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Old 04-01-2007, 09:16 PM   #1
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Well Since I have had several people mention to me "hey, you might want to get new brakes up front and in the rear, your at like 40% in the Front and 20% in the rear" I figure maybe I should listen
I want to Eventually do a Subaru 4 pot Conversion up front but Don't really have the cash for that yet, so I figured just a good set of Pads and Rotors should do the Trick. Anyone got on any suggestions on maybe where to buy locally (for a good Price of course) and what I should get? Do I need to even bother with Slotted Rotors? No plans on AutoX or anything like that, just some what Aggressive Street Driving (as some who have spotted me will atest too )
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Old 04-01-2007, 09:20 PM   #2
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skip the slotted rotors, you don't need them for your application, just get brembo blanks if you really need new ones (they are OEM, so you already have them... but they're good)

Everyone is probably going to jump up and down telling you to get Hawks HPS pads and you really can't go wrong with them for aggressive street driving. I have KVR's, which are similar enough in what to expect from the pad and they have a nice bite and I have yet to experience fade with them from autox abuse

You bought stainless steel brake lines too IIRC, might as well finish the deal and upgrade your brake fluid while you're at it
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Old 04-01-2007, 09:44 PM   #3
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I have the kvr brake pads and they have squealed like a mofo from day one.
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Old 04-01-2007, 09:44 PM   #4
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I am one of the "buy Hawk HPS pads" guys I am about to get new rotors myself...after I kill my stockers...and I will be going with DBA slotted, or Brembo slotted (but I auto-x and daily drive). Stainless lines, better fluid, and good pads/rotors should be exactly what you need!

BTW bmans5...does your WRB wagon have gold wheels, and a snowboard rack on top??? If so I saw you yesterday during the day and waved to you...with no return wave
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Old 04-01-2007, 09:51 PM   #5
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...with no return wave
That is because you have no hood scoop... you should get one.
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Old 04-01-2007, 09:55 PM   #6
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go FMIC, that will show em!

I use Hawk HPS. Recommended! You probably dont need new rotors; just get them machined perhaps. Mine need to be done lol.
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Old 04-01-2007, 10:04 PM   #7
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I have the kvr brake pads and they have squealed like a mofo from day one.
I put some anti-squeal paste on the back of mine, they're completely quiet
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Old 04-01-2007, 10:46 PM   #8
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My breaks are screw on my car, lol.

I had them replaced recently, I was driving on the highway a couple days ago, blasting the music like everyone does, since there isn't much to do but listen to music while driving. But anyways, I ran into on coming traffic on the highway, somehow there was construction in the middle of the lanes and the cones were placed everywhere. I tried to slam on my breaks, but unfortunatlly it didn't work. Had a head on collision with the other driver. Lucky I still got car insurance, damage isn't that bad just had the front bumper replaced, I got some friends in the auto shop business, so I got a new new paint job. 8)
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Old 04-01-2007, 11:19 PM   #9
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^^^ Man, who are you?
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Old 04-02-2007, 12:22 AM   #10
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^^^ Man, who are you?

That's what happens when you give a guy crack and a key board.
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Old 04-02-2007, 12:23 AM   #11
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^^^ Man, who are you?
He's normally pretty sane, I guess he didn't know the April fools thing was only till 12pm...
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Old 04-02-2007, 12:31 AM   #12
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That is because you have no hood scoop... you should get one.
Hey! Don't start with me!

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That's what happens when you give a guy crack and a key board.
Haha, obviously.

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He's normally pretty sane, I guess he didn't know the April fools thing was only till 12pm...
What a fool.
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Old 04-02-2007, 12:47 AM   #13
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He's an internet cracker
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Old 04-02-2007, 01:26 AM   #14
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Slotted are great for autoX for sure, but Brembo blanks are fine. I would avoid the KVR pads personally. I have had nothing but positive thoughts on the HPS's and had a bit of a horror story with the KVR's pad separating from the backing on all 4 fronts :O
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Old 04-02-2007, 12:21 PM   #15
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Brembo blanks are also reasonable price!! Both the guys at Lordco on kingsway and Dales Alignment quoted good prices... about 70 bux
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Old 04-02-2007, 10:18 PM   #16
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I am one of the "buy Hawk HPS pads" guys I am about to get new rotors myself...after I kill my stockers...and I will be going with DBA slotted, or Brembo slotted (but I auto-x and daily drive). Stainless lines, better fluid, and good pads/rotors should be exactly what you need!

BTW bmans5...does your WRB wagon have gold wheels, and a snowboard rack on top??? If so I saw you yesterday during the day and waved to you...with no return wave
That would indeed be mean....sorry I am kinda in my own little world when driving, but that is no excuse to not acknowledge another subie....
Thanks for the info, looks like I will get see if I can get them machined and if they can't replace them. I will probably go with some Hawk pads, and install the SS lines. As for replacing the fluid, do you just bleed the entire system dry then refill with quality fluid (motul I assume)?
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Old 04-02-2007, 10:38 PM   #17
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Hawk HPS pads! ...not the + though.
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Old 04-02-2007, 10:42 PM   #18
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I just go to midas. 49 bucks, track ready.
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Old 04-02-2007, 10:43 PM   #19
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not all fluids can be mixed, you shouldn't anyway since the whole point is to 'replace' the existing stuff... so you'd want to empty the reservoir... some people use a turkey baster or something to suck the old stuff out and then fill it with your new stuff and then bleed the brakes until you don't see any old fluid anymore... that's probably the best way to do it, I just bled the system until the level went down really low and then put my motul 5.1 in the reservoir before bleeding...

Don't run the system dry... you want to avoid air in the lines...
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Old 04-02-2007, 11:10 PM   #20
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That would indeed be mean....sorry I am kinda in my own little world when driving, but that is no excuse to not acknowledge another subie....
No problem, my car looks like a Corolla to most people anyways
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Old 04-09-2007, 04:25 AM   #21
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Brembo blanks are also reasonable price!! Both the guys at Lordco on kingsway and Dales Alignment quoted good prices... about 70 bux

I check Lordco...they are no longer reasonable at quoting prices, i was quoted 140 a piece for front rotors, that is with a discount...looks like i will be ordering the Rotors from the USA, which I hate to do but local sellers are just not reasonable.
I am going to see if i can just get them machined but I am feeling a Slight Vibration under braking and that usually translates into Hot spots and being out a bit, so it may be getting to the max machine limit, Have to bust out the Caliper and get some readings, unfortunately I can't find my other Gauge for measuring if it is out of round any...eh...oh well.
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Old 04-09-2007, 02:28 PM   #22
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Try importrp (NASIOC Vendor) - I recently got a whole set of Brembo blanks from them (who is located in Washington state and took about a week to ship). I haven't seen my S&H invoice from UPS yet as 4 rotors were pretty heavy but $140CDN + tax for 1 front rotor is quite a bit compared to what you pay in the states.

Call me crazy, but if I can get the EBC yellowstuff in an acceptable price range quick from Overseas Auto, I'm going to try them instead of Hawk HPS - still too many conflicting reports on the dust being corrosive and what not. I don't expect ANY pad to stop well and not dust to a point needing cleaning bi-weekly.
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Old 09-14-2007, 06:26 PM   #23
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Any one heard of these Brake Pads or using them? Please give rating 0-10 of grip, wear, noise and dust compared to stock Brembo's if you have used them.

EBC Front Brake Pad Set - Yellow Stuff

Axxis Ultimate

Ferodo STI DS2500 Front Brake Pads

Hawk HP Plus

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And Brake lines too not sure on the price range $100-300, is it worth the extra???

Stop Tech

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I want a pad that will not crumble like a cookie on a track day, like the stock pads did . I also want to run it year around with little noise but rather have noise then lots of dust. Noise, I can turn the stereo up, dust is a PITA to get off rims.
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Old 09-14-2007, 08:39 PM   #24
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I bought the Hawk FPS at PDM but haven't installed them yet. Will look at my pads when I rotate my tires next week. I think I am still good for pads until my next tire rotation (10k). I hear good things about the Hawk pads. They were on sale at PM last month. Front and rear pads for less than front pads only at Subaru parts department.
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Old 09-14-2007, 09:03 PM   #25
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I love my PBR Cermetallic (a.k.a. Axxis Ultimate) pads. They're definitely dusty, but they have good cold stopping power and insane warm stopping power! Ghostly quiet, also. Combined with stainless lines and Brembo rotors (I did xdrilled [I know, save it]), a great upgrade.

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