So I recently spent a good bit of time behind the wheel of my friends STi and one thing I really loved was how good his brakes felt. Made me want to bring mine (03 WRX) up a bit. I've been doing research but I wanted to get a second opinion on what I found.
The car is mostly my daily driver, but honestly it's as much a toy to me as anything else. I'm not looking for a track setup, but something fun for spirited driving and 1-2 autoX events each month.
So here's what I'm thinking of getting...
Hawk HPS pads front and rear
Stoptech SS brake lines
Grimmspeed master cylinder brace
From what I've read, this seems like a pretty effective upgrade without spending too much money. I considered slotted/drilled rotors but it seems like the general opinion is that those are more for show than anything else. Sounds like the pads will be the biggest upgrade in actual braking distance, while the SS lines and master cylinder brace will help immensely with the pedal feel. Sound about right? I'd love opinions on any and all of this.