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Old 18 Nov 2005, 06:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Can anyone tell me the recommended brake pad thickness for front and rear pads for my Impreza MY 1999, 4wd 2 litre turbo?
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Old 18 Nov 2005, 06:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi m8, welcome to the site - Do you mean minimum thickness? i.e. worn?

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Old 18 Nov 2005, 06:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Oops, yes, sorry about that...minimum thickness of a worn pad. Got some new Mintex ones but not sure whether I need to change them yet, I know the back ones need sorting out...cheers
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I wouldnt let mine get down to below 2-3mm

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Old 20 Nov 2005, 03:22 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Any reason why? Do you know what Subaru recommend, I think they say 2mm? They start at 8mm.
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Old 21 Nov 2005, 07:17 PM   #6 (permalink)
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If the pads are excessivly worn there is a chance that the pistons can lock at an angle and seize up.
The resulting expence in having the brakes fixed ( new seal kits, labour possible disc replacementetc) are far outweighed by keeping an eye on them and replacing them sooner.

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Old 21 Nov 2005, 07:44 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks, I will keep an eye on them.

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