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    Question 09 Brakes/Pads

    What brand brake pads should I go with for a daily driver? I just want something a little better then OEM and that's not so pricey as I am on a budget right now. something that I can get at like Auto-Zone or something, don't wanna have to order and wait to put them on. Also, if I change the brake pads will the brake fluid be back up or do I need to change the brake fluids as well? Just wondering because I heard some weird stuff.. Lol, just confused is all.

    Also, has anyone had a problem with the E-brake light turning on while driving in cold weather, or flooring the car? (not launching)

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    hawk is a very popular aftermarket brand of brake pads, and they are not going to break (brake) your bank. they have numerous grades from street driving up to track racing. obviously make your choice based on the type of driving that you do. if you dont want to wait i would just go to autozone, but if your putting them in yourself you might as well get something better than just oem replicas. you do not need to disconnect the brake lines to change the pads. if you disconnect the lines, you HAVE TO BLEED THE BRAKES to get all the air out of the system.

    i live in san diego, no issues with cold here, cant comment on e-brake light issues.
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    +1 on the hawk pads.
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    I know you mentioned not wanting to order them, but will a few more days for a better pad make that much of a difference?

    StopTech makes a pretty good street pad that isn't too expensive:
    http://www.knsbrakes.com/carSeriesDe...%20Brake%20Pad
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    Quote Originally Posted by EJ257 View Post
    I know you mentioned not wanting to order them, but will a few more days for a better pad make that much of a difference?

    StopTech makes a pretty good street pad that isn't too expensive:
    KNS Brakes

    I read somewhere that stoptech's get really dusty is that true?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbya rx View Post
    hawk is a very popular aftermarket brand of brake pads, and they are not going to break (brake) your bank. they have numerous grades from street driving up to track racing. obviously make your choice based on the type of driving that you do. if you dont want to wait i would just go to autozone, but if your putting them in yourself you might as well get something better than just oem replicas. you do not need to disconnect the brake lines to change the pads. if you disconnect the lines, you HAVE TO BLEED THE BRAKES to get all the air out of the system.

    i live in san diego, no issues with cold here, cant comment on e-brake light issues.
    So I just gotta make sure not to mess with the brake lines correct? Does having bad brake pads cause the brake fluid to run low?

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    Quote Originally Posted by krntehknik303 View Post
    So I just gotta make sure not to mess with the brake lines correct? Does having bad brake pads cause the brake fluid to run low?
    dont mess with the lines. you will know, because it takes a bit more than just pulling them out to disconnect them. the brake pads should have nothing to do with fluid. if you e-brake light is coming on, you may be low on brake fluid or need to replace it.
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    Okay, thanks for the tips man! Yeah, I think I will change the brake fluid as well.. our cars are Dot 4 right?

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    im pretty sure. i replaced mine recently with motul 600 racing fluid cause i took my car on the track. if you are confused or questioning what brand/temp/viscosity call the dealer service dept and ask.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dbya rx View Post
    im pretty sure. i replaced mine recently with motul 600 racing fluid cause i took my car on the track. if you are confused or questioning what brand/temp/viscosity call the dealer service dept and ask.
    Yeah, I will. Thanks man!!

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    i like the ebc pads cuz you dont have to bed them in but to each there own. i use them on my 95 cop car. not the wrx its got willwoods

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    I live in pa (so it has been very cold) and I have noticed once or twice when flooring it that the e-brake light flashes on for a sec, then off...idk why, just having the same "issue"
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    Quote Originally Posted by ethanesmay View Post
    i like the ebc pads cuz you dont have to bed them in but to each there own. i use them on my 95 cop car. not the wrx its got willwoods
    you're supposed to bed all new pads
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    Quote Originally Posted by zax View Post
    you're supposed to bed all new pads
    What does "bed" all new pads mean?

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