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Old 11-11-2012, 08:08 AM   #3751
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Just get bigger brakes man ;-)
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:37 AM   #3752
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I have stoptechs 355 kit on my racecar and they are way better then the stock brembos (for track use). When i DD the car the stock brembos were fine but for track use they suck. Can't go wrong buying the stoptechs if price is not and issue and if they will fit.
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Old 11-11-2012, 05:22 PM   #3753
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Hey everyone... Just wondering if there are any "licensed" contractors on here, or if anyone could recommend one? Specifically for some repairs to the structure of a raised outdoor deck.

Thanks.
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:04 PM   #3754
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working with a contractor right now, he is not on here by anymeans but seems to know his stuff. I can pass his info along if no one else comes through
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:16 PM   #3755
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working with a contractor right now, he is not on here by anymeans but seems to know his stuff. I can pass his info along if no one else comes through
Would appreciate that.
You can PM me his info, at your convenience.

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Old 11-11-2012, 08:58 PM   #3756
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And is it just me or do the 08+ wrx brakes suck!?

I'm not hard on them and always perfer to downshift then brake coming to a braking point.
But I've noticed that when you do some spirited driving with some medium braking they really heat up and become quite shaky...
Brakes are still less than half worn with 20k miles and I haven't seen if the rotors are warped or not.

When it's time to replace I might go for that stoptech deal for slotted rotors, hawk pads, and SS lines for around $500.
Anyone ever get that package?
Really my only complaint with my car vs the 04 Sti I had. Was looking at some brake upgrades for next year either take offs or aftermarket.
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Old 11-11-2012, 10:38 PM   #3757
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And is it just me or do the 08+ wrx brakes suck!?

I'm not hard on them and always perfer to downshift then brake coming to a braking point.
But I've noticed that when you do some spirited driving with some medium braking they really heat up and become quite shaky...
Brakes are still less than half worn with 20k miles and I haven't seen if the rotors are warped or not.

When it's time to replace I might go for that stoptech deal for slotted rotors, hawk pads, and SS lines for around $500.
Anyone ever get that package?
A common problem on the LGT is (factory) pad deposits on rotors. It creates a horrible pulsation that is not much unlike your mom.

Seriously.
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:48 AM   #3758
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A common problem on the LGT is (factory) pad deposits on rotors. It creates a horrible pulsation that is not much unlike your mom.

Seriously.
Yup, most rotors aren't warped, just uneven pad deposits. Throw on a race pad and keep it cold. It'll clean up the rotors like new, then put your street pads back on a bed them again.
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:53 AM   #3759
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$300 in race pads to clean up $80 in rotors sounds like a great plan.
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:56 AM   #3760
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$300 in race pads to clean up $80 in rotors sounds like a great plan.
When did I say to use up the pads? most people have aggressive pads laying around or know of someone that has some. If the driving style doesn't change, it'll happen again. People are generally grossly under educated about brakes.

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Maybe the $80 rotors might be part of the problem too...
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:44 AM   #3761
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Okay. So who here has race pads? Oh right, that's nobody, because none of you bring your Subaru to the track (not that I blame you, I wouldn't either).

So your price of admission is still $300.

Also, I'd love to hear how $80 rotors perform worse, given that you say that pad deposits and not rotor warp is the primary cause of problems.
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Old 11-12-2012, 12:06 PM   #3762
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Jeremey does. Heard his race pads the other day at Moore.
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Old 11-12-2012, 03:26 PM   #3763
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Anyone have a set of 5x100 Impreza wheels for sale?
How about 16" snow tires?

Jason, you plan to use the ones you have this year?
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:45 PM   #3764
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Yet another reason to love Subarus!
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:48 PM   #3765
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Yet another reason to love Subarus!
three posts in a row by you, and not a one mean thing to say, i'm quite impressed master shek!



pin fried? shouldn't there be a fuse protecting that?
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:14 PM   #3766
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Eff you Bettner! There, stopped this madness...

We think that's a ground from the ignition coils. No idea what caused that. Maybe the previous owner of Joe's car put a wrong fuse in? Still, I've never seen or heard of that happening! German cars, maybe. Japanese? OMFGBBQ!
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:15 PM   #3767
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Eff you Bettner! There, stopped this madness...

We think that's a ground from the ignition coils. No idea what caused that. Maybe the previous owner of Joe's car put a wrong fuse in? Still, I've never seen or heard of that happening! German cars, maybe. Japanese? OMFGBBQ!
hopefully the pinout is undersized to serve as one last fusible link in order to protect the ECU... maybe someone had already thought about this scenario?
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:19 PM   #3768
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Here's the weird part. The car still runs and drives fine in open loop with rich-ish AFRs. Just sucks near stoich. Slight stumbles, slight misfires, fluctuating battery voltage as reported by the ECU. That pin goes to the same wire from another pin on that plug. Pin 26 and Pin 6 of B137. Pin 6 is the one that's fried.
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:49 AM   #3769
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Hawk HPS pads and blank centric rotors here. Stops well, but they dust pretty bad.
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Old 11-13-2012, 12:27 PM   #3770
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Hawk HPS pads and blank centric rotors here. Stops well, but they dust pretty bad.
I had that on my saabaru. I agree, stopped great but were dusty as hell. Another thing about those pads was i had to file the tabs a little bit or else they squeaked a lot.




Also, your mom squeaks a lot.
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Old 11-13-2012, 12:40 PM   #3771
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I was running the dba 4000 rotors and the hawk hp plus pads on the street. They were loud and dusty but i thought they were the best setup i ran.

Cousin kenny is running the hp plus on his virgin beauty and his mazda 6. They seem to work well for him, he goes through brakes pretty quickly.
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Old 11-13-2012, 03:07 PM   #3772
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I felt like the HPS pads lost their bite about halfway through. I mostly ran EBC reds which were more consistent throughout the lifespan but weren't as bitey when new. Way less dust and noise.
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:20 PM   #3773
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Speaking of changing brake pads.....don't forget to change your timing components! We found this beauty today when doing head gaskets on an 04 sti.



Contact us today about our timing component parts and service packages for all your Subarus!
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Old 11-14-2012, 02:04 PM   #3774
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^How many miles on that?
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Old 11-14-2012, 02:24 PM   #3775
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A few months ago I had asked what one can do with a 'software defined radio'. Well, here's one thing you can do...
http://www.technologyreview.com/news...phone-network/
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