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Old 08-27-2002, 09:27 PM   #1
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Default Brake pads for WRX

I'm looking for brake pads for the wagon that will give at least as good stopping power in street use as stock, but give less dust. Anyone find anything worthwhile? EBC, Hawk, Metalmasters?

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Old 08-27-2002, 09:33 PM   #2
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Usually, higher performance pads will give you more dust. Just clean it.
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Old 08-27-2002, 09:35 PM   #3
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So maybe I should get Nike pads??
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Old 08-27-2002, 10:12 PM   #4
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Most aftermarket pads will give MORE dust, not less. And I haven't heard too many people complain about brake dust from the OEM pads. You definitely haven't owned a BMW.

I say stay with OEMs.

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Old 08-27-2002, 10:32 PM   #5
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I'd like to upgrade to better street/autoX pads. Dust not a concern.
EBC?
Hawk?
others?
thanks
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Old 08-27-2002, 10:46 PM   #6
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I'd stay away from EBC, and consider mintex or porterfields. I run porterfield street compounds right now.
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Old 08-27-2002, 10:55 PM   #7
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Thanks. Just what I was lookin for.
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Old 08-28-2002, 10:13 AM   #8
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I have metal masters in the front.

More bite and MORE dust. Not as much dust as an S4's stock pads but more than WRX oem.

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Old 08-28-2002, 12:22 PM   #9
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PBR/Axxis Deluxe

Have had them for 2000 miles, all street.

Less dust than stock. Yes, believe it all you naysayers.

Better braking than stock.
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Old 08-28-2002, 01:41 PM   #10
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I had Mintex red-box on my old GTI and those puppies had hardly any dust. Really good pads, not too expensive, and kept the wheels nice and clean...

I don't know if they make em for Soobies, but you can check...

My solution to brake dust was to buy black wheels
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Old 08-28-2002, 06:26 PM   #11
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I knew the answer was out there! Thanks, guys, for getting the answer to the original question.
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Old 09-07-2002, 01:57 AM   #12
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Default What pads to use?

I have read alot of posts about EBC Green stuff pads being nothing to write home about. I wonder how many of those people actually used these brake? I have used them for a while on all my cars and found them to be very good all around brakes.

A little quote from down under:

Greenstuff has won many awards from UK magazines, and was rated top fast road car brakes by UK's largest circulation performance magazine, Max Power, in 1999.

Then again maybe the guys at Max Power don't have a clue


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Old 09-07-2002, 03:40 AM   #13
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Right, like I'd trust Max Power (UK) for real performance parts. Have you read the magazine?

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