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Old 07-13-2005, 06:06 PM   #1
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How long do front rotors typically last?

I had the cobb stage 1 brake kit, which are cryo treated rotors and their semi-metallic pads (SS brake lines etc) , but I just found that the brakes had eaten them to the point where I need new rotors.

I think I've been running this setup for around 35k or 40k. This seems to be a short life, but I'm not positive.
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Old 07-13-2005, 07:57 PM   #2
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I had the Cobb pads with stock WRX front rotors on the old wagon for maybe 12k miles, though i never thought to check on them. I was under the impression that the pads were relatively soft, for better rotor wear.

Have you looked on the Cobb forum for any info?
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Old 07-13-2005, 10:09 PM   #3
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DLC: how did you like the WRX front setup?
considering the same setup for myself.
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Old 07-14-2005, 12:17 PM   #4
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I purchased a used set of rotors, calipers, pads and brackets with 30k on them, give or take, for something like $120.

Compared to the OE sized x-drilled Brembos (10.7"), with Axxis Ultimate pads, the initial bite was diminished, but the overall braking performance was identical when i got into them. My reasons for upgrading were that the Brembos were being completely threashed by the Axxis pads and had a few thousand miles left, at best. The other was that i'm planning on getting cryo'd rotors and pads from Cobb in the future, and the brackets are as expensive, new, as a whole used kit from a WRX owner.

Because i'm interested in a similar setup to Kraziken, i'm also eager to hear feedback from those using thsi combination.
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Old 07-14-2005, 12:43 PM   #5
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You can cryo pads also? I didn't know that.
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Old 07-14-2005, 01:22 PM   #6
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I purchased a used set of rotors, calipers, pads and brackets with 30k on them, give or take, for something like $120.

Compared to the OE sized x-drilled Brembos (10.7"), with Axxis Ultimate pads, the initial bite was diminished, but the overall braking performance was identical when i got into them. My reasons for upgrading were that the Brembos were being completely threashed by the Axxis pads and had a few thousand miles left, at best. The other was that i'm planning on getting cryo'd rotors and pads from Cobb in the future, and the brackets are as expensive, new, as a whole used kit from a WRX owner.

Because i'm interested in a similar setup to Kraziken, i'm also eager to hear feedback from those using thsi combination.
I loved the brake feel with the Cobb setup, but the pads dusted like crazy, and I think probably ate the rotors, just not sure.

If I were to do it again, I'd probably get the Cryo rotors and an organic pad of some sort.

I needed something to replace them now, so I just replaced them with OEM like rotors from a local NAPA store.
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