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Old 04-15-2010, 09:32 PM   #1
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Default Autozone / Duralast Gold Cmax Brake Pads

Took off worn stock pads and put Duralast Gold CMax on the front and duralast gold in the rear on 06 sti brembos.

The CMax series is nice. Comes with new metal brackets and they have matte like anti squeal on the pads. Pretty impressive for $60. The regular gold look good too, but worse shims/plates.

First Impressions. Everything's nice and quite, no squeal. As far as braking goes, they bite better than the old stockers under light to medium predal pressures. I'm not used to them yet so I'm constantly surprised how quickly I'm slowing down under light pressures.

Haven't tried the brake pedal to the floor yet. I'll report back when I get more mileage on them.
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Old 04-15-2010, 09:37 PM   #2
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We install these where I work all the time. They're pretty decent and have great life. They just don't have the same temp. resistance as a REAL performance pad. all in all, a good street pad.
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Old 04-19-2010, 07:24 AM   #3
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installed these last weekend, they work well. no squeal for the first few days..but now its squealing when I come to complete stops :[
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Old 04-19-2010, 07:29 AM   #4
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I'm starting to get some squeal too...

Only once in a while and at the end of coming to a stop...

But the grip is still good
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Old 06-15-2010, 12:38 PM   #5
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Same but I've had mine for a little over a year now and it's just now barely starting to squeal when i come to a stop.
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Old 06-16-2010, 11:35 AM   #6
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i put some of these in my wife's crv and i have been impressed with their performance.
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Old 12-21-2010, 07:48 PM   #7
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Question what type of rotors are you using?

I need to replace my brake pads and was considering going with the Duralast Gold CMax -- the lifetime warrantee is attractive. I was curious if you have slotted or drilled rotors and how the pads do with them? My WRX has slotted rotors, and I wonder how the CMax will do. Thx.
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Old 12-21-2010, 10:18 PM   #8
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I need to replace my brake pads and was considering going with the Duralast Gold CMax -- the lifetime warrantee is attractive. I was curious if you have slotted or drilled rotors and how the pads do with them? My WRX has slotted rotors, and I wonder how the CMax will do. Thx.
Your D/S rotors should have no ill effect on the pads. They are supposed to be "superior" than regular rotors but for street driving prob not any different.
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Old 12-23-2010, 11:24 PM   #9
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Any updates? I'm thinking about getting these for the JDM 4 pots I ordered.
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Old 12-24-2010, 10:52 PM   #10
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I'm thinking about ditching them just because of the squeal. I thought it'd go away after a while, but nope still there. It's always at light pressure too, so there is no such thing as rolling quietly to a stop.
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Old 12-24-2010, 11:41 PM   #11
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Found out yesterday that Gold CMax are not available for the regular WRX (i.e., in 2006 terms that would be the Base, TR or Limited models) -- they are only available for the STI model. Go figure...
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Old 12-25-2010, 02:06 AM   #12
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Oh well I'll just stick with Hawk HP+ for now, they seem good on my stock brakes.
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Old 03-04-2012, 06:18 PM   #13
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I bought these but now they squeel while I'm driving. Should they have the little noise makers on both sides of both calipers?
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Old 05-05-2012, 09:38 PM   #14
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I'm thinking about ditching them just because of the squeal. I thought it'd go away after a while, but nope still there. It's always at light pressure too, so there is no such thing as rolling quietly to a stop.
This is exactly what I am experiencing as well. Verbatim.
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Old 08-18-2012, 01:04 PM   #15
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Anyone know if this also happens with the regular duralast gold pads?
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I was looking to see if any of you with just the gold have any issues with fade and what is the temp compared to stock 2012 wrx. I was on the tail of the dragon for boxer takeover last weekend and I got alot of brake smell and fade. I'm trying to figure out if it's the pads or brake fluid or both Idk
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Im not sure if it is just me but I have the best of luck with Duralast. I bought a set of rotors and pads for my work van. After 120k miles i replaced them since i figuered it was time but could have easily continued. Duralast gets a bad rep because most is china made but for me the bang for the buck is unbeatable
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