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Honda Civic, Honda Civic del Sol, Honda Civic CRX, Auto Repair, Coupe, Sedan
Nov 06, 2007 (2:33 pm)
Hi: I just had my front brakes and 2" cut from my rotors. Atleast thats what the mechanic said? I paid $145.00 with tax, is that a decent price or was I taken for a ride. The civic is a 2005 two door Lx.
#2 of 20 Re: Brakes [maismore]
Nov 06, 2007 (3:54 pm)
Two inches cut from the rotors??? Yikes, they aren't two inches thick to begin with so I'm thinking that that isn't exactly correct.
#3 of 20 Re: Brakes [maismore]
Nov 07, 2007 (6:40 am)
I'm guessing that should be 0.002 inches
And I'd say $145 for a full front brake job (new pads, turn rotors, repack wheel bearings) is not bad at all. Most places charge $75-$100 just to replace the pads.
#4 of 20 Re: Brakes [drmbb]
Nov 07, 2007 (11:31 am)
I doubt the wheel bearings were repacked, as it's pretty involved on a Civic just to pull the hub. I believe that they are sealed also and must just be replaced.
#5 of 20 disc brakes vs. drum brakes
Nov 28, 2007 (6:59 am)
Hi, I am totally new to this. I am planning on buying a new CIvic this week. (I went to a Mazda after having a Civic for 13 years and was dissapointed). I am trying to figure out what model I want.
I am super hard on brakes. I drive fast and ride my brakes. I can't seem to figure out if drum brakes of disc brakes are going to last longer. Does anyone have any insight? Thanks in advance for any help you can provide!
#6 of 20 Re: disc brakes vs. drum brakes [tanyasue]
Nov 28, 2007 (7:40 am)
Everything now a days has disc brakes in front, disc brakes are superior in stopping capability as well as fade resistance under heavy braking.
Almost all but the cheapest vehicles will also have disc brakes in the rear. Rear brakes do less actual braking (vehicle weight shifts to the front), therefore could be drum. Rear brakes also have to have a parking brake capability (manual cable), which you can do easily with a drum brake. When you put a disc brake in the rear, it actually has both a disc caliper for normal hydraulic fluid stopping, and a small set of drum shoes for the parking brake. Because of this, rear disc brakes are more expensive than rear drums, and aren't used in the cheaper vehicles.
Your driving style driving fast and riding your brakes (for some very bad reason), I would definitely insist on a model with disc brakes all around.
#7 of 20 Re: disc brakes vs. drum brakes [tanyasue]
Nov 28, 2007 (8:21 am)
I'm currently looking at a Civic as well, and by virtue of the fact that the EX and the Si models have rear disks and the DX and LX do not, I'll seriously consider the former and completely ignore the latter. Why? Because when the time comes for new rear brakes (which is a fairly infrequent event for FWD models), they are significantly easier to replace (I do my own by the way). As for stopping power and longevity, I rather doubt that you'll notice a difference either way.
#8 of 20 Re: disc brakes vs. drum brakes [kiawah]
Nov 28, 2007 (8:25 am)
Thanks! I am a bad driver, that is why I ride my brakes. Seriously, have been in muliple car accidents of people running lights, etc so it is a nervous thing. I am working on it...
#9 of 20 Re: disc brakes vs. drum brakes [tanyasue]
Nov 28, 2007 (3:16 pm)
Buy a stick and you can just shift to a lower gear rather than riding your brakes all the time, not that you couldn't do the same with an auto.
#10 of 20 Re: disc brakes vs. drum brakes [cz75]
Nov 29, 2007 (5:14 am)
Good point about down shifting. I used to do that when I had a manual before. I will have to think about that for this one....Thanks for the suggestion. And for some reason it feels better to down shift in a manual.