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  1. BOOGIE MAN

    BOOGIE MAN Logic and Reason Established Member

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    I'm getting to the point of needing to replace my brake pads. What are the OEM pads? What pads have you guys used on your STs?


    I'm sorry, I tried searching but brake pads is too short according to the forum
     
  2. BOOGIE MAN

    BOOGIE MAN Logic and Reason Established Member

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    44 views and none of them have replaced their pads?
     
  3. AustinJ427

    AustinJ427 Well-Known Member Premium Member Established Member

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    What do you mean what are the OEM pads?

    And I went with with hawk HPS for my replacement street pads.
     
  4. Sinister06gt

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    I bought a matched set of stoptech ceramic pads and added slotted stoptech rotors. I love them. Stop on a dime and don't fade. The brake dust isn't nearly as bad as the oem pads
     
  5. ON D BIT

    ON D BIT Finish First Established Member

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    How many miles do the brake pads last?
     
  6. 1Slowfocusst

    1Slowfocusst Member Established Member

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    I got 35k miles out of stock pads. The factory torque vectoring system kills them


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  7. TRBO VNM

    TRBO VNM Authorized Vendor Authorized Vendor

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    I have sold guys the HPS pads, ceramic pads and the HPS 5.0 pads. The HPS seem to be about the same as stock, some have even commented a little less grabby. the ceramic have been great and I am waiting on a review with the 5.0 pads.
     
  8. einehund

    einehund Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Just ordered EBC yellowstuff and EBC rotors. I will follow up with a review after a couple of hundred and then a couple of thousand miles. FWIW, had to change pads at the 37k mile mark, so that seems to be the fairly common timeframe for changing pads.
     
  9. einehund

    einehund Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Update: the EBC yellows ARE NOT QUIET. The wife doesn't like DDing them as every time she comes to a stop, they squeal. That being said, they straight WORK! Tried multiple emergency braking from Autobahn speeds (late at night, when the Autobahn was clear) and no fade whatsoever. I will be keeping these pads for race days, but am ordering 2013 OEM pads for DD purposes.
     
  10. fulanititoo8198

    fulanititoo8198 Member Established Member

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    I threw EBC reds on my wifes daily (different car) and they were a huge improvement, no noise, a bit more dust. The bite on them is serious.
     
  11. einehund

    einehund Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Nevermind. Comprehension failure on my part.
     
  12. einehund

    einehund Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Update #2... ordered OEM pads but did not install. Wife decided she likes the stopping power, and after a car wash, the pads did quiet down quite a bit, so they will be staying on. If I had to guess, when the pads were installed, parts weren't sprayed down with brake cleaner; after a good car wash, things were better. I have no idea as I am 3500 miles away and am only relaying info that I have received via Skype.
     

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