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Old 10-02-2016, 09:22 PM   #1
SubeN'Siren
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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, 01:49 AM   #2
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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.
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Old 10-03-2016, 04:22 PM   #3
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Stock BRZ brakes worlds better than WRX brakes.
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Old 10-06-2016, 10:53 AM   #4
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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, 03:32 PM   #5
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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, 03:01 PM   #6
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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, 06:47 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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Old 04-21-2017, 07:43 PM   #8
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Hello everyone
I own a 2015 seires blue sti BRZ.
The new 2017 BRZ comes with brembo front and rear.
Will they fit the 2015 BRZ. The only difference I see
Between the two models are wheel size. 2015 17x7
The 2017 is 17x7.5. Hugs are the same for both as well.
Will this swap work and has anyone done this swap yet.
Any help would be appreciated thanks.........
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Old 04-21-2017, 07:47 PM   #9
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Default Brake swap

Hello everyone
I own a 2015 seires blue sti BRZ.
The new 2017 BRZ comes with brembo front and rear.
Will they fit the 2015 BRZ. The only difference I see
Between the two models are wheel size. 2015 17x7
The 2017 is 17x7.5. Hubs are the same for both as well.
Will this swap work and has anyone done this swap yet.
Any help would be appreciated thanks.........
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