2010 Outback 3.6R Limited (green)
I've got a 2010 3.6 which drives great with the 19mm STI rear sway bar, but I've always felt that with having over 12inch front discs it didn't stop that well. I have used Hawk HPS pads in the past which were awesome, but are about $100 for a set of front pads for the 3.6. Plus, the Hawks took a long time to bed in before stopping well. I saw Stop Tech started making their own street performance pads which I found on Amazon for $60. I read several internet reviews that were all good and I know Stop Tech has a great reputation with racing brakes. I swapped out the pads myself yesterday. Easier than I thought. I had never messed with car brakes before, but Youtube walked me through it. It was easy. (Note to self: buy airwrench for next time!) I only have 18k on the car, so the rotors still look new with no grooving. I did not resurface or buy new rotors. These pads did not need bedding in, but I did it anyway, doing several long smooth stops from 35-50mph. These brakes are quiet just like the o.e. pads, but have much better feel and bite/stopping. An easy, highly recommended, cheap upgrade. I used Stop Tech part #309.10780 for 3.6's. (The 2.5's use #309.09290 about $45).