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Old 11-10-2015, 03:50 PM   #11
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A new addition courtesy of SubieStickers

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Old 12-11-2015, 01:17 PM   #12
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So.... I hate my Stoptech Street Performance brake pads. I hate the way they feel, and want something with a stiffer feel and higher torque. The Stoptech Street Performance brake pads have a MOT (maximum operating temperature) of 1200 degrees F, so they actually do deliver on that claim.

So I decided to do a bit of research on brake pads (again). My Outback has switched from being a backup vehicle to a daily-driven short-trip vehicle that I now intend to use for experimenting on various racing brake pad compounds usable on the street.

I put the Akebono PRO-ACT as a baseline that would be comparable to an OEM brake pad compound. Otherwise, the other ones listed are ones I'm considering using on the Outback.


universal brake pad part numbers for USDM MY 2000 Subaru Outback
721 front
770 rear


Akebono PRO-ACT Ultra-Premium ceramic brake pad compound (OEM quality)
MOT of
572 degrees Fahrenheit (300 degrees Celsius) front ACT721, rear ACT770



Carbotech XP8 brake compound 200 degrees F min op temp
MOT of
1250 degrees Fahrenheit (676 degrees Celsius)

Winmax W4 racing brake compound 122 degrees F min op temp
MOT of
1202 degrees Fahrenheit (650 degrees Celsius) front WM-349-W4, rear WM-378-W4

Project Mu HC+ and HC+ 800 brake compound 32 degrees F min op temp
MOT of
1472 degrees Fahrenheit (800 degrees Celsius) front PH8F913, rear PH8R912

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Old 02-26-2016, 07:08 PM   #13
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Went for a short drive in my Subaru Outback. We've got some beautiful mountain roads so easily accessable in the SF Bay Area!

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Old 03-07-2016, 05:12 PM   #14
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So, I bought an additional set of Made in USA booster cables by Deka.

The 2 AWG booster cables I got were actually heavier than the 4 AWG booster cables I already have in the plastic case... so the 4 AWG booster cables to the left in the plastic case will remain in the Subaru XV Crosstrek, while the heavier 2 AWG booster cables on the right will be put in my secondary vehicle (currently the 2000 Subaru Outback).

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After inspecting my Stoptech Street Performance brake pads on my Subaru Outback, I can safely say that cheaping out to get any Stoptech products was a very bad call on my end for my uses... they're glazed

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Old 03-20-2016, 09:14 PM   #15
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I just found out DBA makes brake rotors for my Outback!

* Disc Brakes Australia (DBA) 4000 Series T-Slot T3 brake rotors P/N 4648S front, 4657S rear

I'm going to pair these brake rotors with the Project Mu HC+ 800 that are shipping in. With the brake temperature paint they have standard, I can now tell just how hot my brakes will get and determine if the 800 degrees Celsius maximum operating temperature of the HC+ 800 will be sufficient.
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Old 04-10-2017, 03:19 PM   #16
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Welp, long story short, car sat after being rear-ended half a year ago, and I just sold it. I hope it sees some good use out of it.
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