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#107 of 113 Use of non-SUBARU breaks
Aug 29, 2008 (5:02 pm)
My inspection was just about overdue so I took my 2006 Forester to Monro. They called me at work at said I needed new rear breaks (about 43,000 miles). I felt a little in a bind because I wanted to use subaru parts, but the guy convinced me the replacement parts they had were compatible. The cost was ~$190 for rear brakes.I know the manual specifies subaru breaks. Should I be concerned that I did not get subaru breaks?
#108 of 113 Re: Use of non-SUBARU breaks [2subarufam]
Aug 29, 2008 (5:44 pm)
Just use a brand you trust. The Magnussen-Moss Warranty act says that as long as the parts meet the OE specifications there is no effect on the warranty for the caliper and braking system.
#109 of 113 Re: Use of non-SUBARU breaks [ateixeira]
Aug 29, 2008 (8:11 pm)
Never use Subaru parts for brake replacements. There are lots of better or cheaper parts out there.
I'm sure the ones that monroe used will be acceptable, especially for the rears.
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#110 of 113 Re: Use of non-SUBARU breaks [paisan]
Jan 06, 2010 (9:59 am)
I buy my pads from Pep Boys and they last me a couple of years and 30K + miles.
#111 of 113 New brake pad noise
Mar 04, 2013 (12:43 am)
I just put new brake pads on the rear of my 07 Forester. I did not do anything to the rotors. When the brakes have warmed up they make a low squealing noise when the brakes are initially applied or when "feathered" Is this part of the normal break in? If not does anybody have an idea of what I may have done wrong?
#112 of 113 Re: New brake pad noise [elkmik1]
Mar 04, 2013 (11:16 am)
did you add an anti-squeal compound to the backs of the pads where they contact the pistons? If not, that may be what's causing your noise.
#113 of 113 Re: New brake pad noise [xwesx]
Mar 06, 2013 (10:45 pm)
No I did not. i will go get some. Thanks for your help