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Old 05-12-2000, 10:50 AM   #1
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Question Performance brakes (I'm done procastinating)

Now i have till next oil change to get brakes... only cus i can use 5spd to help slow down the car.
Where can i get them? I want something better than stock. Thanks,
g
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Old 05-12-2000, 11:13 AM   #2
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Well... you could always get some shoes from K-Mart and take an axe and cut the floor out from in front of your seat. Flintstone braking!!

*shrug* I couldn't resist.
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Old 05-12-2000, 11:46 AM   #3
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Old 05-12-2000, 01:25 PM   #4
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8complex, thanks for the great advice

SPD: $152 ???!!!! for brakes?! are they solid gold?

SPO is not so bad, $50 for the front. but they dont mention the rear. I emailed em.
thanks gal!
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Old 05-12-2000, 01:39 PM   #5
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I guess you are looking for pads. I don't know if they have an application for our cars but I would check (in order of preference).

EBC
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Hawk
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Old 05-12-2000, 01:42 PM   #6
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scratch that... they are there

oops!
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Old 05-12-2000, 02:30 PM   #7
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Endless Brakes and Pads are coming to America!

Versus Motorsports 310-533-0880


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Old 05-12-2000, 11:58 PM   #8
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Did you want performance brake pads or brakes like 305mm or 330mm...that is performance brakes:-)
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Old 05-13-2000, 12:26 AM   #9
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i just ordered them from SPO. Carbon fibre pads. @ $130 for a full set. 10-15% better breaking.

Thanks for the advice everyone,
g
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Old 05-14-2000, 12:59 AM   #10
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Giulio, just in case you may not know, Carbon pads are fairly ineffective until they are up to temperature.

Be cautious with them until they heat up, cold stopping distnaces will likely be longer than waht youare used to with the stock pads.

Not sure about that particular brand, but just a heads-up for ya..
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Old 05-15-2000, 05:40 AM   #11
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tarmac, thanks for the warning
I wouldn't've bought them if that were the case though....
"Carbon Fiber Brake Pads Front
These Semi-Metallic High performance pads require no warm-up and will produces a minimal amount of black dust." http://www.spomotorsports.com/CategorizedTableDisplayTemplateRose.cfm?Categ oryID=4&CustomerID=11535

Thanks again, that's cool of you to warn me about something like that

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Old 05-15-2000, 06:13 AM   #12
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I believe Gary (gg) has those and has been happy with them. Don't know how hard it is on rotors compared to the Mintex 1155.
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Old 05-15-2000, 10:29 AM   #13
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I drove a customers 944T that had CoolCarbons on it and when I got to the first intersection the brakes just laughed at me, you shoulda seen the look on my face

Its kewl that SPO's brand is a little more friendly.
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Old 05-15-2000, 10:49 AM   #14
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I run Minty's 1155's. Every 2 sets I have to change rotors - My last set of fronts we're severely cracked. I do alot of downhill canyon runs though. Very dirty and noisy too - they do stop very well however.

I think Porterfield is the way to go. I ran them on my old Carrera, and they were freakin amazing. Much to my dismay, I only recently found out they are available for the Impreza.

EBC- Great motorcycle pads, only kind I raced/rode with. I don't know about their car pads though.

Neat trick - If you can find them, put legacy turbo calipers and rotors on the rear, they are vented. Trust me, it makes a noticable difference over the stock rear brakes. don't forget braided lines and the onfamous single stage booster either.

Once I start rallying next season, I plan on either getting 4 piston Brembo's or Prodrive Alcon's for the front. Anyone have any comments on theese two setups? Later all, keep them Subies slideways!

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