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Old 11-01-2012, 11:11 AM   #7176
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38000 miles and I need new brake rotors and pads? Whatsup? Am I getting gypt?
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Old 11-01-2012, 11:33 AM   #7177
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38000 miles and I need new brake rotors and pads? Whatsup? Am I getting gypt?
How hard do you brake?
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Old 11-01-2012, 11:39 AM   #7178
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whats a usual mileage for pad and rotor replacement?
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Old 11-01-2012, 01:20 PM   #7179
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How hard do you brake?
not hard i bought the car at 30K however after posting this i immediately called Paul Miller Subaru and they assured me that my car was sold to me with 5-6mm brake pads all round and had just re-surfaced the front rotors. Stock rotors can be re-surfaced a few times and my back ones have never been re-surfaced along with still possibly a good brake pad, how would they get damaged? I was told my rear pads have about 2mm left on them; so i used 3mm in 3,000 miles? just doesnt seem probable.
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Old 11-01-2012, 01:34 PM   #7180
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not hard i bought the car at 30K however after posting this i immediately called Paul Miller Subaru and they assured me that my car was sold to me with 5-6mm brake pads all round and had just re-surfaced the front rotors. Stock rotors can be re-surfaced a few times and my back ones have never been re-surfaced along with still possibly a good brake pad, how would they get damaged? I was told my rear pads have about 2mm left on them; so i used 3mm in 3,000 miles? just doesnt seem probable.
You do realize how small even 6mm is? Thats roughly .2". Grant it brand new pads are maybe an inch or so thick... Either way, it sounds like the dealer screwed you when you bought the car. As long as your pedal isnt hitting the fire wall, you don't hear any screeching (metal on metal sound), and the brakes can actually slow the car down fine then I would say keep driving it but if it does bother you that much (I know it would bother me) and you can afford to replace at least the pads, then do it.
By the way your pads can't exactly get damaged unless you severely over heated them or something like a rock got jammed in their and is scraping away at both the pads and rotor....
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Old 11-01-2012, 02:26 PM   #7181
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Yeah u need cross bars then the snowboard attachment... as for cross bars I had the stock ones and they felt cheap they bent when I had my bike on them for a trip to Vermont. I have Thule not and their very strong smart investment.

Picture of my set up
Okay so I went on the website and there is so much to choose, which feet and load bars would I need to have the same set up as you?

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Old 11-01-2012, 02:51 PM   #7182
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Okay so I went on the website and there is so much to choose, which feet and load bars would I need to have the same set up as you?

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When I get power back ill check it out and let ya know
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Old 11-01-2012, 04:23 PM   #7183
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You do realize how small even 6mm is? Thats roughly .2". Grant it brand new pads are maybe an inch or so thick... Either way, it sounds like the dealer screwed you when you bought the car. As long as your pedal isnt hitting the fire wall, you don't hear any screeching (metal on metal sound), and the brakes can actually slow the car down fine then I would say keep driving it but if it does bother you that much (I know it would bother me) and you can afford to replace at least the pads, then do it.
By the way your pads can't exactly get damaged unless you severely over heated them or something like a rock got jammed in their and is scraping away at both the pads and rotor....
+1, i would say; if you have time to just check it yourself. 2mm is usually when the metal taps starts to scrape. They most likely exaggerated how much was left, like they always do.

did you decide to "test your car's limits"? that also uses your pads pretty quickly


My passenger side pad is almost touching the tab, so i'm gonna change them out tomorrow since my pads are coming today

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Old 11-01-2012, 09:10 PM   #7184
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You do realize how small even 6mm is? Thats roughly .2". Grant it brand new pads are maybe an inch or so thick... Either way, it sounds like the dealer screwed you when you bought the car. As long as your pedal isnt hitting the fire wall, you don't hear any screeching (metal on metal sound), and the brakes can actually slow the car down fine then I would say keep driving it but if it does bother you that much (I know it would bother me) and you can afford to replace at least the pads, then do it.
By the way your pads can't exactly get damaged unless you severely over heated them or something like a rock got jammed in their and is scraping away at both the pads and rotor....
He is right new front pads are about 8-10mm and your rear pads are about 6-8mm new. So ya I think the dealer did mess with you. You should get a second look at them by another shop that you can trust. My subi I baught used also it was a prior rental and only had 16k miles on it and the brakes were at 7-8mm in the front and 6mm in the rear when I checked them at my work.
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Old 11-01-2012, 10:49 PM   #7185
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You do realize how small even 6mm is? Thats roughly .2". Grant it brand new pads are maybe an inch or so thick... Either way, it sounds like the dealer screwed you when you bought the car. As long as your pedal isnt hitting the fire wall, you don't hear any screeching (metal on metal sound), and the brakes can actually slow the car down fine then I would say keep driving it but if it does bother you that much (I know it would bother me) and you can afford to replace at least the pads, then do it.
By the way your pads can't exactly get damaged unless you severely over heated them or something like a rock got jammed in their and is scraping away at both the pads and rotor....
Thanks! I called the dealer on their bluff. I asked them to show me the rotor and they refused.
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Old 11-02-2012, 01:31 AM   #7186
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Thanks! I called the dealer on their bluff. I asked them to show me the rotor and they refused.
I found out my car was in an accident after buying.
Trunk and the front end are not original to the car so, I'm unsure how bad it got messed up before.
I don't even bother with dealers anymore, if its broken fix it yourself or take it to the shop of your choice!
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Old 11-02-2012, 09:22 AM   #7187
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I found out my car was in an accident after buying.
Trunk and the front end are not original to the car so, I'm unsure how bad it got messed up before.
I don't even bother with dealers anymore, if its broken fix it yourself or take it to the shop of your choice!
Starting to feel this way. This way they can't void my warrant either 👀
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Old 11-02-2012, 01:03 PM   #7188
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I found out my car was in an accident after buying.
Trunk and the front end are not original to the car so, I'm unsure how bad it got messed up before.
I don't even bother with dealers anymore, if its broken fix it yourself or take it to the shop of your choice!
I too had that problem...when buying the car they said they didnt have a carfax avaliable. (yeaa riight) Then about two weeks later I received a carfax in the mail. Turns out my car was in a front end collision aswell as being rear ended. I took both bumpers off and nothing was bent luckily. now that I think about it that might of been the reason I got such a good deal.
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Old 11-02-2012, 01:14 PM   #7189
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I too had that problem...when buying the car they said they didnt have a carfax avaliable. (yeaa riight) Then about two weeks later I received a carfax in the mail. Turns out my car was in a front end collision aswell as being rear ended. I took both bumpers off and nothing was bent luckily. now that I think about it that might of been the reason I got such a good deal.
Lol. Always do your research!
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Old 11-02-2012, 01:17 PM   #7190
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Lol. Always do your research!
I know the owner of the dealers daughter and know the finance manager very well too.
So, I assumed they'd disclose that information!
Oh well, that's what I get for giving it to his daughter
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Old 11-02-2012, 01:26 PM   #7191
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I know the owner of the dealers daughter and know the finance manager very well too.
So, I assumed they'd disclose that information!
Oh well, that's what I get for giving it to his daughter
On a similar note, I have a subi/dodge dealer about a mile from my house and my dads known the owner for 28 years and has bought 6 cars from him. So when its time to upgrade I know where im going.
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Old 11-02-2012, 10:17 PM   #7192
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Went to wash my car today and found that the outer cv boot has a crack by the crimp and is slinging grease around I am not up for the work involved to replace a dang boot cuz the last time was a major PITA. The part is less than $30 and if I take it to the dealer they're gna charge $121.44 an hour for labor up my arse. What a way to start the weekend
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Old 11-02-2012, 10:31 PM   #7193
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Went to wash my car today and found that the outer cv boot has a crack by the crimp and is slinging grease around I am not up for the work involved to replace a dang boot cuz the last time was a major PITA. The part is less than $30 and if I take it to the dealer they're gna charge $121.44 an hour for labor up my arse. What a way to start the weekend
How many miles r u at, just curious. Sorry to hear that hope it works out.
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Old 11-02-2012, 10:41 PM   #7194
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Went to wash my car today and found that the outer cv boot has a crack by the crimp and is slinging grease around I am not up for the work involved to replace a dang boot cuz the last time was a major PITA. The part is less than $30 and if I take it to the dealer they're gna charge $121.44 an hour for labor up my arse. What a way to start the weekend
I had an entire axle replaced for like $110
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Old 11-02-2012, 11:22 PM   #7195
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Noticed this after class today....
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Old 11-03-2012, 01:46 AM   #7196
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Noticed this after class today....
Ooo I'd be pissed. Had a lady ram a cart with her car into mine bc she was to fat and lazy to get out to move it. Worse was I was sitting in my car when she did it.
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Old 11-03-2012, 02:23 AM   #7197
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25k on the clock. The dealer is pricing me an outer assembly at $429. $800+ for the whole thing. In the small island i live on, its very hard to find subaru parts. I even had a hard time looking for plug wires.
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Old 11-03-2012, 02:49 AM   #7198
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So i finally did the brake pads today. and man, Pain the the butt.

First what went wrong.

The caliper bolt seized up so when i went to attempt to take the bolt out, it snapped right away.

Second, After i put the brakes on i had a hard time sliding the caliper back on. For some reason, the stock shims could not fit with my EBC redstuff on to the passenger side. BUT it fit on the driver's side. In the end i used the shims they provided on the passanger side and the stock shims on the driver's.

The install was straight forward and easy other than that above, resetting the piston was a piece of cake. I used the supplied lube to lube the shims (but not the side that touches the backing of the brake pad itself)

impressions so far of EBC Redstuff:

I like the bite so far; definitely a lot more sensitive. I press 2 inches or so down the pedal and i can stop from 60 mph to 15 as fast as i can accelerate WOT. It really gets some getting use to for sure. It does squeal after driving on the highway; but it's most likely just the breaking in coating.
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Old 11-03-2012, 06:59 AM   #7199
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Get a chance to change the brake fluid while u were at it?
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Old 11-03-2012, 11:36 AM   #7200
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would these headers fit on my 08 2.5i?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/350631360611...84.m1423.l2649
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