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Old 12-16-2006, 01:13 AM   #1
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has any body had the same problem as i did!? my wrx has stock tokico calpers n pads. im having trouble replacing the pads. i bought some project mu n some hawk pad but both pads have been to thick from the slots n wont slide in. has any1 had the same problem e-mail m please.. lopezjose7@msn.com thx
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Old 12-16-2006, 06:58 AM   #2
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You need the later pad. You will have the same problem with the back. Check out the Stoptech link in the thread.
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Old 12-16-2006, 10:58 AM   #3
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Old 01-31-2007, 03:14 PM   #4
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I have a 03 wrx and my car production date is 01/03 which rear pads should I get ? cos I am planning to buy it online and bring it to a shop to get it install, someone have information on which exact production batch they changed the pads ?
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Old 01-31-2007, 03:19 PM   #5
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You have to measure the width of the ears on the brake pads. Some have 02 brakes, 02/03 mixed, or 03. Mine are 02/03. Post the width here in mm and somebody will tell you what you have.
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Old 01-31-2007, 03:33 PM   #6
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I have a 03 wrx and my car production date is 01/03 which rear pads should I get ? cos I am planning to buy it online and bring it to a shop to get it install, someone have information on which exact production batch they changed the pads ?
Go to the stoptech link above, look at the the shape of the pads. Then look at yours, you probably have to pull a wheel. You SHOULD be the D929 size.

I was 9/02 IIRC and have the new fronts (929) but the old rears (770).
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I'm going through the exact same thing right now 9/02 and I have the same as above (new fronts, old rears)
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Old 01-31-2007, 05:12 PM   #8
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Are we still having problems w/ this??

up to 06/02 or thereabouts - old fr/old rear (13mm tabs on both)

about 7/02 to 10/02 - new fronts/old rears (10mm tabs - 13 mm tabs - so a visual should confirm that the rear tabs are larger)

11/02-12/02 - new fronts/mix in rear so you must check

1/03 on - new fronts/new rears (10mm tabs/7 mm tabs)

Lets apply logic - if the rear tabs are smaller than the front tabs then you have NEW rear pads. (7 is less than either 10 or 13)
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I wish they would but the tap measurements in the sticky.
I didn't even have to pull the wheels off to measure them.
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mine is 01/03 and I called one of the dealership and check which pads do i have, and then they ask me for my VIN to look into the system. they told me i have the older style pads .. I am so confuse . i guess i will have to take off a wheel and measure it sometimes this weekend .




edit : just ran downstairs to measure . 7mm tab

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That doesn't agree with your dealer saying you have 'old style' pads


old pad in old bracket


new pad in old bracket

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oops , its 3 am and I read my ruler wrong ...... its 13mm .. thanks you wrxbrakes for helping btw

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