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refoman2

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266 posts

77 months

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dont know whether its just me but my bug STi brakes dont seem to be as good as i was expecting them to be so can anyone recommend a decent upgrade ref pads/discs?

been in for a service and cambelt recently so i know theres nothing wrong with the brakes as i asked them to check them out

mind you i thought the brakes were crap on my wrx i had before this so maybe its me!

paulmoonraker

2,690 posts

49 months

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My old 2005 STi was running around 350bhp and I found the standard brakes fine for road. I upgraded the pads to EBC yellows before I started tracking and found them good, but they did fade a bit if you really put some effort in wink

Roso

168 posts

48 months

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Whats wrong with them? Is it a certain feel you are after, like initial bite? Or a lack of pure braking force?
I uprated to AP 6pots after a high speed braking incident, (that no-brake-feel!) and have never looked back. Although now I have all the force in the world, bite is more related to the pads. Racing pads are much more abrasive, so they ware down more quickly.. I still prefer them for the road.

your Sti callipers should be ok - have you tried performance friction pads before?

WeirdNeville

5,887 posts

101 months

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Tuesday 25th September 2012 quote quote all
Get the calipers rebuilt and serviced. If they've not been stripped down I'll guarantee that you have sticking pistons in there somewhere.

Go to 6 pots if you plan on lots of track time, but decent pads and fully working Brembo 4 pots should be plenty of stopping power on the road.

myles1972

3,100 posts

57 months

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Wednesday 26th September 2012 quote quote all
Get the fluid changed.
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ScoobieWRX

4,863 posts

112 months

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Wednesday 26th September 2012 quote quote all
Upgrade your flexible brake lines to Goodridge or HEL stainless steel items, fluid chnage to DOT5.1 or Motul RBF 660, leave your rotors and calipers alone unless the rotors needs to be changed, and Carbonne Lorraine RC6 Endurance pads. Job Done!!

paulmoonraker

2,690 posts

49 months

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Wednesday 26th September 2012 quote quote all
^ agree... The Brembo's are fine...

refoman2

Original Poster:

266 posts

77 months

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Thursday 27th September 2012 quote quote all
they just dont seem to have much of a feel about them if you get what i mean. it stops ok but having had experience of 4 pots before on track which were awesome,these arent. mind you my previous WRX had the same feel about them as well,maybe its my driving/braking style!

yes ive got experience of the likes of DS3000's on my race cars ive had before but those pads will be no good for the road as cant get enough heat in them between each use,and i wont be using the Scoob on track.

think ill try braided lines,fluid change and some decent pads and see what happens.
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