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Rear: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000IY670K/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1
Front: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000IY4A0Y/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1
Front Pads: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000COCO3K/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1
Rear Pads: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0011V1S9E/ref=ox_sc_act_title_4?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1

My mechanic got hit by a car, so I don't want to bother him too much these days, but, without expert help, it's almost impossible finding the right replacement rotors and pads (I can find the OEM part numbers for example, yet, none of the rotors or brake pads indicate their sizes, so I can't verify anything on my own)

The car is an 2007 EDM H6, I don't know whether the brake sizes differ between Gen3 Outback's

Thanks in Advance!
 

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oem or nothing at all.

whatever you got out of the originals for miles (ie if you went 75k on them) then the chinese ones will go about ONE FOURTH the miles before they are toast and because o theis, the lower initial cost is a higher overall cost in the long haul for a car you keep. If you are just selling/flipping it, then yeah do the cheapest...lol and the new owner will have the issues.
 

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Not flipping, the pads are assumably better than the OEM ones, for the rotors, you might be right, around 90% of the amazon reviews praise them, while around 10% report warping along the way

The issue is, OEM products are hard to buy, they are expensive locally, on the other hand, things are easy to buy from Amazon, and if there are any issues with the import, Amazon covers the losses

Apart from the quality worries, are these the right parts?
 

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Not flipping, the pads are assumably better than the OEM ones, for the rotors, you might be right, around 90% of the amazon reviews praise them, while around 10% report warping along the way

The issue is, OEM products are hard to buy, they are expensive locally, on the other hand, things are easy to buy from Amazon, and if there are any issues with the import, Amazon covers the losses

Apart from the quality worries, are these the right parts?
although OEM is nice,

I would use centrics, ...have not bought any yet, but have considered it,
@1 Lucky Texan uses centrics, @brucep uses centrics...

and you got to put in your about me, "turkey" ,...and does amazon have a presence in turkey that those are cheap and easy to get shipped to you?
 

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although OEM is nice,

I would use centrics, ...have not bought any yet, but have considered it,

@1 Lucky Texan uses centrics, @brucep uses centrics...

and you got to put in your about me, "turkey" ,...and does amazon have a presence in turkey that those are cheap and easy to get shipped to you?
It's $290 + $130 Shipping + $47 Customs

Amazon has a decent international system, they don't ship everything, I'm surprised they ship pads and rotors, locally, there is a place who sell Brembo rotors and pads online, yet, the same challenge apply: I can't find the exact size of the rotors, and the type of brake pads needed

Locally, the Brembo's seem to cost around $350, but the brake pads are nothing special, unsure about the rotors too, still, it might make more sense to buy locally

The original question remains tho, I would be glad if someone can verify these parts, and maybe provide some wisdom on rotor sizing and brake pad type, I've googled it a lot, came up empty
 

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It's $290 + $130 Shipping + $47 Customs

Amazon has a decent international system, they don't ship everything, I'm surprised they ship pads and rotors, locally, there is a place who sell Brembo rotors and pads, yet, the same challenge apply: I can't find the exact size of the rotors, and the type of brake pads needed

Locally, the Brembo's seem to cost around $350, but the brake pads are nothing special, unsure about the rotors too, still, it might make more sense to buy locally

The original question remains tho, I would be glad if someone can verify these parts, and maybe provide some wisdom on rotor sizing and brake pad type, I've googled it a lot, came up empty

when I was clicking on things before, your car is like an american spec 2008 subaru outback ll bean 3.0R wagon, which when I look at your items comes up OK on my screen on amazon.

before you click to order, I would source the same parts / prices on Rock Auto.com (I guess they ship there,.... maybe partstrain.com ...at a minimum that is 2 other databases to match the parts numbers off off,....or maybe even Centric brakes manufacturings own site).

seems to plug in OK, @traildogck opinion?
 

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Indeed it is, Subaru seems to test things for a year before entering the US market, so in a way, Europe cars are generally one year ahead of their US counterparts, as it seems

As far as I researched, only the rear suspension differs between US/EDM H6's, the EDM version is self-levelling (Edit: Actually a lot differ, but only this major difference)

Within US, H6/H4 Front Springs seem to differ, yet, the Struts are the same

As far as I understand, let's say for year 2008, all the Outback's, H4/H6, seems to share the same brakes (Amazon assumes this too, since it's Garage feature doesn't have a trim option)

Correct me If I'm wrong which is very very likely
 

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Indeed it is, Subaru seems to test things for a year before entering the US market, so in a way, Europe cars are generally one year ahead of their US counterparts, as it seems

As far as I researched, only the rear suspension differs between US/EDM H6's, the EDM version is self-levelling

Within US, H6/H4 Front Springs seem to differ, yet, the Struts are the same

As far as I understand, let's say for year 2008, all the Outback's, H4/H6, seems to share the same brakes (Amazon assumes this too, since it's Garage feature doesn't have a trim option)

Correct me If I'm wrong which is very very likely
I updated my last post a little.

I have typed the issue with the years on other threads,

something to do with old bastards in detroit a long long long time ago, having disagreements with all places outside of the US/ Canada about what constitutes a car production year, this leaving US/Canada a year behind the rest of the world.

but true enough, subaru does test market things locally in Japan before shipping them elsewhere, particularly the US /Canada where they make most of their money.

I don't think the US / Canada got a gen3 outback with load leveling rears. (just like one or 2 years of foresters),
and buying those factory load levelers for 10 year old things is impossible. (discontinued).
I hope if yours has them you can keep them in good repair. / corrosion free.

if not: plenty cars similar to yours running around with Whiteline or megan racing adjustable parts vs. plain old subaru stuff.

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on brakes as a alternative if you wanted to go a little bigger you could get Legacy GT brakes from 2008, (have to read up on them though).

Edit: I think the H6 kind that you picked are the same. (on amazon I was comparing rotor size of a Legacy GT spec B, ...and they still work,...and that was the one with the best parts)
 

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I bought 15" MR502 VT-Spec wheels, so if anything, I might down-size a bit :)

Haven't tested them yet, but by placing them on existing wheels, they seem to clear the front/rear rotors, I was a bit afraid before the wheels arrived, as I'm unsure whether H6's have larger rotors than usual, not much info online about the subject, apparently not, after this research

Off topic, I was going to replace the self-levelling system with regular KYB's, top's, and king non-raised springs, but decided to not touch them, luckily, they still work, but if they stop working, I'm in trouble - Bought 330098, 330099 KYB's to replace the front ones, paying $75 for replacements is a breeze - I think robustness of the regular struts is better than self-levelling ones

RockAuto verifies the rotors, thanks, one wishes each car came with a detailed specification document
 

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the biggest factory Legacy GT / spec B / ( outback H6 ??) types of those 2008 era year brakes will not let you put on 16" rims that came on the base outbacks of that year

(base outbacks having 16" steel wheels,...or the 16" rims popular on the earlier cars,.... smaller rims are nice for nastier pot holes, as the taller 16" sidewall tire is not only cheaper to buy, but it protects the smaller rim from the pothole a lot more then the regular 17" tire / wheel combos that came on the car.

legacy gt spec b came with even bigger 18" rims.

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I guess those 15" rims you got are something made specifically to clear bigger brakes though (something like rally rims made for WRX )
 
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