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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-24-2012, 02:58 AM Thread Starter
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Which brake pad and rotor

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I have two 2009 american foresters one is a XT and the other one is X Limited but I live in Canada. Both foresters needs brake pad and rotors. Dealers quotes around 350 dollars and 400 dollars for front and back. Kindly let me know where can I buy them. Any online dealers who can post it to me.

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Hi,
I have two 2009 american foresters one is a XT and the other one is X Limited but I live in Canada. Both foresters needs brake pad and rotors. Dealers quotes around 350 dollars and 400 dollars for front and back. Kindly let me know where can I buy them. Any online dealers who can post it to me.

Thank you
As far as pads, I like Advance Auto Gold Wearever. Rotors, I'm not to sure about.
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Centric blank premium rotors and Stop Tech street pads. Done.

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x3 ^^ That's what's going on my foz in about a week but just on the front for now because they're warped.
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x3 ^^ That's what's going on my foz in about a week but just on the front for now because they're warped.
X4?

I'm also going to check out Frozen Rotors (local company in MN). The local Subaru guys rave about how nice they are how, and how many track days they stand up to.
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I got the centric premium rotors and stoptech street performance brake pads put on the front today!
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What's wrong with your rotors? I just swapped my pads at 80000 KM's with Wagners. All good again. Available at Part Source or Crappy Tire. You should check out www. autopartsway.ca

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check out EBC Ultimax, not too pricey still better performance than OE. Have break in coating and nice shims, They also have quality rotors.

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I personally run Hawk HPS , pricey though.
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Depends how you drive. If you're light on the brakes and just daily drive it, you might want to go for some ceramic pads. If you drive it hard and want better hot braking performance the stoptech streets are the way to go.

Either way, the centric premium blanks are the rotors to get. I usually order brakes from tirerack or knsbrakes.

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I went with centric rotors and pads and got them from Amazon. It's actually quite easy to install everything yourself and save several hundred dollars.

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Depends how you drive. If you're light on the brakes and just daily drive it, you might want to go for some ceramic pads. If you drive it hard and want better hot braking performance the stoptech streets are the way to go.

Either way, the centric premium blanks are the rotors to get. I usually order brakes from tirerack or knsbrakes.
Any specific recommendation on ceramic pads? Looking at tirerack they pretty much only give you three choices:

Centric Posi Quiet Ceramic Pads
Akebono ProACT Ceramic Pads
Hawk performance Ceramic Pads

In another thread someone said that they were satisfied with the Akebono's, but I cannot find any other information other than that.
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I just installed the centric posi quiet ceramic pads and centric rotors and I'm pretty happy with them.


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