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Old 10-11-2001, 08:37 PM   #1
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Default Anyone using Prodrive 330mm Brake Kit?

Hello,

I am in need of new brakes, might as well get a whole better kit instead. Is there anyone out there using these brakes? Whats the downside of these things, I know they perform well, shoot 13.2inches, but I mean, where do I find a good deal on the kit, and how hard how the replacement pads to get? I am either deciding to get this Prodrive set, or the 4-pot Subaru setup which I know has pretty good results.
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Old 10-11-2001, 08:56 PM   #2
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I have the Prodrive brakes. Great calipers, gigantic cast iron rotors. If I had it to do all over again, I'd likely get one of the AP Racing 4 piston kits (I know Cobb sells them, probably others). They weigh less and use 2 piece rotors. Getting pads for any of the aftermarket kits that aren't either Subaru factory or closely related to Porsche brakes (such as the Mov'it kits) is often difficult. I had to special order pads from Pagid.

The regular, cast iron STI 4 piston kit is a completely different beast. For the money, it is a nice upgrade, but doesn't hold a candle to any of the kits I mentioned above. Honestly, unless you are taking your car on the track, going beyond the STI kit isn't going to be much use.


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Old 10-12-2001, 05:41 AM   #3
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Hi Guys

Glad you like the kit, if you needed new parts why didn't you come to me?

I appreciate the AP may be a little lighter but we went for a one piece disc for several reasons, you have to remember our parts are Dealer / Importer fit in a lot of countries

All our parts are now (or soon to be) available from The Tire Rack (www.tirerack.com)

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Old 10-12-2001, 08:19 AM   #4
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They are beautiful calipers. That's for sure. I was also dissapointed they didn't use a 2 piece rotor. Weight savings is the second most important reason I'm doig a brake upgrade. I'll probably use the GDB Brembos myself and snag some 2 piece rotor from Endless.
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Old 10-12-2001, 08:53 AM   #5
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I visited my car this week and saw the new Prodrive 330s on my car. It was love at first sight. I will post results when I get the car back from the most recent barage of mods. Can you say 300+ HP? I knew you could.

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