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Old 06-24-2014, 09:28 PM   #1
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So I currently am running HP+ pads, stoptech rotors, motul fluid, and Goodrich braided brake lines on my 2013 WRX. The more I track the car, the more I realize that I will need a BBK. I still have the stock 17x8 wheels and wheels are my next purchase. My question is, are there any BBk's that will fit under 17x9s? All the reviews I find say I need 18s and I'd rather not spend an extra $300 on tires everytime I replace them if I don't have to. What are your thoughts as this will be predominately a track car.
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Old 06-24-2014, 10:34 PM   #2
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So I currently am running HP+ pads, stoptech rotors, motul fluid, and Goodrich braided brake lines on my 2013 WRX. The more I track the car, the more I realize that I will need a BBK. I still have the stock 17x8 wheels and wheels are my next purchase. My question is, are there any BBk's that will fit under 17x9s? All the reviews I find say I need 18s and I'd rather not spend an extra $300 on tires everytime I replace them if I don't have to. What are your thoughts as this will be predominately a track car.
My Rotora 6 pot brakes (330 mm rotors) fit fine with the 17x9 +42 Mach V wheel. You should be able to find kits that will work. Wilwood makes some that will fit, so does Brembo.
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Old 06-24-2014, 11:27 PM   #3
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Lets not forget stoptech...

That said, a cheap upgrade is much better pads than hp+, I wouldn't even consider those as "track pads." and a well set up ducting kit for the rotors.
You'll probably want to invest in new rotors too whether they be dba4000's for the track, or just buy disposable centric rotors per x-amount of actual track time.
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Old 06-25-2014, 02:07 AM   #4
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Yeah, try an actual track pad first. Although not ideal in terms of heat dissipation, there have been built track cars that run on the stock calipers just fine. Not trying to imply you don't know anything, probably doesn't hurt saying it for others who don't, but the biggest purpose of a BBK is greater heat dissipation and more consistent braking. The tires are, by far, the limiting factor when it comes to braking (unless you're overheating non-track pads).
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Old 06-25-2014, 08:00 AM   #5
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Yeah, try an actual track pad first. Although not ideal in terms of heat dissipation, there have been built track cars that run on the stock calipers just fine. Not trying to imply you don't know anything, probably doesn't hurt saying it for others who don't, but the biggest purpose of a BBK is greater heat dissipation and more consistent braking. The tires are, by far, the limiting factor when it comes to braking (unless you're overheating non-track pads).
I don't think you were implying anything at all. I appreciate all the input. I guess it's mainly the retail companies like rally sport. Correct me if I'm wrong but I believe the ST-40 kit for my year model is a 355 mm rotor which could be why they say 18's. Either way, maybe I'll grab some quantum ducts or roo ducts and DTC 60's or XP 10's.
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Old 06-25-2014, 08:36 AM   #6
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How often do you track your car? Are you on R-comps?

These are going to ultimately determine if it's worth it going with a BBK, or just buying generic blank rotors to rip through every couple of events.
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Old 06-25-2014, 11:53 AM   #7
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This year the total will only be 4 weekends, but it will be my DD until the end of the year. Beginning of 2015 it will become my dedicated track car as I will be able to purchase a different DD. I would like to say at that point, 8-10 track weekends a year. I would like to get into either the ST2 class or a TT class, but I haven't made my mind up. I guess that's another reason I just assumed I would buy a BBK. Currently I am not on R-comps, but that is the next tire purchase, as I just bought a set of PSS.
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Old 06-25-2014, 11:59 AM   #8
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get Legacy GT Front and H6 rear with HP+ and call it a day.
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Old 06-25-2014, 12:13 PM   #9
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I'm about 99% sure that our STI kit is a straight bolt-on affair for your car. The hats are drilled for both the 5x100 and 5x114.3 patterns (although they weren't on our original kit). It's the same kit we just bolted up to our 2015.




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Old 06-25-2014, 08:10 PM   #10
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I am a few months out on the brake rebuild, but if the deal still stands when the time comes, I will absolutely take you up on it.
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Old 06-26-2014, 08:44 AM   #11
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I am a few months out on the brake rebuild, but if the deal still stands when the time comes, I will absolutely take you up on it.
10-4. Check in with me when the time comes. Thanks.

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