I just changed front and rear pads out on my 03 EX and used original Honda pads. They work great, throw a little more dust, but the kits that I bought were all inclusive. They fit perfectly also. My rear pads had 80,000 miles on them and they still had a little bit left on them. My front pads had 45,000 miles on them and they were almost worn out.
I work on a few different honda models and it's about a 30/70 split of people that use oem pads. The biggest selling point for most of them not using oem anymore is that places like autozone and orielly's auto parts offer a good ceramic pad with a wear out warranty. The idea is that even if you change them a little more often (say 50k instead of 60k) the pads are always free after you buy the first set. but if you want oem pads I think majestic honda is about the cheapest I have found them. it's worth checking.... Honda Automotive Parts
I use OEM pads on my 2004 Odyssey when I started replacing the pads my self. I notice they dust significantly less than the pads Brake Master was installing. Overall I'm pretty happy with them and would use them again.
For sure, I do. I have a 2000EX. I already learned my lesson by attempting to use non-OEM once. OEM pads will not cause any trouble with brake squeal and are not too expensive. I usually get them for about $40 online (front pads). The rear pads (shoes in my case) can last a lot longer than the fronts. I recently replaced the fronts with the fourth set of OEMs.
I'm quite happy with the OE Honda pads and rotors I put on the front of my '01 last year-no noise, minimal dust, excellent wear.
The ceramic s#it from NAPA that I put on the rear is another story...Thought I noticed when I changed the snow tires off last week, the left rear drum was out of adjustment?:huh: Maybe that's why the squealing... Guess I'd better look into it.:redface: