Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Wednesday August 27, 2014
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
Tri-State Area Club
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Regional Areas > Tri-State Area Forum

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-05-2006, 11:12 PM   #1
signshopII
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 41351
Join Date: Aug 2003
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Blauvelt, NY
Default Question about brake pads?

I would like to hear some feed back from anybody who's running aftermarket brake pads in their sti's. I'm trying to figure out which set would best fit my requirements. I'm looking for a semi low dust, low noise pad with good bite for the street and some what track use. I've done some research, but would like to hear from my local tri state members. Any help would be great.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
signshopII is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2006, 11:18 PM   #2
Paisan
Tri-State Track Instructor
Moderator
 
Member#: 197
Join Date: Aug 1999
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Edgewater, NJ & Caroga Lk, NY
Vehicle:
'14 Touareg TDI '14
BRZ http://48hrs.info

Default

For street with occassional track/autox we suggest the Hawk HPs pads. If you haven't been to the track yet the HPs will be fine for your first day, after that you'll want HP+ or some of the Ferrodos, however those will all dust a lot more than the HPs.

-mike
Paisan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2006, 12:31 PM   #3
signshopII
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 41351
Join Date: Aug 2003
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Blauvelt, NY
Default

Thanks Mike, the only thing that's stopping me from purchasing the hawk pads is i've heard a couple of cases were people were unhappy with the amount of noise they gave off. Does anybody else have any other experinces with any other brake pads.
signshopII is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2006, 01:08 PM   #4
sergio78
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 100014
Join Date: Nov 2005
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Hackettstown, NJ
Vehicle:
2006 Legacy GT 2.5
Black

Default

I just got Hawk HPS pads on my car and they work fine. I don't have any noise problems. Hawk are good Pads
sergio78 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2006, 01:53 PM   #5
Drnkirishm
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 87386
Join Date: May 2005
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Phila Pa
Vehicle:
03 Sonic WRX
02 Blaze 4AT

Default

I don't run Hawk HPs pads but my buddy does and they only make a little noise when cold. Once they're warmed up no noise at all and they bite great!
Drnkirishm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2006, 03:27 PM   #6
SLKWrx
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 8247
Join Date: Jul 2001
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Sicklerville, NJ
Vehicle:
2004 STi JBP
1973 914

Default

Check out the Carbotech bobcats, I have them on my car now, they don't last too long, but they're good pads.
SLKWrx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2006, 07:44 PM   #7
DAVE98RS
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 525
Join Date: Nov 1999
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Drives a Ford Interceptor
Vehicle:
<<98 2.5RS(RIP)>>
02, Cobb stg 2.5, FMIC

Thumbs up

Hawk HPS is a good choice for a street driven car....HP+ for a Track/Street car...
DAVE98RS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2006, 07:57 PM   #8
z wrx
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 15443
Join Date: Feb 2002
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Northern NJ
Vehicle:
2002 clownshoe

Default

Been using my Hawk HPs with the Racing Brake rotors. Good stuff. No noise and dust for me. Saved me a couple of times from stupid drivers too.
z wrx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2006, 01:26 AM   #9
signshopII
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 41351
Join Date: Aug 2003
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Blauvelt, NY
Default

Thanks guys, Hawk HPs it is!
signshopII is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2006, 01:51 AM   #10
N'CTRL
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 29871
Join Date: Nov 2002
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Long Island
Vehicle:
2OO2 ~WRX~ Macadamia
Metallic

Default

I use Hawk HP+ in the front. The stopping is great, but they dust like mad. Good choice going with the HPS's for daily use.
N'CTRL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2006, 03:02 PM   #11
grimm5577
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 94784
Join Date: Aug 2005
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: PA
Vehicle:
2002 WRX

Default

I'm running the hawk HPs and they feel great, little to no noise, but i do think they are quite dusty. a week worth of driving and my rims turn a matte dark grey. I've heard good things about the stoptechs and EBC's green...
grimm5577 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2006, 06:47 PM   #12
signshopII
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 41351
Join Date: Aug 2003
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Blauvelt, NY
Default

Thanks everyone, i'll let you all know how they are. They should be here monday. I'm also putting in DBA two piece slotted rotors in the front. Should have some awsome stopping power now.
signshopII is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2006, 01:29 AM   #13
Ultimate Collision Center
Vendor
 
Member#: 69072
Join Date: Aug 2004
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: Peekskill
Default

I see you picked up pads already but endless cc-a pads are great for weekend warriors that daily drive their beast, its what I run on the evo...
Ultimate Collision Center is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Question about brake pad bed in when replacing rotors dauss Brakes, Steering & Suspension 2 08-04-2008 05:38 PM
Question about brake pads on 03 WRX swalker Brakes, Steering & Suspension 7 08-18-2004 05:41 PM
General question about brake pad wear K Rock Impreza Brakes, Steering & Suspension 4 01-06-2004 09:40 AM
Question about brake pads for big brakes urapnis Brakes, Steering & Suspension 1 12-31-2002 07:55 AM
question about brake pad/rotor install mkotecha Service & Maintenance 2 08-15-2002 03:46 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:48 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2014 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2014, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.