what is the year range and models i need to get brakes for the front from?
Think twice, or three times, about this.
My recommendation is plain cheap steel rotors from an auto parts store, and Hawk HPS pads. Stock fitting stuff.
Cheap rotors and excellent higher priced pads.
I can't see what conditions you have that require more brake.
For show, get what you want.
Thicker pads, if there is such a thing, wouldn't fit in the caliper unless you went to a thinner rotor, if there is one.
I dont think it is possible as all the pads are interchangeable an generally carry the same part number also a thinner rotor would be more apt to warp.
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With a thicker rotor you would need the caliper to go with it.
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From experience I have had running my SR on track days where you have repeated braking I have never had a "warped" rotor or fade. I use OEM rotors and Hawk HPS pads.
I recently installed a set of Hawk HP plus pads. The braking is phenominal. In an autocross they are almost too much brake. I'll get to try than on a fast track at Summit Point on Columbus Day.
Point is, it is not necessary to spend big bucks or otherwise upgrade the brakes when a set of good pads are all that is needed.
since nobody really seems to know whats going on...
it looks like the OP was wanting 3rd generation (99-03) protege rotors to put on the front of his zx2. they are slightly thicker, and have a better cooling fin design. as far as im concerned, its little to no upgrade for a daily driver. they should handle heat just a little better but i doubt that the small difference would be noticable.
to top things off, several people have had issues with this swap. there have been people that have done this just fine, but there have also been many people that say that the rotor is too thick and the pads/calipers dont fit over it.
btw, egt front brakes are the same as zx2 front brakesWas contemplating getting the '03 Protege LX front rotors (Brembo 25574) for my '94 EGT, but it does not appear that they'll fit on my car without some extra work.
The maximum caliper gap I see with the piston fully compressed is 52.5mm.
The Protege rotor (24mm) + new Hawk HP+ pads w/o backing plates (29.5mm) = 53.5mm. Needs another 1mm(0.04") of gap (or 1mm less pad+rotor thickness). Could have the new rotors turned and/or shave the pads but leaning towards the EGT rotors (Brembo 25437) at this time...YMMV
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