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Okay, my dealer wants $400+ for a set of front brake pads. :cry: And my wallet is hurting right now. So I was wondering if anyone has tried these other pads before, especially for street use.

Stoptech:
Front Ferodo DS-3000 (These are racing pads)
Front Ferodo DS-2500 (These are racing pads)
http://www.stoptech.com/cgi/Products.cgi

Porterfield:
R4-S High Performance Street and Autocross
http://www.porterfield-brakes.com/pads.html

Performance Friction:
Z Rated Performance Street
http://www.porterfield-brakes.com/pf.html

Hawk:
HP Plus (N)
http://www.porterfield-brakes.com/hawk.html

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Good car audio store in MKE??

I went through my warranty papers and I still don't see where it says that brake pad wear is covered under warranty for 3 years.
 

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Straight from Subaru's site:

Wear Item Limited Warranty
Wear item coverage for all models except Right-Hand Drive Legacy is 3 years or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first. Items covered include brake pad/shoe linings, clutch disk linings, and wiper blades.
* See your Subaru Dealer for complete details.
 

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gforced...this is in the event that something actually fails due to a manufacturers defect. If a brake pad were to crack in half and a chunk came flying out and caused damage to the rotor, then you would be covered.

This does not cover the items if they wear down from normal use.
 

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I have heard from people getting wiper blades and brake pads replaced under this warranty. I don't know, I will have to ask my dealer.

* See your Subaru Dealer for complete details. :wink:
 

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Ok, well I'll give it a shot at the dealership, but I bet they're gonna stare at me like I'm crazy :).
 

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hughbob,

Hey Hugh, remember me from TWS? As you know, I have a complete set of Ferodo DS-2500's. John at brakeworld told me the stock pads are "racing pads". I hope the Italians know what they are doing with these pads...will let you know after I install. (On a side note, do you know where to get those steering bushings you were telling me about?) Hope all is going well with ya, later, mpv
 

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I used the ds2500s on my integra, and I like them a lot. They had really good initial bite, worked good when they were cold, and held up to a 3 day school at VIR. they were not too noisy, and the dust cleaned very easy.
I also used the porterfield R4s on the same car, and they were horrible. They were loud, dusted a lot....and the dust was crazy hard to clean, and rusted and looked like poo
 

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STIMPV1 said:
hughbob,

Hey Hugh, remember me from TWS? As you know, I have a complete set of Ferodo DS-2500's. John at brakeworld told me the stock pads are "racing pads". I hope the Italians know what they are doing with these pads...will let you know after I install. (On a side note, do you know where to get those steering bushings you were telling me about?) Hope all is going well with ya, later, mpv
STIMPV1,
I just bought some stainless steel brake lines from Stoptech. I haven't put them on yet, but will probably do it this weekend. Shouldn't be too hard, I just need a line wrench. Let me know how those DS2500 are, looks like everyone else is recommending them for street use. The steering bushings can be found on this web site

I'm not sure they fit on an STi since they're for WRX's.
 
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