Stopping power is pretty important, without it your car is not going to slow down when you enter that corner. Faulty, or cheap brake pads and rotors can really make a car much less fun! One of our more recent customers named Peter, came to us wanting to upgrade the brakes for his 2015 WRX. Peter desired a more solid feeling brake pedal, which is a common complaint amongst GR Chassis WRX’s and STi’s and now the new 2015’s as well. While we knew obtaining aftermarket front brake pads and rotors would be no issue, the rear had the potential to cause some trouble. There are multiple kits available for the front, but the rears are not yet available. Thankfully we are an official dealer for Subaru parts and we were able to get the new rear rotors in just a day or so! To our surprise Stoptech also makes a rear brake pad for the 2015 WRX as well.
Peter wanted to do a complete overhaul of his brakes, including new rotors, new pads, performance brake fluid, and also a master brake cylinder brace. This is a good route to take, you never want to use new pads on old rotors because they will not break in correctly. Peter went with Stoptech’s slotted front rotors, pads, stainless steel lines, a Perrin MCB, and Subaru Rear Rotors. We also opted to use Motul 5.1 Brake Fluid.
Subaru OEM Rear Rotors
Our tech Kyle begins any brake job with removing all the old components and then uses his tools to ensure there is no debris where the rotor bolts to. This ensures for a perfect fit. Kyle also ensures everything is anti-seized correctly so the next time a brake job is done it is easy to take care of.
Sparkly new brake rotors from Subaru for the rear!
And aggressive new slotted Stoptech rotors for the front! as well as new Stoptech stainless steel lines.
Some shots of Peter’s car with the new shoes on. Peter was very happy with the service he received and even wrote a nice review for us on our Google page!
“I contacted AJW about getting some brake work done to my 2015 WRX on a Friday morning, by the end of that day they had ordered me pads, rotors, lines, fluid, and a mc brace. They replied quickly to my emails and answered my all my questions, made the process quick and easy. I made an appointment for the following Friday for them to install the components. I arrived to my appointment a little early and they took my car right in and about three hours later the install was complete! They even bedded in the brakes so I didn’t have to worry about a thing. The waiting room is comfortable as well and all the employees were very friendly. A great group of Subaru enthusiasts! I will be back for sure when I need any other performance work done to my Subaru!”
We’re all very happy to be able to provide the exemplary service that provide day to day. As a group of Subaru enthusiasts ourselves we know how important it is for your Subaru to perform at its peak! Find out why AJW Performance is different than most shops, give us a call at 603-715-9076 and talk to our superior sales staff!