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Old 04-02-2014, 10:58 PM   #1
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hey yall i have an 02 wrx wagon and thanks to my tax return im getting 700 dollars and decided to upgrade my brakes a little. i mainly daily it but i also do some rally and auto cross. so far i have picked out stoptech street performance pads front and rear, power slot slotted rotors, and stoptecch stainless steel brake lines. i decided im not going to do anything in the way of caliper replacement. i was just wondering if yall had any other suggestions on pad rotor combos. thanks in advance for any advice.
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Old 04-03-2014, 06:16 AM   #2
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Personally I think Stop Tech pads are weak sauce and reportedly they dust badly, but a lot of people like them. They certainly are cheap. My preference is Porterfield R4-S but they are considerably pricier.

As for rotors, just get Centric or Napa Gold OEM replacements. If you like slotted, Centric makes slotted too. Bleed brakes with DOT 3 or DOT 4 fluid and you ought to be good.
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Old 04-06-2014, 11:09 AM   #3
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Consider adding the H6 rear brake upgrade when doing your brakes. You are replacing the rear rotor already, so all you need are 2 brackets which are about $30 ( along with the larger 290mm rear rotor). I got centric premiums for my 98 legacy and they are nice.
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Old 04-06-2014, 11:30 AM   #4
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h6 all the way, esp if you're swapping rear rotors anyway as dobie said.
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Consider adding the H6 rear brake upgrade when doing your brakes. You are replacing the rear rotor already, so all you need are 2 brackets which are about $30 ( along with the larger 290mm rear rotor). I got centric premiums for my 98 legacy and they are nice.
+1 for the H6 rear upgrade
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Old 04-07-2014, 12:20 AM   #6
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for the h6 upgrade do i need to replace the calipers as well or can i leave the stock ones in palce. also do i need a different set of pads to fit the bigger rotors
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for the h6 upgrade do i need to replace the calipers as well or can i leave the stock ones in palce. also do i need a different set of pads to fit the bigger rotors
Same caliper. Though a new caliper mounting bracket, so the caliper fits farther out with the new larger rotor.

Pads will also change too.
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