.  - Jim

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t500hps


I've had great success with Carbotech pads on the track. However if you want a pad for both track and street use I'm not sure what would be best. (likely none LOL)

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wdritchey_dc2

I've been using the Hawk HP+ on my RSX-S and left them on for daily driving. On street, they are loud, but you get used to them. The performance makes it worth it. Also consider some rotors with a higher carbon content. Pads with carbon content will like rotors with higher carbon content to mate to, for example some Brembo blank rotors will work just fine.

Honda tech has some excellent information on the ITR caliper / Mini 11" rotor setup. There is one forum in particular that measured pad clearance, I believe 04-08 TSX pads fit the best.

And don't forget the most important part, DOT 4 fluid :) I did an HPDE where one guy went out of his way to do a custom alignment and toe out his car, but didn't flush his DOT 3 fluid out and started to boil his brake fluid. 

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