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Old 06-05-2006, 04:54 PM   #1
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Default 2nd pair of pads in 33,000 miles?

I got my oil changed and tires rotated at the local Scooby dealership and they told me that I needed new front pads and rotors. They said the pads were worn down too much and the back of the rotors were grooved. At the end of my warranty (I drive a '02 wrx) I had new front pads put on under warranty. Also, the rotors were either resurfaced or replaced, can't remember. When driving I know that I don't slam on my brakes or ride them often. Does this seem possible to you guys to go through 2 sets of pads in only 33,000 miles? Just wondering what you guys think.

Thanks, Scott.
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Old 06-05-2006, 05:45 PM   #2
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That seems weird. You should take your wheels off and take a look for yourself. I just took off my stock pads and replaced them with HPS's yesterday, and the OEM set had more than 50% left on the front, and looked almost new in the rear. My car has about 30k on it....
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Old 06-05-2006, 05:51 PM   #3
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It will all depend on how you drive, but I would take a look at them yourself. Sometimes they will recommend them when there is less than 20% left. Either that or you need rear brake pads and you thought they said front (or he did and meant rear)
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Old 06-08-2006, 12:18 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies. I am going home today, so when I get there I will take the wheels off and look for myself. Does anyone know of any good step-by-step instructions for changing pads and rotors if they need it? I looked but everything I found was about aftermarket or upgrading to a different subaru model.

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Old 06-08-2006, 01:05 PM   #5
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I replaced my stock brakes at 60K miles with EBC Reds and they still had 50% left in them. So, unless you drive like a lunatic everywhere or have a brake problem(stuck calipers however unlikely), you shouldn't be going through even stock pads that fast. Find a second opinion or learn to do it yourself.
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Old 06-12-2006, 02:11 AM   #6
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Speaking of learning to do it myself, does anyone know of any good step-by-step instructions for changing pads? I looked around here and scoobymods but most of what i found was upgrading brakes, even if to better subaru ones. I would like to change the pads myself if possible. Is it just a matter of unbolting the caliber with the two bolts and then sliding in the new pads where the old ones were? Or is it more involved like having to compress the piston once the old pads are out? Any info would be great.

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Old 06-12-2006, 02:35 AM   #7
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http://www.scoobymods.com/forums/showthread.php?t=181

There ya go... just need a 14mm socket wrench, can't get easier than that! Do the 'roll' method to get the caliper back onto the rotor and you won't have to do any piston compressing, and since you're not touching the lines you won't have to do any brake bleeding. Good luck!
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Old 06-12-2006, 05:36 PM   #8
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Thanks for the post. Looks like hopefully I will be putting on some new Hawk pads in the near future.
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Old 06-16-2006, 03:00 PM   #9
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Just thought I would let everyone know that I put on new rotors and Hawk HPS pads on the front today with no trouble. The only thing that a small burr(?) on one of the pads had to be sanded off to get it to slide in easily.

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Old 06-16-2006, 04:09 PM   #10
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um thats definetely weird. my 2004 WRX still had meat on the STOCK BRAKE PADS after 36,000 miles! the rotors were fine too. i got HPS pads on now,
time for new rotors and pads at 60k miles if i last that long!
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Old 06-16-2006, 11:17 PM   #11
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Well, to tell you the truth the front pads, besides the driver's inside pad didn't look too bad. I probably could have kept them but I already ordered the Hawks. As far as the rotors go, the back of each rotor was really messed up. I mean the grooves were horrible, and when I hit them with a hammer to knock them loose, the amount of rust and material that fell off was laughable. But a guy that works for my dad got me rotors for $25 a piece, don't ask me where, I didn't ask.
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