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Old 09-11-2010, 11:39 PM   #1
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Duuude this brake dust is driving me crazy!!! My car still has stock pads. I just detailed the hell out of it. Went on one little ride and I could wipe the dust off with my finger. Haha what pads should i get???
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Old 09-12-2010, 12:38 AM   #2
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I had the original pads on my 06 STI and they were about 75% worn and the brake dust was still bad...I bought autozone ceramic replacements and they dust MUCH less and stop just as good..I have had them for almost a year with no problems...ZERO noise.
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Old 09-12-2010, 12:45 AM   #3
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well... stay away from hawk hp + then, u drive like 10 feet and wheels are dusted, but they do stop good, and i miss them, but i got some stock brakes and there is alot less dust.
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Old 09-12-2010, 01:42 AM   #4
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I had the original pads on my 06 STI and they were about 75% worn and the brake dust was still bad...I bought autozone ceramic replacements and they dust MUCH less and stop just as good..I have had them for almost a year with no problems...ZERO noise.
What about performance friction??
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Old 09-12-2010, 01:48 AM   #5
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Use some brake cleaner.
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Old 09-12-2010, 01:49 AM   #6
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Use some brake cleaner..
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Old 09-12-2010, 02:05 AM   #7
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you should be washing your car at least every 2 weeks regardless. if the dust isn't cleaned it will damage your wheels over time.
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Old 09-12-2010, 10:42 AM   #8
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What about performance friction??
They sell organic pads and ceramic..the STI has ceramic. 4X cheaper than factory pads and fit and perform just as good but with a LOT less dust..it takes weeks for dust to build up....and even then the wheels only get dusted a little.For a daily driver they are a steal.
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Old 09-14-2010, 12:44 AM   #9
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project mu makes a good pad with little dust
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Old 09-14-2010, 11:22 AM   #10
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project mu makes a good pad with little dust
Not the HC+, that's for sure! I can drive to McDonalds and back, my silver wheels will be gunmetal... my gold turned to bronze...
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Old 09-14-2010, 11:32 AM   #11
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softer pads = more dust + more stopping power. you have to sacrifice certain things for performance. id rather stop on a dime then have clean wheels. i currently have hawk hps and love them. actually saved my car from an accident just the other day. i would never put autozone crap brakes in your car
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Old 09-14-2010, 11:35 AM   #12
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softer pads = more dust + more stopping power. you have to sacrifice certain things for performance. id rather stop on a dime then have clean wheels. i currently have hawk hps and love them. actually saved my car from an accident just the other day. i would never put autozone crap brakes in your car
This is for sure, noise is another thing. I've changed from Project Mu HC+ to Porterfield R4s recently. The braking is much improved, modulation, heat capacity, bite, even dust! But the noise, man... they are a bit noisy when cold. But you can't have it all unless you want to sacrafice something else, money.
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Old 09-14-2010, 06:44 PM   #13
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they make some rim guard stuff now u can spray after u wash ur rims and it helps from brake dust sticking to the rim
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Old 09-14-2010, 07:56 PM   #14
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softer pads = more dust + more stopping power. you have to sacrifice certain things for performance. id rather stop on a dime then have clean wheels. i currently have hawk hps and love them. actually saved my car from an accident just the other day. i would never put autozone crap brakes in your car
I use HAWK pads too. I do see brake dust, but they are a high quality brake pad. I would choose stopping and not dieing than crashing but looking good any day! and wash your car more!!!
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Old 09-14-2010, 08:55 PM   #15
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I use HAWK hps pads and get very little dust on the front wheels and no dust on the rears.
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Old 09-15-2010, 08:45 PM   #16
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well... stay away from hawk hp + then, u drive like 10 feet and wheels are dusted, but they do stop good, and i miss them, but i got some stock brakes and there is alot less dust.
Preach it...they stop great....but dam...2 days and the hole rim is covered
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Old 09-16-2010, 07:20 AM   #17
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I have Posi Quiet pads on my STi. At first, they were quiet and low dust but with age have become more dusty and noisy... still not as bad as the stock pads were though.

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Old 09-16-2010, 11:42 AM   #18
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Hawk HPS. I barely get any dust now, and braking is just as good if not better.
My only complaint is that the rear pads sometimes clunk when engaging.
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Old 09-17-2010, 06:14 AM   #19
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wax your wheels... can be a pita but you can spray your wheels off after. or use quick detailer. i use hawk hps and seems to have less dust than stock and stops great. steel braied brake lines and motul rbf 600 brake fluid.
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Old 09-19-2010, 12:18 PM   #20
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Is your car a daily driver,I had same issues changed pads to wearever ceramic $40 for the rear $45 for the fronts at advanced auto.And it is so easy to change them yourself if your autox or racing you may want something else but for regular street driving these work good!!!
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Old 09-19-2010, 02:11 PM   #21
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I noticed that a lot of you have the hawk hp, well i have the hp+ and they are dusty as hell! They're also very squeaky. One thing i really do like about them is that they really do stop the car on the dime. They also don't heat up very fast.
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Old 09-19-2010, 04:26 PM   #22
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Good thing i ran across this post....i bought my car with some "aggressive" pads already on it....and they dust a crap load! I was looking into HAWKs ceramic pads....i just cant remember which is which with HAWK. I want a very low dusting pad
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Old 09-19-2010, 08:29 PM   #23
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Old 09-21-2010, 09:58 AM   #24
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I have the NAPA "adaptive one" on the rears and the Autozone Ceramics on the front...stock pads from the dealer were over 300. I have had this combo for a year now and it stops the car AWESOME from 60-0 during the bedding process....stops great at "higher" highway speeds as well.
For street driving they are all you need..Less dust, equal peformance to factory STI pads and dont need to go to the dealer or order specialty brake pads from the mail...seems like a no brainer to me.
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