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Old 08-09-2002, 02:06 PM   #1
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Default Changing brake pads, where to buy?

The dealership sells EACH SET of pads for $80. That's $160 for a full set of brakes. What a load of crap. I can't seem to find them at Kragen... at least the person there and I cannot get a good part number to search with. I am pretty sure the rears match the 2.5*S with rear disk, but I know our fronts are unique .... those 2-pot calipers.

Anyone changed out their own front brakes? Where did you you pads? Obviously, I'm interested in someplace besides the dealership.

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p.s. the genuine subaru part # is 26296AEO81 (that's O as in the letter, not the number)
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Old 08-09-2002, 02:12 PM   #2
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try this thread

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...Ti+4pot+brakes

you can find stop replacement pads from stoptech. Axxis are way better pads than stock for sure.
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Old 08-09-2002, 02:19 PM   #3
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Hmm unfortunately that's for 4-pot... I bet Kragen would stock the 300zx TT's .. but they probably wont fit my stock 2-pot brakes.

My hope was to be able to pick them up today. The sensor is screaching a bit Came on pretty quick. Only 6700 miles

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Old 08-09-2002, 02:20 PM   #4
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Old 08-09-2002, 02:43 PM   #5
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stoptech.com also offers stock replacements. go to Subaru and click on it.
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Old 08-09-2002, 03:12 PM   #6
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Yep, Axxis pads are good, Deluxe+ are most like the stock pads, and thw WHOLE SET will be about the cost of one axle at the prices you quoted.

Just put in your make, model and year and it'll spit out a whole mess of pads for you.

When in doubt call them, they're quite helpful. The reason they are advertising the 4 pot pads there is that they just put them in the database, they were previously under the 300ZX, but the part number was misleading (most of their part numbers have the FMSI shape number as a part of the number, the 300ZX pads had a different number that did not correspond to the FMSI number, thus misleading)

Anyway, for the price, it can't hurt to give them a try. They also ship nice and quick.
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Old 08-09-2002, 03:16 PM   #7
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Yep, Axxis pads are good, Deluxe+ are most like the stock pads,
What? You're serious? I was under the impression that they're at least somewhat better than stock? I just bought a set, haven't put on yet
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Old 08-09-2002, 04:16 PM   #8
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I was a bit misleading, they are better, but out of the options they are the most like the stock pads.

They all are an improvement in performance, it's just that the Ultimates and Metal Masters both have a bit of a downside in terms of dust and noise. Not bad at all, but it would still deter some.
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Old 08-09-2002, 04:21 PM   #9
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I...it's just that the Ultimates and Metal Masters both have a bit of a downside in terms of dust and noise. Not bad at all, but it would still deter some.
Yeah, I'm running the Ultimates. No noise, but it dusts like a mofo. Great performance for the street, though...
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Old 08-09-2002, 04:49 PM   #10
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My ultimates squeak a bit, but only when going really slow, but I have the 4 pots and the stock brakes squeaked under the same conditions, just not quite as much.

The Metal Masters dusted more than the stock pads, and the Ultimates definitely dust more than the Metal Masters, but it's better dust in my mind in that it's not so RED. The Metal Masters turned my rims RED. It was weird. The Ultimates dust more gray than red, which is good.

That reminds me, I need to stop by the DIY car wash and spray off my wheels. Life without a driveway and a hose sucks.
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Old 08-09-2002, 05:22 PM   #11
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I've got Axxis Metal Masters on my legacy. I'd recommend them as well. I haven't experienced an abundance of dust, nothing more than normal at least. IIRC they cost about $60 for the front set. I ordered them from SupeRupair in Boulder, CO only because they had decent prices and I had taken my car there while I was in Boulder for school. You should be able to find them fairly easily.

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