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    new brakes/rotors

    I bought my 04 STI a few weeks ago. The guy told me he got a good deal on some race/street brake pads and installed them 4k miles ago. not sure what brand they are. but anyway. they are very good brakes, only problem is... they are race/street brakes on stock rotors.. they are eating my rotors apart! there is a decent sized gap on the outer end of the rotors, and my brakes make that annoying squealing sound at low speeds when braking.

    should i replace the rotors and brake pads, or just the pads to fix this?

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    well you could try resurfacing the rotors..if what your describing is a ridge than you might not be able too though...my bet is this guy prob was told he needed rotors and rotors for these things ARE NOT CHEAP...so he prob. just pad slapped it to say "yup new brakes"..however without looking at the vehicle I cant say for sure...Personally If I were you I would throw new pads and rotors on there...lord knows what the previous owner did/didnt do....better play it safe than sorry...especially with the brake system on an STI... How many miles are on this vehicle anyways?

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    sorry for the late response, The car has 67k miles on it.
    I think ill go ahead and just get new OEM rotors and brakes. or whatever is cheaper... brake pads are not the issue. I can get them cheap. Its the rotors i worry about... anyone know the cheapest place i can get rotors for this beast?

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    http://subarupartsforyou.com/cp_part...hp?partid=2010 ...I have never personally ordered anything off of these guys but from what I hear they get a good rap...

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    $349 for 1 Rotor.... thats $1396 for new rotors... HOLY !@#$

    I wouldnt pay that even for high performance race rotors!

    Theres gotta be a place that sells these cheap.. all i want is some stock new rotors..

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    Power Slot Slotted Brake Rotors : Subaru STi 2004 (Front Pair) - Modern Automotive Performance

    Power Slot Slotted Brake Rotors : Subaru STi 2004 (Rear Pair) - Modern Automotive Performance

    That being said, buying brake pads off some guy like that without even knowing what they are is pretty stupid. I don't understand why someone would actually do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brfatal View Post
    Power Slot Slotted Brake Rotors : Subaru STi 2004 (Front Pair) - Modern Automotive Performance

    Power Slot Slotted Brake Rotors : Subaru STi 2004 (Rear Pair) - Modern Automotive Performance

    That being said, buying brake pads off some guy like that without even knowing what they are is pretty stupid. I don't understand why someone would actually do that.
    thanks. but that still seems like alot just for rotors.. I remember paying like $100 a set for my CRX.

    Im trying to look for a set of 2 rotors for about $200.. hopfully i can find that. Again, I dont need performance rotors, as close to stock as possible.

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    Comparing STi rotors to CRX rotors is like comparing a pepperoni pizza with extra cheese to a juicebox.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CobbNation View Post
    Comparing STi rotors to CRX rotors is like comparing a pepperoni pizza with extra cheese to a juicebox.
    HAHAHAH. well there still rotors.. STI's are just alot bigger

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    Quote Originally Posted by SchwingY27 View Post
    HAHAHAH. well there still rotors.. STI's are just alot bigger
    thats like saying the STi's calipers are just calipers.....only a lot bigger

    You have brembo calipers. they are $1000+ brakes. Don't buy something cheap that's gonna wear out fast.

    you get what you pay for. theres a reason the crx rotors are 100 bucks
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    Like I mentioned I would measure them and see if they can be machined...ALOT cheaper..I know you said they might have a lip though so I cant really say anything because I cant see how bad the lip is...

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    Welcome to the world of (somewhat) top-end cars... Brembos are a bit pricey.

    BTW, I would have compared it to a Tony Lukes Roast Pork sandwich w/ Italian long hots and rabe vs. PBJ on Wonderbread...
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    you guys are funny. hahah. I guess im just so used to hondas and how cheap they are to mod. maybe i should see if i can get the rotors "resurfaced" or whatever term it is. the surface on the rotor isnt warped or anything. its completely straight. its the outside edge that has the lip which you usually get after ALOT of miles. but again.. this guy thought putting high performance brake pads on stock rotors was such a good idea.. its eating my rotors up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SchwingY27 View Post
    you guys are funny. hahah. I guess im just so used to hondas and how cheap they are to mod. maybe i should see if i can get the rotors "resurfaced" or whatever term it is. the surface on the rotor isnt warped or anything. its completely straight. its the outside edge that has the lip which you usually get after ALOT of miles. but again.. this guy thought putting high performance brake pads on stock rotors was such a good idea.. its eating my rotors up!
    Find out what they are from the guy and post back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pavia View Post
    I would have compared it to a Tony Lukes Roast Pork sandwich w/ Italian long hots and rabe vs. PBJ on Wonderbread...
    Well said pav.
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