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Old 10-21-2019, 06:00 PM   #1
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Default WINTER brake pad?

I really only daily drive my WRX in the winter... it's time for new pads and im looking at the new hawk HP 5.0

BUT am concerned about initial bite as the coef of friction in the cold is worse than oem




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Old 10-21-2019, 09:47 PM   #2
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You don't need performance pads in winter unless you like hearing your ABS pump constantly farting at you at every stop.
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Old 10-21-2019, 10:54 PM   #3
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You don't need performance pads in winter unless you like hearing your ABS pump constantly farting at you at every stop.
Well I do drive it all year round, when its not convertible weather. I just want to make sure I'm not doing myself a disservice in the winter.
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Old 10-22-2019, 09:40 AM   #4
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I don't think your pad/rotor interface is going to stay below the ~100F where the CoF curves cross in your graph for very long regardless of ambient temperature, if you're doing the kind of braking you're concerned about. You dissipate quite a bit of heat decelerating a 1.5 ton pile of metal from driving speeds. I wouldn't worry about initial bite.
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Old 10-22-2019, 12:25 PM   #5
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I have the same pads (HPS 5.0). They work well year round in Maine/Quebec. No issues with initial bite even in the cold. Also, no noise. Just a lot of brake dust.
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Old 10-22-2019, 12:34 PM   #6
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I have the same pads (HPS 5.0). They work well year round in Maine/Quebec. No issues with initial bite even in the cold. Also, no noise. Just a lot of brake dust.
awesome thanks! im fine with brake dust
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