Better than stock - hopefully
Brakes in the non-asbestos era are short lived. Was very disappointed with the brake life on my '11 WRX, and one of the rear calipers was seizing up after replacing rear rotors and pads less than a year ago. Front brakes were starting to pulse. Bought the Z26 complete rear kit with calipers and front rotors and pads. About 3 weeks in, I'm satisfied. Time will tell, but so far, so good, as it seems to be an upgrade in performance.