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Old 01-30-2013, 03:44 PM   #76
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If your you have an 08+ WRX, you can just outright buy a rotor for an 08+ STi, the parking brake is the same as the WRX in 08+.

If you have 02-07 WRX, DBA makes a conversion rotor which contains the parking brake drum dimensions of WRX and the outer dimensions of the STi.

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What about for a 2008 - 09 Legacy GT (spec.B) will the brackets work? Also, rear disc with the drum did they change this over to 190mm or is it 170mm for the rear parking drum?

I think I will pull them off to be certain.
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Old 01-30-2013, 03:58 PM   #77
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What about for a 2008 - 09 Legacy GT (spec.B) will the brackets work? Also, rear disc with the drum did they change this over to 190mm or is it 170mm for the rear parking drum?

I think I will pull them off to be certain.
05-09 Legacy uses the older version 1 bracket that we are currently out of stock on but taking reservations. 05-09 Legacy also has the older 170mm drum.

Drums didn't change on the Legacy until 10+.

So you would need our version 1 bracket, DBA converstion rotor OR oversized brake shoes for a legacy

Get it?

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Old 01-30-2013, 05:15 PM   #78
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05-09 Legacy uses the older version 1 bracket that we are currently out of stock on but taking reservations. 05-09 Legacy also has the older 170mm drum.

Drums didn't change on the Legacy until 10+.

So you would need our version 1 bracket, DBA converstion rotor OR oversized brake shoes for a legacy

Get it?

-Nick
I get it, thanks.

Does the version 1 bracket only fit 05-09 Legacy, or is this for other MY Imprezas to allow the rear 2 pot Brembo?
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Old 01-30-2013, 05:18 PM   #79
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version 1 fits up to the 09 legacy, up to the 07 wrx, and up to the 08 forrester.

Not sure if that answered your questions?

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Old 02-01-2013, 06:31 PM   #80
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version 1 fits up to the 09 legacy, up to the 07 wrx, and up to the 08 forrester.

Not sure if that answered your questions?

-Nick
I just sent an email for quote on rear brake upgrades.

Also, does the V1 rear brackets allow the FHI rear calipers to mount as well, or just the rear 2 pot Brembo?

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Old 02-04-2013, 11:50 AM   #81
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Got it, no the V1 bracket does not allow the FHI calipers to mount.

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Old 02-04-2013, 01:24 PM   #82
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KNS,

i see the pics you have from test fitment of this bracket are on an STI rear knuckle. i am planning to install the FHI 2-pots in the rear soon, on my 2010 WRX.

so for that i would need:
this bracket + hardware
10+ LGT rear rotors

will the dust sheild have to be trimmed/removed? obviously this isnt necessary on the STI
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Old 02-04-2013, 01:35 PM   #83
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Yes you will need our V2 bracket which we have in stock with its hardware, and you will need the 10+ rear rotor, which we also have in stock.

Most likely not you won't have to trim the dust shield.

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Old 02-06-2013, 04:35 PM   #84
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Just an FYI, the 08+ STi rear calipers use a different bolt than recommended. The part number suggested are too short and have a different thread pitch.
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Old 06-21-2013, 11:04 AM   #85
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Pictures fixed on first post... sorta. I don't remember which ones were up there. (-_-!)
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Old 08-30-2013, 09:35 PM   #86
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Thank you for posting your install notes.

I'm about to start gathering parts for this.

Please clarify:

How do the 2008+ STI Brembos mount on the WRX hub? Are there brackets and does it fit?

Do I reuse all the STI caliper bolts on the WRX hub?

What size are the rotors?

Instead of triming the rear dust shield, would STI dust shield work on the WRX?

When removing the brake lines to swap to SS lines, how do you prevent the fluid from coming out?

What do you mean by "The bend on the (rear) caliper side is different." If I ordered STI SS lines front and rear, would that work out fine?

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Old 08-31-2013, 01:11 AM   #87
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Didn't you need a big brake adapter for the rear?
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Old 08-31-2013, 02:05 AM   #88
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Thank you for posting your install notes.

I'm about to start gathering parts for this.

Please clarify:

How do the 2008+ STI Brembos mount on the WRX hub? Are there brackets and does it fit?

Do I reuse all the STI caliper bolts on the WRX hub?

What size are the rotors?

Instead of triming the rear dust shield, would STI dust shield work on the WRX?

When removing the brake lines to swap to SS lines, how do you prevent the fluid from coming out?

What do you mean by "The bend on the (rear) caliper side is different." If I ordered STI SS lines front and rear, would that work out fine?
The 2008+ STi Brembo calipers are a direct bolt on to the 2008+ WRX hubs. You use the STi bolts because the calipers have a different thread pattern. The hubs are smooth bore, so the bolts just slide through the hub and thread into the caliper.

When changing lines, even just changing the calipers, you can't stop the fluid from coming out. You just have to bleed the brakes after installing the calipers and/or lines.

The rear dust shields on the WRX are too small in diameter, and they will touch the STi rear rotor. You either have to bend it out of the way or remove it completely. It is spot welded on there. If you're going to replace it with an STi rear dust shield, you'd either have to spot weld it on, glue it, or rivet it on. I'm not sure if you can just buy the rear dust shields.
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Old 08-31-2013, 02:06 AM   #89
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Didn't you need a big brake adapter for the rear?
No, the 08+ rear STi Brembo bolts perfectly to the 08+ WRX hub.
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Old 08-31-2013, 02:47 AM   #90
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The 2008+ STi Brembo calipers are a direct bolt on to the 2008+ WRX hubs. You use the STi bolts because the calipers have a different thread pattern. The hubs are smooth bore, so the bolts just slide through the hub and thread into the caliper.

When changing lines, even just changing the calipers, you can't stop the fluid from coming out. You just have to bleed the brakes after installing the calipers and/or lines.

The rear dust shields on the WRX are too small in diameter, and they will touch the STi rear rotor. You either have to bend it out of the way or remove it completely. It is spot welded on there. If you're going to replace it with an STi rear dust shield, you'd either have to spot weld it on, glue it, or rivet it on. I'm not sure if you can just buy the rear dust shields.
THANK YOU! Big help. I appreciate your time.
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Old 12-16-2013, 03:08 AM   #91
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question do i have to cut the rear dust guards? can i just remove them?
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Old 12-16-2013, 06:08 AM   #92
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question do i have to cut the rear dust guards? can i just remove them?
This was answered 3 times in posts above you.

For anyone else who can't scroll up or a page back.

You have to bend the shield back or remove the dust shield. It is spot welded to the hub. You can achieve this by drilling the spot welds or bending it back and forth until the welds release... This is YOUR choice.

It is doubtful that you can reweld the shield back on.
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The rear 04 brembos dont work on the 08 wrx at all?
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The rear 04 brembos dont work on the 08 wrx at all?
You need our bracket to do that.

http://www.knsbrakes.com/c/kns-bracket

Scroll down to the V2 bracket
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Thanks! Great help!!!
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Old 06-12-2014, 07:43 AM   #96
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I'm looking into this and trying to get my hands on an 08+ set of Sti Brembo's for my 2010 WRX. I'm running Work Kiwami's 18x8.5 +47 and was wondering if anyone knew if they would clear for sure or not. Also will a 3mm spacer in the front allow me to clear on stock rims like the 2011's from my understanding or would I have to run larger spacers.
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