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    This is what many a pro has told me. However I too can feel the difference; for my timing belt and especially my cam seals, where the cam sprockets needed a 10 mm hex bit, we were fortunate to have Snap-On. Likewise for my spark plugs, where a bendy ratchet was handy. The $10 item would have worked OK too, but the good stuff has more clicks per turn, is thinner and more flexible yet stronger and more precise, it's different. Everyday stuff though and even axles it's Craftsman or lower over here.

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    Im thinking of switching my wheel setup to a 17"x9" +42 with a 265/40/17 tire. Any thoughts?


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    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR View Post
    This is what many a pro has told me. However I too can feel the difference; for my timing belt and especially my cam seals, where the cam sprockets needed a 10 mm hex bit, we were fortunate to have Snap-On. Likewise for my spark plugs, where a bendy ratchet was handy. The $10 item would have worked OK too, but the good stuff has more clicks per turn, is thinner and more flexible yet stronger and more precise, it's different. Everyday stuff though and even axles it's Craftsman or lower over here.

    Have a good night T0rque!
    Absolutely the difference can be felt. I started out at 14 years old my parents bought me a (i think) 256 piece craftsman tool set. My birthday I received a bottom tool chest to store them in.. I started working as an apprentice technician at a Honda dealership about 6 days after getting the tools for christmas. They lasted me until I was about 19 years old. I had added some air tools since the initial set. At 19 I was changing oil in a chevy dealership until my ase was passed and I got shipped off to corvette suspension school. After that doing "front end" work as a line tech started breaking tools.. When I would break a tool Id keep it on my tool box top until the next tool guy came in. Typically snap on. Id replace my broken tool with a snap on tool, place the broken tool in my car and on the way home drop by sears for a replacement.


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    Cool pics Bo...can't wait to see the fronts get done next.
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    Bo - have you looked into the volume of the front/rear pistons on the brembos Vs. the stock ones?

    I'm curious because I'll probably sell my front calipers eventually and not the rear. I'm wondering how badly it would mess up front/rear braking bias for somebody to use just the front brembos.
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    It's very common for someone to just swap fronts regardless of how bad it throws the bias off. However I would say that just doing the fronts to the oem 08+ Chinese brembos would be fine since the bias is already a little off


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    Quote Originally Posted by Heide264 View Post
    Bo - have you looked into the volume of the front/rear pistons on the brembos Vs. the stock ones?

    I'm curious because I'll probably sell my front calipers eventually and not the rear. I'm wondering how badly it would mess up front/rear braking bias for somebody to use just the front brembos.
    This really depends on the spring rates Brandon. Remember that a car with a lower spring rate will shift more weight to the front and will require a greater front brake bias. The opposite is true with the rear.

    My front brakes have slightly more pot capacity than front 08+ Brembos, and my rears have been upgraded to the H6 (which is identical to 08+ WRX rears) brakes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by T0rque View Post
    It's very common for someone to just swap fronts regardless of how bad it throws the bias off. However I would say that just doing the fronts to the oem 08+ Chinese brembos would be fine since the bias is already a little off
    STIs have a near 90/10% bias if I'm not mistaken anyway with the Brembos.
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    Quote Originally Posted by T0rque View Post
    It's very common for someone to just swap fronts regardless of how bad it throws the bias off. However I would say that just doing the fronts to the oem 08+ Chinese brembos would be fine since the bias is already a little off
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    This really depends on the spring rates Brandon. Remember that a car with a lower spring rate will shift more weight to the front and will require a greater front brake bias. The opposite is true with the rear.

    My front brakes have slightly more pot capacity than front 08+ Brembos, and my rears have been upgraded to the H6 (which is identical to 08+ WRX rears) brakes.
    That is a really good point. I didn't think of that.

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    b/c of the brakes?

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    yup. Time for different wheels.


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    Hey, still have the bright green rims?

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