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Old 02-11-2003, 11:10 PM   #1
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Question StopTech rotors and breaks on WRX in CAR AND DRIVER

Hey Guys,
Was checking out an article in Car and Driver a couple days ago, and saw a article on the WRX and brakes. It seems that in their test the StopTech ones preformed the best overall and were the cheapest of the break kits. They were up against others such as Brembo. Any of you know anything about these brakes>>>??
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Old 02-11-2003, 11:44 PM   #2
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Very high quality. They actually make their calipers in house. They don't buy another company's caliper and put their name on it. great customer service. I've seen them quite a bit at the race track and on quite a few WRX's. Cobb tuning actually uses StopTech Brake kits and put their name on it.
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Old 02-12-2003, 12:18 AM   #3
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StopTechs are outstanding from what Ive heard. I'll write a review on them as soon as they go on. I cant wait.
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Old 02-12-2003, 12:33 AM   #4
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What? Have you been living under a rock?

There is SO much info on Stoptechs here in this Forum, I suggest you use the Search feature. In my opinion, for the money they are the best brake kit out for the WRX.
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Old 02-12-2003, 12:39 AM   #5
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2 piece true floating rotor, 4 pot caliper. Very nice set up. I like them. The only problem I didn't like is the maintenance issue example cost replace rotor if you get a hot spot or crack. No dust cover in caliper.

Performance numbers are good, but other companies come out being almost the same.
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Old 02-12-2003, 02:28 AM   #6
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If you weren't normally racing would you say it would be worth your while to do a brake upgrade??
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Old 02-12-2003, 03:24 AM   #7
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JDMImpreza-the StopTech calipers do comes with dust cover boot in caliper.

WRXImprezya-if you are happy with stock brakes, then don't do it. Maybe you should test drive a Subaru with bigger brakes and see if you like it.
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Old 02-12-2003, 11:01 AM   #8
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yeah, no need to upgrade if you don't track, unless you just want the look. The stock system will stop your car just fine in almost any situation... the only advantage to bigger brakes is heat capacity which shouldn't be reached for the stock setup on the street... if it is, you need to keep your foot off the brake while you're accellerating and cruising...
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after quite a bit of research this is the kit i would by .. but it won't clear my wheels .. (rota formals)
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