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Old 09-17-2013, 02:33 PM   #76
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Fantastic article. Looking at getting new brakes because I really need some!
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Old 09-18-2013, 07:23 PM   #77
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Old 12-14-2013, 03:00 AM   #78
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Good info, but how do you tell if a pad is sintered or semi-metallic? Where do you get the info of friction coefficient vs temp? I'm about to through DS2.11s and SRF at my poor little 4/2pots, but I really don't want to spend all that money if something else will suit my needs.
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Old 12-14-2013, 03:11 AM   #79
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Sintered is a semi-metallic - with all metal.

DATA ON BRAKES PADS IS NOT ALWAYS RELEASED NOR BELIEVABLE IF IT IS RELEASED.

I do not know why - but it's probably because we will immediately screw them if they fail and they will.

So you read with a grain of salt - and react to what occurs.

With tires/skill and long sessions on a Subaru - those 4 pots will try there best to catch on fire. Buy an appropriate pad - but in your case there really is none so ....go for best case scenario (cheaper).

In your shape(s) Ferodo's are expensive. And on your car/brake setup - nothing will last driven hard.
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Old 12-14-2013, 03:29 AM   #80
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Thanks for the quick reply.
That last statement gets to me because it proven to be ture. I need something to fit under 15s, but I want something that can take a beating for more than a day. $400 pads and $280/gal fluid isn't worth it if it doesn't last
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Old 12-14-2013, 03:36 AM   #81
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Hawk has the best price on a real track pad in your shape.

DTC - 60 front/HT-10 rear

PFC lists the -11's but....

My gravel rotors in front might help -good bit more mass - but if you are really tracking - get bigger brakes.
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Old 01-17-2014, 02:49 PM   #82
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Great article!!! Lots of good info I wish I had going through my first couple sets of pads!
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Old 01-18-2014, 05:53 PM   #83
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Old 01-19-2014, 01:36 AM   #84
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Old 02-09-2014, 07:34 PM   #85
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Hey guys. Thanks for the article. New hear and hoping to get alot of valuable information. New to the performance vehicle scene. Bought an 08 STI and absolutlely love it. Thanks again.
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Old 04-16-2014, 12:12 AM   #87
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As many hundreds of times as I'm sure this has been asked...

What brake pads should I buy? {duck}. I'm leaning towards Hawk Ceramics, but considering the StopTechs. Or basically anything else (since I have no first hand experience and am just reacting to what I've read here).

'03 WRX wagon used as a daily driver. Somewhat spirited / stupid. May or may not ever do an autocross. Basically no chance of a track day. Planning to buy some Centric Rotors and some kind of pads from KNS. I live in South Louisiana, so "cold" is almost never below 50F though water is common. I don't know how cold ceramic pads have to be to grab really poorly. I don't drive through standing water often enough that I figure slotted rotors are necessary (though I'd be interested to hear if someone claims they are helpful in rainy climates).

I'm not one to polish my car weekly, so a bit of brake dust isn't the end of the world. Less is still better than more.
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As many hundreds of times as I'm sure this has been asked...

What brake pads should I buy? {duck}. I'm leaning towards Hawk Ceramics, but considering the StopTechs. Or basically anything else (since I have no first hand experience and am just reacting to what I've read here).

'03 WRX wagon used as a daily driver. Somewhat spirited / stupid. May or may not ever do an autocross. Basically no chance of a track day. Planning to buy some Centric Rotors and some kind of pads from KNS. I live in South Louisiana, so "cold" is almost never below 50F though water is common. I don't know how cold ceramic pads have to be to grab really poorly. I don't drive through standing water often enough that I figure slotted rotors are necessary (though I'd be interested to hear if someone claims they are helpful in rainy climates).

I'm not one to polish my car weekly, so a bit of brake dust isn't the end of the world. Less is still better than more.

Your coldest temperatures will never be an issue.

Buy the Hawk Ceramics if you want a very low dust pad that still maintains some performance. Centric Posi-Quiets might even be good enough at a much lower cost.

Buy the Stoptech pads if you want to add some bite to your braking. They grab noticeably harder than 'stock' type stuff and will take modest abuse. They are however pretty dusty and some users get judder or the 'warped' sensation that seems to occur most often when not used hard enough.

Match them up with the Centric Premium rotors, a fluid flush and you'll be set.

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