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    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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    Check these guys out.. www.subarupartsforyou.com

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    Those prices are not bad at all. You might be able to do BMW brakes with eBay parts for that much.

    EBC pads are on sale on several websites for ~$50, but that's about as cheap as you're gonna get with good parts.
    Last edited by brfatal; 09-16-2009 at 02:31 PM.

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    autozone or checkers rotors...

    unless you drive aggressively, the general consensus is to buy cheap rotors and quality pads.
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    You could also pull the rotors off and go have them machined if they are within spec..

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    Brembo OE $49.00 a piece

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    Sounds great. Thanks for the info!

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    Ordered yesterday from importrp.com. OE Brembo rotors, and EBC reds, and shipping = $231. Beats the heck out of $400. Thanks again

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    I don't know about the reds, but note that the OEM pads would have come with a full hardware kit included. It adds up to a lot if you buy it one piece at a time. I would recommend getting the sliders though at least.

    (not recommending OEM pads necessarily, I don't run them - Axxis pads and the whatever (wearever actually ) rotors from AZ. I ordered the front Brembos off ebay but they sent the NA Imprezza ones which fortunately ended up fitting the Outback)
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    oh sht.... See if you can return the reds for the greens.. or at least the yellows. There is no one that should drive on reds as a daily driven vehicle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinister View Post
    oh sht.... See if you can return the reds for the greens.. or at least the yellows. There is no one that should drive on reds as a daily driven vehicle.
    Why not Reds?
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    Quote Originally Posted by brfatal View Post
    Why not Reds?
    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.
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    The EBC pads that were known to mess up rotors were fixed in 2001/2002.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brfatal View Post
    The EBC pads that were known to mess up rotors were fixed in 2001/2002.
    And the rest?
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    Not sure what you mean.

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