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This is a discussion on Less expensive brakes? within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Originally Posted by Sinister I've heard several places that the reds are just too aggressive... tearing rotors up pretty quickly, ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinister View Post
    I've heard several places that the reds are just too aggressive... tearing rotors up pretty quickly, warping rotors quickly, pads don't last very long, extreme brake dust, squeaky as hell, etc...

    Unless the OP is planning on tracking, I would think the yellows would be a better plan... lower dust, lower squeak, last longer, etc.


    So they don't tear up rotors as quick anymore... did they fix any of the rest of this stuff?
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    Not sure what you're talking about considering Reds are by far the least dusty of all the EBC performance pads.

    I can't address the rest of those personally. You did recommend Yellows though which will be dustier, louder, and more harsh on the rotors, so I'm not sure what to tell you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brfatal View Post
    Not sure what you're talking about considering Reds are by far the least dusty of all the EBC performance pads.

    I can't address the rest of those personally. You did recommend Yellows though which will be dustier, louder, and more harsh on the rotors, so I'm not sure what to tell you.
    I guess it's all hearsay then... because most of the reviews that I've read disagree with your opinion
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    Quote Originally Posted by LongLiveTheDub View Post
    Hi, I have an 05 WRX that needs new front brakes. I called my local dealers, and they want $94.95 for the rotors. Each. And they want $94.95 for the pad sets. Each. That seems pricey to me. I can do BMW brakes for that.
    I'm new to the WRX world, and I'm not familiar with the suppliers. Can somebody recommend a good quality aftermarket supplier, or a cheaper place to get OE? Thanks in advance.
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    I got new Monroe OE replacement pads all around for less then $70 after rebate shipped to me. I lucked up and found that deal at the right time, but I think that rebate offer is over. But they always have some type of sell, plus they're normal prices are usually cheaper than what you were quoted. Try a local machine shop to see if your rotors can be turned, it should be cheaper than new ones, if they still have life in them.

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