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Old 06-09-2007, 01:25 PM   #1
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I have 20% left on the fronts and 50 % left on the back. My Question is, can I upgrade the fronts and leave the rear brakes alone? Or should I just have the Subaru dealer replace the front with stock brake pads? If I can upgrade the fronts and leave the rear alone, what brake pads should I upgrade to for daily driving? thanks for the help guys!!! have a killer weekend
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Old 06-09-2007, 01:45 PM   #2
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Your bias will change a little...but no big deal.

People like Hawk HPS, EBC redstuff ceramic, Axxis Ults (dusty, but feel nice), and a few others for a DD pad.
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what do you mean my bias will change a little? thanks
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I'd stick with stock pads in the front and leave the backs alone until they need replacing. Buy some decent ceramic pads that don't dust at Autozone or Napa and be happy.

Stock pads are 100% ok for daily driving.
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what do you mean my bias will change a little? thanks
Those pads listed, any pretty much any decent aftermarket pad will have a high coef. of friction than the stock pads. Your brake bias will essentially be shifting toward the front.

Many many people replace just front pads. You will most likely not even notice the slight bias change.

Go for it.

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Kind of hard to justify spending more $$$ on stock pads, even though they are 100% ok for daily driving.

What are you paying more $$$ for? Even Metal Masters are 10x better than stock and cost what, 1/3-1/2 the price?

Unless you're getting stock pads REALLY cheap for some reason, don't spend more money on an inferior pad.
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I will be getting stock pads for really cheap, I work at the dealership!! thanks for the input guys
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Those pads listed, any pretty much any decent aftermarket pad will have a high coef. of friction than the stock pads. Your brake bias will essentially be shifting toward the front.

Many many people replace just front pads. You will most likely not even notice the slight bias change.

Go for it.

Master:

Kind of hard to justify spending more $$$ on stock pads, even though they are 100% ok for daily driving.

What are you paying more $$$ for? Even Metal Masters are 10x better than stock and cost what, 1/3-1/2 the price?

Unless you're getting stock pads REALLY cheap for some reason, don't spend more money on an inferior pad.
REX8 is right

The weakest link in the stock brakes are the pads. Almost any cheap semi-metallic pad is a better choice unless you truly drive your WRX like most people drive Camry's.

Drive a WRX with good brakes - you will understand pretty darn quickly.
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