Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Tuesday March 3, 2015
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
New England Subaru Impreza Club
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Chapters > New England Impreza Club Forum -- NESIC

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-12-2001, 03:05 PM   #1
bill harvey
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 10
Join Date: Jul 2002
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Aisle 3 next to the nuts
Vehicle:
2005 Legacy Gt wagon
Garnet red pearl

Default Just an update we are now Porterfield dealers

we will have them instock for all the subaru's even the 4-pots the order will ship tomorrow so hopefully we will have them by next week. i have both rs4 and r4 coming in for all the cars pricing will follow. www.subaruwrxparts.com and for people like redobs who want the 4pots we can do them now with the r4s instead of the stock subaru pads.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
bill harvey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2001, 03:28 PM   #2
redobs
NASIOC Supporter
 
Member#: 1501
Join Date: May 2000
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Nashua, NH
Vehicle:
2009 WRX wagon
Dark grey

Default Re: Just an update we are now Porterfield dealers

Quote:
Originally posted by bill harvey
and for people like redobs who want the 4pots we can do them now with the r4s instead of the stock subaru pads.
I love you, man (in the most non-homosexual way, not that there's anything wrong with it)!!!!!

Same price???
redobs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2001, 03:38 PM   #3
redobs
NASIOC Supporter
 
Member#: 1501
Join Date: May 2000
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Nashua, NH
Vehicle:
2009 WRX wagon
Dark grey

Default

BTW, you should throw in a bottle of wheel cleaner with these pads!
redobs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2001, 03:39 PM   #4
Thug
Choke Artist
Moderator
 
Member#: 603
Join Date: Dec 1999
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Nashua, NH
Default

I am most interested in a set for the RS. Im looking to do brakes soon.
Thug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2001, 03:42 PM   #5
bill harvey
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 10
Join Date: Jul 2002
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Aisle 3 next to the nuts
Vehicle:
2005 Legacy Gt wagon
Garnet red pearl

Default

nate the street or the race set? I will have both except i didn't bring in the rears in race.

pete give me some time to figure out pricing but it shouldn't be a problem.
bill harvey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2001, 04:07 PM   #6
redobs
NASIOC Supporter
 
Member#: 1501
Join Date: May 2000
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Nashua, NH
Vehicle:
2009 WRX wagon
Dark grey

Default

Cool! No rush...just inquiring. As you know, I need to buy something else from you first!
redobs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2001, 04:15 PM   #7
JGard
pooptastic
 
Member#: 1904
Join Date: Jul 2000
Chapter/Region: TXIC
Location: Austin, TX
Vehicle:
2014 Lexus IS 350
01 Miata red

Default

hmmm, I am having a bit of a squealing coming from my pads... I need new ones, soon...

what are prices on the street pads, F and R? Also, stock rotors, how much are those, guys?
JGard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2001, 04:15 PM   #8
Thug
Choke Artist
Moderator
 
Member#: 603
Join Date: Dec 1999
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Nashua, NH
Default

the race ones take a lot to get heated up?

probably the street ones
Thug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2001, 04:30 PM   #9
rkkwan
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 5596
Join Date: Apr 2001
Chapter/Region: TXIC
Location: Houston, TX
Vehicle:
2010 Honda Fit Sport
Black

Default

Nate - I've driven the R4 race pads around town for a week and to/from the track day in Canada. My experience is that the R4 stops as well as the stock Subaru pads when cold. I was expecting poor stopping performance, but was actually pleasantly surprised. However, the noise and dust, especially noise, would drive me crazy if I were to keep them on. And they cost like 50% more than the R4S street pads.

And for others who're considering Porterfields... I'll say that they have awesome stopping power. However, their "fit and finish" quality is kind of infamous. So, be prepared to take out a metal file and spend some time. Also, they don't come with the anti-rattling clips, nor the notches on the back for the backing plates.

So, if you like your pads to fit perfectly like stock ones, look elsewhere. But if you want stopping power, these are nice pads.

I think Pat Olsen and redobs will agree.

-Ray
rkkwan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2001, 04:35 PM   #10
Thug
Choke Artist
Moderator
 
Member#: 603
Join Date: Dec 1999
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Nashua, NH
Default

Thanx Ray.
Once I get a motor in the Honda I wont be driving the RS much except for when Im racing etc. So the R4s might not be a bad choice.
Thug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2001, 04:36 PM   #11
bill harvey
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 10
Join Date: Jul 2002
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Aisle 3 next to the nuts
Vehicle:
2005 Legacy Gt wagon
Garnet red pearl

Default

Ray the fitment of the rear pads should be fixed because they have a pad just for the rear of the wrx.
bill harvey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2001, 04:46 PM   #12
Fitz
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 1426
Join Date: May 2000
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: New Boston, NH
Vehicle:
'07 335xi, '07 ZX6R
SV650 Race Bike

Default

What are the prices on these?? I'd be interested in a set of Street pads for both my 4 pots front and my stock rear brakes.

Thanks,
Fitz
Fitz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2001, 04:48 PM   #13
rkkwan
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 5596
Join Date: Apr 2001
Chapter/Region: TXIC
Location: Houston, TX
Vehicle:
2010 Honda Fit Sport
Black

Default

Bill - Actually, I have no problem at all with the R4 pads I have. But we have to file down Pete's R4S (same fitment number, 770, for WRX rears), and I have heard similar stories from others. I even called them up and ask about it. What I am trying to say here is that perfect fitment isn't a priority with Porterfields. They specialize in race pads, and expect people to accomodate the little flaws they have. Personally, I love them and highly recommend them.

Just to warn those who are expecting a pad that's quiet, no-dust, stops incredibly at any temperature, and fit perfectly. Such pad doesn't exist but some whiners may be expecting that, which Exeter should be aware of.

-Ray
rkkwan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2001, 05:44 PM   #14
Siper2
Scooby Guru
 
Member#: 1134
Join Date: Mar 2000
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Dillsburg, PA
Vehicle:
2007 BMW 328xi wagon
Silver

Thumbs up

Yyyyyyahoooooooooo!!!! Thanks, Exeter!!

Bill, I'm going to drop you an Email.

-Chris
Siper2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2001, 07:05 PM   #15
paultg
NASIOC Supporter
 
Member#: 437
Join Date: Oct 1999
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Londonderry, NH
Vehicle:
'91 Miata MX5 (Red)
'09 Impreza OBS (Blk/Gry)

Default

Quote:
Just to warn those who are expecting a pad that's quiet, no-dust, stops incredibly at any temperature, and fit perfectly. Such pad doesn't exist but some whiners may be expecting that, which Exeter should be aware of.
Who you taking about Fool! - in my best Mr. T voice.

I want it all. It must keep my rims pretty, stop like a supercar all the time, and fit better than stock!! If we all "compromise", then they will never make it the way it should be. Just kidding by the way...

When I need new pads Mr. Havery, I'll be contacting you.

Paul G.
paultg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2001, 09:38 PM   #16
M.Coffman
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 12613
Join Date: Nov 2001
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Toledo, OH
Vehicle:
2010 Legacy
Azurite Blue

Default

Bill what is Porterfield anyway? Oh yeah...those are them brake pads we now sell.



-Mike
M.Coffman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2001, 09:13 AM   #17
bill harvey
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 10
Join Date: Jul 2002
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Aisle 3 next to the nuts
Vehicle:
2005 Legacy Gt wagon
Garnet red pearl

Default

Jgard i will let you know pricing when we actually have the product in our hands, i try not to sell things i don't have
bill harvey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2001, 09:55 AM   #18
etam
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 439
Join Date: Oct 1999
Chapter/Region: E. Canada
Location: yyz
Vehicle:
www

Default

Bill, how much are they? R4? R4S?

Ray, what other alternative do we have? stock? endless? project mu? where to get them?

Ernest
etam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2001, 10:08 AM   #19
JGard
pooptastic
 
Member#: 1904
Join Date: Jul 2000
Chapter/Region: TXIC
Location: Austin, TX
Vehicle:
2014 Lexus IS 350
01 Miata red

Default

sounds good to me, Bill. Let me know when you get them in, and I'll give you a call...
JGard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2001, 12:09 PM   #20
bill harvey
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 10
Join Date: Jul 2002
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Aisle 3 next to the nuts
Vehicle:
2005 Legacy Gt wagon
Garnet red pearl

Default

Etam, you looking for pads for the stock brakes on the gt or do you have 4-pots?
bill harvey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2001, 12:18 PM   #21
Thug
Choke Artist
Moderator
 
Member#: 603
Join Date: Dec 1999
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Nashua, NH
Default

Bill,
When you get pricing I'll be looking for:
-all 4 stock rotors
-front Porterfield pads
-stock rear pads
Thug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2001, 12:55 PM   #22
etam
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 439
Join Date: Oct 1999
Chapter/Region: E. Canada
Location: yyz
Vehicle:
www

Default

Bill, 4pots please.

Ernest
etam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2001, 12:58 PM   #23
bill harvey
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 10
Join Date: Jul 2002
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Aisle 3 next to the nuts
Vehicle:
2005 Legacy Gt wagon
Garnet red pearl

Default

etam when i get them in i will pm you.
bill harvey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2001, 01:09 PM   #24
etam
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 439
Join Date: Oct 1999
Chapter/Region: E. Canada
Location: yyz
Vehicle:
www

Default

thx, Bill, I prefer email: bo550@yahoo.com

Ernest
PS.. I don't know why a lot of people prefer pm over email? don't want to give out email address? for pm, you get email notice when there is new pm coming and then need to go to i-club to check another page for pm.. so much trouble for me.. email for me please unless you don't want me to know your email.
etam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2001, 03:07 PM   #25
Pilot
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 513
Join Date: Nov 1999
Default

Good lookin' Bill.

I've been using the R4-S for quite a while now and I've been very pleased with them. They do dust more than stock but they stop much better, don't fade (well there was that one time on rt17 in VT...) and they have great modulation characteristics.

My front pads fit perfect but I also had to grind the rears just a wee bit. No big deal we even have to do it on Porsches sometimes with stock pads.

-Drew
Pilot is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
We are now a Prodrive dealer. Auto Innovations Bay Area Impreza Club Forum -- BAIC 24 02-07-2003 03:17 AM
just an update warlord225 Legacy Forum 3 12-14-2002 07:00 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:31 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2015 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2014, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.