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What Aggressive Brake Pads have you used, that you'd use again
View Poll Results: Vote for Aggressive Street Brake Pads you've USED (Like/Dislike)
Hawk HPS / Like 54 29.35%
Hawk HPS / Dislike 20 10.87%
Hawk HP+ / Like 43 23.37%
Hawk HP+ / Dislike 4 2.17%
Axxis XBG/Metal Masters / Like 5 2.72%
Axxis XBG/Metal Masters / Dislike 2 1.09%
Axxis Ultimate / Like 15 8.15%
Axxis Ultimate / Dislike 5 2.72%
EBC Green / Like 13 7.07%
EBC Green / Dislike 7 3.80%
EBC Yellow / Like 10 5.43%
EBC Yellow / Dislike 3 1.63%
EBC Red / Like 14 7.61%
EBC Red / Dislike 3 1.63%
Porterfield R4 / Like 7 3.80%
Porterfield R4 / Dislike 1 0.54%
Carbotech Bobcats / Like 11 5.98%
Carbotech Bobcats / Dislike 0 0%
Carbotech AX6 / Like 3 1.63%
Carbotech AX6 / Dislike 0 0%
Carbotech XP8 / Llike 11 5.98%
Carbotech XP8 / Dislike 0 0%
Duralast red box / Like 7 3.80%
Duralast red box / Dislike 7 3.80%
Project Mu / Like 10 5.43%
Project Mu / Dislike 0 0%
Endless / Like 8 4.35%
Endless / Dislike 0 0%
Stoptech Street Performance / Like 27 14.67%
Stoptech Street Performance / Dislike 4 2.17%
Ferodo DS3000 / Like 6 3.26%
Ferodo DS3000 / Dislike 1 0.54%
Ferodo DS2500 / Like 7 3.80%
Ferodo DS2500 / Dislike 1 0.54%
Carbon Lorraine / Like 2 1.09%
Carbon Lorraine / Dislike 2 1.09%
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Old 02-04-2012, 10:45 PM   #41
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I got the HP plus and put them in today. They are great. Best brake pad I have ever used. I'm amazed at how well it stops, this is a 2700 lb Impreza with 4/2's. The factory Subaru pads that were in the 4/2's are garbage, absolute junk compared to these.
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There are many in this thread who STILL think a 'good street metallic pad' = a race pad.

Sorry - but..."You just don't know"

It does not matter what $25 pad didn't fade and got you through the day.

Dancing on the whoa pedal w/ one toe whilst blip downshifting......nirvana...

Proper friction allows you to get faster.
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Old 02-04-2012, 11:08 PM   #42
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Dancing on the whoa pedal w/ one toe whilst blip downshifting......nirvana...

Proper friction allows you to get faster.
This.

I bought a used set of JDM 4pots (black ones) and they had some green pads in them (project mu i think) and they were pretty decent, then one weekend right before an autox event i put on new HP+ and new rotors. brake checked a few times on the freeway to make sure they were working, then on the first run of the event i locked up all 4 after coming wide out of a turn, without even trying. talk about freaky! gotta love good brakes
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Old 02-04-2012, 11:22 PM   #43
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More friction means more sensitivity

ABS is great - but it's a a failsafe for newbs and a crutch for the weak. The car slows down fastest when on the brink of lockup - and high friction pads enable you to tread that line that much better.
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Old 03-04-2012, 07:05 PM   #44
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+1 for HP+ Pads!!
Wow!! I admit, while I had high expectations for these pads, I had NO idea they were that good!! Damn!! Ok.. I've only had them on for 8 hour, but the difference astounding.

My old pads, Axis MetalMasters. No dust, no noise, and 10+ years of service. Actual braking performance is slightly above OEM.

HP+... require (no exaggeration) 1/4 the pedal pressure to accomplish the same stopping power. They are definitely more noisy than my old pads, and we'll see how the rotor and pad life is, but wow.. the stopping power is truly incredible. I actually have to re-learn how to use the brakes in my car. I'm pressing the pedal way to hard for the stopping power.

I think I detached my retinas on that last hard braking maneuver!
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Old 03-04-2012, 07:17 PM   #45
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I used Axxis Ultimates on my '03 WRX brake swap onto my '97 OBS with stock WRX rotors. Great stopping power, fast street driving, 1 track day. Super dusty pads, but good stopping. I got about 15K miles on one set. Switching to the Stoptechs this time around, hoping for less dust.
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Old 03-11-2012, 01:55 PM   #46
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I have to put a vote in for the Hawk HPS. I don't have anything to compare them to besides stock (or maybe basic replacements), but they're nice and grabby for street driving paired with Centric blank rotors.

You're kinda limited when looking for 1 pot pads, but these got the job done.
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Old 03-11-2012, 02:01 PM   #47
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+1 for HP+ Pads!!
Wow!! I admit, while I had high expectations for these pads, I had NO idea they were that good!! Damn!! Ok.. I've only had them on for 8 hour, but the difference astounding.

My old pads, Axis MetalMasters. No dust, no noise, and 10+ years of service. Actual braking performance is slightly above OEM.

HP+... require (no exaggeration) 1/4 the pedal pressure to accomplish the same stopping power. They are definitely more noisy than my old pads, and we'll see how the rotor and pad life is, but wow.. the stopping power is truly incredible. I actually have to re-learn how to use the brakes in my car. I'm pressing the pedal way to hard for the stopping power.

I think I detached my retinas on that last hard braking maneuver!
i got 2 summer autox seasons a few winter events here and there, maybe about 2.5 years of dding and they used an entire rotor.

best pad i have ever used i will never get something less aggressive
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Old 04-22-2012, 03:27 PM   #48
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This.

I bought a used set of JDM 4pots (black ones) and they had some green pads in them (project mu i think) and they were pretty decent, then one weekend right before an autox event i put on new HP+ and new rotors. brake checked a few times on the freeway to make sure they were working, then on the first run of the event i locked up all 4 after coming wide out of a turn, without even trying. talk about freaky! gotta love good brakes
I have a set of Project mu's (HC's specifically) on a set of 4 pot front's with V1-2 WRX/STi / LSS Vented rear rotor set-up with junk OEM pads, SS lines & good fluid (superblue or whatever they all it) on my OBS-t & the braking is INCREDIBLE.

I was planning on getting another set of P-mu HC's especially after the friction material of the hawks on my parent's WRX delaminated (1 side NO Friction material - other side had the friction material FALL off when pad was removed for replacement...) BUT they are expensive as hell.

Do you happen to remember which P Mu pads you had - they sell like 3-4 different versions?

Pretty sure the hawks are like 1/2 PMU price & folks seem to love them so I still might give them a try when my pads wear out...

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Old 04-22-2012, 03:56 PM   #49
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i was on the market to buy some front brake pads for my rs. it was a decision between hawk hp+ or stoptechs but with me being a college student, i went with the stoptechs. one of my close friends run ST pads also and he warned me about how bad they dust. IT IS TRUE. it has a pretty good bite but i'll probably give hawk pads a try next time for 30-40 dollars more
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Old 08-03-2012, 09:31 PM   #50
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HP+ are awesome as far as stopping power (had them on a DD STi), but the noise was so awful that I just got so sick of it and swapped to PosiQuiets and have been super happy with them for DD/spirited driving. HP+'s have also been dusting like crazy, but I had black wheels at the time and didn't care...lol. It's not dirty if you can't see it.
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