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Old 07-23-2009, 01:09 AM
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Brembo Gran Turismo is good. Stoptech is also pretty good i believe. But in my opinion, brembo is the way to go
 
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Old 07-23-2009, 02:16 PM
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Nahh you can do the brakes just fine without hurting anything else.

Seriously brakes are NOT hard to do yourself. You just got to have patience. Although I'm not sure how easy it is to get the rotors off on a 2003 Accord.
JimBlake has one though so hopefully he can advise.

For reference: I had never done brake pads or rotors before recently (I had changed a Master Cylinder though). Anyway a few months ago I changed the pads and rotors on my 2000 LX for the first time and it only took about an hour.

Brembo is the aftermarket brand I always hear about.
 
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Old 07-23-2009, 04:16 PM
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Rotors on a 2003 come off & on using EXACTLY the same procedure as Jon's 2000...
Easy, unless you live where they put salt on the roads. You might have to use some PB Blaster or Kroil or something like that.
 
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Old 07-24-2009, 08:57 AM
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Originally Posted by JimBlake View Post
Rotors on a 2003 come off & on using EXACTLY the same procedure as Jon's 2000.
All it takes to remove the rotor (after you get the caliper off) is a phillips head screwdriver.... unless the little screws are stuck and you strip them...then you would have to drill them out. Mine broke free super easy. Didn't even have to put much torque on them.
 
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To the OP: The Wilwood and Brembo Gran Turismo kits mentioned are big brake kits that replace rotors and calipers. I think that you are either looking for upgraded pads or maybe rotors as well, but I doubt that you want a BBK. For pads, I prefer Hawk HPS .... good blend of performance and low dust.
 
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