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Old 09 Feb 2005, 11:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Brake problem when wet.

I have a problem with a 2003 Impreza STi neither Subaru or Prodrive has ever experienced: brake discs glazing up when driving on wet roads by cold weather.

If you drive down a really wet and cold motorway at night at a stabilised speed (let's say 70 or 80mph or our camera infested roads), you hardly need to brake. If ever you don't touch the brakes for 3 or 4 minutes (i.e. 4 or 5 miles) and then want to brake the first time, there is NO GRIP AT ALL anymore on the discs. You can stand on the brakes and it's as if somebody has taken away the brake assist, fitted 4 drums around and hitched a twin-axle unbraked caravan to your car !

I'd like to know if anybody ever had the problem and has found a cure.

Note: tried Prodrive for cross-drilled discs, but these do not exist there for the STi, if you need to stay on 17" at least. (which I need to as in winter in need studded tyres in Finland...).
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