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Old 06-13-2007, 03:12 PM   #26
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What should someone do if the brake system was flushed with DOT 5 fluid ?
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Old 06-13-2007, 03:45 PM   #27
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I'm sure ESmooth will check in tho, now that the StopTech bat-signal has been fired into the sky.

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It must heve been cloudy when the signal wnet up because I never saw it...I hope my bat senses arent fading

You nailed it with your explanation though.
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Old 06-22-2007, 08:43 PM   #28
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great info! every time I read a thread on this site, I realise how bad it could be to just go out and buy something. research is key!

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Old 11-21-2007, 05:11 PM   #29
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Mental note to borrow some stuff from here:
http://www.stealth316.com/2-brakeupgrade.htm
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Old 12-27-2007, 08:10 PM   #30
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I got a 2000 STI wagon V7, the chassis model number is GGBA5EH, I was wondering if I can upgrade my brake kits to brembo or other racing kits? Thanks!
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Old 12-27-2007, 08:14 PM   #31
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Did you read the FAQ? If you had an STI wagon you should have the Subaru 4-pots. I would stick with those.
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Old 01-23-2008, 11:41 AM   #32
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Update: Added "do I need to buy new pads when I buy new rotors / do I need to buy new rotors when I buy new pads" to post #3.
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Old 02-23-2008, 12:37 PM   #33
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Question:

Is it possible to bed in brakes on a dyno or simply have them on a jack/rack and do the process?

It is quite difficult for people (especially in southern California) to find a place to bed in brakes properly (without getting busted by a cop).
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Old 02-23-2008, 12:57 PM   #34
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I don't think so. No remote areas where a guy can go- your not talking reckless speeds for most bed ins- most only need to get up to 60ish
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Old 02-23-2008, 06:45 PM   #35
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I don't think so. No remote areas where a guy can go- your not talking reckless speeds for most bed ins- most only need to get up to 60ish
Yes and no. 60ish is high speed for local streets, and it's definitely not very doable on freeways...

Why isn't it possible to bed in on a dyno?
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Old 02-23-2008, 07:12 PM   #36
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You could put the car on stands off the ground and achieve the same results. It's only heat cycles you're looking at. (I was going to say a jack but I see some problems there...) Just don't over do it as you won't have a ton of air flow. Unless you fan it.
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Old 02-28-2008, 04:12 AM   #37
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Thanks, great job! Saved me some money sitting and reading all of this.
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Old 03-23-2008, 10:42 PM   #38
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Added drum to disc stuff to 4th post. Thanks mechanizedmedic!
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Old 03-27-2008, 12:25 PM   #39
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Good StopTech stainless line FAQ here:
http://www.stoptech.com/products/sta...al_lines.shtml
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Old 05-01-2008, 12:06 AM   #40
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Added the 2002 pad shape stuff to post #4.

http://www.stoptech.com/tech_info/faq_wrxcalipers.shtml
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Old 07-28-2008, 10:35 AM   #41
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Ok after reading all this I feel like the title should be "StopTech ..why there the Best" ... Not BBK FAQ.

How about reviewing some Kits?

And I would love to hear why STOPTECH would put DNF for AP Racing? ..what the hell is that for? Did the car fail? There is life outside Stoptech.
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Old 07-28-2008, 10:59 AM   #42
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I wouldn't hesitate a second to purchase a Brembo (grand turismo) or AP kit
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Old 07-28-2008, 09:53 PM   #43
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Ok after reading all this I feel like the title should be "StopTech ..why there the Best" ... Not BBK FAQ.

How about reviewing some Kits?

And I would love to hear why STOPTECH would put DNF for AP Racing? ..what the hell is that for? Did the car fail? There is life outside Stoptech.
This is for general tech, not for reviews. We have a whole forum for reviews.

The DNF was for a given team running AP Racing. It doesn't mean anything about ALL AP Racing calipers or that the company sucks. It probably means that the team that chose them just happened to break their car for some reason.

Yes there is life outside of Stoptech. I even say
"Now - admittedly this is StopTech's website. But StopTech doesn't make any outrageous claims. The stock RSX in that comparison was on Michelin Pilot MXM4's - an all season tire. It did 60-0 in 132 feet. Of the two StopTech shod cars, one was on Hoosiers (very sticky) and one was on Advan A032R's (also very sticky). So you'd expect them to stop noticeably shorter than the stock car on all seasons."

The fact is, some cars on race tires with BBK's lost to a stock RSX on stock tires. The implication is, braking faster is not as simple as throwing on the biggest calipers you can find. Someone buying AP's probably knows that, but you never know.
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Old 08-17-2008, 03:41 PM   #44
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Anybody have dependable data on the benifits of brake ducts? Something like the RCE kit or similar? Do they really work? List of known benifits? Other options?
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Old 08-17-2008, 05:13 PM   #45
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Yes there is life outside of Stoptech. I even say
"Now - admittedly this is StopTech's website. But StopTech doesn't make any outrageous claims. The stock RSX in that comparison was on Michelin Pilot MXM4's - an all season tire. It did 60-0 in 132 feet. Of the two StopTech shod cars, one was on Hoosiers (very sticky) and one was on Advan A032R's (also very sticky). So you'd expect them to stop noticeably shorter than the stock car on all seasons."

The fact is, some cars on race tires with BBK's lost to a stock RSX on stock tires. The implication is, braking faster is not as simple as throwing on the biggest calipers you can find. Someone buying AP's probably knows that, but you never know.
What I do want to know is what pads they were running for each kit during those tests, though.
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Old 08-17-2008, 07:25 PM   #46
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Anybody have dependable data on the benifits of brake ducts? Something like the RCE kit or similar? Do they really work? List of known benifits? Other options?
I wouldn't run track days w/o them personally. No empirical data to provide (wish I had laser pyrometer to document it), but they clearly reduce brake temps.
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Old 01-22-2009, 07:05 PM   #47
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Added two new FAQ's

Drilled rotors *must* be good for track use! Porsche/BMW/Lamborghini use them on their cars!

But if you cast the holes in place, it should be better than drilling them, right?
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Old 01-22-2009, 07:21 PM   #48
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You could put the car on stands off the ground and achieve the same results. It's only heat cycles you're looking at. (I was going to say a jack but I see some problems there...) Just don't over do it as you won't have a ton of air flow. Unless you fan it.
I find this hard to believe because when you're on stands, you're only stopping wheels, which weigh what, like 40 pounds a pop with a tire? You're not stopping the car which weighs 3000ish.
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Old 04-07-2009, 11:02 PM   #49
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I've been looking for a good how-to on replacing the 4-pot pads and rotors, and the 2 pot rear pads but haven't found it. Anyone got a link?
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Old 04-07-2009, 11:08 PM   #50
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This is a complete 4-pot caliper install but it includes fitting the pads

http://www.scoobymods.com/forums/sub...rake-t349.html
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