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Old 02-14-2009, 04:58 PM   #1
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Default STi Brembo on rear of WRX..where to get bracket and parking brake shoes?

Im looking for the Dogbone adapter to mount the STi Brembos on the rear of a 02 WRX. Ive heard the Kartboy IHI 2-pot bracket works, but then Ive heard it dosent.

Im also looking for the thicker parking brake shoes for the rear so I can use a 04 STi rotor. I dont want to have to run a special rotor.
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Old 02-14-2009, 05:12 PM   #2
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brake supersticky -> STi brembo FAQ?
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Old 02-14-2009, 05:27 PM   #3
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Answers neither question. Unless Im retarded, Ive read and reread that.
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Old 02-14-2009, 05:42 PM   #4
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OK, just checkin'. If it misses stuff we can add it.
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Old 02-14-2009, 06:18 PM   #5
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After further research, it looks like this is what Im going to buy.

DBA 4000 Rear brembo Adapter Kit from MachV (fastwrx)
http://www.fastwrx.com/rebradkit.html


Will be going with DBA 4000 04 STi front rotors.
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Old 02-14-2009, 06:23 PM   #6
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Also, MachV sells the rotor or brackets seperately.
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Old 02-14-2009, 06:39 PM   #7
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thats spendy
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Old 02-14-2009, 06:41 PM   #8
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yup that's how I'd do it

although for future reference I *think* the 'special' brake shoes are only available from Godspeed in the UK
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Old 02-14-2009, 06:44 PM   #9
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Yeah I found the adapter shoes from Godspeed.
http://www.godspeedbrakes.co.uk/Suba...ar_classic.htm

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Old 02-14-2009, 06:48 PM   #10
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thats spendy
Retail for kit: $569

DBA 4000 STi Rear (for comparo) $283
Kartboy Dogbone Bracket for FHI 2-pots: $225
Total: $508. $61 less than the MachV kit. Thats not outrageous.
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Old 02-14-2009, 06:57 PM   #11
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The sticky did mention the MachV stuff FWIW. But I added this thread just to be complete. I am not sure we had a link that covered the godspeed stuff.
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Old 02-14-2009, 07:57 PM   #12
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i cannot say for a fact if our adapters work with the brembos. We only make them to fit the Red FHI 2 pots. if you modify the adapters to fit all the better for you.

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Old 02-14-2009, 09:46 PM   #13
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Im putting brembo's on my 06 wrx, and from what I have seen the rear 2 pots caliper on the "brembo" and the FHI are the same. the rebuild kit are the same factory part #. the only differance is the "dogbone" bracket the brembo bracket is a little taller to compensate for the bigger rotors.

sorry for the rambling just passing it on.
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Old 02-15-2009, 03:29 AM   #14
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Im putting brembo's on my 06 wrx, and from what I have seen the rear 2 pots caliper on the "brembo" and the FHI are the same. the rebuild kit are the same factory part #. the only differance is the "dogbone" bracket the brembo bracket is a little taller to compensate for the bigger rotors.

sorry for the rambling just passing it on.
The mounting holes on the sti and the 06-07 wrx are in the same place. The brembo caliper itself is taller to account for the different rotors. I'd expect it's possible to make a bracket that will work for either.
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Old 02-15-2009, 08:20 AM   #15
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Yeah I found the adapter shoes from Godspeed.
http://www.godspeedbrakes.co.uk/Suba...ar_classic.htm


This kit works out at about 360 dollars including shipping to the US
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Old 02-15-2009, 08:24 AM   #16
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Im putting brembo's on my 06 wrx, and from what I have seen the rear 2 pots caliper on the "brembo" and the FHI are the same. the rebuild kit are the same factory part #. the only differance is the "dogbone" bracket the brembo bracket is a little taller to compensate for the bigger rotors.

sorry for the rambling just passing it on.
i have brembos on my 07 wrx, all you need to do to get them to work properly is either get the shims for the ebrake and use 04 sti rotors or just get the dba adapter rotors, the other thing is to drill the spot welds out of the dust shield and that's it, and they'll bolt right up
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Old 02-15-2009, 08:38 AM   #17
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What are the differences from the Brembos to the IHI 2-pot kit?

I have been looking into this for a while and I am thinking that I will just end up going with the IHI kit because it can be had for cheaper. Does anyone know the weight of both kits or the size of the discs?
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Old 02-15-2009, 09:01 AM   #18
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Larger rotor on the Brembo's and that coupled with different piston sizes equates to a different rear brake bias over the FHI units.
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Old 04-27-2009, 09:17 PM   #19
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hey anybody know what the story if for 08+ cars wanting to use rear brembos?
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Old 06-23-2009, 01:46 PM   #20
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ok I've mounted brembo rear calipers from an 04 STI on my 03 wrx with the godspeed brackets and installed the godspeed fat shoes. I will install the fronts once I get the bolts for the brembo calipers. The adapter brackets are easy to install, and they seem stout. (only time and a lot of hard braking will tell) I did notice that the caliper was not completely centered on the rotor forcing one piston (inner) to be a bit more out than the other. A pro told there should be no problem.
Installing the fat shoes was a bit more of a chore than I thought it would be. My ebrake handle feels softer and goes all the way up and a bit of power on the engine will overpower them. don't know if this is due to the godspeed pads or me not adjusting the brakes enough. will let you know next week.
I also have the biggest air bubble in my brake lines (I popped a front caliper cylinder by being a total noob) so I can't tell you if the brembo brakes are better or not. again, I will tell you next week once I get this air chamber out of my brake lines.
Note: you will need to cut or preferably mallet out the rear rotor shield out of the way for the bigger rotor.
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i have brembos on my 07 wrx, all you need to do to get them to work properly is either get the shims for the ebrake and use 04 sti rotors or just get the dba adapter rotors, the other thing is to drill the spot welds out of the dust shield and that's it, and they'll bolt right up

where do you get these shims?
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Yeah I found the adapter shoes from Godspeed.
http://www.godspeedbrakes.co.uk/Suba...ar_classic.htm

these brackets seem very weak to me. are they alu or steel? they apear to be very thin. on my old 06 i ran the adapter rotors from dan and they worked great.
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Old 10-23-2009, 03:13 PM   #23
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i cannot say for a fact if our adapters work with the brembos. We only make them to fit the Red FHI 2 pots. if you modify the adapters to fit all the better for you.

Tom
woudnt it be of interest of your company to start producing adaptors for brembos. This is a commen swap but not many choices available for brackets or adaptors not to mention the price.

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Old 10-23-2009, 04:24 PM   #24
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woudnt it be of interest of your company to start producing adaptors for brembos. This is a commen swap but not many choices available for brackets or adaptors not to mention the price.

-Kyle
I believe machv.com and wrxbrakes.com sell the adapters and rear rotors to make them work.

might try them first
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Old 10-23-2009, 09:39 PM   #25
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Can someone school me? I've searched I promise.

06 WRX going to swap in 04 STi brembo front and rear calipers and 04 STi rotors, also front and rear.

I know I need the DBA STi adapter rotors to retain usage of the hand brake but, can i use the 04 STi rear rotors on my 06 WRX on a temp basis until i can get the adapter rotors ordered? I know i will lose usage of my hand brake, but i honest hardly ever use it.

And before i get yelled at, my car is an automatic not manual, so again, i almost never use the hand brake.

Cliff note: will 04 STi rear rotors work on 06 WRX with 04 STi rear brembos.
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