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Uneven Front pad wear?

I got the brakes done and was getting new rotors put on also.
The pads that came off the front where not wore on the whole pad?

And to make things more strange I was getting new rotors put on the front but couldnt get them on because they where to big? But the front brake pads went right on?

The mechanic said there's something fishy about the setup and said he would have to order all new parts from subaru to find the problem?

Wrong caliper?
Different hub?



Heres a pic of the wore pad.

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I contacted the company that I got the rotors from and they said they only make one size rotor and they are same Subaru OEM size rotor but dont fit?

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Which company did you get the rotors from?

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On '02s you need to pay attention to the manufacture date when ordering pads. The pics indicate that the rotors were too small (duh !) Are you saying that the rotors you got won't fit under the calipers ?
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wagon I thought that difference had to do with the pad shape not the rotor size?

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I got the Rotors from R1 Concept.
I didnt even know about the pad wear until I went to get my car inspected and they said the front brake are wearing uneven and the place wouldnt inspect it.
This is the first time I replaced the brakes so if they are the wrong pads then it was from the old owner.
My problem is the new rotors I got wont fit under the caliper and I contacted the company and they told me this.

Thank you for choosing R1 Concepts. That is the correct part number for the 2002 Subaru WRX. There is only 1 application for the 02-08 WRX non STi. The front rotors on the 02-08 WRX are 293.5mm in diameter, 24mm thick, and 5x100 bolt pattern. The front rotors for the 02-08 WRX and the 02-08 Forester are the Same. Our drilled/slotted rotors are based on US spec factory dimensions and specifications.

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did you compress the pistons in the caliper?

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That pad would still pass a safety inspection here. I'm not sure what they're talking about with uneven wear. You aren't rubbing the indicators or scraping through the pad compound, so I don't know what's going on with that. As for the rotors and calipers, I never knew there was a difference on '02's. When I got my new rotors and pads they fit like a glove. Are you doing this or is the shop who did your inspection? If it's the shop who did the inspection I'd start to think something shady was going on, but I'm not trying to accuse anyone of anything, to be clear.

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Yeah the garage I brought it to when i got the brakes done said they dont understand why the first place wouldnt inspect it with the pads that where on it because they where not even wore that much just wore uneven??

They also wanted 250 bucks to do the brakes so thats why I brought it to a second place where I only paid 160 for F&R brakes and the new rotors on the back w inspection/emissions.

Is it possible to have the wrong size caliper on which would not allow me to put the right size rotor on?
I want to try it myself but I dont want to go messing around with brakes.
Ill try to take some pics of the rotor and caliper maybe that will help some.

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