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Hey guys, its time for me to replace my brakes for the first time on my WRX and I was wondering what some other owners have read on or thought about slotted brakes? Are they any better ? I am a spirited driver who loves a occasional drive up the coast and mountain driving, but no track time, this is my daily driver . The specific setup I was looking at was the Stoptech Powerslot Slotted Front & Rear Rotor Set with the cyro option that supposed to make the rotors last longer and the pads I was looking at was the Hawk Performance Ceramic setup. I dont mind paying money for something good but I am not rich heh heh so please let me know some thoughts on a minor brake upgrade (ones that wont warp like the OEM ones that are on there now) .
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Hey guys, its time for me to replace my brakes for the first time on my WRX and I was wondering what some other owners have read on or thought about slotted brakes? Are they any better ? I am a spirited driver who loves a occasional drive up the coast and mountain driving, but no track time, this is my daily driver . The specific setup I was looking at was the Stoptech Powerslot Slotted Front & Rear Rotor Set with the cyro option that supposed to make the rotors last longer and the pads I was looking at was the Hawk Performance Ceramic setup. I dont mind paying money for something good but I am not rich heh heh so please let me know some thoughts on a minor brake upgrade (ones that wont warp like the OEM ones that are on there now) .
Powerslot and Stoptech are 2 entirely different companies. Also, all those rotor options are marketing gimmicks.

The lowest Hawk pads you should be looking at are HP+s. The HPSs are awful pads.

You need fluid and lines too.
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the rotors are stoptech ... the funny part is i actually copied that name from the website i was look to buy them from http://www.cvrmotorsports.com/store/index.php?target=products&product_id=5799&cs_cooki es[cart_languageC]=EN&cs_cookies[secondary_currencyC]=usd&cs_cookies[cu_id]=996793849&cs_cookies[csid]=abfabba31e2f5417213f9f0e1f9e14bc

yea i felt like it was just a gimmick ... that sucks . so what kind of brake fluids do you recommend ?
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I stand corrected, it looks like Stoptech recently bought them out.
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Stay away from ceramic. They generally arent street friendly pads. They have to be heated up to "operating" temp before actually grabbing/stopping the car. I went with DBA rotors and Feredo pads, but havent had the chance to test them since my car is in Chicago and Im still in Iraq for a few more weeks. That was recommended to me by a few of my tuner friends/shop owners.

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HPS pads are a good pad from all my friends! there better then the cermaic and safer for the street then the HP+ pad that needs heated up like a race pad before it comes to full power.

many many happy people also buying the DRT rotors. cant beat the price! they only come in premium for the 09 wrx so dont worry about the econ models. do some searching i bet you wont be disapointed.

Subaru WRX 08 09 Slotted Rotors Brake Premium F+R - eBay (item 170400098482 end time Jan-21-11 05:10:08 PST)

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HPS pads are a good pad from all my friends! there better then the cermaic and safer for the street then the HP+ pad that needs heated up like a race pad before it comes to full power.

many many happy people also buying the DRT rotors. cant beat the price! they only come in premium for the 09 wrx so dont worry about the econ models. do some searching i bet you wont be disapointed.

Subaru WRX 08 09 Slotted Rotors Brake Premium F+R - eBay (item 170400098482 end time Jan-21-11 05:10:08 PST)
HPS = low dust OE replacement pads

There is nothing sporty about them. Also, you're overhyping the HP+ warm up thing. I run Ferodo DS2500s, which are more aggressive than HP+s and even cold they will bite harder than any Hawk or EBC pads I've ever had on the car. There is nothing 'un-street friendly' about those pads.
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HPS = low dust OE replacement pads

There is nothing sporty about them. Also, you're overhyping the HP+ warm up thing. I run Ferodo DS2500s, which are more aggressive than HP+s and even cold they will bite harder than any Hawk or EBC pads I've ever had on the car. There is nothing 'un-street friendly' about those pads.
Thanks for the insight about the Feredo pads. Those are the exact ones I will be running on my 07. They came highly recommended by several people I discuss my mods/parts with when I start to look into things.

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yep thanks for the info guys ... this is my daily driver and so i was interested in something better than stock and yea i dont like the idea of heating up my brakes . i think i will go the DRT route but i am going to research the ferodo and hawk more for the pads , i want the best of all worlds lol long lasting, good bite , no dust lol i have too many spokes to clean , but i know its the choose two out of three route lol not all three
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Thanks for the insight about the Feredo pads. Those are the exact ones I will be running on my 07. They came highly recommended by several people I discuss my mods/parts with when I start to look into things.
2 laps on the Tail of the Dragon (let them cool for 10 minutes between runs) and 8 laps at Summit Point and they never faded. They only worked better as they got hotter.
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i suggest you rotors. for me its great.
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Btw, I use EBC Reds which are ceramic and carbon mixed. They work great at all temps for me. I will need some new rotors after I get through those pads though. Its not like I'm driving a F1 and the brakes don't work unless I do a hot lap first. Yellowstuff I'd be more worried about on the street. I will have to look into those Feredo pads though.

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