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Old 01-24-2007, 01:05 AM   #51
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This is for installing STi rear Brembo calipers on a R160 rear hub that has a backing plate that accepts Subaru 1 pot sliding calipers.

Most commonly it would be for 02-05 USDM WRX's that have STi takeoffs in front and have too much front brake bias.

It would also fit many Forresters, Legacies, Baja's and older GC cars.
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Old 01-24-2007, 01:43 AM   #52
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This is what the smart thing to do would be: http://godspeedbrakes.co.uk/Subaru/R...ar_classic.htm

Make those extra big handbrake pads in both normal and race like they do here in japan and then get with Tom to make a bracket.
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Old 02-08-2007, 08:10 AM   #53
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Turns out there is already a 5X100 rotor with a 170mm handbrake assembly that will work with a bracket for the brembos. WRXBRAKES PM me if you want more info.
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Old 02-08-2007, 08:19 AM   #54
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Turns out there is already a 5X100 rotor with a 170mm handbrake assembly that will work with a bracket for the brembos.
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Old 02-08-2007, 10:31 AM   #55
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Yes...please share with the rest of us.
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Old 02-08-2007, 12:39 PM   #56
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Turns out there is already a 5X100 rotor with a 170mm handbrake assembly that will work with a bracket for the brembos. WRXBRAKES PM me if you want more info.
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Old 02-08-2007, 03:48 PM   #57
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i just received godspeeds thicker brake shoes... so far they look quite good. ill give my impressions once theyre on and ive tried them out
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Old 02-08-2007, 04:06 PM   #58
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i just received godspeeds thicker brake shoes... so far they look quite good. ill give my impressions once theyre on and ive tried them out
Aren't they only for the classic Imprezas
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Old 02-08-2007, 04:19 PM   #59
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i ordered mine for an 05 wrx... they sent me a full set. so far i see no reason as to why they would not fit... ill fit them up today and let you know
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Old 02-08-2007, 06:28 PM   #60
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The actual brake shoe should be the same across all Imprezas. I know that there is only one part number for the rally and gymkhana handbrake pads here in japan.

Also here is the thing. I am all about helping you guys out, but I am working two different brake upgrade options that are popular in Japan. The problem is the rotors are not available in the states. They came on non-USDM cars only. I will be speaking with WRXBRAKES about this.




These are the rotors and brackets that go with the kit. It uses the 322mm R34 rotor as far as I can tell. I believe that the rotor has the 5X100 holes drilled in it specifically so it will work on the Subaru since the GTR uses 5X114.3 I believe.

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Old 02-18-2007, 08:13 PM   #61
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subscribed!!! please keep us updated!!!
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Old 03-05-2007, 08:41 PM   #62
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These are the rotors and brackets that go with the kit. It uses the 322mm R34 rotor as far as I can tell. I believe that the rotor has the 5X100 holes drilled in it specifically so it will work on the Subaru since the GTR uses 5X114.3 I believe.
Does anyone else think this is a crazy idea? More holes drilled in rotors? Scary!!
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Old 03-05-2007, 09:24 PM   #63
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Does anyone else think this is a crazy idea? More holes drilled in rotors? Scary!!
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It's not an issue.
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Old 03-06-2007, 12:53 AM   #64
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Does anyone else think this is a crazy idea? More holes drilled in rotors? Scary!!
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It is not an issue whatsoever!
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Old 03-06-2007, 01:23 AM   #65
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Does anyone else think this is a crazy idea? More holes drilled in rotors? Scary!!
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No Problem, did this myself with Brake discs from a 06 STi (PCD 114,3 to 100)
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Old 03-06-2007, 01:24 AM   #66
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Aaah, the pics:




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Old 03-06-2007, 01:18 PM   #67
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Does anyone else think this is a crazy idea? More holes drilled in rotors? Scary!!
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Does anyone else think this is a crazy idea? More holes drilled in wheels? Scary!!


yeah...well...anyway. good luck with the info and getting it all straighten out. it would be nice for a bolt solution. though i did have the new backing plate for the subaru 2 pots put in. getting 12 year old wheels bearing changed as a good idea too!
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Old 03-06-2007, 01:27 PM   #68
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The rotors are coming from DBA pretty soon - so with brackets we will have a bolt on solution.
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Old 03-30-2007, 11:29 AM   #69
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Any word on the DBA rotors?
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Old 03-30-2007, 12:50 PM   #70
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Wow, this is good stuff. I'd like to know more about that GT-R rotor kit too! It's always nice to have more options.
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Old 04-02-2007, 01:18 AM   #71
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Brembos front and rear are in, did use the thicker brake shoes from godspeed, mounting was easy



On the rear I removed this thing to get the bigger discs fitted:




Difference between WRX and Brembo:



The Result:




Thanks Ian (www.godspeedbrakes.co.uk)!
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Old 04-02-2007, 01:23 AM   #72
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Burschik:

Can you shed some light on the EXACT parts needed, and where you purchased them, to mount the rear calipers on the 5 x 100 rear?

All I have now are the rear calipers and pads.
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Burschik:

Can you shed some light on the EXACT parts needed, and where you purchased them, to mount the rear calipers on the 5 x 100 rear?
All I have now are the rear calipers and pads.
For my WRX (peanut eye) I did need following parts:

-rear Brembo calipers and pads from Sti
-4 mounting bolts for the rear brembo calipers from Sti
-rear Brembo discs from Sti 5x100 (i have 5x114,3 redrilled, see post above)
-thicker (hand-)brake shoes from godspeed:
http://www.godspeedbrakes.co.uk/Suba.../rearshoes.htm

That's all, mounting is plug&play
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Old 04-02-2007, 01:46 AM   #74
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Did you use the factory WRX backing plates? I assume this kit comes with new brackets for this conversion to work?
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Old 04-02-2007, 02:03 AM   #75
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North American 02-05 WRXs will need a bracket b/c we got the 1-pot sliders and appropriate (smaller) backing plate.
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