Essex AP Racing Competition Brake Kit - Subaru Impreza WRX STI

Essex AP Racing Competition Brake Kit
- AP Racing CP8350 Four Piston Forged Calipers (utilizes 20mm thick brake pads)
- AP Racing CP3908 Heavy Duty J Hook Racing 2-piece brake rotors (325mm x 32mm / 70 curved vanes)
- Spiegler Stainless Steel Brake Lines (for Competition Kit ONLY)

Note: Please inquire on brake pad setup for your application.

Availability: In stock

$2,599.00
Details
Details
Full Essex Description:
http://www.essexparts.com/shop/complete-brake-systems/competition-brake-systems/essex-competition-brake-system-subaru-wrx-sti.html

Excerpt from Essex Parts:

In 2001, the bug-eyed Impreza WRX was finally launched in North America, and enthusiasts scrambled to get their hands on the first of Japan's modern rally specials. Subaru's loyal follwers were rewarded for their patience in 2004, as the heavily reworked 2.5L WRX STI came screaming onto the scene in answer to Mitsubishi's launch of the Evo VIII.

If you're reading this, I don't have to go into too many details about how capable the STI is. At 3300-3400 lbs. these cars are no lightweights. Even more importantly, it's fairly cheap and easy to increase the power to silly levels, and you can cram a decent amount of tire under the fender flares. Uber fast, check...big power, check...meaty tires, check...What does all of that mean? It's not exactly easy on brakes!

To combat the tortures Subaru expected from its new owners, they equipped the car with a fairly nice brake system from the factory. The STI features 325x30mm brake discs with four piston Brembo calipers up front, and two piston Brembo's in the rear. While it's true that the Brembo system on the STI is far superior to what most production cars come with (particularly in the price range), there are some fundamental differences that set the system apart from a true race-ready system.

Based on everything we’ve learned during development, we believe our system offers our customers the following advantages over the OEM STI brake system:

- Roughly 6-7 lbs. unsprung weight reduction from both front corners of the car
- Incredible array of inexpensive race pad options at prices that are consistently $100 lower per set than the OEM pad shape. These pads are large/thick enough to handle typical lapping/race sessions
- Mitigation of pad knockback due to 4lb. anti-knockback springs in the calipers
- Less chance of damaging bleed screws or crossover tubes when changing wheels due to built-in protection
- Caliper finish that is more resistant to wear and deterioration
- Stainless steel caliper hardware for a long caliper service life under frequent pad change conditions
- High temperature, low drag seals that will hold up to track temps better than OEM components= less rebuilding and longer service life
- No dust boots to burn up and make a big mess
- Simple pad change with one bolt and no spring clips (rather than tapping out the pins)
- Extremely compact package for superior wheel fitment
- Stainless steel pistons that keep heat out of your brake fluid to resist fluid fade during extended track sessions
- Lifetime professional caliper rebuilding support by Essex (at a fee)- pull off your calipers, send them to us, we clean, inspect, and rebuild them
- High airflow, heavy duty AP Racing J Hook brake discs that are over 4 lbs. lighter than the OEM units, available at an extremely competitive replacement price ($250 each).
- AP Racing J Hook slot design that gives more pad bite/feel, and distributes heat evenly throughout the disc
- Disc metallurgy specifically designed to handle the temps typically seen on track offers a long service life
- Highest quality, Spiegler stainless steel brake line with clear sheath that reduces compliance over OEM rubber design.

Finally, keep in mind that we have a whole bunch of very fast corvettes and Evo's around the country now running the exact same caliper and disc setup. The majority of those cars are 400-550HP and 3,000+ lbs. Positive feedback from that crowd keeps rolling in. Additionally, the axial mount version of this setup has been run for years on hundreds of asphalt late models, which are 2800-2900lb., 500hp cars on slicks.

Brake Kit Includes:

- AP Racing CP8350 Four Piston Forged Calipers (utilizes 20mm thick brake pads)
- AP Racing CP3908 Heavy Duty J Hook Racing 2-piece brake rotors (325mm x 32mm / 70 curved vanes)
- Spiegler Stainless Steel Brake Lines (for Competition Kit ONLY)



Note: Please inquire on brake pad setup for your application.
Additional Info
Additional Info
Car Model Subaru Impreza WRX STI
Part Brand AP Racing
Weight 60.0000
Our Price No
MSRP $2,599.00