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Old 07-06-2012, 01:37 PM   #1
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Looks like it is finally time for new brakes (rotors & pads) for my 2004 STi. Dealer gave me a ridiculous quote. Anyone know a good place they trust that will use OEM parts in the Boston area for a reasonable price? Maybe I'll put in some SS brake lines at the same time. Thanks in advance, search didn't bring up anything.
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Old 07-06-2012, 01:40 PM   #2
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Bring it to DSG
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Old 07-06-2012, 01:41 PM   #3
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Any particular reason you want to stay with OE Subaru stuff? There's a lot of equal or better stuff out there for the same price.

For a shop, I'd recommend Dent Sport Garage in Norwood.

http://www.dentsport.com/

EDIT: ATTN: express_wagon: great minds think alike, and so do ours.
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Old 07-06-2012, 02:14 PM   #4
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those two guys are correct. However, I prefer the shop "DIY". Mainly because I'm a cheapskate (and I don't trust anyone working on my car other than myself). I generally buy online and do it myself. Oh and don't forget to support the NASIOC venders too!
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Old 07-06-2012, 02:27 PM   #5
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those two guys are correct. However, I prefer the shop "DIY". Mainly because I'm a cheapskate (and I don't trust anyone working on my car other than myself). I generally buy online and do it myself. Oh and don't forget to support the NASIOC venders too!
I agree. It doesn't take many tools or much knowledge to do just a brake job. Get the stuff online saving some money and take a trip to central mass and ill hook you up
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Old 07-06-2012, 03:11 PM   #6
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The OEM Pads and Rotors are ungodly expensive. Like, but a name brand BBK at retail expensive.

One MAJOR point about doing rotors on an STI, especially for the first time on a 8 year old car, is you've pretty much gotta expect to have issues with most/all of the mounting bolts. Have a Helicoil/Timesert kit ready, along with the knowledge on how to use them.
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Old 07-06-2012, 03:45 PM   #7
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Yeah, If its an 04 sti expect to snap the bolts off in the caliper

And if they don't snap, I recommend putting in helicoils while they are out. Every set of brembos I work on gets helicoils.
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Old 07-06-2012, 04:01 PM   #8
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Yeah, If its an 04 sti expect to snap the bolts off in the caliper

And if they don't snap, I recommend putting in helicoils while they are out. Every set of brembos I work on gets helicoils.
Definitely a smart idea
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Old 07-07-2012, 04:27 PM   #9
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We all have our strengths. You need someone to buy or sell your company, that I can do well. You need someone to change your brakes, that is something I cannot do well. I'll try out DSG. Anyone there specifically that I should ask for? If I don't get OEM rotors, what rotors do you guys think are the best for a 2004 STi?
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Old 07-07-2012, 04:31 PM   #10
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NAPA/Centric Blanks.
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Old 07-07-2012, 04:31 PM   #11
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check out bigbrakeparts.com.

lots of good stuff, inexpensive...and better than oem.
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Old 07-07-2012, 05:11 PM   #12
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Old 07-07-2012, 10:18 PM   #13
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Honestly, I go OEM all the way. I've never had good luck with napa or similar stuff. Ever.
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Old 07-08-2012, 01:23 AM   #14
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Honestly, I go OEM all the way. I've never had good luck with napa or similar stuff. Ever.
How? It's not like the OEM rotors are made out of special subaru only parts. It's the same stuff as any other quality brake rotor. Anyone who is buying OEM rotors for an STI has more money than sense.

http://knsbrakes.com and have someone you trust install the parts. With the money you save over OEM you can pick up some stainless lines and ATE SuperBlue.
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Old 07-08-2012, 01:56 AM   #15
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boston motorsports had DBA slotted rotors and Hawk HPS pads for me when I did my brake job. Better price than I found anywhere else on the net. (PM them)
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Old 07-08-2012, 01:56 AM   #16
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I diy'd it too
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Old 07-08-2012, 08:58 AM   #17
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I've also used www.knsbrakes.com
Great service / selection / prices

Plus you can choose a pad that suits your needs
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Old 07-08-2012, 09:21 AM   #18
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I pitty who deals with those 8 year old caliper bolts
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Old 07-08-2012, 10:36 AM   #19
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I pitty who deals with those 8 year old caliper bolts
So true, so true.
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Old 07-08-2012, 03:19 PM   #20
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We all have our strengths. You need someone to buy or sell your company, that I can do well. You need someone to change your brakes, that is something I cannot do well. I'll try out DSG. Anyone there specifically that I should ask for? If I don't get OEM rotors, what rotors do you guys think are the best for a 2004 STi?
Alex and Bill are the owners,.... Nick is Alex's brother, Scott also works there and ALL are very knowledgeable about Subarus. Either Alex or Bill would be my 1st choice for a contact person.
The shop is in a run down building but the experience of the staff more than makes up for the location. Just call them, discuss with them what you need done and they can order/install whatever you need.
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Old 07-09-2012, 10:26 AM   #21
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Old 07-10-2012, 07:38 AM   #22
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I went to prospec for mine for my Z they have great prices and will match most internet pricing.
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Old 08-23-2013, 10:19 AM   #23
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It appears that DSG is closed. Still need new brakes. Any recommendations?
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Old 08-23-2013, 10:21 AM   #24
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Does your momma still spoon feed you?
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Old 08-23-2013, 11:00 AM   #25
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It appears that DSG is closed. Still need new brakes. Any recommendations?
A year later???

Speen St Auto in Natick gets great reviews.
Joe Blow Auto in anytown, MA can do this. The job is easier than dropping a bar of soap in the shower.
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