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Old 12-17-2015, 03:18 PM   #201
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around how much should a new set of high quality brakes cost
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around how much should a new set of high quality brakes cost
Depends on the car and depends on the brand.

Centric Premium is a pretty good OEM type rotor.
DBA is higher quality and typically more expensive, DBA only comes with slots or drills/slots.

KNS 4K rotors are made by DBA. For the $10-15 difference between the Centric Premium and the 4K rotors, the 4K rotors are higher quality, more durable and has more features than the Centric rotors.

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Old 12-28-2015, 01:29 PM   #203
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around how much should a new set of high quality brakes cost
It all depends on the model vehicle you have. Any brake kit you're after, make sure that you do some research on that company or post a link on the forums. Members can them chime in with their experience using said product etc etc
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Old 01-19-2016, 03:50 PM   #204
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hi looking to upgrade my brakes (new pads and rotors) on my daily driver ( 1/2 highway 1/2 stop and go commute). I am having difficulty finding a matching set (same manufacture) for front and rear for my 2013 impreza sport 5dr. There are apparently a ton of front only options, but was going to do the rears as well just for continuity sake. Been trying to scour the forums for answers and see that the fronts are 276x24, and rears are 274 x 10? Any suggestions on a kit or rotor/pad combo.
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Old 02-10-2016, 11:44 AM   #205
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I also have a NA Impreza and it's definitely time for new pads and probably rotors too. The issue I'm having is what brand to get. I've read around and Tire Rack recommended the Hawk HPS for pads with a Stop Tech rotor. Trouble is that the nearest shop that will install them for me is 45 miles away and these brakes are pretty pricy. I've tried looking at local shops, but most of them don't tell you what brands they use on their websites. Most of the shops in my town also have poor reviews for brake services. Does anyone with a NA Impreza have any experiences (good or bad) with a specific brand?
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Old 02-10-2016, 11:49 AM   #206
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I also have a NA Impreza and it's definitely time for new pads and probably rotors too. The issue I'm having is what brand to get. I've read around and Tire Rack recommended the Hawk HPS for pads with a Stop Tech rotor. Trouble is that the nearest shop that will install them for me is 45 miles away and these brakes are pretty pricy. I've tried looking at local shops, but most of them don't tell you what brands they use on their websites. Most of the shops in my town also have poor reviews for brake services. Does anyone with a NA Impreza have any experiences (good or bad) with a specific brand?
Save some money and get the Hawk HPS pads with the Centric Premium rotors. Much more affordable and still readily available. Then with that extra savings from the rotors you can go to the shop with reputable service.

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Old 04-20-2016, 04:38 PM   #207
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Ok so I've searched threads and forums haven't been able to find anyone with this problem. So if anyone has any insight it would be greatly appreciated. A few days ago I noticed my brake lights weren't coming on when I would hit my brakes. The brakes still felt normal, stopped like they usually do but no brake lights. Got it home and fiddled with it. I can get them to come on if I'm at a stop and pump my brakes but not consistently. But in normal driving of using my brakes they won't turn on no matter how hard or soft I push the pedal or how many times I push the pedal. I have a basic 2009 Impreza with manual transmission any suggestions would really be appreciated.
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Old 04-20-2016, 05:11 PM   #208
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Ok so I've searched threads and forums haven't been able to find anyone with this problem. So if anyone has any insight it would be greatly appreciated. A few days ago I noticed my brake lights weren't coming on when I would hit my brakes. The brakes still felt normal, stopped like they usually do but no brake lights. Got it home and fiddled with it. I can get them to come on if I'm at a stop and pump my brakes but not consistently. But in normal driving of using my brakes they won't turn on no matter how hard or soft I push the pedal or how many times I push the pedal. I have a basic 2009 Impreza with manual transmission any suggestions would really be appreciated.
Very likely you have an *electrical* problem, not a mechanical one (also: wrong thread/area). Safest bet is, if you are not comfy with troubleshooting elect stuff, is to have it towed to a reputable shop. You're a hazard to yourself and others w/o working lights, despite being able to stop the car.

Define "fiddled with it" for us? First guess would be the brake switch at the pedal arm...
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Old 05-16-2016, 03:45 PM   #209
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Hey everyone, i got my 2016 STI in November of 2015 and have only put 6,000+ miles on the car as of present. Im concerned due to the groove i have in my front driver side brake rotor and was wondering if anyone has had this happen. Dealer wants me to buy a brand new rotor for $430. im considering on going to drill and slotted rotors so i will help eliminate the issue of the brake pad having a uneven/rough surface that may have cause it or a possible rock stuck which is likely due to the stock Dunlop Sportmaxx tires tossing anything on the road.

Will post a picture of it when i get home, thank you in advance for any suggestions/inputs
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Old 05-16-2016, 03:57 PM   #210
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Two questions:

Is the car still stopping well? If so, then I suggest leaving everything alone and don't replace perfectly good parts for nothing. Why does the groove bother you so much?

The dealership is charging how much for one rotor? Holy crap. When the time is right to replace brake rotors and pads, learn to do it yourself. It's not very hard, and you will save hundreds of dollars.
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Old 05-16-2016, 04:05 PM   #211
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Default 6,000+ miles on 2016 STI, Already groove on one rotor

I can notice a slight pull to the left in the car. im hoping it is just the roads that we have up here in New Mexico. i just do not want to be going through the twisties and come across a deer or Elk and slam on the brakes and have it pull towards the shoulder where a cliff is often located. As far as car work i am well versed, i just had broken my back about 10 months ago so not as antsy as i was to go wrenching like i use to.
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Old 05-16-2016, 04:09 PM   #212
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I'd be curious to see you have the tires rotated, and then tell us if that changes the pulling behavior.
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Old 05-16-2016, 04:12 PM   #213
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Alright will do that, appreciate the quick response.
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Old 05-26-2016, 05:00 PM   #214
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Just looking for any recommendations. Specifically which are reliable brands. Nothing too extreme. Something more so on the Low Dust / Noise side while still maintaining a little more than OEM performance. 2011 WRX.

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Old 06-04-2016, 11:15 AM   #215
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maybe someone can help me here instead of me starting a new thread. i have a BK Legacy (GT Wagon to be specific) and i was wondering if it was possible to put calipers and rotors from a GR WRX on

EDIT: i was looking to use the factory WRX calipers/rotors, no third party equipment

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Old 06-06-2016, 03:00 PM   #216
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maybe someone can help me here instead of me starting a new thread. i have a BK Legacy (GT Wagon to be specific) and i was wondering if it was possible to put calipers and rotors from a GR WRX on

EDIT: i was looking to use the factory WRX calipers/rotors, no third party equipment
I am fairly certain you can do that.
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Old 06-07-2016, 01:16 AM   #217
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I am fairly certain you can do that.
is it a fairly straightforward install? i mean will it (theoretically) bolt right up?
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Old 06-07-2016, 11:26 AM   #218
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is it a fairly straightforward install? i mean will it (theoretically) bolt right up?
Key word there is "theoretically". I'm not super familiar with the brake bracket and knuckle from the Legacy, but that rotor is used on cars still today.

You should be good to go.
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Old 06-07-2016, 12:36 PM   #219
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Key word there is "theoretically". I'm not super familiar with the brake bracket and knuckle from the Legacy, but that rotor is used on cars still today.

You should be good to go.
awesome. they're cheap enough that if they don't work, it's no big loss
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Old 06-12-2016, 08:38 PM   #220
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Great info on here. I have a question a bit off topic, but I figure all these Subaru brake gurus on here I might ask as I can't find the answer.
Will 15" gravel wheels fit over 05 Legacy GT rear brakes?
The reason I ask is I just picked up some FHI four pots for the front and was thinking it would be a good idea to upgrade the rear as well. I know the LGT rear uses the same rotor as the 2pot wrx rear but I can get LGT rear setup for significantly less. I'm just not sure if the LGT caliper will leave room for 15s
Can anyone confirm or deny the fitment. Also any other comments or thoughts on brake bias with FHI 4pot upfront and LGT slider caliper in rear?
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Old 06-13-2016, 12:54 PM   #221
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Great info on here. I have a question a bit off topic, but I figure all these Subaru brake gurus on here I might ask as I can't find the answer.
Will 15" gravel wheels fit over 05 Legacy GT rear brakes?
The reason I ask is I just picked up some FHI four pots for the front and was thinking it would be a good idea to upgrade the rear as well. I know the LGT rear uses the same rotor as the 2pot wrx rear but I can get LGT rear setup for significantly less. I'm just not sure if the LGT caliper will leave room for 15s
Can anyone confirm or deny the fitment. Also any other comments or thoughts on brake bias with FHI 4pot upfront and LGT slider caliper in rear?
I dont' see why the gravel rotors won't work on the rear 05 LGT calipers. The FHI calipers are larger in size so you should be fine with it.
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Old 06-28-2016, 10:52 AM   #222
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I need help with my 2008 Subaru impreza. It is the non-turbo sohc 2.5L. My brakes keep locking up from the start. I can give it some gas to get it moving but it continues to brake after I let go of the gas. I am not sure what's wrong with it as there are no check engine or abs lights on. Any help would be appreciated!


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Thinking about new brake pads and rotors? Or a big brake kit that'll show through your new wheels?

First decide what feature(s) are most important to you:

-- cleaner wheels

-- less brake fade

-- less noise

-- increased stopping power

And then, at tirerack.com, select your vehicle and pick one or more of the performance categories we've developed to make it easy for you to buy the right products:

-- Premium

-- Performance Street

-- Autocross/Light Track

Let me know if you need product or performance recommendations and I'd be happy to help you out.

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I need help with my 2008 Subaru impreza. It is the non-turbo sohc 2.5L. My brakes keep locking up from the start. I can give it some gas to get it moving but it continues to brake after I let go of the gas. I am not sure what's wrong with it as there are no check engine or abs lights on. Any help would be appreciated!
Check your calipers and make sure you don't have a seized piston or anything. A seized piston will continue to apply pressure even when not on the brakes. You can get a laser temperature sensor, drive the car around and then go check the temperatures of all 4 corners. Hopefully 1 of those temperatures will be higher than the left/right side. That would be your problem child.

Or you can just take off the calipers from the car and try to push the pistons back into the caliper.

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Old 06-29-2016, 04:24 PM   #224
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I need help with my 2008 Subaru impreza. It is the non-turbo sohc 2.5L. My brakes keep locking up from the start. I can give it some gas to get it moving but it continues to brake after I let go of the gas. I am not sure what's wrong with it as there are no check engine or abs lights on. Any help would be appreciated!
....after a hill-start by any chance?
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I need help with my 2008 Subaru impreza. It is the non-turbo sohc 2.5L. My brakes keep locking up from the start. I can give it some gas to get it moving but it continues to brake after I let go of the gas. I am not sure what's wrong with it as there are no check engine or abs lights on. Any help would be appreciated!
sounds like it's the hill-start assist. it's known for holding the brakes a wee bit too long
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