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Old 05-20-2009, 09:55 AM   #1
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Default Quick brake pad question...

I'm doing my first lapping event in a couple weeks, and need pads.

Car is a 2.5i wagon with '04 STi suspension and my gravel coilovers. Tires are HTRZIII's in 225/45-17. The track is a karting track with lots of off camber and elevation changes. I'm told it's 2nd/3rd gear the whole way. The day is eight 15 minute sessions, four in the morning and four in the afternoon.



I'm not planning on driving anywhere near the limit, but do tend to be aggressive so i may not hold to that throughout the day. I have no tarmac experience and some gravel (rallyx) and ice (~70mph max) experience.





What can i get away with for pads? I'd like to do hawk HP+ fronts and stock rears along with a fluid change, primarily to keep costs down, but i'm unsure if they will hold out. Any suggestions?

What pads are even available for my car? It seems like most places only list the WRX imprezas.
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Old 05-20-2009, 12:01 PM   #2
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Gotta think with those tires, at those speeds, HP+'s will be ok.
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Old 05-20-2009, 12:39 PM   #3
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HP+ will be fine.

I did Watkins Glen, Instructor Group, with my Legacy GT 30 min sessions with HP+ no problem, on Dunlop Starspec Tires.

As you said, key is to change the fluid.

I wouldn't worry, especially on a first track day, and if it's a karting course while you will get into the pads you won't be really taking her down from 100+ each time.

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Old 05-20-2009, 04:01 PM   #4
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awesome, thanks.
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Old 05-20-2009, 08:10 PM   #5
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hmmm EBC yellowstuff ftw! I had hawk HP pads my first track event, they faded out on my afternoon session, well I'm only 19 and I went to a porsche club event, but all the autocross veterans recommended ebc yellowstuff, so I purchased them the following week. no brake fade ever since, oh I use to do rallyx too! woo
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Old 05-21-2009, 12:05 AM   #6
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hmmm EBC yellowstuff ftw! I had hawk HP pads my first track event, they faded out on my afternoon session, well I'm only 19 and I went to a porsche club event, but all the autocross veterans recommended ebc yellowstuff, so I purchased them the following week. no brake fade ever since, oh I use to do rallyx too! woo
Which HP pads?

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