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Old 12-29-2012, 04:02 PM   #8251
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Haha no amount of paint will make them look like 4 pot mono block brembos.
This is true. Best option is to replace with the real thing
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Old 12-29-2012, 04:15 PM   #8252
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I'm leaning towards gold then paint the calipers red I like the red and gold look black is nice but hard to really see the wheels design so it between silver and gold I think also what do you guys think for clutch stock with resurfaced flywheel or clutch masters stage one with resurfaced flywheel...
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Old 12-29-2012, 04:24 PM   #8253
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I posted in the classifieds but I figured I'd post here too. Does anybody have a stock '10 grill?
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Old 12-29-2012, 04:45 PM   #8254
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This is true. Best option is to replace with the real thing
But who in there right mind would put sti brembos on our car? It's an aesthetic thing for sure. But not worth the price.

I want to know if the subaru branded 4 pot red calipers would bolt up to our car? Not to expensive, might be a better alternative. There made for the older wrx's

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Old 12-29-2012, 04:47 PM   #8255
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My question is, how difficult is it to convert + install those on the 08s that got shafted with frickin drums in the rear?
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Old 12-29-2012, 04:48 PM   #8256
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I'm leaning towards gold then paint the calipers red I like the red and gold look black is nice but hard to really see the wheels design so it between silver and gold I think also what do you guys think for clutch stock with resurfaced flywheel or clutch masters stage one with resurfaced flywheel...
I completely agree. I'm leaning towards resurfacing and professionally painting my 11' wrx rims the 05' bbs gold, hopefully with the calipers above^^^
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Old 12-29-2012, 04:49 PM   #8257
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My question is, how difficult is it to convert + install those on the 08s that got shafted with frickin drums in the rear?
I'd start by ripping everything apart and seeing if the brackets are at all the same.
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Old 12-29-2012, 05:00 PM   #8258
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My question is, how difficult is it to convert + install those on the 08s that got shafted with frickin drums in the rear?
Only benefit to having our rear drums is the extremely long brake life. I'm at 45k and at 70% still on them. I changed my front pads about 5k ago.

I think I'll probably try to do a swap in the spring.
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Old 12-29-2012, 05:53 PM   #8259
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My question is, how difficult is it to convert + install those on the 08s that got shafted with frickin drums in the rear?
A lot of work. You'd need everything from the knuckle out. VDMTom wanted to get rid of his drums and found out that it was just too much.
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Old 12-29-2012, 08:09 PM   #8260
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But who in there right mind would put sti brembos on our car? It's an aesthetic thing for sure. But not worth the price.

I want to know if the subaru branded 4 pot red calipers would bolt up to our car? Not to expensive, might be a better alternative. There made for the older wrx's
The brembos are not only aesthetic but performance as well. Also keep in mind more brake pad options being available.
As for the 06/07 4/2 pots, the fronts will bolt up if you have the wrx brake caliper brackets and I don't remember if the front Wrx rotors will work either. The rear calipers will require a bracket from knsbrakes/kartboy for sure and again I'm unsure about the rotors (this is if you already have disc brakes in the rear). Theirs a few threads on here ill link to when I get a chance.
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Old 12-29-2012, 09:12 PM   #8261
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Haha no amount of paint will make them look like 4 pot mono block brembos.
or get these...

Brembo universal fit disc brake caliper COVERS
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Old 12-29-2012, 09:13 PM   #8262
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Old 12-29-2012, 09:15 PM   #8263
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^ got any more shots? Specifically directly from the back?
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Nice dude any drone off this setup?
mmmm just a little nothing that i was not expecting with this exhaust but she purrrrrs really nice when i start her up in the cold then gets quiet, when i step on the gas and it shifts you hear the exhaust really, i like the sound and it's better than stock and gives it a nice look, i think

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Wow, looks like a WRX!
thanks bro, i was hoping to get a little bit of the look with out the price tag, now i just wish i could find someone to swap trunks with, i don't like the little wing in the back.

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Nice!
Thanks bro, i appreciate it.

Got this done locally and found this crappy cell phone pic from the interior of my car, had all the plastic pieces dipped

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Old 12-29-2012, 09:15 PM   #8264
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Lmao oh wow. Did you see the instructions? Just dab a bunch of silicone on them and call it a day!
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Old 12-29-2012, 09:25 PM   #8265
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soooo my car is now a plow?



Before it really came down



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Old 12-29-2012, 09:36 PM   #8266
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The brembos are not only aesthetic but performance as well. Also keep in mind more brake pad options being available.
As for the 06/07 4/2 pots, the fronts will bolt up if you have the wrx brake caliper brackets and I don't remember if the front Wrx rotors will work either. The rear calipers will require a bracket from knsbrakes/kartboy for sure and again I'm unsure about the rotors (this is if you already have disc brakes in the rear). Theirs a few threads on here ill link to when I get a chance.
I understand the performance aspect as well. I just didn't think it would be worth mentioning. Brembos are best for heat displacement and continuous used such as track days.

For our cars though, without the HP, its pointless. Given the minimal weight difference between the wrx and sti they show similar 60-0 stopping in a straight line. That's all I care about.

That said, if I had brembos I would put them on a Toyota Prius haha.

As for the 4/2 pots, I didn't know you needed a bracket for the fronts, I was under the impression that 08 wrx 4 pots would bolt up. Just figured we had a beefier setup than the 06/07's
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Old 12-29-2012, 10:18 PM   #8267
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I understand the performance aspect as well. I just didn't think it would be worth mentioning. Brembos are best for heat displacement and continuous used such as track days.

For our cars though, without the HP, its pointless. Given the minimal weight difference between the wrx and sti they show similar 60-0 stopping in a straight line. That's all I care about.

That said, if I had brembos I would put them on a Toyota Prius haha.

As for the 4/2 pots, I didn't know you needed a bracket for the fronts, I was under the impression that 08 wrx 4 pots would bolt up. Just figured we had a beefier setup than the 06/07's
True, however our cars are like 400lbs lighter than the STI : p
We have the same brakes as all 08+Wrx minus the front rotor size difference (assuming you have discs all around). The fronts on the Wrx/2.5i are 2pot and rears are single pot setup. 06/07 Wrx have the 4/2pot setup, thus the physical and visual difference.
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Old 12-29-2012, 10:36 PM   #8268
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True, however our cars are like 400lbs lighter than the STI : p
We have the same brakes as all 08+Wrx minus the front rotor size difference (assuming you have discs all around). The fronts on the Wrx/2.5i are 2pot and rears are single pot setup. 06/07 Wrx have the 4/2pot setup, thus the physical and visual difference.
I always thought the 08wrx guys got boned with 2.5i struts and springs, minimal HP gains, but with same brakes as us to? I feel just a little better about my car.

I'll have to do some more research into the 4 pot conversion for the 08+ 2.5i's.
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Old 12-29-2012, 11:44 PM   #8269
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I always thought the 08wrx guys got boned with 2.5i struts and springs, minimal HP gains, but with same brakes as us to? I feel just a little better about my car.

I'll have to do some more research into the 4 pot conversion for the 08+ 2.5i's.
They still have 11.6" rotors where the stock 2.5i rotors are 10.x" something. But everything else you stated is correct
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Old 12-30-2012, 01:07 AM   #8270
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They still have 11.6" rotors where the stock 2.5i rotors are 10.x" something. But everything else you stated is correct
We have 10.9" front rotor... rear brakes are identical.
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Old 12-30-2012, 01:17 AM   #8271
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We have 10.9" front rotor... rear brakes are identical.
Thank you!
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Old 12-30-2012, 02:58 AM   #8272
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Here ya go guys

mmmm just a little nothing that i was not expecting with this exhaust but she purrrrrs really nice when i start her up in the cold then gets quiet, when i step on the gas and it shifts you hear the exhaust really, i like the sound and it's better than stock and gives it a nice look, i think

thanks bro, i was hoping to get a little bit of the look with out the price tag, now i just wish i could find someone to swap trunks with, i don't like the little wing in the back.

Thanks bro, i appreciate it.

Got this done locally and found this crappy cell phone pic from the interior of my car, had all the plastic pieces dipped
Dang if ur car was Newport blue Pearl I would of traded for ur trunk lid lol
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:40 AM   #8273
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Alright fellas, what's the best tire to go with? I'm going with with OZ Ultralegarra 17x8 wheels. I was thinking about getting Michelin super sport tires. Thanks for your opinions.
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Old 12-30-2012, 11:01 AM   #8274
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Another 2feet of snow again this morning, *sigh* looks like I'll have to go drifting on empty Sunday roads again
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Old 12-30-2012, 11:07 AM   #8275
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Another 2feet of snow again this morning, *sigh* looks like I'll have to go drifting on empty Sunday roads again
Hmm I wonder if that's coming my way...
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