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Old 22 Jun 2005, 07:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Front brakes

I have an STi V5 import which is suffering from terrible brake fade. Is it possible that the front discs and pads off a P1 will fit straight on mine. If not, can anybody suggest a good brand of discs and pads?




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Old 22 Jun 2005, 07:32 AM   #2 (permalink)
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there are various reasons/factors that account for "fade"................post some of the symptoms you have and i'll try and point you in the right du=irection as not all is down to the materials used.............

the std P1 has an identical brake set-up to your car so no benefit there - however, the ALCON option is a useful (if expensive replacement wise) upgrade
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Old 22 Jun 2005, 07:33 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Hi m8, im unsure if the P1 would fit so cannot comment... Have a look at this thread: some comments about various brakes...

Alcon, GodSpeed, AP etc...

http://www.subaru-impreza.org/subaru...pic.php?t=4392
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Old 22 Jun 2005, 07:46 AM   #4 (permalink)
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When i bought the car the discs were in poor condition (an MOT advise). I think the chap that was selling it just put a cheaper set of pads on. The braking is very poor (a commen problem with Subarus?) And when the brakes get hot they seem to be worse.

There is a chap I know who has a P1, and he has just had a bigger brake conversion done. He has now got his old discs and pads that he wants to get rid of. Apparently the discs are bigger than mine.

If I don't get these brakes I definately need to get some new discs and pads. What would be a good brand to use? Does getting drilled and grooved discs help improve braking at all?
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Old 22 Jun 2005, 02:44 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I have EBC Ceramic Red Stuff Pads and Turbo Groove discs . These are a vast improvement over the OEM stuff.

For an unbeatable price give Andrew at CAMSPORT a ring 01970 613300
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Old 23 Jun 2005, 05:22 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Do the red stuff pads take a while to warm up though? The wife drives the car mostly and she rarely speeds, so I don't want to scare here with the racing type pads.
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The new formula Red Stuff pad is a lot better and even from cold gives good breaking and once up to temp you have to keep an eye on the cars behind you :shock:
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Thanks for that
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in my experience the Ferodo ds2500 performs better all round (incl. wear) than the EBC's (although the ceramics are slightly cheaper)....................the Pagid rs4.2.1 is better again...................

pad material is far more important on a road car than the disc type and all mentioned will work fine on std style discs...........
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