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Old 08-12-2010, 03:44 AM   #26
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these brackets seem very weak to me. are they alu or steel? they apear to be very thin. on my old 06 i ran the adapter rotors from dan and they worked great.
They are made from steel , We have sold probably over 500 kits in the last 4 years with not a single problem or failure

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Old 08-12-2010, 10:04 AM   #27
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The Kartboy brackets work fine but just need a little bit of material removed to suit the shape of the rear of the Brembo caliper. And then the DBA conversion discs sort out the handbrake issue.

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Old 10-22-2010, 10:02 AM   #28
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Send that pic to Kartboy, maybe on their next run Tom will just cut that portion out by default with the CNC and make more $ selling it for the Brembo platform too.

I think im going to buy the Kartboy brackets, im doing the same conversion right now.

I wonder if I could make the H6 conversion brackets work for it. Ive already got a pair of those on the car.
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Old 10-22-2010, 10:15 AM   #29
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For bfontana, for the 08+ WRX rear Brembos. I just installed rear Brembos on my 08 WRX. Here is what you need:
08+ STI rear calipers
08+ STI rear rotors (double drilled)
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Old 02-09-2011, 03:54 AM   #30
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Reviving this thread -- so from reading and clicking around:

MY07 WRX (5spd) the rears 04 STi Brembos (5x100) will bolt up with the DBA adapter rotor kit available from FastWRX and modification/removal of the dust shield. That's it? If so I am swapping to STi calipers sooner than I thought!
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Old 02-09-2011, 04:35 AM   #31
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Reviving this thread -- so from reading and clicking around:

MY07 WRX (5spd) the rears 04 STi Brembos (5x100) will bolt up with the DBA adapter rotor kit available from FastWRX and modification/removal of the dust shield. That's it? If so I am swapping to STi calipers sooner than I thought!
with the adapter rotors, and the caliper bracket, yes. that is all you should need.
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Old 02-09-2011, 07:29 AM   #32
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No need for the dogbone bracket on 06-07 WRXs.
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Old 02-09-2011, 02:53 PM   #33
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^ That's what I wanted to make sure. I do not need the bracket.
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Old 09-27-2012, 08:41 PM   #34
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The Kartboy brackets work fine but just need a little bit of material removed to suit the shape of the rear of the Brembo caliper. And then the DBA conversion discs sort out the handbrake issue.


we need more pictures of the DIY you did! Pictures are worth 1000 words! is there a step by step procedure?
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Old 09-28-2012, 11:46 AM   #35
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No need for the dogbone bracket on 06-07 WRXs.
Quote to reinforce some previously unclear information. Thanks

Also, from this thread:
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1265631

IT says the 08+ STI has a 170mm parking brake. Would it be easier to use that rotor and just have it dual drilled? What is the backspacing issue exactly?
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Old 11-23-2012, 06:15 PM   #36
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Retail for kit: $569

DBA 4000 STi Rear (for comparo) $283
Kartboy Dogbone Bracket for FHI 2-pots: $225
Total: $508. $61 less than the MachV kit. Thats not outrageous.

is this still true? and if so where is this deal at? i would like to know as i am about to make a purchase and havent made up my mind about which route to go... either the godspeed shoes or rotors and adaptor?

any thoughts?
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Old 11-23-2012, 06:21 PM   #37
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Im looking for the Dogbone adapter to mount the STi Brembos on the rear of a 02 WRX. Ive heard the Kartboy IHI 2-pot bracket works, but then Ive heard it dosent.

Im also looking for the thicker parking brake shoes for the rear so I can use a 04 STi rotor. I dont want to have to run a special rotor.

im also looking for the same thing... i just dont know anyone who this have worked for. i have no reviews? did you get all this stuff worked out? if so, i would like to learn from your expeirance with this issue. im trying to get my brembos sorted and safe!
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Old 11-23-2012, 06:30 PM   #38
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im also looking for the same thing... i just dont know anyone who this have worked for. i have no reviews? did you get all this stuff worked out? if so, i would like to learn from your expeirance with this issue. im trying to get my brembos sorted and safe!
dude....you quoted the picture that showed how they fit......like 4 posts up....
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Old 11-23-2012, 06:36 PM   #39
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Quote to reinforce some previously unclear information. Thanks

Also, from this thread:
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1265631

IT says the 08+ STI has a 170mm parking brake. Would it be easier to use that rotor and just have it dual drilled? What is the backspacing issue exactly?
08+ WRX and STI have a 190mm parking brake
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Old 05-20-2013, 11:34 PM   #40
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sorry for reviving a old thread, don't feel like starting a new one. just to clarify, i am doing a 6 spd swap and i bought the rear hubs, axles, rotors, brembos, diff, and lateral links from a 04 sti. im swapping it into my 05 wrx. after doing the swap i still have no parking brake even after using everything including the parking brake cables from the 04 sti donor.

is there something that im missing?
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Old 05-21-2013, 12:22 AM   #41
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sorry for reviving a old thread, don't feel like starting a new one. just to clarify, i am doing a 6 spd swap and i bought the rear hubs, axles, rotors, brembos, diff, and lateral links from a 04 sti. im swapping it into my 05 wrx. after doing the swap i still have no parking brake even after using everything including the parking brake cables from the 04 sti donor.

is there something that im missing?
You need to adjust the engagement of the parking (drum) brake.
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Iv tried that but there is so much slack in the cables. Is it possible that the STI cables are too long for a regular WRX hand brake?
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Old 05-21-2013, 04:52 PM   #43
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Iv tried that but there is so much slack in the cables. Is it possible that the STI cables are too long for a regular WRX hand brake?
No, i'm running a full 05 STI 6mt swap with hubs and parking cable on my 03 and they fit together correctly.

I would double check everything, especially the section behind the parking brake handle. There's multiple brackets there and they only work correctly if it's assembled in the right way.
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Old 05-22-2013, 03:10 PM   #44
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So after doing more and more research it seems like 04 cables are longer then 05-07 due to different center console design and hand brake design... That's why there is so much slack. I'm going to swap in the oem cables off my 5spd and it should fix it. I'll keep this updated.
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Old 05-23-2013, 03:04 AM   #45
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the DIY on that kartboy bracket is gold, but i still think they should make a brembo specific one for the lazy folks
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Old 07-22-2013, 10:07 AM   #46
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The sticky with the brakes would be better off updated with the info in this thread..

Some more info:

The Brembo rear rotors (with insert?) are heavier than a "regular" Brembo rear rotor by 4 or 5 lb each. If this is the same for DBA, then the Godspeed kit with the fat shoes, provides a lighter and cheaper replacement rear rotor (because you can just buy used 2004 OEM Sti rotors, or aftermarket for '04 Sti).
But I can't find any up to date info about these still being available.

I see that Mach V still sells the brackets.

Some questions are:

1: the GRB, '08+ WRX rear parking drums are of any use for the GDB WRX? Maybe these are thicker liners too, maybe a factory adapter to the 170mm shoes?

2: The GRB 08+ Sti rear Brembo calipers, for GDB '02 WRX, are there any benefits over the GDB '02-'07 rear Sti Brembo calipers?
I only found a mention about backspacing, but saw that they sell really well, maybe there is an advantage to them.

Edit: I am reading that '08+ rear Brembo "brakes" will fit on the '02 directly, with redrilling the rotor. Since I am also reading that the drum diameter is the larger diameter, I am thinking that the rear calipers may bolt directly onto the '02 WRX rear caliper mounting points, then just reline the shoes and get a set of used rear '04 Brembo rotors, still looking for info.

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Old 07-22-2013, 10:33 AM   #47
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The Godspeed kit is still available.

I am using it on my Forester.

http://www.godspeedbrakes.co.uk/~god...?id_product=91
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Old 07-22-2013, 10:43 AM   #48
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Ok sorry I haven't updated, I ended up being correct on the different design. When swapping a 04 STI drive train into a 05 WRX you HAVE TO swap over the original(05) parking brake cables. The 05 style are shorter then 04. My brake works perfectly fine now.
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Old 07-22-2013, 11:15 AM   #49
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The bolt pattern for '08+ rear Brembos seems to be the same as for '02-'05 WRX.
Now I have to figure out if they center on the Sti Rotor and if they're properly offset from the center of the hub, for the larger (than WRX) 2004 rear Brembo Rotor.
I am also thinking that the bracket for the '02 rear WRX sliders comes out and the rear brembos bolt to the hub backing plate.
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Old 07-22-2013, 01:15 PM   #50
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I am also thinking that the bracket for the '02 rear WRX sliders comes out and the rear brembos bolt to the hub backing plate.
The Brembos have always required a bracket on 2002-2005; I don't that the spacing of the mounting ears changed on the 08+, just the backspacing/offset to account for the changes made to the knuckle/rear suspension.
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