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Old 04-17-2006, 07:17 AM   #1
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Default average life of stock break pads?

I was wondering when should i start to worry about changing the stock break pads on my 06? with normal use.
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Old 04-17-2006, 07:35 AM   #2
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if you have a Cobb stage 2 why are you still on stock BREAK pads?.............

BRAKE

Not trying to give you a hard time, but you might want to think about something better than stock for your car, even though it "feels" ok.......I am sure with that Cobb stage 2 you are making alot of power, so why not do something to the brakes?

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Old 04-17-2006, 09:01 AM   #3
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Myles I disagree

OEM setup will work just fine with Stage 2

add better lines and better pads = no problems
(my race car has this setup)

OEM pads and the length of their life depends on YOU the driver

I swapped my OEM pads on my daily driver at 85k - only because I was bored

On the race car I swap them daily

All depends on how you drive.

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Old 04-17-2006, 09:25 AM   #4
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You should be able to get 30-40 k from pads w/ 'normal' driving - but that is nearly impossible to predict accurately. I changed mine right away because they offered so little response or feel and it was worth it - just like the short shifter.
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Old 04-17-2006, 09:48 AM   #5
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Agree with Jamie 100%. Better pads work wonders. Thought I needed a BBK until I put new rotors and EBC Reds. Problem solved. OEM pads still had 50% on them when I took them off at 61K miles and I drive pretty spirited.
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Old 04-17-2006, 09:59 AM   #6
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The stock pads are toast if ya try ONE hard slowdown from anything over 100mph.......all ya get is blue rotors.....and a dirty seatcover
the stock pads are like granite and fine for grandma....but they are NOT good for high speed applications

The rest of the stock brake hardware, other than the fluid, is OK....not great...but OK, and MUCH better than previous US WRX's
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Old 04-17-2006, 12:12 PM   #7
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Old 04-18-2006, 06:16 AM   #8
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BRAKE

thanks for the feedback.
for the spelling error well, SORRY! this is my third language! so i guess i can get away with a tiny error likes this. how many do you speak?
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BRAKE

thanks for the feedback.
for the spelling error well, SORRY! this is my third language! so i guess i can get away with a tiny error likes this. how many do you speak?
Japanese, Spanish and French.

I was making a point that some realize to late. Yes the 06 brakes are VERY GOOD, but like Uncle Scotty said, a single over 100 stop or many 80-20 stops will give you a reality check. I know that car with a stage 2 is FAST, so go out and check it out. Let us know.


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