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Wicked1 06-25-2012 10:06 AM

2010 Legacy Rotors, Calipers and Pads Question...
 
Looking for the best type of brakes for my 2010 L Premium, the stock brakes do not seem as tough, so looking to replace all 4 calipers, rotors, and all new pads all around, suggestions on a good system and brand.

Are vented rotors better then solid rotors for these cars?

CL21376 06-25-2012 10:23 AM

Why are you replacing the calipers??

minuccims 06-25-2012 04:08 PM

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Originally Posted by CL21376 (Post 3953678)
Why are you replacing the calipers??

Good question. What kind of driver are you and what would you like to improve upon? Mileage?

Have you tried better fluid and pads?

Yes, vented rotors are better to dissipate heat. SS brake lines do stiffen the pedal response.

If you really want different calipers, get a set of LGT/3.6R fronts, better pads for the rear, good fluid.

PoManzAWD 06-25-2012 06:21 PM

How many miles on your 2010? Subaru warranty for pads and rotors is 3yrs/36Kmi.

If out of warranty, I usually go with the least expensive Carquest or Napa rotors and their premium ceramic pads.

sschmelcke 06-25-2012 06:25 PM

I have a sweet set of 3.6r 17 inch rims for sale that you will need when you upgrade your calipers

Blizzard 06-26-2012 06:16 AM

Get more aggressive pads and better fluid.

Wicked1 06-26-2012 06:27 AM

I really want to replace the rotors, and pads to something better, the calipers would be more of a look sort of change, especially if I can get them in another color, however I do not need a performance caliper, they are way too expensive for a non turbo Legacy.

I am not against changing break lines, and fluid, just wondering how much of a difference this would make.

I think the best change I can make is rotors and pads, but which ones?

I decided to stick with the factory 16" rims until I can get my hands on a great pair of Legacy Limited 17" wheel, but so far what I have seen is they all are overpriced and not in great condition. One guy here is selling a set of 4 with brand new tires from a 2012 Limited, he has only 100 miles on them, but at $1,100 to ship from LA to NJ, no way plus the $800 he wants which is fair.

CL21376 06-26-2012 07:10 AM

Unless your rotors are worn down, they probably don't need replaced.

More aggressive pads will help. And with a 2010, it wouldn't be a bad idea to bleed your brakes. I like ATE fluid because it comes in blue and amber colors, making DIY brake bleeding easier as the fluid color changes at the bleeder valves.

As for the calipers....G2 caliper paint is a great product, I like black or gray as I think they look clean. Contact doc holiday for some Subaru stickers to put on them.

Rutchard 06-26-2012 08:01 AM

are there even more aggressive pads available for the 2.5i calipers?

CL21376 06-26-2012 08:37 AM

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Originally Posted by Rutchard (Post 3954892)
are there even more aggressive pads available for the 2.5i calipers?

Tire rack has stoptech and hawk. I'm happy with my hps pads.

Rutchard 06-26-2012 09:01 AM

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Originally Posted by CL21376 (Post 3954946)
Tire rack has stoptech and hawk. I'm happy with my hps pads.

Sweet, the selection of pads for both models has gotten way better since the last time I checked. Was quite the hunt a while back when I got my Hawks

CL21376 06-26-2012 09:12 AM

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Originally Posted by Rutchard (Post 3954968)
Sweet, the selection of pads for both models has gotten way better since the last time I checked. Was quite the hunt a while back when I got my Hawks

Yeah, a lot more options now. Hawk was the only option when I got pads. In hindsight I would have gone with the HP+.

Rutchard 06-26-2012 09:25 AM

HP+ squeel like a banshee most of the time unless they're nice and hot. HPS is juuust right for a street car ;)

acumenhokie 06-26-2012 11:41 AM

Are you guys swapping front and rear pads or just front?

CL21376 06-26-2012 11:50 AM

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Originally Posted by acumenhokie (Post 3955210)
Are you guys swapping front and rear pads or just front?

Swapped front and rear pads


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