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Old 04-17-2013, 12:31 PM   #1
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Default Front Brake Pads Stoptech 13' WRX

I have a 2013 WRX

Stoptech and Rally sport direct say to use for the Front

Part # 309.15390


Where as another vendor says that 309.09290 works.

When I asked them they said that,

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The pad shape is the same, the only difference between the two is a rattle clip and different cost per pad
So is there a difference with these pads? I mean if stoptech changed the shims/rattle clips for the newer years that must mean there has to be some improvement...?
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Old 04-17-2013, 01:46 PM   #2
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shims or rattle clips don't improve performance.

Get what fits, install, bed in properly, and enjoy your improved braking prowess.
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Old 04-17-2013, 01:48 PM   #3
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Stoptech told me the 15390 has is a wider pad, so I went with that.

Thanks, I hope this fixes the braking issues I been having (they suck until really heated like race brakes)
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Old 04-17-2013, 08:28 PM   #4
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i just installed stoptech street pads. they are dusty as ive ever seen. i have gold wheels for my summers. im about ready to remove these and get low dust pads. just throwing this out there if anyone has lighter colored wheels. you will be cleaning em every couple days.
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Old 04-17-2013, 08:31 PM   #5
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i just installed stoptech street pads. they are dusty as ive ever seen. i have gold wheels for my summers. im about ready to remove these and get low dust pads. just throwing this out there if anyone has lighter colored wheels. you will be cleaning em every couple days.
But the brake feel is improved, yes?
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Old 04-17-2013, 08:39 PM   #6
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i just installed stoptech street pads. they are dusty as ive ever seen. i have gold wheels for my summers. im about ready to remove these and get low dust pads. just throwing this out there if anyone has lighter colored wheels. you will be cleaning em every couple days.
its just as bad on my stock 2012 wheels. let me know what pads you are thinking about

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But the brake feel is improved, yes?
meh, i noticed a little difference. i hear that grimspeed MC brace eliminates that crappy soft pedal, i have to look into thaat
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Old 04-17-2013, 08:45 PM   #7
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I'd be interested in you guys' old stoptech street pads if you want to sell them. I'm in NY as well.
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i just installed stoptech street pads. they are dusty as ive ever seen. i have gold wheels for my summers. im about ready to remove these and get low dust pads. just throwing this out there if anyone has lighter colored wheels. you will be cleaning em every couple days.
Low dust or improved brake performance. Pick one, never both.
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Old 04-18-2013, 06:56 AM   #9
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Low dust or improved brake performance. Pick one, never both.
no doubt. the initial bite is improved and stopping power. i just dont like my wheels covered in black brake dust. im only driving to work. its a little much for a dd pad.
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its just as bad on my stock 2012 wheels. let me know what pads you are thinking about



meh, i noticed a little difference. i hear that grimspeed MC brace eliminates that crappy soft pedal, i have to look into thaat
I dont care for dust if it improves braking feel.

I have already installed the Grimspeed MC Brace and it really did not do much. The other day I felt like I almost hit someone(they drifted into my lane) as I hit the brakes and It doesn't really feel like im stopping fast enough.

When I was doing some spirited driving and got the brakes heated up they worked very well, but normal DD they absolutely blow

Forget about pedal feel you will never improve that I think it has to do with the "Assistance"

What I care about is how it stops now, is it better than stock pads?

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What I care about is how it stops now, is it better than stock pads?
yes, they are. they are cheap enough anyway, so if you dont like them, you can try something else
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Old 04-25-2013, 10:54 AM   #12
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Installed these the other day, and WOW what a difference. I haven't gotten into any spirited driving with them yet. But night and day difference. Initial Bite is awesome. Best yet the Pedal firmed up a crap ton, no more soft brake pedal! For 112 shipped for all four, its a steal.

Edit: Fixed shipped price

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Did you bleed the brakes when you installed 'em? Mind linking me to the $90 shipped deal?
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Old 04-25-2013, 11:09 AM   #14
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^ No I didn't need to, the rears I did not have to push the cylinders in at all, and the fronts I had to but no need to bleed them. Just Check fluid level.

Remove two bolts, slide the pads in, bolt them back on and put wheel back on, should take 30 min all around.

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StopTech 309.11140 Street Performance Rear Brake Pad : Amazon.com : AutomotiveStopTech 309.11140 Street Performance Rear Brake Pad : Amazon.com : Automotive

Front - I ordered from KNS Brakes, call and say you want Part # 309.15390

Just looking up my invoices I actually paid 112.36 Shipped, and the rear is currently the same price now that I paid on the Amazon Link.

Edit: Front cheaper -
Stop Tech Performance 13 Scion FR-S / 13 Subaru BRZ Front Brake Pads : Amazon.com : AutomotiveStop Tech Performance 13 Scion FR-S / 13 Subaru BRZ Front Brake Pads : Amazon.com : Automotive
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I already bled my brakes, just curious if the pads would firm up the brake pedal even more. Can someone explain why changing brake pads would firm up brake pedal?
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The old shape - D929.



The new shape - D1539



They are the same basic part - the new pad has a little spring on the edge (drawn poorly). It rides in a little groove on the caliper bracket to either reduce rattle, pad drag or both. Aside from the clip they are pretty interchangeable. It snuck up on the aftermarket a bit since the 929's fit the same.

The 1539 came on 2011 or so. This is the pad used on most Subaru's - Impreza, Legacy's, Forester's, BRZ's etc.

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