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Old 01-13-2007, 10:44 AM   #1
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just wondered what people thought. not including price, would the legacy turbo rear brakes be worth gettin over the H6 swap? with the H6 what kinda of rotors could i get? am i stuck with the stock ones off the outback?

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Old 01-13-2007, 10:59 AM   #2
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The H-6 rears (from all 2000-2004 Legacies) are non-vented, so no vented options will work, with the one-pot caliper. There are some Brembo options, slotted/cross-drilled options, and www.racingbrake.com and StopTech probably have something too.

Legacy Turbo rears are smaller, but vented. Debate's pretty heavy over which is "better," but I say go H-6. Cheaper. That's what I have: WRX up front, H-6 in the back. Really nice setup, with a Porterfield R4-S or Hawk HPS pad, or similar.

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Old 01-13-2007, 12:27 PM   #3
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i have the hawk hps front and rear, stainless lines. i will be tracking the car hopefully in april, i have 1 track event on the hps's and was ok with them but i did notice fade. i was gonna try the hp+'s for the next event. how would the porterfields stack up to the hp+'s? oh yea, i also have cross drilled rotors f/r (they came on the car when i bought it so...)

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Old 01-13-2007, 01:36 PM   #4
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If you go with the newer Legacy GT turbo brakes for the rear you get the same size as the H6 upgrade but vented. But you need new calipers.
Also you can go with the new Legacy GT front brakes, which are 12.3" front. Also need new calipers.
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the legacy kit on that link is $445 for calipers, rotors an pads. it has the H6 swap for $225 for the brackets an rotors. i was just wonderin if the lil bit bigger caliper/piston on the rear would make that much difference over the H6. i dont mind spendin the $ on it but if theres no point in gettin bigger calipers on the rear then ill just do the H6 swap.

i dont really wanna spend a rediculious amount on rear brakes ie. brembo big brake upgrade or the stoptech etc. maybe at some point ill do the fronts like that but not anytime soon.
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the legacy kit on that link is $445 for calipers, rotors an pads. it has the H6 swap for $225 for the brackets an rotors. i was just wonderin if the lil bit bigger caliper/piston on the rear would make that much difference over the H6. i dont mind spendin the $ on it but if theres no point in gettin bigger calipers on the rear then ill just do the H6 swap.

i dont really wanna spend a rediculious amount on rear brakes ie. brembo big brake upgrade or the stoptech etc. maybe at some point ill do the fronts like that but not anytime soon.
What I did was upgrade the front brakes to the new Legacy GT turbo and in the rear the H6 upgrade. Change the pads for Bobcats, Ferodo, Hawk, (your choice).
I went with the H6 because they were less expensive ant to be honest there is not much improvement if I were to use the vented ones.
Remember also to upgrade the lines for steel braided and change the brake fluid to a better one.
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Use the H6 setup. The extra rear brake torque is better then the added material in the turbo legacy setup.

FWIW, I ran the turbo legacy setup, got a good deal on the new LGT rear setup, otherwise I'd run the H6 setup.
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Old 01-13-2007, 10:25 PM   #8
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ok, cool. im not up on all these abreviations, my 1 question is: what does FWIW mean?
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Old 01-15-2007, 12:36 PM   #9
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For What It's Worth

Sorry....when I first saw some of the abbreviations....I had the same perplexed look.
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