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Old 18 Oct 2004, 08:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, posting this on behalf of a mate,

I have MY00 subaru impreza turbo, my front discs and pads need replacing ASAP, ive been told to upgrade them from the OEM standard 1s, so ive done a bit of reseach and found that going for some think like ferados or pagid RS4-2-1 brake pads and Tarox G88 brake disc's is a good choice, also goodridge braided brake lines and some dot 5.1 is a good choice, so any help and advice would be much appreciated?


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Old 19 Oct 2004, 06:00 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi Spanky, cant help you an awful lot here as i have no real experience of the makes mentioned, apart from knowing they are good stuff.
Nobby is trying the ebc redstuff pads at the moment ( what do you say nobby?)

I can tell you that the Goodridge braided hoses and the Dot 5., is damned good place to start.
Did this on my car a short while ago and what a difference that made.

Saw in Banzai magazine yesterday (just found phone Number ) that Goodridge are celebrating 35 yrs in business and have knocked 20% off of their prices :shock: (why did I not wait a bit!!)

Kit was about 55 so you should save about a tenner
Tel 01392 369090

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Old 20 Oct 2004, 07:02 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Hello Spanky. I used the Red Stuff - thought they were good, although i do believe it depends on the usage. POXY says redstuff crumbles like chocolate on the track - but thats what happends with most pads on the track

I personally thought the Red Stuuf was good..... Or green stuff for everyday road usage....
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I have Red Stuff ceramic pads and EBC Turbo groove discs....... They are excellent

Big improvement over OEM and a good price. Try Camsport
http://www.camsport.co.uk/index.html mention this site for a great deal
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Old 20 Oct 2004, 08:19 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I have red stuff ceramics and black diamond grooved discs.
I had to get the discs cos the pads killed my standard ones.
I think Poxy might be on about the old red stuff pads, I think they were too difficult to get up to temperature, which is why they crumbled.
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Old 02 Nov 2004, 12:11 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Hi there,

Having tried out quite a few combinations of discs / pads on my old MY00 the only ones I'd recommend if you're prepared to pay for them are the Pagid setup. Depending on your type of usage the RS42's or RS14's will be best, I always found the RS421's to be a bit too soft for 'spirited' road driving, I wore them out too quickly (bear in mind I do/did 30k a year, pretty much all cross country and quite a few trackdays). RS42's lasted well, RS14's/15's lasted the best though. As for fluid, just use a quality DOT rated fluid, I used to change mine regularly but never had any trouble with DOT 4 (surprisingly). One thing to bear in mind if you uprate the front pads is this does have a effect on the rears, OEM's seem to survive, but other pads tend to get eaten, I think my record was less than 100 miles out of a set of rears ops: The braking ability from the front becomes so good that it upsets the bias.

Always buy my pads from Performance Braking in Monmouth, 01600 713117. Very knowledgable about all things brake related, however I think they've stopped selling the discs now. Unless you ask John if he'll make you up a set that have been cryogenically treated anyway (There's some history behind that, myself and a friend carried out some 'development' work for them, culminating in these discs)

FWIW, I've tried red stuff (threw them away although I believe the compound has now changed), Mintex & Ferodo (cheap, work well, dust like a bastard though) and of course the OEM's. I now run nothing but Pagids, as everything else I try just doesn't come up to there level. They're not the cheapest but for me they are the best.

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Old 03 Nov 2004, 02:22 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Hi Mike, Welcome to the site.

Thanks to every1 that replied, i'll pass on this thread to my mate and i'lll definately take a look back on it when the time comes for me to order any parts.

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Old 03 Nov 2004, 03:25 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Ebc discs with the ceramic pads are ferkin ace on the track :shock: but crap in normal use,never get up to temperature :cry:

Also they eat your wheels alive :shock:

redstuffs are like a chocolate fireguard
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Hi Spanky, cant help you an awful lot here as i have no real experience of the makes mentioned, apart from knowing they are good stuff.
Nobby is trying the ebc redstuff pads at the moment ( what do you say nobby?)

I can tell you that the Goodridge braided hoses and the Dot 5., is damned good place to start.
Did this on my car a short while ago and what a difference that made.

Saw in Banzai magazine yesterday (just found phone Number ) that Goodridge are celebrating 35 yrs in business and have knocked 20% off of their prices :shock: (why did I not wait a bit!!)

Kit was about 55 so you should save about a tenner
Tel 01392 369090

Buzz
The EBC New formula Red Stuff ceramics are now bedded in. They bite exactly the same as OEM when cold, but when warmed up they bite really well without fade. As for the crumble problems, the new formula should have sorted this problem out. The dust levels are a lot less than the OEM fitments.... Recomended.
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Thanks nobby, wonder if they fit the brembo's? cos them pads are dear :shock:

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Thanks nobby, wonder if they fit the brembo's? cos them pads are dear :shock:

Buzz
www.ebcbrakes4u.co.uk/speedorder.asp first stop :wink:

Or Powerstop site www.powerstop.co.uk

They should be able to help..
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