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Old 12-25-2009, 08:34 AM   #1
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Default So the time has come to get new brakes, but not sure what to get - HELP!

Ok, so I've been hearing some noises coming from the brakes/rotors, so I'm going to be needing some new brakes. I'm not too sure on what to get though, so I'm going to need some help from the best community for Subarus

Right now, my mods are the following:

- SR*S fully catless TBE
- Stock gutted up pipe
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- Walbro 255 lph fuel pump
- Cobb AP V1 (stage 2'd 91 octane)

With those being my CURRENT mods, I also have sitting in my room, ready to be put on, a Blouch 19T turbo, DW 650 cc injectors, and NGK 1 step colder plugs.

I plan on getting a protune DIRECTLY after I put the 19T and supporting mods on, and I'm really hoping to get 280+ WHP out of it.

With my current mods, plus when I put the 19T and supporting mods on, what do you believe the best pads/rotors, or full brake kit would be for me?

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Old 12-25-2009, 08:41 AM   #2
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But we have a brakes/steering section =)

hawks HPS and slotted rotors are good.

front brembo calipers + above is good too.

a stoptech bbk like i have is even better =)
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Old 12-25-2009, 09:24 AM   #3
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I need to start reading more. Never even knew we had a brakes/steering section

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But we have a brakes/steering section =)

hawks HPS and slotted rotors are good.

front brembo calipers + above is good too.

a stoptech bbk like i have is even better =)
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Old 12-25-2009, 09:49 AM   #4
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Keep the stock brakes, however upgrading your brake lines to stainless, as well as upgrading your pads to something like Hawk or RE will also greatly increase the efficiency of your stock brakes.
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Old 12-25-2009, 09:50 AM   #5
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If you don't plan to run on the track, a mild, cheap upgrade is to go to 4 pot Subaru front calipers and H6 Legacy rear rotors and caliper brackets. Good balance, cheap to do and front pads become very cheap (I paid $7.95 for some backup pads at Autozone).
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Old 12-25-2009, 11:07 AM   #6
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Thanks to you, Jack, and everyone for their input, and hey, more advice is still appreciated

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If you don't plan to run on the track, a mild, cheap upgrade is to go to 4 pot Subaru front calipers and H6 Legacy rear rotors and caliper brackets. Good balance, cheap to do and front pads become very cheap (I paid $7.95 for some backup pads at Autozone).
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Old 12-25-2009, 04:29 PM   #7
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performance friction make great pads and discs work well with std sti brembo's.
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Old 12-26-2009, 08:58 AM   #8
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Thanks for all the input so far, everybody!
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Old 12-26-2009, 09:00 AM   #9
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I was on the same boat as you. Get SS lines and some Hawk pads with Slotted rotors.

The over all cost is low and the response is amazing!
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Old 12-26-2009, 09:06 AM   #10
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Yeah, but what about brand? What brand of SS lines should I get? What brand of slotted rotors should I get?

And what is the total price I'm looking at, roughly?
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Old 12-26-2009, 09:25 AM   #11
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Here, check out the "Brake Upgrade/BBK FAQ" http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1154081

A good read before you start spending big $$$ on a bling bling brake setup that you probably don't need.
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Old 12-26-2009, 09:30 AM   #12
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Yeah, but what about brand? What brand of SS lines should I get? What brand of slotted rotors should I get?

And what is the total price I'm looking at, roughly?
SS lines are pretty much all the same. Get one from a reputable brand and don't think twice about it... they all cost about the same too $100-120.

Slotted rotors are unnecessary and don't provide any performance advantage but they do look nice!
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Old 12-26-2009, 11:34 AM   #13
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Similar setup to me I would assume. I did alot of reading, price checking and all that. My car is a stg 2 wagon, I dont race or autox the car. I was looking for a more dependable braking system. I ended up with organic F & R pads from weaver, no noise at all and limited dust. SS brake lines, perrin master brake cylinder brace, brembo blank front rotors (napa), oem H6 rear brake upgrade. Organic is nice b/c I can occasional beat the piss out of em, let them cool and the brake like normal. All and all, price was around 550$ give or take a few.
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Old 12-26-2009, 11:39 AM   #14
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I'm really impressed with all the input I'm getting, and such different responses. I'm still looking for more input before I make my final decision, so keep it coming
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Old 12-26-2009, 12:26 PM   #15
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If you plan on tracking the car look into:

ebc slotted and drilled rotors
ebc yellowstuff pads
goodridge ss brake lines

That will make you stop real fast.
That's on my brembo's though. Not sure if you plan on swapping or if that set up is decent for wrx brakes.
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Old 12-26-2009, 02:46 PM   #16
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Just make sure that your wheels will fit whatever calipers you plan on getting
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Old 12-26-2009, 02:59 PM   #17
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I got Hawk HPS pads, Brembo blank rotors, and Goodridge SS lines, it was a very nice improvement over stock for a reasonable price--I do wish I had gone with the H-6 rear upgrade when I was replacing everything though....

And when you're replacing your rotors, do yourself a favor and spray a couple coats of hi-temp brake caliper+rotor paint on the edge and on the inner part (wherever the pads wont touch)....mine got rusty right away and I had to take them back off and paint them anyways...
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Old 12-26-2009, 03:03 PM   #18
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I got Hawk HPS pads, Brembo blank rotors, and Goodridge SS lines, it was a very nice improvement over stock for a reasonable price--I do wish I had gone with the H-6 rear upgrade when I was replacing everything though....

And when you're replacing your rotors, do yourself a favor and spray a couple coats of hi-temp brake caliper+rotor paint on the edge and on the inner part (wherever the pads wont touch)....mine got rusty right away and I had to take them back off and paint them anyways...
I switched HPS pads and slotted rotors last winter and I loved it. However, I found the HPS pads dust like a mother****er. Next time I do pads I'll likely get ceramic pads just for the dust.

There's been alot of good responses in here. Do your reading before you decide to get anything; BBKs look nice but add rotating mass.
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Slotted and drilled rotors won't do a thing for you, performance-wise. They are pretty much there to look pretty.

You still haven't really given us your goals and uses for the car, as well as a budget to work with. Depending on how you drive, a set of $50 rotors and the cheapest pads on the market might work FINE.


And on a side note, the 19T will not make a REALISTIC 280whp. 250-260 (30 or so above a protuned Stage 2) is more like it, which is a lot more of a difference than it might seem .


If it matters, for my daily driving I use Stoptech slotted rotors (more for the black painted hats (no rust) than the slotting) and Hawk HPS pads with Goodridge SS brakelines and Motul fluid (can't remember which fluid, but good stuff). I don't track the car much but when it's ready to get back out there it will have the Subaru 4/2pot from the 06/07, with the H6 rear rotor/clip upgrade and Pagid Blue track pads, with the same rotors/lines/fluids.
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Old 12-26-2009, 04:24 PM   #20
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figure out what you use the car for, daily use? track? this is going to play a major role on the brakes we recommend you to look into and invest in
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Old 12-26-2009, 06:00 PM   #21
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Slotted and drilled rotors won't do a thing for you, performance-wise. They are pretty much there to look pretty.
wow, awesome advice right there...
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Old 12-26-2009, 11:29 PM   #22
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Sorry, and you're right, I didn't say what the car's used for

It's just a daily driver. I just wanted to know what's a good setup for my car when I get my 19T, supporting mods, and protune.

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Slotted and drilled rotors won't do a thing for you, performance-wise. They are pretty much there to look pretty.

You still haven't really given us your goals and uses for the car, as well as a budget to work with. Depending on how you drive, a set of $50 rotors and the cheapest pads on the market might work FINE.


And on a side note, the 19T will not make a REALISTIC 280whp. 250-260 (30 or so above a protuned Stage 2) is more like it, which is a lot more of a difference than it might seem .


If it matters, for my daily driving I use Stoptech slotted rotors (more for the black painted hats (no rust) than the slotting) and Hawk HPS pads with Goodridge SS brakelines and Motul fluid (can't remember which fluid, but good stuff). I don't track the car much but when it's ready to get back out there it will have the Subaru 4/2pot from the 06/07, with the H6 rear rotor/clip upgrade and Pagid Blue track pads, with the same rotors/lines/fluids.
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Old 12-27-2009, 12:13 AM   #23
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when it's time for me to replace my rotors, i'm going to try my darndest to find some blanks. i've tracked mine quite a bit, and just a good set of pads, higher temp fluid and stainless lines goes a long way in improving feel, stopping power, and fade resistance.
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Old 12-27-2009, 12:48 AM   #24
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ss brake lines, good brake fluid, street/track pads, slotted rotors...good to go!

www.get-primitive.com has good prices for the above, $450 'ish for parts, do your own labor.
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