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Old 05-17-2006, 03:53 AM   #1
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Default STI brembos VS Subaru 4 pots/2 pots

just a quick Question, If yah upgrade the Pads and Fluid and lines in the 2006 WRX and slightly lower the car and stiffen up the frame, will the car be able to achieve the same if not better breaking distance VS an STI with stock brembos. I searched and read and basically what Ive come up with is "Yes they will" I just want a definite answer. Im having a debate with a local STI owner.
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Old 05-17-2006, 03:58 AM   #2
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adding some better tires to your mix will help.
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Old 05-17-2006, 09:58 AM   #3
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If you're just worrying about a one-time 60-0 stop, then brakes don't really matter. Tires do. Go do a panic stop and you'll find that ABS should come on pretty quickly, meaning the tires are the limiting factor. Even more so in the wet.

Now, if you're doing track days, then it's a different matter, as heat resistant/dissipation is the important thing in the brakes. Auto-x has yet other factors people consider, like initial bite.
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well I guess it would be more like "Track day" stuff. Basically the only gripe I have with my brakes is that they fade VERY easily. The STI's stopping distance seem to be somewhat shorter as well. But I suppose theres many factors involved in that. idk, I just need a brake set up that wont fade when they get hot. There have been many times where I end up litterally smoking my rotors to the point one of my friends can light a ciggerate off them. At that point my brakes get a very spongy feel and they damn near stop working. I suppose Brake Fluid, And Pads, and lines would help. Oh and tires. But I never get to that point of locking up my tires any way. Its inbetween im worried about lol
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rkkwan is spot on. The reason an STi will stop sooner than your car is because of the better tires. This is not the SOLE reason, but is the major reason why. If you're worried about fading then you can try changing out the brake fluid, getting a higher temperature liking pad or even going to a different rotor type like a DBA 5000 setup. After that it resist fading you'd want to start looking at some type of BBK, but then you're talking mad scratch.
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All good info,

Now...does anybody have the answer?
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There is no answer unless you want to refine your question.

One stop on equal tires and pad compounds.. no difference.

On the track with lots of heavy braking.. STi Brembos no contest.
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