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Old 10-08-2012, 06:42 PM   #1
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Default Wilwood 4 pot kit on 2011 WRX?

Got 20k on my 2011 WRX so far and am thinking by the spring I might want to do a decent brake upgrade. Not looking to break the bank and I'm not tracking it. so a BBK really wouldn't be for me. Any reason why this wouldn't work on my car? Thoughts insight appreciated.
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Old 10-08-2012, 07:55 PM   #2
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the biggest and best brake upgrade you can do is better tires. better pads (stoptech?) + lines to improve pedal feel will drastically help, and will see more of an "immediate" benefit. This has proven to be a winning street car combo.

If you were tracking the car, then I might consider the wilwood/brembo upgrade for the heat dissapation benefits from the larger rotors.
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Old 10-08-2012, 08:32 PM   #3
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Thinking of going with black Mach V Awesomes 17x9 +42 wrapped in 255/40/17 Dunlop Star specs. Also have GTWorx Bilsteins with RCE black spings on order. Figured this would be a nice upgrade with wheel/tire and suspension plans. Would pads,rotors,lines and maybe some better fluid be good for spirited street and maybe an autox or two? Sure, I think so. But I can't lie. I also think they would look good behind some black Mach V's. That is if this kit would work on my car.
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Old 10-08-2012, 10:04 PM   #4
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Thinking of going with black Mach V Awesomes 17x9 +42 wrapped in 255/40/17 Dunlop Star specs. Also have GTWorx Bilsteins with RCE black spings on order. Figured this would be a nice upgrade with wheel/tire and suspension plans. Would pads,rotors,lines and maybe some better fluid be good for spirited street and maybe an autox or two? Sure, I think so. But I can't lie. I also think they would look good behind some black Mach V's. That is if this kit would work on my car.
No need for rotors, as stocks or stock replacements will work just fine.

And yes, that would be perfectly suited for your needs.
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Old 10-08-2012, 11:31 PM   #5
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For that price you are into used Brembo territory, fron't and rear before rotors. And Brembos have dust boots where the Wilwoods don't (that I'm aware of). If you opt for used Brembo's just try to validate that the mounting screws and bleeder screw threads are all in good order.
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:06 PM   #6
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That kit would be better compared with a set of Subaru 4 pots, not a set of Brembos. What you would gain with these over 4 pots are lighter rotors, and large selection of pads. Not that the 4 pots are lacking in the pad selection. From the look of the cut away I see dust boots on this kit. I know the larger Wilwoods for us run no dust boot.

Dont let the lack of dust seals wory you. For the most part when brakes of these cailber get used on a track your going to melt the dust boots and just make a mess.

Sure you get dust boots on the Brembros, but they are far from perfect too. Just search "Brownbos" and you'll see what I mean. Once subjected to the real effects of track days and hardcore AutoXing, they dont stand up and parts are not easy to get ahold of unlike the Wilwoods.

Depending on what your doing with the car. They would most likley be fine. But unless your needing to fit smaller wheels on the car for gravel wheels you may be better off with the 4 pots or somthing larger from Wilwood.

Check out TCE Brakes, Todd is a cool guy and answerd all sorts of my questions. I was going to go with this LBK but didnt. I'm trying to justify spending 1500+ on a Wilwood BBK kit or just going with 4 pots my self.
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