lol, it almost seems like you guys are complaining.
I parked next to my buddies 02 SiR (US Si) and there were so many differences, especially in the brakes.
Our REAR brakes are bigger than his Front. Our FRONT are huge, they respond to light feather braking, and when pushed, they stop the car on a dime. Im very excited to see how our car performs when mated to some sticky summer rubber!
I really like the brakes that comes on the 3. After owning Hondas, it's a relief to drive a car with proper brakes. Just as a comparison, the rear rotor on our car is the same size as the front rotors on the 3300+ pound Accord. Our rotors are the same size as the 3580 pound Acura TL with the automatic transmission.
Our brakes are also larger than the ones that come on the WRX.
ya, the brakes are great. Im still not used to it. Every morning when I get into my car, I press the brakes too hard like I had to do on my old car and slam my head into the steering wheel. hurts like a bitch everyday.
I bought my 3 a month ago and i've noticed that there's squeaky noise coming from my front brakes esp every morning when i drive out from my garage.. did you guys have same exp or is it normal cuz of rotor was wet at that time?
It will do this for a while maybe even a bit after the break-in period. It all depends on your braking habits. Mainly it is jsut the new rotors having to "burn" through their coating and also if there is some surface rust it will squeak. Part of the reason you probably notice alot of rust build-up when you first get your 3 is also because of the factory rotor coating they put on. It should stop squeaking and rusting as fast/much once this coating is gone, like i said though the timeit takes to get rid of the coating varies with your braking habits...it will go away alot faster if you do alot of hard and fast stopping. Hope this helps.
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