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Good Day!

Need to replace front rotors and seem to be set on Brembo Slotted for my 04 Forester XS.

Suggestions on where to buy?

Suggestions on which pads to match with?

I live in upstate NY and drive on I84 to PA several times a week. So highway driving and lots of hills on the highway. PA local streets are loaded with hills and turns too.

I don't take the subie on the track.

Thanks for your help.
 

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Waste of time and money to buy slotted rotors. increased dust and brake pad wear and for what, street driving?

If you want high quality rotors, pick up Centric or Stoptech. Same brand, just different business lines.

You can buy them and all of your brake needs at KNSBrakes.com

You can even go to your local autozone or napa for some $25 rotors too, that will last you some 50k miles of daily driving.
 

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+1 on not needing anything fancy rotor wise. If you've ever experienced fade a pad with better thermal capacity will make a huge difference. Initial bite will improve as well but you might have to accept a bit more dust and noise.
 

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Brembo blanks if you must buy Brembo
 

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imo brembo blanks are a huge waste of money. They're about the same as the cheap parts store blanks. If you want a good blank, centric seems to be the way to go lately (especially for the price), also the centric are coated so won't rust with all the salt. (the brembo blanks don't have coated hats or edges so the nonswept surfaces can rust)
 

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I've used importrp.com for brembo rotors on all my cars. Their blanks are a few bucks cheaper than other places and they offer free shipping above a certain amount. I would assume the slotted rotors are priced similarly.

My new blanks just arrived this week. They look fine.
 

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Huh. I wish I knew about all this long time ago before I ordered brakediscs from a shop here in Norway. They where of the cheap sort that rust like alot and they aren't even cheap compared to this. :mob:

Edit: The Centrics rotors are even cheaper at Amazone.com. under 35$ a piece for the front premiums for the SF.
 

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I agree with everyone else. They're not really worth the extra $.

I'm running the brembo slotted's right now, and in the past year I haven't had any rust...yet.

But still, there's nothing special about them compared to the normal blanks when it comes to street driving. I just got them because I found a set for dirt cheap and free shipping. They do look nice on the car, but it's no biggey though.
 

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I'm using Brembo blanks at the moment.
They rusted like mad after the first car wash.
They don't perform any different than the generic stuff..
I got them cheap but if I did it again, I wouldn't mind getting cheapo ones and replacing them every 60k miles or so.
 

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The Brembos on my wife's Fozzy have some gold colored finish and they are not rusting.
 
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