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Alright, any of you who were lucky enough to sit in the STi here recently....did anyone get a good press on the brake pedal with the car turned on?

From reading writeups on the current and Ver. 7 STis, the Brembos still leave a rather soft feeling brake pedal.

You overseas guys....is this just a nit-picky deal of the reviewers, or is there a problem? Can this be fixed by braided lines or other modification?

Oh yeah.....first post in Handling/Braking OWN3D!
 

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The one review I've seen that mentioned a "mushy" brake pedal, compared to the general tightness of the rest of the car, also made a special point to mention that he was driving the car toward the end of a "media day" of some kind, where journalists had been hot-lapping the thing all day long. That might explain the fade or softness for this particular review.
 
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Alright, any of you who were lucky enough to sit in the STi here recently....did anyone get a good press on the brake pedal with the car turned on?

From reading writeups on the current and Ver. 7 STis, the Brembos still leave a rather soft feeling brake pedal.

You overseas guys....is this just a nit-picky deal of the reviewers, or is there a problem? Can this be fixed by braided lines or other modification?
Only guys I saw in the car when it was running was John Eyer and another Subaru Employee, who's name escapes me. Anyway, I have an article on a brake line mod to fix this. Keep in mind, that was for the 2003 STi. Looked like an easy fix.
 

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Hello, I own a Cobra that has the biggest calipers brembo made for an OEM application (Ferrari F40) fitted - pics here: http://olympiakos.com/auto/cobra/brembo/index.html

I can go on and on about Brembos, but even thought I have never driven an STi, let me just say, you will not be disappointed with the brakes. The only problem for those that get an STi will be how they will adjust to driving cars with "regular" brakes. I wished you could feel threshold braking from 120mph to 0 in my Cobra - inspires you with confidence to brake later and later, lap after lap.
 

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The one thing I've learned about brakes at the track is it all comes down to pads and fluid.

As soon as I pick up the STI, I'm bleeding out the stock fluid and putting in Castrol SRF (highest dry AND wet boiling point out of anything I've ever used and it's the stuff they pour out of the can into Formula 1 cars, so it must be okay) and trying to get my hands on the caliper specs so I can get some good track pads. I run pagids (orange) right now in my 4 pot bembos on the S4 and I can't get these things to fade on the street or the track. The rotors will crack before you overheat these things. ;-)
 
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8< snipit 8<

...I run pagids (orange) right now in my 4 pot bembos on the S4 and I can't get these things to fade on the street or the track. The rotors will crack before you overheat these things. ;-)
What is your source for the pagids?
 
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