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Hey yall, I had an 06 STI for about 8 years and maybe replaced the front pads and rotors once in that time period. With that said, I bought a 2018 used STI a year ago 15k miles on it and i decided to take it into the dealership after a month or two just to have it checked out (est 18k miles on it at the time), you never know how long it has been since an oil change ect. They said my rotors were warped and couldtn be turned since they are drilled. Is that common for OEM subaru STI rotors? Dealership quoted me 2.5k for new front rotors and pads with less than 20k miles on the car! and the rear doesnt look much better. Still under warranty but from what i understand, the warranty for the brakes is only like 10k miles or something and the dealerhsip said it wasnt covered anymore.

Im desperate to find an alternative to OEM that is reputable and finding a good shop is probably even harder. I look to yalls wisdom, im really having buyers remorse with this thing. I wish i still had my 06 rally blue STI, Ya it had constant maintenance but it was paid for and honestly felt faster and i dont feel like i had to deal with annoying Sh*t like this before. also, they took away my ability to raise and lower my headlight beams and took away my intercooler sprayer! i liked those options, albiet, never really used them..

Thanks in advance guys for helping me out. sorry about the aderall ladened rant, its early and WFH has got me all stir crazy.
 

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1) Find a good shop
2) Not saying you might not want to spend more but I see decent (acceptable?) parts available for under $700.
3) I'm not the one to answer this, but I doubt rotors warping in 15K is normal . . .

I use my headlight adj whenever an approaching vehicle won't switch off their high beams.
Never even tried to use my inter-cooler sprayer. Don't know why - my driving warrants it once in a while.
 
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Mate so sorry to hear. The previous owner must've been very hard on the brakes. MY18 STI is still on factory rotors/pads a bit over 100,000km(mostly winter), still got a bit over 3mm on front pads.

Its the user not the hardware. OEM is expensive compared to aftermarket options. Some aftermarket only do front aswell so your rears will not match.

It's an easy DIY job if you feel up to it mate. Youtube university won't fail you here. Will save you $500 or so in labour.

Cheers.
 

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Hah I had an 07 Limited, I miss the adjustable headlights & IC spray as well. I used both of them all the time, IC spray probably didn't do much, but it made you feel so cool. Hell even my BRZ had the adjustable headlights, and I used those every day. I was quite surprised that both of those were gone on my Series White.
 

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After doing some quick searching on the googles, it looks like there arent that many options yet surprisingly for the 2018+ sti.. You may have to start shopping around and making some calls. This thread was made 22 days ago so what did you end up doing with the brakes?
 

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I went through hell finding out if this is under warranty after buying a leased '18 STI. Ended up emailing Subaru directly, everything is covered under their 3/36k wear warranty. Email below:


Brake rotor resurfacing or replacement required to correct rotor scoring caused by brake pad wear is covered as resulting damage during the Wear Item Limited Warranty coverage period.

Brake rotor resurfacing and replacement required to correct brake judder (not related to brake pad wear) is covered under the terms of the Basic New Car Limited Warranty.
 

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Just an observation on the brakes, they should not have been warped that quickly, I have 28k on my '17 STI and they are perfect...as a side thought, I see so many "performance" cars out now, with all the manufacturers using "Brembo" brakes. They are expensive af, When these cars start to need brakes, it's going to shock a lot of people. There are aftermarket options, but they are still expensive. Maybe they are mostly lease cars, give them back before they need anything.
 
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