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Old 01-21-2007, 07:35 PM   #1
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Default Super-budget '07 2.5i brake upgrade plans

Ok this is my daily driver and I'm looking to do a brake upgrade when I do suspension and wheels this spring. I have been doing a little research and came up with these plans for a cheap upgrade that will look good too..

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WRX caliper brackets w/my stock calipers/pads
WRX DBA or stoptech front rotors
Stoptech Part # 126.47018SL / 126.47018SR

Rear:

H6 caliper brackets w/ my stock calipers/pads
H6 DBA or stoptech rear rotors
Stoptech Part # 126.47017SL / 126.47017SR

I'm going to look around for some places to get the rotors (probably going to stick with the Stoptech's they are about $40 cheaper direct from Stoptech for the whole setup than DBA's), I'm going to get the H6 brackets from SubaruGenuineParts, now as far as the WRX brackets is there a certain place I can order those or does anyone have a part number so I can order them at the same place.

I think I'm going to skip on pads for now as the car only has 4k miles. Maybe this summer I'll throw on a better set of pads and SS brake lines.

Tell me what you guys think.
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Old 01-21-2007, 07:52 PM   #2
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Also, I just talked to my friend and he thought that Outback's had the same rotor size as WRX's, if so I could just grab a set of Outback caliper brackets from the junkyard for $5. Can anyone verify this?

EDIT: Looked around on Stoptech's website and they have listed same rotor part #'s for WRX's and Outbacks

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Old 01-21-2007, 08:37 PM   #3
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What problem are you trying to fix?
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Old 01-22-2007, 01:08 AM   #4
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What problem are you trying to fix?
^^^^...yeah.....

...all ya really need is some good pads...ss lines...a MC brace...and some DOT4 fluid and


....for under $250
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The larger rotors are going to help - but stock pads are going to get you no where. The pads have the most influence on performance over anything else.
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What would you suggest would be a decent set of pads to go along with my plans?

As far as rotors any difference in quality from the DBA's or Stoptech?

Also, any other places besides fastwrx.com that sells the DBA rotors?

I did end of finding the WRX brackets on SubaruGenuineParts.
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<<plugs DBA and Hawk

HPS pads on the larger brakes should be a nice improvement in bias, feel, and fade resistance. It sounds like a very sensible plan.

Stoptech rotors are Centrics and come from Taiwan/China

DBA uses a foundry right next door to them - the Ajex foundry.
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Old 01-22-2007, 02:29 PM   #8
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DBA uses a foundry right next door to them - the Ajex foundry.
I love that, im sticking to DBAs....

Thanks for the brake upgrade kit ken...
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