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Old 03-12-2006, 07:13 PM   #1
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Default best sed of brake pads for 04 wrx?

im looking to get some new brake pads.

i dont have money to get upgraded brake kit, and i was just wondering how much of a difference a nice set of brake pads vs generic would do?


any thoughts or input?


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Old 03-12-2006, 10:07 PM   #2
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for teh price, i'm happy with the Hawk HPS pads
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Old 03-12-2006, 10:19 PM   #3
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EBC Redstuff Ceramic. They make a big difference. Search.
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Old 03-13-2006, 10:34 AM   #4
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Old 03-13-2006, 11:06 AM   #5
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Another vote for Hawk HPS, love em!
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Old 03-13-2006, 12:34 PM   #6
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What are you going to be doing with your car? HPS will not work for track purposese, but it sounds like you will not be tracking it now anyway.
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Old 03-13-2006, 04:41 PM   #7
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just all around daily driven. but im stage 4 so some stopping power for autoX and some track play will be nice
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Old 03-13-2006, 05:51 PM   #8
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Hawk Hps for daily driver, hp+ for daily/track/autox.




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Old 03-13-2006, 09:12 PM   #9
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I use Redstuff and have some Yellowstuff R's I will install this year. I am very happy with the Redstuff-great pad, ran well at Laguna Seca and the big track at Willow Springs in January, on the street since then. Some have trouble with the Hawk pads-noise and rotor wear. See the Tire Rack site evaluations. They no longer carry EBC pads-don't know why-but they can be had from Pep Boys or from the net, no more expensive.

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Old 03-14-2006, 09:21 AM   #10
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Been running Hawk HPS for 3 years, on second set, and have never had noise or excessive rotor wear. Actually, this is the first time I have heard anyone complain about them....
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Old 03-14-2006, 09:27 AM   #11
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Mine are silent as well and so far good on rotors as long as you stay off the track.
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Old 03-14-2006, 03:46 PM   #12
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I dunno, guys. I went to EBC as there were so many adverse comments at Tire Rack, and I was planning ahead to track days. A friend had used them in his very fast Infiniti G35 coupe, so I followed in his tracks. Could be you two did the installation right and the complainers at Tire Rack didn't. Something is amiss somewhere, and I am a newbie even if I have subscribed to Road + Track since 9.64.
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