Been a while since I've posted here, so I did a search but didn't find much conclusive.
I have a basically stock '06 WRX and am rapidly approaching the need for new brakes. I am NOT looking for stock replacement, but a bigger/better brake set up. Since my car already has decent 4/2 calipers I want larger slotted rotors. I will upgrade the lines to S/S and will go with a better fluid as well (this part is obvious).
Essentially I need advice on rotors and pads. I have 18x8 BSS wheels with a 50mm offset. I don't run my car on the track, and drive "spirited".
As far as:
Size, what's the biggest I could put on the car, practically speaking?
Brand, what are good ones to look at?
Ancillary, what other parts do I need and do they come with the bigger rotors or are they separate items?
Pads, I want no noise and low dust with good stopping for street/"spirited" driving.
Labor will be done by a friend who is a mechanic with any help I can provide so no cost there. As far as parts costs, I am looking to keep that reasonable. I'm not looking for a HUGE brake kit, just bigger. Also, I've looked at the big brake kits, but I don't need calipers so that kind of knocks those out?
Any help would be much appreciated guys! Thanks.