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Old 10-02-2016, 10:22 PM   #1
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02 Subaru WRX

Default BRZ brakes

Thinking about a '17 BRZ.
I see upgraded Brembos are now an option...are they worth it for a non track car?
How have the standard brakes been on BRZ's so far?
Asking, because the brakes on my 02 wrx have always kind of sucked.
Upgraded pads, stainless lines, and can't trigger abs on clean pavement.

I see the standard rotors on the BRZ are larger than what I have on the wrx, and the BRZ is lighter, so they should work better.
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Old 10-03-2016, 02:49 AM   #2
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2014 BRZ
Satin White Pearl


The regular BRZ brakes are good. I've upgraded the rotors to drilled front, slotted rear with street/track pads and braided lines. All the upgrades made a HUGE a difference in braking quality. Any Brembos I have had on bikes and my STI were awesome; but with as light as the BRZ is I don't know that they will make a huge difference over the upgrades that are available.
That said, I want a '17 !!! Ha ha ha. The upgrades to the suspension and the computer on the sport package I think will, all around, make enough of a difference to make it worth it.
My .02
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Old 10-03-2016, 05:22 PM   #3
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2011 White Corolla
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Stock BRZ brakes worlds better than WRX brakes.
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Old 10-06-2016, 11:53 AM   #4
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2013 BRZ/2017 STI


For the street, the BRZ brakes are waay better than a WRX. I added a master cylinder brace, upgraded pads (pMu HC+800s) with Centric blanks for the track (Palmer, Thompson, Watkins Glen, Lime Rock) and have had no issues. Only one of the tracks (Thompson) I go to is considered brake intensive so I've been fine with this setup.
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Old 10-06-2016, 04:32 PM   #5
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2013 BRZ Limited


If not tracking and you are the type of person tends to modify their car don't bother with the performance pack. Just a standard 17 BRZ will have the software update. The stock brakes are solid. If you are going to do coil overs the Sachs Dampers become pointless.
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Old 10-17-2016, 04:01 PM   #6
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2002 WRX


The stock brakes are fantastic, just change the fluid and pads. I am still tracking on my stock calipers, with pads and fluid upgraded (Ferodo DS2500 and Motul RBF600) and in 20 minute sessions in the AZ heat and no brake fade at all.
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Old 12-26-2016, 07:47 PM   #7
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Yeah, fot stock power, the only reasons for upgrading brake would be: looking and long-term saving on pads if the car sees a lot track days.
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