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Old 07-09-2011, 05:29 PM   #26
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The peddle mush will dissappear with all those in place, but the bite and fade characteristics won't change. Those are pad related.

BTW, it's not a good idea to just swap one set of pads. The ABS expects pretty much equal pad bite all the way around, so get the same pads for the rears - they should cost peanuts. Trust me, you don't want the ABS to do unexpected things in a true panic stop.
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Old 07-09-2011, 08:49 PM   #27
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There are no PFC Z-rated pads for the rear of the WRX. I have other pads (also new) to install when I install the fronts.

Not the perfect setup, but better than stock.
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Old 07-09-2011, 08:52 PM   #28
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There are no PFC Z-rated pads for the rear of the WRX. I have other pads (also new) to install when I install the fronts.

Not the perfect setup, but better than stock.
call them and ask them what they would suggest as a rear pad...and maybe suggest that they make them

the stock pads are really VERY weak and should be replaced for any kind of non-granny application
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Old 07-09-2011, 08:56 PM   #29
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call them and ask them what they would suggest as a rear pad...and maybe suggest that they make them

the stock pads are really VERY weak and should be replaced for any kind of non-granny application
The rear pads that I have are the ones that were suggested to pair with the PFCs.

I do intend to call Performance Friction to make a suggestion to make rear pads, because the price on the fronts is very good if they perform as well as reviews indincate that they will.
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Old 07-28-2011, 04:41 AM   #30
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StopTech Street Performance Pads come highly recommended from the C-Group lead instructor at Hooked on Driving who runs an STI (very quickly) and has tried a number different pads, settling with those. I rode with him after having major brake issues and was really impressed with the bite and lack of fade.

The main thing with pads is finding your temperature range. These are 60-1300 which is insane. The Hawk HP+ stops at 900... The HPS (what I destroyed) are similar to stock and not a track pad. (60-750).

This is a great thread as I've been looking to improve the pedal feel in my car. After SS lines, etc, it was still very mushy and feel... I think the master cylinder brace will help as described!
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Old 09-07-2011, 04:36 PM   #31
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Old 09-07-2011, 09:39 PM   #32
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Nice animation! Between this and the video above, what else could you need to explain how this brace works.
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Old 09-07-2011, 11:16 PM   #33
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It is clear that this animation is directly based on my epic copyrighted video, so I am going to be requiring that you send me royalties in the form of cool Grimmspeed schwag.

There is something entrancing about this animation. I can't seem to stop watching it, lol.
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Old 09-08-2011, 10:55 AM   #34
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It is clear that this animation is directly based on my epic copyrighted video, so I am going to be requiring that you send me royalties in the form of cool Grimmspeed schwag.

There is something entrancing about this animation. I can't seem to stop watching it, lol.
Haha uh oh! Was that your video of the master cylinder pushing out? Ill send you a shirt for that for sure!!

Hit me up, will@grimmspeed.com

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Old 09-08-2011, 11:43 AM   #35
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I purchased the brace during the group buy and had installed when my new turbo was installed. (took a very knowledeable subaru mechanic, his own shop) about 20 minutes to install, piece of cake he said. It is a very good mod, I could feel the difference. I have Brembos front and rear with HPS ceramic pads, DBA 4000XS rotors and Stoptech SS lines.
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Old 09-08-2011, 08:05 PM   #36
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Haha uh oh! Was that your video of the master cylinder pushing out? Ill send you a shirt for that for sure!!

Hit me up, will@grimmspeed.com

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lol....I was just kidding, but since you offer
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Old 06-13-2012, 10:22 PM   #37
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I just installed this on my '11 STI. Took me under 1 hour from popping the hood to putting tools away and closing it!

Immediately better pedal feel! I had to wire tie the fuel line with the FPR on it otherwise everything else went back together without too much problem. I found that by installing the lowest bolt first towards the firewall hand tight it was easy to rotate and wiggle to line up the other holes. Install was not nearly as bad as people have made it out to be and the results are fantastic!

I got it for a great price from GrimmSpeed at Wicked Big Meet! Thanks guys!

edit: I know this thread hasn't been posted in since last September but rather than starting a new thread I posted here.

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Old 06-15-2012, 03:02 PM   #38
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Man... that thing took me hours to install. It was pretty tough getting past the brake hard lines.
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:21 PM   #39
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bumping an old thread. couple of questions for the GR brace
would this brace help the known issue of the firewall spot welds breaking?
any added noise or vibrations from installing this brace?
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:33 PM   #40
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bumping an old thread. couple of questions for the GR brace
Good job finding it!

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would this brace help the known issue of the firewall spot welds breaking?
Not really but it will help the tiniest bit. X > 0.

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any added noise or vibrations from installing this brace?
Nope! It's a great mod with almost nothing to list as a drawback. (Other than listening to other people cry about it taking hours to do when it should take well under 1 hour!)
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:27 AM   #41
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Thanks for the update Jay! i figured the biggest reason to get it would be to limit the firewall flex, which in theory should help with the firewall spot weld issue. In my eyes, better brake feel is an added bonus!
I just placed an order for one, im going to time the install. I think i can do it in an hour or less....lol
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Old 12-18-2012, 12:33 AM   #42
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i recently put this on too and it's for sure worth the hour of limited space work. i ended up using two of the factory bolts because they also have phillip screwdriver head slots and it was much easier to get those two short ones in with a flexible #2 screw driver. my 2010 hard lines were also in the way of the top short nut ( closest to the firewall) but with some patience it comes together and is well worth the effort. wife-a-claus is bringing me SS lines soon and i cant wait for this combo to be on the car!!
Great product
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Old 12-19-2012, 03:13 PM   #43
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I just installed it today, took me about 1 1/2 hours. This was mostly since I disconnected all the fuel lines and got them out of the way. The brace practically fell in place after that.
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