06/07 WRX brake pads and rotors
My rotors have ~110k on them and my pads have ~56k on them, and although I could probably squeeze a bit more life out of them, I think I'm going to replace both this year.
Currently on my 07 WRX:
Stock 4/2 pot calipers
Hawk HPS pads
Goodridge SS lines
My car is my daily driver and it probably won't see any track events any time soon, but I do like to stretch its legs a bit when conditions safely permit. Since my car makes almost twice the power of a stock WRX, I'm looking for some decent braking equipment to keep me safe. That said, I could probably get away with drilled and/or slotted rotors since they won't experience prolonged extreme levels of heat so I don't have to worry too much about cracking. I am aware that they will wear the pads out faster than blank rotors, but I love the way they look and I'm willing to make that sacrifice. I think for my application, a two-piece rotor is overkill - same with a big brake kit. That's why I'm currently leaning toward DBA's 4000 Series T-Slotted rotors to satisfy my desire for something that looks cooler and performs better than stock without going overboard. Sound good?
As far as pads are concerned, I've been mostly satisfied with my Hawk HPS pads. They don't make any noise, but they do create what I'd consider to be a significant amount of dust. As far as performance, I can't compare them to anything other than stock pads and I'm not convinced that they're significantly better. The general consensus is that they're not very good, so I think I'll switch to a different pad. Ideally, I'm looking for a pad with better-than-stock performance in all conditions and lower levels of dust. Noise isn't really a concern because my car is pretty loud. Any suggestions?