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    Former GM loyalist loving my new WRX

    Hey guys/gals bought my WRX a couple weeks ago and am really impressed with everything about the car.(except the brakes) I spent a couple months researching the best sedan for under $30k and the wrx won by a landslide. I'm looking forward to soaking up some Subaru knowledge and hopefully meeting some fellow owners in SW MO.Click image for larger version. 

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    If you are driving in summer tires through snow & can't stop.brakes are not the issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rage-wrx View Post
    If you are driving in summer tires through snow & can't stop.brakes are not the issue.
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    It's not the brakes it's your tires. I would suggest a set of winter tires.
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    Thanks guys,

    The ol summer tires keep me on my toes in the snow lol. I noticed brakes on a dry warm day..car can't be perfect from the factory (it's close though)

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    Welcome and congrats! Definitely invest in some winter tires (and, if possible, separate wheels as well, just makes everything easier) for those slippery months out there! These cars + winter tires + snow = amazing.

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    Ty! I plan on getting some nice winter tires and wheels, can't wait to play next winter Thought it was going to be another "snowless" winter. I had a 10 camaro SS and a 04 Z71 tahoe (divorce sucks)
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    Weird you say that...the brakes are generally very good for these cars.

    However, there's plenty that can be done to improve them. A good set of Hawk HPS pads, stainless steel lines, and perhaps a master cylinder brace will really help you out and not be overall too expensive.
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    Maybe i'm crazy lol. I will look into upgrades, thanks for the info.

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