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Old 04-26-2002, 05:06 PM   #1
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Talking Stoptech Brakes, Stainless Lines, Motul RBF600

Oh..............My................ GAWD!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This package is ......... uh....... WOW!!! I had the Stoptech's, the stainless lines, and the Motul fluid installed here at Prestige today. This is by far one of the most phenominal brake systems I have ever seen. The brakes feel like a different vehicle now.

Any spongy feel in the pedal is COMPLETELY gone. Brake response is absolutely IMMEDIATE as soon as your foot touches the pedal. I thought that due to the increased stopping power the ABS would act up and engage quicker, but it doesn't. Only under 75 MPH both foot stomps will it engage the ABS. The stopping distance feels tremendously shorter.

Under higher speeds the car feel so much more controlled under heavy braking, and the fact that the Stoptech stuff is actually lighter the car even feels different under low-speed cornering.

I am so glad I read Gary Sheehan's review about these brakes in the motorsports section a month or so ago. He was DEFINATELY RIGHT!!! I have had some hi-perf brake systems on other cars, including a Brembo set, but these are the best I have ever seen.

You have to make sure to bed the pads in properly but once they are set, you better be strapped in when you step on that pedal!

If anyone is considering a brake upgrade, I would recommend these to the highest degree. Besides the phenominal power and feel, they are absolutely beautiful! The calipers are an absolute work of art and the two piece rotor looks phenominal. Workmanship and fitment were also of the highest quality with the whole job including front and rear lines, and complete purge and refill of the system with Motul fluid only taking 2 hours.

(They look neat under my P-1's too )

IMO, this setup is a bargain for the performance that you will get out of it.

Well, that's enough writing I'm gonna go drive some more! Yeeehawww!!!!

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Old 04-26-2002, 08:26 PM   #2
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I totaly agree, these things really stabalize the car under low speed cornering.

I got them with the drilled rotor option and you can get them red now too.
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Old 04-26-2002, 10:28 PM   #3
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where did u guys buy this? how much? i have the wilwood front and back but gf might like these, b-day coming up soon
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Old 04-27-2002, 09:54 AM   #4
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Call Bill Cook at Prestige 1-888-854-4293.
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Old 04-29-2002, 03:02 PM   #5
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Well, these things stop so well that I totally botched some turns at the autocross this weekend, I was braking where I usually would, and they were pulling me down so quick, I had to get back on the gas to get through the turns!

Well, the re-learning begins!
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Old 05-02-2002, 09:34 PM   #6
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Rough estimate on price?
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Old 05-03-2002, 11:07 AM   #7
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For the monster front brakes, with stainless lines, and pads, $1695. the rear stainless lines and fluid were extra though. Got it at Prestige, I think there are a couple extras still left.

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Old 05-03-2002, 11:09 AM   #8
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I can't swing that right now. How big of a difference would stainless lines alone make on my OEM calipers?
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Old 05-03-2002, 11:18 AM   #9
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It would get rid of some of the "squishy" feel, especially under hard braking, another cheaper upgrade is the master cylinder brace, Bill can get you those too.
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Old 05-03-2002, 11:26 AM   #10
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How much are those?
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Old 05-06-2002, 08:53 PM   #11
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www.german-autowerks.com sells them for $1580
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Old 05-13-2002, 02:49 PM   #12
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Unhappy I hate being broke!!!!!!

DAMN those look nice. Man I wish I could upgrade.....

As it is all I can consider right now is a basic WRX rotor upgrade.


david2z4, thanks for the pic. I have new wallpaper.

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Old 05-18-2002, 04:11 AM   #13
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You didn't upgrade your rear brakes?
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Old 06-11-2002, 11:22 AM   #14
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I just installed them last night and wow is right. Great kit and very easy to install and bleed. Did the brake in and let it sit for a night.

VERY VERY NICE!!

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Old 06-11-2002, 09:46 PM   #15
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what kind of wheels are those? they look awesome! STi? how much? thanks!
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Old 06-12-2002, 03:57 PM   #16
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Sweet wheels.

STI 22B wheels. Made by BBS. Similar models are the RZ? or I believe the RZ II fit the Impreza.
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Old 06-12-2002, 04:44 PM   #17
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how is the difference in doing a heel & toe maneuver compare to doing it with the stock breaks?
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Old 06-13-2002, 08:56 AM   #18
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Well, for me it made it hard to do at first. I had to relearn how to do it without overbraking. It was ugly for a while
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Old 06-22-2002, 12:23 PM   #19
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Are those 4 or 6-pot brakes?
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Old 06-25-2002, 09:51 AM   #20
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4 pot....Believe me when I SAY these things are sweeeeeeet..

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are these for the GC8? will they fit?.. beyond that... do all the sets come with 2 piece rotors?
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Old 07-07-2002, 10:52 PM   #22
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deadbolt,

Thanks for sharing your impressions on the StopTech brake kit for the WRX. I'm trying to figure out what to move into, and it's helpful to hear what people have to say based on their actual experiences.

Thanks,

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Old 07-08-2002, 07:57 PM   #23
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I'm assuming these won't fit under stock MY00 GC8 wheels or any 16 incher for that matter?
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Old 07-10-2002, 08:39 AM   #24
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Nope 17" minimum -- and not every one at that.

There is a thread in the suspension etc. forum from a month or so ago that lists wheels that do and do not clear the Stoptech caliper. I am too lazy to search for it, though.
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Currently have these in stock...
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