I bought some 600+ degree fluid and a bleeding kit from ECS Tuning before the car arrived. I've been waiting for the weather to warm up a little before performing the bleed so I can't comment on the effectiveness yet. I don't mind the stock pads so I'm going to wait for them to wear down a bit before replacing them. However, they're the same as the 2010 STI so they're easy to find online in any compound you desire. The pedal feel is slightly mushy so I'm hoping that the fluid change will help, but it would likely take some new lines to firm it up. I just don't know if I'm willing to make that swap.
I'm definitely planning on buying this rear rotor upgrade kit to increase the size by 20mm and get drilled rotors to match the front. I just need to get off my lazy ass and place the order.
- Jeremy -