Question #1 What's the application ? Street, Track sprints, Track endurance, off road ( not with 17"s ).newbie967 said:does anyone know anything about brembo brakes, like if they would fit 17" prodrives, or rota tar mac's 17" er fer that matter does anyone know which brakes are the best? and fit these size rims
Your 100% correct about Stoptech and Prodrive quality. They are good Engineers. I just think sometimes people jump in a bit too soon on the upgrades.God said:My 2 cents worth. Although the Brembos are excellent there are many other options for less money you should look at. The two that stand out are the Stop Tech kit and the Prodrive kit. Both are priced about the same and are excellent bolt on kits. The Wilwood is another option but to be honest with you the quality is not up to the standards of the other 4 pot and 6 pot kits out there. I'll agree with steve that proper tire selection and brake fluid should be the first things to change.
As for myself. Well, I'm going to use the Sti Brembos front and rear but I have access to used ones unlike most folks out there.
i red the article and it makes sense, the stoptech did better under all conditions and the 100 degree temp. diffrence is a big plus, i just thought brembo was the best b/c everyone i talked to around here said they were great, and no one really told me about any other options but for the money stoptech seems to be the best for the $ thanx again guysLehighWRX said:I say go with Stoptech because they have amazing customer service and the kit is designed for the WRX. The brembo kit is an excellent kit but its more generic than specific. if you notice the piston size on the WRX kit and lets say the S4 kit, you will notice that both have the same piston size which leads me to believe that its just offself parts slapped together
Stoptech designs its kits with rear brake balance too so the front brakes are not overworked. On a recent Audi S4 brembo Vs. Stoptech brake kits, the Brembo was 100 degrees hotter than the Stoptech. Although, the testing was not done on a WRX, this test should give you a general idea on how both compare
Here is the article, I highly recommend you looking at this
Here is stoptech's website www.stoptech.com
Flyboy said:I was at my local Subaru dealer waiting for my new clutch to be installed and a customer just got the Wilwood kit installed on his WRX. The customer was talking to the parts mgr about the install and it sounded like there were some fitment issues (cutting/grinding) of the stock setup in order to get the Wilwoods to fit. I also noticed that the front calipers (6 pot) stuck out past the outer edge of the rotors by about 3/8", which looked sloppy to me. The parts mgr commented that it was a very difficult install that took several hours.
see the thing is is i wanted to do this myself and save a little bit of money on the install, but i dont have the tools to grind and stuff, the wilwood's are no doubt the best for the money, but my friend who works at a local performance store told me he would look into both wilwood, and prodrive, i still think the wilwoods are worth the extra grinding, but what do i knowLehighWRX said:The only think I don't like about wilwood kits
1) The caliper is not stiff enough. Under track use, they tend to flex a bit. Not noticeable for the average driver but annyoing for me and makes the pedel feel a bit weird
2) lack of dust shields means calipers will need to be rebuilt if not properly cleaned etc.. I know a few VW guys who need to rebuild their calipers after a couple of years
But that doesn't mean, wilwoods won't perform. They are very good brakes. But spend a bit more and get stoptech. They are just phenominal.
6-pots don't necessarily have more braking force than 4-pots. The AP 6-pot kit that uses 330mm rotors creates less brake torque on the front rotors than the stock brakes or the Brembo F50 kit. And thats a good thing in most situations.DEADPOOL said:6 pots are just overkill for this car, regardless of what your doing. Theres only so much braking force you can apply before the tires break traction . That being said, I went with the Brembo 4 pot F50 kit with the STI rear brakes.
Subaru 4 pots won't let you run rotors that are much bigger than stock so it really depends on why you need a brake upgrade. There are some kits that allow you to run bigger rotors than the 4-pots but I don't think there are any US companies that sell these. There is at least one company in the UK that does.pityr said:How do the subaru 4 pot calipers compare to the brembo 4 pots?