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This is a discussion on 08 WRX Brembo brake swap within the Suspension & Wheels forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; True enough torque but he could be a second status baller like myself with a little more money in his ...

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    True enough torque but he could be a second status baller like myself with a little more money in his pocket

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    The 2006/2007 4/2 pots don't even come close to the performance of Brembos... The pad area is significantly smaller. While an upgrade over the 2/1pot brakes in the 2008+, not by much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zax View Post
    The 2006/2007 4/2 pots don't even come close to the performance of Brembos... The pad area is significantly smaller. While an upgrade over the 2/1pot brakes in the 2008+, not by much.

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    I disagree from a performance standpoint. It may be the stop tech pads and the fluid change that did it but I can guarantee the stopping power compared to stock is not even close to comparable

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrx50 View Post
    I disagree from a performance standpoint. It may be the stop tech pads and the fluid change that did it but I can guarantee the stopping power compared to stock is not even close to comparable
    It's the pads and fluid. Pad area between the 2/1 and 4/2 are nearly the same... the extra pistons help even out the pressure, but it's not a considerable increase. Brembos, OTOH, are a significant improvement.
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    I see. Well either way I'm happy with the way my Wrx stops now

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    And bigger rotors means more braking torque

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    Does anyone know how to save a thread? Cause I've noticed they go away after a while and i probably wont start this til after I do my coilovers and get new tires

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrManny View Post
    And bigger rotors means more braking torque
    Even the stock brakes provide plenty of brake torque... Enough to lock the wheels under full braking. Larger pad area helps to improve thermal efficiency, as does the larger rotor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zax View Post
    Even the stock brakes provide plenty of brake torque... Enough to lock the wheels under full braking. Larger pad area helps to improve thermal efficiency, as does the larger rotor.

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    which, to be fair the rear LGT brake rotor is a much larger rotor than stock 02 to even 11 wrx.

    Which brings up another good point, if you want to increase brake efficiency without breaking your bank account you can upgrade to LGT front and rear brake calipers and rotors. larger front rotors and a larger rear also ventilated disc brake will increase over your stock brakes by quite a bit especially in autox or daily driving activities.


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    O good point...I guess i'm trying to prevent brake fade then cause it's happened to me before...and Ill look into that but i dont do auto X, I do circuit

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