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Old 06-26-2001, 11:52 AM   #1
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Default Brake Break In

Okay asked this over in the Newbie section but got the answer to ask overhere. I have 1400 miles on my WRX and have what appears to be groves on my rotors. What is this? What should I do?

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Old 06-26-2001, 12:01 PM   #2
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All of our cars develop minor grooves in the rotors. This is caused by the metal embedded into the brake pad. This is normal.

If you are getting deep grooves then you may have a problem with your brake pads. The grooves should not be more than a mm or 2 deep.
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Old 06-26-2001, 05:41 PM   #3
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I'm not sure if it's OK to break in stock brakes like you would performance brakes, but here's what I plan to do when I get my new WRX:


This site is an alternative to expensive performance brakes for Audis, utilizing Porsche monoblock calipers and various rotors. BIRA only provides the customer with the brackets.

Too bad there is nothing for Subarus like this

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