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I am probably buying a 2015 s Touring hatch today. The 2.5 and larger front brakes sold me on it.

But I was looking at part numbers and such but I can't find specific info on the exact difference. Just from my research and looking at both cars I am thinking it is just a larger rotor and bracket to increase swept area and uses the same caliper between both cars. But I can not confirm this. Anyone know?

Also, any recommendations for stainless steel lines for this car? I didn't particularly like the braking though the car does have junk tires the dealer put on when it was traded in. So I will be replacing those as soon as I get it. Also will replace the brake fluid and brakes pads. Maybe rotors after I get the wheels off and a good look at the condition on the inside face.

Anyone make camber bolts for the mcpherson strut front? Would love to get -1 to -1.5. Could always slot the strut but prefer not to if I can avoid it. Don't want camber plates on this as it will be my daily driver.
 

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AutoExe makes brake lines, and there have been others posted on this forum if you search for them.

Eibach makes camber bolts which can be found on tire racks website.
 

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AutoExe makes brake lines, and there have been others posted on this forum if you search for them.

Eibach makes camber bolts which can be found on tire racks website.
Thanks I found SPC cam bolts.

I can't find those brake lines, or any others. I see posts referencing lines but I can't actually find them for sale anywhere. Would you happen to have a link?

Still wondering about the front brakes.

Oh, also I bought the car got it home this morning. Happy :)
 

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I put in front camber bolts when I did my lowering springs (Racing Beat) with stock shocks and struts. Advertised drop is 0.75" front and 0.5" rear. I have the lightest configuration (2.0L with manual), so drop is not very noticeable up front.

I put the camber bolt in the max negative setting (inner tab towards inside of vehicle) and got -0.7 on either side. Not sure what it was before but probably not much. With plates, you can get around -1.5

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The Eibachs are just rebranded SPC ones--the box says Eibach, bolt head says SPC.
 

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Never got the answer on s vs i brakes

Decided against stainless lines because i just didn't want to mess with it on my DD

I got the SPC camber bolts, i will install after i take my car in for some warranty stuff.

I have been thinking about rear sway bar but think I will try some front camber with better tires first.
 
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