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    bump for price drop

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scoobyfreak86 View Post
    4 pot upgrade is a must. Stock brakes are terrible. The 4 pots gave the pedal a much firmer feel and overall better stopping power. It's a great upgrade that is a direct bolt on. I love it! The red calipers are just a bonus.
    I will play devil's advocate with you here: the pedal feel and stopping power improvements are likely due to your ancillary modifications such as pads and fluid. While the stock WRX brakes are no Le Mans equipment, the WRX 4-pots are not any better. Certainly nowhere close to Brembos. I recognize that most caliper upgrades are performed for the "bling factor" (I know because that's honestly why I bought my prodrives), I can bet that much of your perceived improvement could have been netted from quality pads, SS brake lines, and good fluid.

    The number of potentiometers in a brake caliper don't lend the whole truth. In reality, pad size is the defining attribute for stopping power and rotor diameter and material is the defining attribute in combating brake fade. As an example, the brakes in my wife's MS3 provide stopping power in-line with Brembo brakes despite only being 1-pot per caliper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zax View Post
    I will play devil's advocate with you here: the pedal feel and stopping power improvements are likely due to your ancillary modifications such as pads and fluid. While the stock WRX brakes are no Le Mans equipment, the WRX 4-pots are not any better. Certainly nowhere close to Brembos. I recognize that most caliper upgrades are performed for the "bling factor" (I know because that's honestly why I bought my prodrives), I can bet that much of your perceived improvement could have been netted from quality pads, SS brake lines, and good fluid.

    The number of potentiometers in a brake caliper don't lend the whole truth. In reality, pad size is the defining attribute for stopping power and rotor diameter and material is the defining attribute in combating brake fade. As an example, the brakes in my wife's MS3 provide stopping power in-line with Brembo brakes despite only being 1-pot per caliper.
    While I do agree on some points, there are a few things that I am not in full agreement with. You are right, fluid, good pads, and SS lines will definitely be more of a difference than said calipers.... however I didn't change the fluid nor brake lines. Pads were changed obviously since stock doesn't fit these calipers. Adding more pistons to the rotor will definitely increase you stopping ability and reduce the spongey feel and brake fade when they heat up. It allows the heat to dispute towards 4 pistons as opposed to only 2. Thus limiting the amount of brake fade. I do agree that most people tend to get a BBK for the cool factor, but there is no doubt that there was improved brake feel when I switched over. Whether it was the combination of the calipers and pads or just the pads... it was worth the few hundred bucks for the swap. The added color behind the wheel is just a plus. And I never compared the 4 pots to the brembos, since I know in fact that are lesser. And even so, the brembos that come on the stock STI's and older gen's aren't indeed a real BBK either. I drive this car on the street and only the street. I didn't need brembos or and apracing BBK. I just wanted better grip (which the ST pads certainly do well with) and a less spongey initial depress of the pedal. All of which has been diminished from adding the 4 pots up front. Call it what you will, to me it was well worth the upgrade.

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    Bumpity bump bump

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    will you ship the subaru wheels?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vaugghann View Post
    will you ship the subaru wheels?
    Yes I will under buyers expense

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    how much to ship them to 67212?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vaugghann View Post
    how much to ship them to 67212?

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    Bump it up. Both still available.

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    Dude, those RPF1s are sick! Good luck with the sale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nick2014wrx View Post
    Dude, those RPF1s are sick! Good luck with the sale.
    Thanks man. Hoping they sell soon.

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    Bump for final price drops.

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    Do the stock wheels have tpms?

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