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This is a discussion on WRX brake pad differences within the Suspension & Wheels forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; FYI, when Subaru ran my VIN# to come up with my brake pad part#s, they told me that they were ...

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    FYI, when Subaru ran my VIN# to come up with my brake pad part#s, they told me that they were indeed 2002 (D770/D721), which I confirmed with another 3rd party...however, after pulling the wheels off, it was discovered they were in fact 2002 style in the rear, but 2003 in the front! And that totally sucked becuase I had already bought some 2002 Hawk HPS front pads (if anyone wants to buy some, I'm all ears!). So the moral of the story is, you're better off taking the wheels off to be sure, because what comes back from the VIN# may not be 100% accurate!

    (PS: I'm very happy with the finished product...H6 Upgrade and Hawk HPS all around!)

    S.

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    Yeah- you've definitely fit one of the convuluted combo's I listed- what a nightmare for figuring out pads- glad you got it figured out- albeit after the fact.
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    Quote Originally Posted by negated View Post
    2002 style in the rear, but 2003 in the front!

    yeah, thats how mine is too. early 2003 model released late 2002.

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    It was definitely a hodpodge for awhile- even vin #'s aren't 100% accurate in gauging which ones
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    IIRC my 03 had 929 fronts (old) and 770 rears (new). build date of 06/02. that could be vice-versa; one was old-style and one was new-style anyway.

    i remember a few threads on this back then; there seems to have been a transition period of a couple months when you didn't know what you got until you visually inspected your own pads. so if you've got an 05/02 to 07/02 build car, better check em!
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    Can somebody please give me advice about brake pads and rotors.
    I bought two months ago a 2003 Subaru WRX wagon 95k, and I am thinking about replacing the brake pads and rotors.
    As far as the rotors I am thinking about getting the Brembo 25190 Rear Solid Brake Rotor and Brembo 25646 Front Disc Brake Rotor.
    For brake pads I was looking at Hawks HPS or EBC red stuff.
    Does it matter which rotor comes with which brake pad? Can somebody give me more advice on how to choose new brakes and if I am heading in the right direction.
    Thanks.

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    The rotors and pads you mention are fine--all good quality products. Another great pad choice is the Carbotech Bobcat. Just make sure the pads you select are the correct ones for your 2003 brake calipers.

    If you are looking for a braking upgrade, stainless steel brake lines and a quality synthetic brake fluid like Motul or ATE Superblue will also help.

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    Hello there,
    I need to import some front brake pads from the USA.

    I´ve read there are different brake pads types according to production date and of course WRX´s are different according to the market so giving just my MY/model perhaps wont help at all.

    Looking at the picture, Could you tell me what brand or P/N is recommended for this one? This is from my JDM 02 WRX.

    Just want them for street use but better than OEM.

    thanks for all your support.
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    you need ur rotors resurfaced. thats a big rotor lip
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    lots of choices for the four pots (those are the same calipers the USDM 06/07 got)

    the Hawk HPS would probably be a good choice- just enter in 2006 WRX

    http://www.tirerack.com/brakes/brake...eet+brake+pads
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    Quote Originally Posted by justin.jordan2 View Post
    you need ur rotors resurfaced. thats a big rotor lip
    yes I need them grinded. Unfortunatelly they failed in a long downhill trip, I heard the metal to metal contact noise and realized pad had too much wear thus it was the rotor lip (burr) making contact against some part of the caliper body. Hope caliper is ok.
    Ill know tomorrow when dissasemble.

    cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Sky WRX View Post
    lots of choices for the four pots (those are the same calipers the USDM 06/07 got)

    the Hawk HPS would probably be a good choice- just enter in 2006 WRX

    Hawk HPS Street brake pads
    thats the answer I needed. Thank you very much!

    cheers!

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    2006 wrx pads

    I have a 2006 WRX with the 4 pot fronts and the single pot rears. And I have looked everywhere to get pads I have 929 for the front which dont fit. and 1004 for the rears which dont fit either. What pads do I need for the front and rears. This is the first time the pads I havent gotten for my subi that dont fit.

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    the 06 has four pot fronts and two pot rears- not sure how you came up w/ one pot rears?????

    the 06 (4/2) uses D460 Front, D461 Rear
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    Are those for all 06 wrx including, limited wagon, and reg limited.
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