Thread: ('08-'10) 08 2.5i
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Old 05-11-2013, 12:54 PM   #10476
NH8991
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2009 Impreza 2.5i
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Originally Posted by .HaVoK. View Post
I was thinking the same but wouldn't it be a nice safety upgrade? For those *oh ****aki* breaking moments?
Personally, I don't think so. You get used to the initial braking (bite) point of the pedal wherever it is, and in an "oh shiite" moment you are generally hitting the pedal fast and hard anyway, I don't think there'd be a noticeable difference in the real world.

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Originally Posted by BWX View Post
.......I was actually pretty amazed how fast the car can stop from 45 mph, or how much speed I can scrub off from 65 mph in one second before swerving to miss a deer, or something like that. I think that has as much to do with the fatter 400 treadwear tires than the brakes themselves, but for just one stab at the brakes, they work pretty well. ....
This. With my 225 Conti Extremecontact DW tyres braking is phenomonal, in the dry the ABS just won't kick in because all 4 tyres are absolutely stuck to the asphalt. Tyres are everything.
(Apologies for my spelling of tyres, I grew up accross the pond )
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