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Old 12 Sep 2006, 01:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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BRAKE Upgrade - but which one to go for

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As per title. Now my Warranty has expired I am looking to increase power but thought BRAKES First...

So come on people what are your recommendations
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Old 12 Sep 2006, 01:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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ap6 pots front, switch front calipers to rear to sort out balance

failing that go tarox from 10 pots and tarox 6 pots rear lol
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you have the brembo callipers.

on mine I have Ferodo DS2500 pads, braided lines & motul RBF fluid.

next up will be either some http://www.godspeedbrakes.co.uk/ or http://www.performancefriction.com/ discs.
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you have the brembo callipers.
No just standard subaru 4pots
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bugger.

right ap 6pots front & 4 pots rear or godspeed do some good kits.
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Old 12 Sep 2006, 04:57 PM   #6 (permalink)
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ap6 pots front, switch front calipers to rear to sort out balance

failing that go tarox from 10 pots and tarox 6 pots rear lol
Apparently the Tarox kits arent all they are cracked up to be and according to some, the disc's actually crack so, they aint much use...

Peter, I've had Subaru's standard 4 pots on there and now I have the Brembo's with uprated disc's and pads and I notice a hell of a difference in EACH step.

The brembo's as well as the basic 355mm AP conversion (Alyn sells them) say they are basically more or less the same, but the AP being slightly better but if you are like me who drive around sanly and not go like a nutter, the brakes would be fine.

BUT...

If your wanting to go around a track day or something, then the racing AP 4 or 6 pot front setup's are the way to go forward. They dont suffer with brake fade or have anything bad about them, but they do come at a big price. We are talking 1700 alone for the 4 pot racing models. These are prices through AS Performance to who I would holey recommend you giving them a call and talking to Alyn about what your needs and requirements are as he know's!!

The Brembo's are fine for me and my style of driving (one hard stop, rather than B road style driving...) but anything else, I'd go AP But definitely talk to Alyn as even different pad's and disc's will make a big difference...
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Have been in touch with Alyn, just waiting on some recommendations and prices
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What did Alyn suggest?
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What did Alyn suggest?

Waiting for him to get back to me.... Will probably go for AP 6 pots
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The AP 6 pots are as good as my 330mm Brembo's but the racing models are in a different league All depends on your driving habits I guess...

How do you drive it?
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HARD

I do use my brakes as well. I often find them wanting
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How much power are you aiming for Peter?

I've never had mine fad on me, but I'm sure a few people on here would. I would love a set of AP's but I'm also told that the StopTech models that Zen Performance do are apparently better than the AP's...

I guess its all personal preference and depends mostly on how much you wanna spend I guess...
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Looking at 330... well hopefully I think that is as high as you can go on a standard 5 speed box
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Should be fairly simple to do mate, my VF24 turbo is good for 340 and I'm sure the engine could handle it no problems... What is the standard/current output of the car?

The standard 5 speed in the Type R can handle about the 350 mark (bob or someone could confirm or adjust what I'm saying here!!) but anything more if mistreated, would result in teeth being ripped off... I do know the 6 speed box is able to handle more, but how much I dont honestly know...
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ap six pots with godspeeds own discs cheap and bloody good,15 race pace laps at combe and they handle that perfect.

think i paid 1400 quid
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