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Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
hey guys, just trying to figure out what upgrades you have done to your brakes.
im thinking about upgrading my brakes, but I just want to see what are the most popular components upgraded and brands used in our RS/L community.

if you can make a list like this---

Pads:
Rotors:
Fluid:
Stainless Steel Lines (which brand)
Calipers:
etc...


it would be a HUGE help to me.
thanks a lot guys. --Arthur
 

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Pads: Hawk HPS (street) / Performance Friction PF97 (track, front only)
Rotors: DBA 5000 fronts (slotted only)
Fluid: Motul RBF600
Stainless Steel Lines (yes? no?): yes
Calipers: STI Brembos (front and rear)
 

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Pads: Ultimate axxis right now used to have (ferodo pads) rears are raysbestos lol.
Rotors: 332 Cobb 2 peice sloted rotors tahts the front, the rear is 06 rears
Fluid: Prestone
Stainless Steel Lines: Yes i do
Calipers: Cobb big brake kit front calipers and subaru wrx 06 2 pot rear calipers.


 

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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
sorry, forgot to mention, but what kind of stainless steel lines are you using? (brand)

you guys are awesome!! --Arthur
 

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Pads: EBC Yellow stuff, front and back
Rotors: Racingbrake slotted rotors, 2 piece fronts
Fluid: Motul
Stainless Steel Lines: Y, Goodridge
Calipers: Racingbrake 4-pots, 06 WRX 2 pots
 

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Pads:JDM subaru
Rotors:subaru
Fluid:valvoline full synthetic
Stainless Steel Lines: no
Calipers:JDM black subaru 4-2 setup.
Disabled ABS
Sumitomo HTR+ tires
 

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Soon to be finished... does that count??? haha

Pads: Hawk HPS (f/r)
Rotors: DBA 4000 Series slotted (f/r)
Fluid: OEM
Stainless Steel Lines: Not yet... Hard to decide which kind.
Calipers: FHI black 4 pot/ H6
 

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Discussion Starter · #8 ·
im thinking about getting hawk hps pads front and rear (no changes to rotors or calipers) and i already have goodridge ss brake lines.

not sure on which fluid i should use, but thats my "to-be" setup for now.

---Arthur
 

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Pads: COBB pads
Rotors: ROTORA rotors
Fluid: ATE super blue
Stainless Steel Lines: Yes, COBB lines
Calipers: WRX calipers

No ABS on my 95 so I cant go much bigger, i already lock these at the track..
 

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Pads: Endless SS-M (4 corners)
Rotors: DBA 5000 fronts / DBA 4000 rear
Fluid: AP racing
Brake line: Goodridge Stainless
Calipers: STI Brembos (front and rear)
 

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Pads:Hawk HPS
Rotors: DBA 4000 (f+R)
Fluid:Motul RBF600
Goodridge Stainless Steel Lines
Calipers: Subaru 4/2 pot setup with Kartboy brackets.
 

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Pads: Hawk HPS
Rotors: Powerslot? (got them used, they are slotted though)
Fluid: ATE Super Blue
Stainless Steel Lines: No
Calipers: Subaru 4/2 Pot w/ poleboy90's adapter brackets (;))
Poleboy's Master Cylinder Brace (;)), ABS SVX MC (1-1/16"), Single stage brake booster
 

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Pads: Mintex Xtreme (f) OEM STi (r)
Rotors: AP Racing 355mm slotted 2pc rotors
Fluid: AP Racing Formula DOT 5.1
Stainless Steel Lines: yes
Calipers: AP Racing 6pot front, OEM STi 2pot rear
Brake Bias: AP Racing proportioning valve - CP3550-14
 

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Discussion Starter · #15 ·
i'm trying to look for the best 'bang for the buck' for my brake setup.
my car doesnt see any track use, its just a regular daily driver, so im thinking about going with Hawk HPS pads, but I don't know if I need to upgrade my rotors too (don't really want to spend more money if I don't have to).


thanks for the help guys, keep it up!! --Arthur
 

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You don't have to. Good pads, good fluid and ss lines (if you want) are all you will need. H6 rears would be the way to go if you want to kick it up a notch though for a low price; same goes for WRX fronts. OEM surprise!
 

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Pads: Fronts stock STI/ Rear Hawk HPS
Rotors: Fronts Powerslot / Rear Legacy Rotors
Fluid: Dot 4 Valvoline
Stainless Steel Lines: Technafit
Calipers: Brembo Fronts and Stock Rears with "h6" Upgrade

all tucked behind OZ Ultraleggera 17x8
 

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Pads:Stoptech street compound
Rotors:front WRX/rear stock
Fluid:Motul 600
Stainless Steel Lines (which brand): Goodridge
Calipers:Stock

This has been a good set up for street and auto-x for me. However I'd like to move over to track so a RacingBrake 4 pot upgrade and H6 conversion are in the works for the front and rear respectively.
 

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Discussion Starter · #19 ·
yes, i forgot to mention that i have SS lines (Goodridge).


i think that im going to stick with the Hawk HPS pads and stock rotors, but i feel like i should really upgrade the rotors and brake fluid to have the best experience.

--Arthur
 

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You don't upgrade brake fluid unless you're racing. Brake fluid is brake fluid. It's just providing pressure for the brakes. The general performance is the same for all. Only benefit of higher end types is higher boiling points. It's possible to MAYBE boil your stock brake setup(i.e. stock 2.5RS style calipers) with upgraded pads/rotors at an auto-X. If you can boil it on street driving...i don't want to know what kind of driving you're doing.

That said, even upgraded fluid isn't that much money...but I usually run the $5 Valvoline all year and just replace it before auto-x season(when i actually can auto-x) as a precaution with some superblue or Motul(whatever TiC has in stock for me) just in case. But if you don't do track days or auto-x, save yourself $8 and just grab some Valvoline from a local joint. There will be NO difference.
 
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