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Old 08-30-2007, 02:52 PM   #1
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Default The final word on H6 rear upgrade?

Alright, ive read alot about brake upgrades in the past few weeks. I just want to clarify some things

this is my rear caliper (1996 LS wagon)



the caliper design is a pivot up design, wherein you only have to remove one bolt to change the rear pads

am i correct in stating that this is a different caliper design than the H6 rear calipers? Those calipers are not a pivot design?


So that when i take a trip to the junkyard, that i will need, rear rotors, the caliper bracket, and the calipers and pads?

thank you for your patience
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Old 08-30-2007, 02:56 PM   #2
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play it safe and get the caliper along with the bracket. Your current caliper *looks* like it can work with the bracket, but it looks pretty rusty, and odds are the caliper you'll be getting with the H6 will be newer and have less miles on them.

The extra $$ to get the calipers aren't going to be that prohibitively expensive if you go to a junk yard TBH.

Oh yeah, remember to drill out your dustshields cause those won't be able to fit the bigger rotor.
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Old 08-30-2007, 03:06 PM   #3
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Searching through the brake forum found me the answers:

the caliper is the older style caliper, as opposed to the new style needed for the H6 upgrade. I will need the caliper, pads, the bracket and rotors

the rear brakes are looking pretty shabby anyways
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Old 08-30-2007, 05:03 PM   #4
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oh yeah, remember that autozone now sells the parts for the h6 brake upgrade, so if youre looking for decently priced rotors and preloaded rebuilt calipers, that's the place to go.
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Old 08-31-2007, 02:27 PM   #5
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^ Any idea what the cost is for those parts though?
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Old 08-31-2007, 03:39 PM   #6
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^ Any idea what the cost is for those parts though?
Rotors were $25/ea when I did my brakes a few weeks back...not sure about the calipers though. I don't think they cost more than $70 /caliper TBH.
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Old 09-22-2007, 07:33 PM   #7
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Are the brackets available at AutoZone too?
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Old 09-22-2007, 10:34 PM   #8
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i highly doubt it, but if not there's always the subaru dealerships. if it has a subaru part number, they should at least be able to order it.
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Old 09-23-2007, 02:47 AM   #9
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brackets $116 shipped(IIRC) from Jamie @ subarugenuineparts.com



at least thats what i remember paying for them.


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Old 09-23-2007, 12:49 PM   #10
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Loaded calipers come with the brackets, pads, and caliper. I dont know what the price is, but you can get it at the autozone web page.
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Old 09-23-2007, 02:09 PM   #11
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Loaded calipers come with the brackets, pads, and caliper. I dont know what the price is, but you can get it at the autozone web page.
Sweeeeet, Im basicly replacing the front-end on my Legy this week and I need to replace one of the brackets as well...I made a **** load of calls but no-one could give me a direct yes or no awnser.
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Old 09-23-2007, 03:29 PM   #12
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ok...Called AutoZone, here's what I got...

Autozone's computer's are ****** up! Its shows my car only available in an L, Brighton, or and Outback...no GT option? further more it shows the brakes on the Outback as the same as the WRX brakes...It dosn't seem to recognize that my car has the erlier "smaller" brakes either....

Hate to "brake" it to ya...AutoZone dosnt offer loaded rear H6 Calipers...I just checked.....and the unloaded ones are $183 a peice w/ a core charge
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Old 09-23-2007, 06:14 PM   #13
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I just checked advanced auto, partsamerica.com. Look under 2001 outback, h6 rear loaded calipers are $71.48 w/ a $50 core charge.
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Old 09-23-2007, 06:54 PM   #14
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I just checked advanced auto, partsamerica.com. Look under 2001 outback, h6 rear loaded calipers are $71.48 w/ a $50 core charge.
Nice....I wound up calling them for my front end parts...Good prices,all in-stock,but they had the same issue with my brakes. I wound up being able to identify which rotors I needed by cross refrencing the other option to 02 wrx brakes....sure enough they matched.
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double post........
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Old 10-03-2007, 06:15 PM   #16
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I went the advance auto loaded calipers route for my upgrade, if you're lucky they'll even take your old non-h6 calipers for the core
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Old 10-03-2007, 06:19 PM   #17
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Fun fact: An SVX rear caliper bracket will work with the old style calipers to do an H6 upgrade.
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Old 10-03-2007, 06:35 PM   #18
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Fun fact: An SVX rear caliper bracket will work with the old style calipers to do an H6 upgrade.
that is a very fun fact!
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