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Old 22 Feb 2010, 03:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all!

I've been looking at the options for brake upgrades for a while now on my 04 wrx. Not so long ago an ad caught my eye for K Sports, I think it was 600 squid for a set of 6 pot calipers and discs. Now to me that sounds pretty cheap, well compared with AP's anyway! So does anyone hear of any good or bad things about these??

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Old 22 Feb 2010, 08:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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if you can get the larger 356mm discs as well they are probably v.good. I have not tried them but spoke to a P1 owner who had them at a track day last summer that said the car nose dived when braking due to the force of them, but you get used to it??. Price sounds good although you'll still need pads as well which will be up to another £200
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Old 22 Feb 2010, 08:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah if I get them I'll be sure to go for the larger discs, they do sound like a good buy!
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Old 22 Feb 2010, 08:32 PM   #4 (permalink)
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have you not got gold brembos already, as they are good calipers??
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Old 22 Feb 2010, 09:06 PM   #5 (permalink)
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No fella, its only a wrx so standard subaru calipers. I looked in to getting a brembo setup on it but the cost changed my mind!?!
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Old 22 Feb 2010, 09:20 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Ask Tidgy what setup he got for his car, as he's had bigger calipers.
\it's probably a case of not how 'big' or how many pistons the caliper has but just the quality. K-Sport do seem popular though. another option is a Godspeed setup - Subaru Impreza 335mm Brake Upgrade Kit - Using Mintex 1144 or Ferodo DS2500 Pads which includes the pads. Although if i was me. i'd be looking for the bigger calipers instead espeically if you have room for the 356mm discs. I'm presuming that you need 18" wheels for that size disc?
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Old 22 Feb 2010, 09:31 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Yeah I've seen the Godspeed setup, there's also the kit by D2 although I'm not aware of any scooby owner running them? Yeah I think you could be right on 18'' wheels. I'll do a bit more digging around on the K's.
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Old 22 Feb 2010, 09:43 PM   #8 (permalink)
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K-sports are good iirc 18's will be needed to clear the calipers,go for the black ones as the orange ones tend to fade after a while...


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Old 22 Feb 2010, 09:47 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Evening Ed! Hmmm 18's......kinda want to say at 17's really so will have to go a little smaller on the disc I think.
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Old 22 Feb 2010, 09:49 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Great link! Cheers buddy
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Old 22 Feb 2010, 09:52 PM   #11 (permalink)
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evening jim...


the choice is yours as to wheel size as is the calipers them selves,i know JD runs the 10 pots his,huge great buggers also a mate has the 8pots on his wagon,plenty of clearance with his 18's...
6's or 8's do fit under the 17's one of the locals had them on his WRX a few years back...

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Old 23 Feb 2010, 12:31 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I think I'd be pretty happy with 8's to be honest, as far as a wheel change goes I'm actually looking a the Inovit Tarmac's in gun mental
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Re: K Sports

yep got clnic 6 pots on mine, not sure if they still have any sets in or not



it wouldn;t surprise me if you could get the 8 pots under 17's, its not normaly the diameter fot he caliper thats the problem, its the offset width. the new 18' wheels i have on my car are actualy a much closer fit than my old 17's.




the only issue i've heard about with k sport is the piston seals going.

brakes wise your pretty limited, most of the cheaper ones suffer from the same issues. AP 6 pots are prob the best medium price brake setup. then if you relay wanna go mad i can source you some even better ones, but there about 9k for the full set up (liquid cooled wrc brakes lol)
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Only 6 pots..............peasant lol
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Only 6 pots..............peasant lol

i bet mine will stop my car quicker than yours,,,,,, lol

you do realise after 6 pots aditional pistons make little to no difference becuase of the piston area you loose due to extra room to get the pistons into the caliper
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