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Old 08-01-2007, 04:25 PM   #1
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Default Q for BIGSKYWRX or other brake gurus-Subaru rear 2-Pot Backing Plate Dilemma

I ordered the 4 wheel stotech kit for my '06, with the 4 pot/2pot setup and in the install process (few months back) I found out that the since the rears were designed for the 02-05 wrx and since the backing plates on the 2 it rear setup are different i was out of luck.
So i've had this rear kit laying around for months, taunting me. Eventhough eerybody says that the 2pot is a very nice combo with a front Stoptech BBK im still thinking about putting them on.

Now i heard that doing this is a real PITA and costs major $$$ (since it involves pressing out/in wheelbearing/hubs).

Q#1. Do you or anyoe else here know how much labor, parts and total money are we talking hear to get this done?

Q#2 I've read about kartboys adapter plates that allow 02-05 folks to run the 2pot rears from the (06-07) BUT does Kartboy sell adapters that allow 06-07 guys to transform to a 02-05 setup in order to run the rear Stoptech kit that was designed for 02-05?

All your help is appreciated.
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Old 08-01-2007, 04:38 PM   #2
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there is no reverse adapter and you would have to remove the knuckles and have new backing plates pressed on (they're something like $90 ea).

OR, a better option would be to trade the knuckles/brakes with someone locally who wants the Subaru 2-pots. You could probably make money out of the deal.

Otherwise there is no problem with keeping the Subaru brakes and that's what I would probably do.
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Old 08-01-2007, 05:03 PM   #3
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aaw man, that's not what i wanted to hear.

im guessing it'll cost 600 to do this...
I guess i can always just buy DBA 4000 rears and call it a day.
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Old 08-01-2007, 06:29 PM   #4
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I would think you could do it for free. Post a F/S ad in your local classifieds for the rear 2-pots, with the catch being the person has to come and swap his knuckles for yours. If you charge enough to pay for an alignment you'll come out even. I'm sure there are plenty of people with front 4-pots and stock rears that would love to do it (I know I would).
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Old 08-01-2007, 08:04 PM   #5
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thanx but thats just too much of a hassle time wise.
i'm pretty sure i'm going to end up selling the rears and just going w DBA4000 rotors, SS lines and hawk pads.
UNLESS someone has some sort of an adapter.
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