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Old 05-21-2013, 03:58 PM   #1
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2006 WRX

Default Centric Rotors, Ceramic Pads, Goodridge Lines, ATE Blue - '06 WRX

@ 124K miles it was time for the second brake overhaul I've done on my car.

First time around all I did was replace the worn out stock pads with Stop Tech Street Performance pads as the rotors were still in good shape and flushed with cheap DOT 4 fluid.

This time around I installed the following parts:

Centric Premium rotors (the black anodized ones)
Centric "posi-quiet" ceramic pads
Goodridge stainless hose kit
Flushed the old fluid with ATE Blue.

I also replaced the passenger side front caliper as one piston had seized.

Overall I'm very happy with the results. Pedal feel is much improved, nice and firm now, braking is smooth and linear. The ceramic pads don't have the initial bite that the street performance pads did, but that's okay with me, I kind of like the feel of these better. They bite better once they get some heat in them.

This also cured a high speed shimmy/vibration I was feeling in the front end. Car is now smooth as glass at all speeds.

Was getting a lot of pad material transfer with the street performance pads, especially on the rear rotors for some reason. Also, the rotors would rust overnight if there was any moisture in the air at all. I'd look at the rotors in the morning after parking the car the night before and they'd be covered with rust and the brakes would make grinding noises for the first couple of pedal applications 'til the rust wore off. Don't know what was causing that, but it's not happening with this setup.

This was a really cost effective upgrade purchased from KNS Brakes, I'd highly recommend these parts.
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Old 06-18-2013, 08:13 PM   #2
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sounds I need some of that cure!

Can you attribute the vibration going away to any thing? I've already done the ATE fluid and centric rotors but its still there.

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