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Old 02 Mar 2007, 09:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Brake Upgrade on Impreza Turbo MY98

I need to fit new pads to my impreza its a Uk MY98 Turbo.
Now that this needs to be done i thought of upgrading the brakes as it only has the 2 pot on the front.
I don't want to go silly and spend a fortune but would like to upgrade to four pots wether it be subaru 4 pots or aftermarket 4 pots i dont mind but i do need to do it on a tight buget whatever i fit they are going to be better then whats on there at the moment.
I did think of staying with the 2 pots and fitting better disks and pads and brake lines.
The only mods on the car are a full decat turbo back Haywood and Scott exhaust but i might do more in the future to get more power so the brakes really need to be able to cope with this.
Any ideas or help as to what to buy would be great.
Im from Colchester Essex so any local members want to chat give me a shout.
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Old 03 Mar 2007, 12:29 AM   #2 (permalink)
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tbh the 2 pots are a bit week brake wise, y subaru fitted such poor brakes to such a powerfull car is anyone guess. to get better brakes you realy need to change them to the 4 pots, pads and disks will help but not alot.
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Old 03 Mar 2007, 10:31 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Someone must have some ideas about what to buy comeon help me out
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Old 03 Mar 2007, 10:39 AM   #4 (permalink)
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as tidge suggested, get some scooby 4 pots if budget is limited.
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Old 03 Mar 2007, 10:44 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I would go with some 4 pots from a later scooby. Give http://www.essexsubarubreakers.co.uk/ a try. They should be able to help you out.
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Old 03 Mar 2007, 10:47 AM   #6 (permalink)
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http://www.godspeedbrakes.co.uk/4_po...s/4potconv.htm
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Old 03 Mar 2007, 06:43 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I did the upgrade on my last car. Yes they are a lot better with heat dissapation for repeated heavy braking. But biting force aint much different otherwise. i think a very good quality pad and nice thick discs on two pots are about equal to four pots for normal road use. Proper baking upgrades cost a good bit more. It might be better saving up towards these than going to 4`s and then thinking of upgrading these at a later date. sliders can be a pain in the arse though if they aint looked after.
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check out the traders section we have some deals for the later 2pot brakes............
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Old 03 Mar 2007, 07:36 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Old 03 Mar 2007, 10:28 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Depends on how much you want to spend mate..

I've had the orignals 4 Pots that came with my Type R, I've had the newer big Brembo's and now I've got AP's

Money no object?? AP's all the way
If you've a budget, decent disc's and pads really can make a difference, but I'd personally recommend something like a Brembo upgrade or another 4 pot big brake conversion.. Really are worth their money in gold at times
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spose u sold ur 4 pots now
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Old 03 Mar 2007, 11:36 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Went ages ago, Brembo's too

Try Grade A for some or even give Alyn (Stockcar) a PM and see what he's got... Might be able to find you something I'm sure of it
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may have some front brembos available in the next couple of months
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Their a good upgrade, just didnt think to much of the standard disc's and pads I had with mine... The DVA disc's and DS2500 pads that I upgraded to where better but did cost....
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Old 04 Mar 2007, 03:40 PM   #15 (permalink)
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found these on flea bay but all have days left on them yet will all or any of these fit my MY98 uk classis
1 http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...m=150097669428
2 http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...m=150097669428
3 http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...m=320088701297
4 http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...m=200083941754


if you guys could give me your opinions pleas
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