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    Brake Noise

    Hey gang;
    Bought a '04 STI about three months ago and absolutley love the car. I got rid of a slightly modded '97 Cobra for it and this thing would blow the doors of it. I am only having on issue. The brakes squeak like hell. I have taken it to my Subie dealership and even had my own mechanic look at it. They both say there's plenty of life left on the pads and rotors. Any advice would help and I'm happy to be part of the club.
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    Kris

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    grease the shims, and no more squeel. you can have new pads on new rotors and still get noise if there is no lube.
    If you ever go back in time, dont touch anything.

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    In addition, those brake pads are most likely semi-metallic and those metallic pads will make more noise than the normal organic pads. My '05 STi brakes will squeal upon first tap of initial braking. My mom's Miata that had semi-metallic pads would make noise as well.
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    So if I grease the shims and go to organic pads no more squeal? Where is a good place to get the pads? I picked up semi metallic when I thought the brakes needed to be replaced from auto zone. They didn't have any other kinds of pads. Thanks in advance.
    Kris

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    Quote Originally Posted by kriswhite_23505
    So if I grease the shims and go to organic pads no more squeal? Where is a good place to get the pads? I picked up semi metallic when I thought the brakes needed to be replaced from auto zone. They didn't have any other kinds of pads. Thanks in advance.
    Kris
    For the STi, I don't know if I would recommend anything other than semi-metallic pads. They provide better stopping power and are more durable than organic. Read the fifth paragraph of this article. If you do get organic pads, you will be trading in effectiveness/stopping power for reduced noise...not a good trade off for this type of car IMO.
    http://www.proficientperformance.com...brakes-101.php
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