Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Friday November 21, 2014
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
NASIOC
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Archives > NASIOC Archives > STi Forum Archive

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-08-2003, 12:38 PM   #1
rbahr
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 40671
Join Date: Jul 2003
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Boston, ma
Vehicle:
2006 STI, Outback XT
Grey, Blue

Default STi road racing questions

Hi All,

I will be doing club events with my STi. I have checked into the cost of brake parts for this car - LOTS of money. I understand that Stop Tech will be comming out with a kit - but I was wondering if there were any other options

Any opinions on the STi factory suspension. I only have ~350 miles on mine so I really don't have a sense of how the car behaves at the limits. Are there any weak areas (like the end links on the WRX) that need to be addressed?

Any other thoughts and opinions about tracking these cars are welcome...

TIA

Ray Bahr
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
rbahr is offline  
Old 08-08-2003, 12:57 PM   #2
wolverine
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 36571
Join Date: May 2003
Location: NorCal
Vehicle:
2004 WRX STi
Black & gold

Default

None for me so far (BTW, 1500miles and counting) Except feed it high-octane gas and it will pull like nuts!
wolverine is offline  
Old 08-08-2003, 01:46 PM   #3
TR11
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 35784
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Ontario Canada
Default

i autox the sti and the brakes are fine...you just may want to go with SS lines, motul fluid, cross-drilled rotors maybe when they come out etc....my stock sti stops much faster than a wrx with the stoptech brake kit....the brakes on this car are top notch.
TR11 is offline  
Old 08-08-2003, 02:22 PM   #4
rbahr
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 40671
Join Date: Jul 2003
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Boston, ma
Vehicle:
2006 STI, Outback XT
Grey, Blue

Default Brake Cost

The brakes look pretty respectful except (and this is a BIG except) the front pads are $380 and the front rotors are $800 - I could easly go through a set of front pads in a couple of events esp using street pads... BTW I have yet to find race pads that fit. Othe than this outragoius cost - I would simple run some cooling to the brakes and be done with it.
rbahr is offline  
Old 08-08-2003, 02:53 PM   #5
thebishman
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 38143
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Topeka, KS
Vehicle:
2004 STi
WRB/Gold

Default

The stock pads and rotors may surprise you. I just did a track DE weekend in 103F heat and the pads and rotors held up fine. The fluid is definitely a weak link however; Motul 600 is a must imho.
thebishman is offline  
Old 08-08-2003, 08:49 PM   #6
shirokuma
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 5489
Join Date: Apr 2001
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: The Empire of Seattle
Vehicle:
2013 FR-S
AVO Orange

Default Re: Brake Cost

Quote:
Originally posted by rbahr
The brakes look pretty respectful except (and this is a BIG except) the front pads are $380 and the front rotors are $800 - I could easly go through a set of front pads in a couple of events esp using street pads... BTW I have yet to find race pads that fit. Othe than this outragoius cost - I would simple run some cooling to the brakes and be done with it.
Brake pads must be available - there is a huge selection in Japan for the Brembo STi setups, and in some cases you can find pads for cheaper than the old Subaru 4 pots. I think it's a case of aftermarket reacting slowly to change- though I'd just call around, from personal experience the slowest part of the aftermarket is advertising the fact they have something new in stock.

As for rotors, DBA of australia must have a distributor in the states. Their 2-piece hat/rotor slit or cross-drilled rotors should be available, and they do make them for the STi. USDM STi is the same as the GDA-onwards JDM and overseas STi. And those rotors are considered a bit costly at around $500 a set in Japan (though the price of replacement goes down to around $300? or less because you simply have to replace the ring, not the hat, afterwards).

Cheers,

Paul Hansen
www.apexjapan.com
shirokuma is offline  
Old 08-08-2003, 10:24 PM   #7
bcristea
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 11343
Join Date: Oct 2001
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Royal Oak, MI
Vehicle:
2008 STi
DGM

Default

Quote:
Originally posted by thebishman
The stock pads and rotors may surprise you. I just did a track DE weekend in 103F heat and the pads and rotors held up fine. The fluid is definitely a weak link however; Motul 600 is a must imho.
For heavy braking tracks the stock pads will not hold up to the high temps (1000 deg plus). I as well as others have experienced this.

Cobb Tuning will get some full race pads in ~3-4 weeks from Racebrakes out of Aussi land.

Carbotech currently sells street/track (panther plus) and track (Panther XP's) for the 04 STi. I have the Carbotech's but have yet to use them. I'm waiting for the next track day. You can call carbotech direct or subaruxtras.com.


Regards,

Brian
bcristea is offline  
Old 08-08-2003, 11:24 PM   #8
WRX 2002
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 11211
Join Date: Oct 2001
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Gurnee IL
Vehicle:
2004 STi
Rally Blue

Default

Quote:
Originally posted by bcristea


Cobb Tuning will get some full race pads in ~3-4 weeks from Racebrakes out of Aussi land.

Regards,

Brian
I have been getting my replacement pads from racebrakes australia already. I used the 1055 compound and now will try the 1065 compound. Just make sure you specify 14/15mm pad width otherwise you might get the 16mm and have to shave off a mm or so.

Getting them directly from the source is the cheapest way.

N.
WRX 2002 is offline  
Old 08-09-2003, 12:05 AM   #9
rbahr
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 40671
Join Date: Jul 2003
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: Boston, ma
Vehicle:
2006 STI, Outback XT
Grey, Blue

Default Thanks on the brake question

I will probably upgrade tp AP Racing or Stop Tech at some point to simplify this proble - but until then Thanks for the info! I also have some email in with Hawk - which is what I currently run in my track car.

Ray
rbahr is offline  
 

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Clinton Racing STi -- Adventures in ICSCC Road Racing generalee69 North West Impreza Club Forum -- NWIC 285 06-13-2014 07:17 PM
FS: (NJ) STi race car. Built for: road racing, time attack, tt, or HPDE! brandonl Private Vehicle 'For Sale' Classifieds 41 11-27-2009 11:02 AM
Question between 1/4 mile/autocross/road racing The Blue Pilot Motorsports 26 09-25-2009 10:00 AM
It says Road Racing not Off Road Racing.. 06STi Motorsports 2 09-16-2007 10:50 PM
About to road race at pocono, couple questions jerseygirl Motorsports 10 05-26-2004 06:39 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:20 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2014 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2014, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.