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Old 21 Feb 2005, 10:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Brake upgrade

Hiya

Although I've recently had new front discs and pads (for free), I don't find them very good.

So I'm looking to upgrade my front brakes and maybe the back too.

Which setup do you all recommend? Is it worth doing the brake hoses too? What about the back brakes, are they worth doing?

Any help appreciated.

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Old 21 Feb 2005, 05:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i up graded mine to 4 pots with the godspeed 335mm discs, total awesome bit of kit for the price, think it was about 650 and also got the groved rear discs
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Old 21 Feb 2005, 08:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hi lou, if you have the 4 pot calipers they should be pretty good, but if you fit a braided hose kit they will be miles better :wink:

Its about 60 for the hose kit then you need the fluid, Dot 5.1 is the stuff to go for.

Do you have 4 pot calipers ? if your not sure look on the side (front) where it says subaru and if you have two rounded shapes thats them :wink:


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Not sure if I got 4 pot. Would go and check but its dark out there, blowing a blizzard and I a wimp :roll:

I got whatever the year 2000 turbo classics came with.

Would the upgrade kit only be worth it if I changed the discs and pads too?
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Old 21 Feb 2005, 10:49 PM   #5 (permalink)
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You have 4 pots on a MY2000 Classic Lou

Standard fitment

Just get yourself a set of decent Discs and Pads - braided brake hoses and Dot 5.1 fluid and you should see a dramatic change in the way your car brakes

The Brake Booster bracket is also a good Modification as it stops the brake firewall from flexing.

I can only gon on what the track nuts tell me but EBC discs seem to be recommended and Scoobynut has recommended a good set of pads in one of his previous posts.

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hi lou, would think you have 4 pots

Deffo do the braided hoses :wink:



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Old 21 Feb 2005, 10:51 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Don't go for STi brakes. Got an STi and as you'll have seen on the treats I posted, they're f****** dangerous on wet roads (discs glaze up).

Make sure you got crossdrilled discs.
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Don't go for STi brakes. Got an STi and as you'll have seen on the treats I posted, they're f****** dangerous on wet roads (discs glaze up).

Make sure you got crossdrilled discs.
Have heard that crossdrilled discs crack?
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Make sure you got crossdrilled discs.
Have heard that crossdrilled discs crack?


Yep, cross drilled disc are prone to warping and cracking. Best stick with a grooved set up imo.

My first brake mod had an EBC turbo spotted and grooved disc and ran these with EBC greenstuff pad. A vast improovement on the original plain disc and pad. Today the redstuff pad seems to be getting good reviews.

Changing my brake outfit again as we speak to a 6pot system, 330mm grooved disc, braided hose, Ferodo pads(DS2500) and 5.1dot fluid. Awesome brakeing
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Make sure you got crossdrilled discs.
Have heard that crossdrilled discs crack?


Yep, cross drilled disc are prone to warping and cracking. Best stick with a grooved set up imo.

My first brake mod had an EBC turbo spotted and grooved disc and ran these with EBC greenstuff pad. A vast improovement on the original plain disc and pad. Today the redstuff pad seems to be getting good reviews.

Changing my brake outfit again as we speak to a 6pot system, 330mm grooved disc, braided hose, Ferodo pads(DS2500) and 5.1dot fluid. Awesome brakeing
doh! forgot about the EBC turbo discs.

Had them on my last car and was very impressed with them.

I think I'm gonna go with the EBC Turbo grooved discs, braided hoses with redstuff pads. Should be sufficient for the driving I do as I don't do any track driving.
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