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Old 05-26-2010, 09:42 PM   #1
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Default DBA vs Performance Friction 2p rotors???? Help!

Hello!

Im in the market for new rotors and I cant decide whether to get DBA's or Performance Friction's

I want the 2pc rotors.

This is for Time Attack purpose.

Help me out people!

Here is a pic of my 2010 STI at the track.

Enjoy!



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Old 05-26-2010, 09:55 PM   #2
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doesnt really matter. but i'd personally go with pfc.
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Old 05-26-2010, 10:04 PM   #3
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doesnt really matter. but i'd personally go with pfc.

thanks! can you explain why?

Thanks again.
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Old 05-26-2010, 11:08 PM   #4
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I think its a personal preference of mine, because

A) i've seen more cars on the track use them.. and no ones ever had an issue, not to say DBA's have issues, i just never see dba's on the track.

B) its way easier for me to source and at a better price the DBA's in the US.. i dont know where you're located.
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Old 05-26-2010, 11:51 PM   #5
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Save $$$ and get Autozone blanks.
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Old 05-27-2010, 01:27 AM   #6
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Hello!

Im in the market for new rotors and I cant decide whether to get DBA's or Performance Friction's

I want the 2pc rotors.

This is for Time Attack purpose.
For T/A, either will work well. For longer stints, I might lean towards PFC. The DBA's will wear longer as long as rotor temps stay below 1250F.

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Old 05-27-2010, 08:43 AM   #7
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Old 05-27-2010, 09:10 AM   #8
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I used PFC rotors on the stock brembos in the past and had very good results. Based on my experience I would definitely recommend them.
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Old 05-27-2010, 09:20 AM   #9
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Im going with PFC's!

I saw some other reviews in the web in Porsche forums and thats what they use.
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Old 05-27-2010, 11:57 AM   #10
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I use PFC rotors with the PFC "06" pad compound. They work great and last a super long time.

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Old 05-27-2010, 02:38 PM   #11
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I use PFC rotors with the PFC "06" pad compound. They work great and last a super long time.

do you have a better pic of your car? i can't see it behind the yellow one.
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Old 05-27-2010, 02:45 PM   #12
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A) i've seen more cars on the track use them.. and no ones ever had an issue, not to say DBA's have issues, i just never see dba's on the track.
There's probably a reason most professional teams at the Grand Am races I frequent use DBA rotors. If I were looking to spend big bucks on rotors they would probably be one of my top choices. Honestly cheap solid rotors and nice aggressive pads will do you fine for your purposes.

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Old 05-27-2010, 03:08 PM   #13
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do you have a better pic of your car? i can't see it behind the yellow one.
LOL, How about this one.

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Old 05-27-2010, 03:16 PM   #14
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I run the Wilwood superlite 6 kit on my subi 6p front 4p rear.
http://www.wilwood.com/
http://www.wilwood.com/BrakeKits/Bra...&model=Impreza

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Old 05-27-2010, 04:58 PM   #15
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LOL, How about this one.


LOL! What about now?
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Old 05-27-2010, 05:17 PM   #16
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There's probably a reason most professional teams at the Grand Am races I frequent use DBA rotors. If I were looking to spend big bucks on rotors they would probably be one of my top choices. Honestly cheap solid rotors and nice aggressive pads will do you fine for your purposes.

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Im pretty sure more race cars use PFC rotors vs DBA's.
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LOL, How about this one.

now i cant event see your car. hahha
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do you have a better pic of your car? i can't see it behind the yellow one.
I wonder if those fake plates came with the car? (spacing is wrong, and sticker is in the wrong location)

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Old 05-27-2010, 06:38 PM   #19
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Im pretty sure more race cars use PFC rotors vs DBA's.
It would be difficult to come up with a number, but I am sure you are correct for the USA. Down under, it is a completely different story. That said, DBA iron is very, very good and long-wearing for street and recreational track use -- up to 1250F rotor temps. For serious track duty, it is best to go with the pros (AP Racing, Brembo, Alcon or PFC). These guys know what it takes to make rotors that run up to 2000F -- and they ain't cheap!
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There's probably a reason most professional teams at the Grand Am races I frequent use DBA rotors. If I were looking to spend big bucks on rotors they would probably be one of my top choices. Honestly cheap solid rotors and nice aggressive pads will do you fine for your purposes.

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DBA's? ..yea right.. maybe AP's, Brembo (ST's) ...and endless (for the M cars).

I have never seen DBA's on any GT car...... Only down under.

You want what is the most available option (down time sucks)... DBA is far from that.
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DBA's? ..yea right.. maybe AP's, Brembo (ST's) ...and endless (for the M cars).

I have never seen DBA's on any GT car...... Only down under.

You want what is the most available option (down time sucks)... DBA is far from that.
exactly what im saying. in the US i can get pfc no problem.
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So if DBA is no good, what's the recommendation for a mild budget WRX? PFC as far as I know only makes STI rotors.
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So if DBA is no good, what's the recommendation for a mild budget WRX? PFC as far as I know only makes STI rotors.
With stock wrx calipers? track?
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With stock wrx calipers? track?
Autocross and track with stock calipers. I'm not looking to spend 3 grand on big brakes for the front and rear when a set of decent rotors and good pads will likely be fine. On my other cars I've always used the cheapest rotors you can buy and they have always worked fine for me as long as you ran a quality pad, but even the cheap rotors for this car are comparable in cost to some of the aftermarket. Would you recommend a 2 piece with aluminum hat or just stay with the solid 1 piece units?
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You want what is the most available option (down time sucks)... DBA is far from that.
They have a huge warehouse in Michigan and a butt-load of distributors across North America, of whom the better ones carry shelf stock. What's the issue? They may run dry on a particular number from time to time, but their sales have shot up over the last 18 months so they are making adjustments. Fulfillment has improved about 300% from a year ago.
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