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Old 09-24-2012, 12:40 AM   #1
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Alright guys am new to this but I ant a full blown Newbie . I have a 2010 2.5i Impreza and I have some mods and exterior upgrades but I want best handling for the bang any ideas ?

So far I have 18" rims with federal 595rs tires and tomorrow I will be putting on brembo rotors and ceramic brake pads keeping the stock calipers Thoe .. That's all I have on the handling side I have some other upgrades but not towards handling

Will post pics of my car later to get any ideas thanx
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Old 09-24-2012, 01:38 AM   #2
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Brembo rotors are just a waste of $, unfortunately. Even guys who track their cars frequently used plain rotors from auto zone.

As far as handling goes, spend some time reading the Suspension, Brakes, and Steering forum. Loaded with good info.
Generally, it goes like this: tires, sway bars and endlinks, bushings, springs and struts.
Also, your car didn't come with a rear sway bar, so that should be your first thing you do.
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Old 09-24-2012, 01:50 AM   #3
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Yea damn well what they have here is brembo drilled and slotted or the stop tech drilled and slotted thanx ill just go with the stop tech and save me some money and yea sway bar is the first thing on my list .
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Old 09-24-2012, 08:18 AM   #4
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Save even more money and skip over the drilled and slotted crap. Also, this should be in the brakes, steering & suspension forum.
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The sway bar is your best bet, the WRX sway bar from the 08+ maybe 06+ bolts right in and typically can be found cheap as a pull off or if you want to drop the money go new. I put a WRX rear sway on about a month ago, by far the best money spent on the car.
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:50 AM   #6
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Alright guys am new to this but I ant a full blown Newbie . I have a 2010 2.5i Impreza and I have some mods and exterior upgrades but I want best handling for the bang any ideas ?
Best handling for the bang?

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So far I have 18" rims with federal 595rs tires and tomorrow I will be putting on brembo rotors and ceramic brake pads keeping the stock calipers Thoe .. That's all I have on the handling side I have some other upgrades but not towards handling
As the others have already said, go here. And if you're looking for performance, ceramic pads are not the way to go.

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Yea damn well what they have here is brembo drilled and slotted or the stop tech drilled and slotted thanx ill just go with the stop tech and save me some money and yea sway bar is the first thing on my list.
Feel free to use punctuation so your posts are comprehensible.

Who is "they" and where is "here"?
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Old 09-24-2012, 11:16 AM   #7
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Yea damn well what they have here is brembo drilled and slotted or the stop tech drilled and slotted thanx ill just go with the stop tech and save me some money and yea sway bar is the first thing on my list .
I don't think you get what he's saying--more expensive rotors don't help you stop faster.

If you just want them for the looks, then go for it.
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Old 09-24-2012, 11:51 AM   #8
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i also would like to reiterate the impressive handling improvement larger sway bars will make, especially in the rear. definitely look at a used wrx rear if money is a concern; but just so you know, the 08 wrx, which is what i drive currently, only has a 15mm rear sway bar stock. 09+ have 16mm.

on my old '02 obs, i also noticed great performance enhancements from various bushing upgrades, such as sway bar bushings, rear diff/subframe, tranny cross member brace, tranny mount, front and rear shifter bushings, pitch stop, motor mounts.

IMHO, i think foxy looking disc brakes and bigger wheels are a waste of money for that motor. you won't make enough power to really need the extra stopping power that you can't simply remedy with better pads and tires. with an n/a car, i think the best bang for your buck comes from suspension upgrades. swaybars, endlinks, strut tower bars, bushings, is money better spent. also, a lightened crank pulley is another great bang for your buck upgrade. (i know you're asking about handling... but still a worthy investment.)

i had NO stopping issues running stock brakes with the rear drums, on my 02 obs, which was stroked to 2.7, delta 1500 cams, high compression pistons, etc.

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