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Old 05-05-2008, 02:20 PM   #1
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So what would be required to mount up the front red wrx 4pot calipers onto a 2000 legacy gt. It seems easy but is it?
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Old 05-05-2008, 02:24 PM   #2
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bigger than the 16" stock wheels for sure.
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Old 05-05-2008, 02:28 PM   #3
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oh, ya forgot about that, I'll be running the 5zigen zr+ in 17x8 before I get the brakes.
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Old 05-05-2008, 02:34 PM   #4
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Everything else should be plug and play I think. All you would need are the rotors, pads, calipers, and mounting brackets. Hubs are the same.

Overall, I'm not sure if the upgrade is worth it, but I'll leave that up to you.
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Old 05-05-2008, 02:38 PM   #5
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No? well I'll look over it, I just have always liked those red calipers, and thought the braking would be drastically improved, but maybe not so much now that I think about it. Thanks,
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Old 05-05-2008, 03:22 PM   #6
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As far as I know, the gt brakes are pretty solid. You might want to compare rotor size etc between the two using cars101.com.
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Old 05-05-2008, 03:23 PM   #7
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pedal modulation is better, its a little lighter than the stock caliper so it reduces unsprung weight.

It bolts straight up. You don't need anything more than the caliper itself, its little clips and pads, and wrx sized rotors. certain 16" will fit. Even some 15" wheels will fit it. Not all 17" wheels will fit (ask how I know ).
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Old 05-05-2008, 05:22 PM   #8
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The 00 gt has those smaller impreza RS size rotors.

I'd say go for it if you feel like spending the money. I want a set of them too.

And actually there are a few 15" wheels that will fit those brakes. 98-01 2.5RS 16x7" wheels also clear.
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Old 05-05-2008, 06:35 PM   #9
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ya, I figured they were similar to the rs rotors, which never really looked like good brakes to me, though, they are actually pretty decent. Heck, even the stock brakes on my 97 obs (drum rear) are fairly good.
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Old 05-05-2008, 08:39 PM   #10
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your rear brakes don't do much of the actual braking work anyway. i think in the 12 years i owned my old civic, i had the rear brakes changed once? but i went through something like 8 or 9 different sets of pads that i can remember (possibly more, i just don't recall). and that civic was not exactly a heavy car!

the 4 pots, yeah all you need is the calipers, mounting brackets, rotors, pads, clips, shims, and just bleed the lines. might as well do stainless lines at all four corners while you're at it since you need to bleed them anyway.

i don't know how big of a difference you'll feel, but when i went with WRX brakes front and back on mine (caliper boots were shot, so i just upgraded everything), i felt a big difference in braking, especially on longer drives. very good upgrade in my opinion.
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Old 05-05-2008, 11:03 PM   #11
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ya, now the rears on the 06/07's are a single piston, right? So if I wanted to go more balanced I could go with the upgrated rears from the 3.0r with the adapter kit that is readily available for the WRX, right?
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i don't think you need an adapter kit for that, just bolt up the new calipers (with the appropriate mounting brackets of course), slap on the new rotor and pads, and you should be good to go. also, every 2000-2004 legacy wagon has those rear brakes, i don't know about the sedans though.
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you have what the wrx people call the "H6" upgrade stock, its 11.3". look at your rear and front rotors. Your rear rotors are actually bigger slightly, albeit not vented.

06-07 WRX's got TWO piston rear discs of the same size, but VENTED.

Your 00 Legacy got 10.7" rotors, WRX rotors are 11.4". You're getting a bigger rotor with the 4pot.

4pots also DONT need a mounting bracket. It's cast into the caliper itself. What you need in terms of small pieces are:

The brake pads, anti rattle clip, 2 guide pins for the brake pads, 2 different sets of backing plates for the pads, and 1 spring clip that hooks onto the 2 guide pins. This is for ONE caliper
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got it, thanks, I'll get to work on this quick.
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go to scoobymods.com and look at the DIY for the 4pot brake upgrade in the GC section.

I shouldve just said that and saved myself the typing
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ya, oh well, I believe you gave me the abridged version so thank you.
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