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Old 12-14-2012, 12:19 AM   #502
Charlie-III
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Join Date: Dec 2002
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: 07456, North NJ
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1998 Legacy 2.5GT
Silver Sleeper Wagon

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Hi, I haven't been on here a lot in a couple years and just stumbled on this thread.

Great write-up, curious to see some of the posts in the 21 or so pages.

I agree with the 1st post, 100%.

For street use, most brake systems are perfectly fine UNLESS you really don't know how to use them.
Yes, tires (and proper inflation....) make a bigger difference.
Not carrying around lots of extra weight also helps....all other things being equal.

I run basically stock brakes (rotors were replaced at one point, nothing special) with SS lines and nice semi-metallic pads.
Yes, I can get brake fade. Usually that is either:
-Running in the hills
-Driving waaayyyyyy too fast on public roads

The pads I run have a consistent feel.
The SS lines improve the SYSTEM a bit since the 1998 ABS systems had a strange pulse that rubber lines aggravated. The SS lines changed the pulse frequency which helped.

I learned to drive in a 1968 Plymouth Fury III with a small V-8, bias ply tires and 4 wheel drum brakes. You LEARNED to manage brakes to help fight fade.

I like others that run some BBK's. They added rotational mass (hurts performance) and weight on the wrong end of the springs (which hurts handling). It helps even out the performance.
LOL.
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