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Old 04-15-2002, 08:52 AM   #1
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Went to do the H6 legacy upgrade this weekend with the parts I ordered from subaruparts.com, but the brackets wouldn't fit. The holes for the caliper mount are spaced too far apart, and there's no cut-out for the hub, as well as those mounting holes not lining up. Not even close.

Can anyone confirm the part numbers? Here's whjat I ordered...

Rotors 26700AE04A
Support Brackets 26625AE000

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Old 04-15-2002, 01:34 PM   #2
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I would like to know too, cause I want to do the same!!! Hopefully this and the Subaru 4-POT (front brake kit) upgrade will make a difference!

BTW, Tim's Front Stoptech Brake Kit looks sick...HUGE!!!


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Old 04-15-2002, 02:53 PM   #3
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Yeah. Those rear stock brakes look SO tiny compared to the Stoptech's. The legacy H6 upgrade is a quick fix for that, but I can't do it until I get the right brackets.
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You're kidding right...

ARRGH!

I just received 26625AE000 someone must've had the part numbers wrong in a post...

suck! suck!

And they're both rear bracket supports? crazy.

So now I gotta find 26225AE000

Glad I didn't try to install them yet. Thank you mav1c...Sorry you had to be the first to make the mistake, maybe it will feel better that you aren't the only one.
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In actuality, they are the same brackets as used for the WRX front calipers I have come to learn .


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Old 04-15-2002, 07:25 PM   #7
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What?! So since I removed the front calipers for the Stoptechs, I can used those front brackets on my rear calipers to clear the H6 rotors?

I thought the front brackets were a lot wider because of the thicker, vented front rotor.

Thanks for the correct part number Brian!

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From what I was told (and how very very close the "wrong" part number is the the WRX front caliper bracket) the bracket for the H6 swap is the same part number as the WRX front caliper bracket. The size/shape of the front 2-pot caliper acccomdates the rotor, not the caliper bracket from what I can tell (as is the case on the Legacy Turbo vented swap).


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Hmmmm...makes sense. I'll have to try it. Can't hurt. Thanks for the info. I never would have thought to even try the front brackets.

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I seriously doubt that the front caliper bracket can be used for the H6 rear brake swap. The bracket has to accommodate the pads and the front and rear pads on the WRX are completely different. The front ones are about 1 longer than the rear ones.
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The bracket doesn't hold the pads, the bracket holds the caliper. I am doubtful too, but Brain usually knows his stuff.
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Old 04-26-2002, 01:35 PM   #12
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OK...I checked it out, and the brackets I have are, in fact the SAME as the WRX front brackets, but obviously, these will NOT fit he rears. So...

WRX Front Brake Bracket: 26625AE000
H6 Legacy Rear Brake Bracket: 26225AE000


So I will be ordering part number 26225AE000 today.

Oh...this is mav1c. I'm at TaiChih's house and I didn't switch users.

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Vented rear brake upgrade

is it the same size but vented???
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The vented rear brake upgrade adds vented rotors, but they're the same size as stock. You also get new calipers to fit over the thicker rotors, and these new calipers have a slightly larger pad. SO you get better cooling because of the vented rotor, and slightly better power because of the increased surface area contact because of the bigger pads.

You get basically the same benefits from the H6 upgrade. You get better cooling becasue there's more material to dissipate heat, and you get slightly better power because of the added brake torque.

Think of brake torque like a spinning bicycle wheel. It's easier to stop the wheel by just grabbing the tire (the largest diameter), than to grab the spokes by the hub (the smallest diamater). Make sense?
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mav1c, you may have a different problem than you thought.

See, I just put the H6 rear conversion on my car. WITH part number 26625AE000 caliper brackets

The ones that had been sitting in my room for several weeks because I thought they were the wrong ones.

I was cleaning up a bit last night, and decided to look at which pads fit in the brackets (I also had pads in my room). Turned out the rear pads fit perfectly into the brackets I had. So I took a shot at it today, and they fit perfectly.

I have pics of the caliper brackets next to the front and rear pads as well as of the boxes the brackets came in (with Subaru part label showing 26625AE000). I will post them later tonight when I get back from dinner.

I hope you haven't ordered 26225AE000 yet.

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You can see the boxes for the brackets with the part number, as well as the brackets themselves. The one on the left has a rear pad fit into it, and the one on the right has a front pad sitting on top of it. You can see that these are clearly rear brackets. Front and rear pad are at the bottom for reference on size.

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Damn! SO they just sent me the wrong brackets in the first place?! Ugh. I already ordered the others, but I think they haven't shipped yet. I'll call first thing tomorrow morning. I wish I hadn't thrown out the boxes the brackets came in or I could look to see what part number they were.

Thanks fo the info!

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What about the dust shield? Can you install an H6 rear dust shield? I'd think you would need one, those being rear brakes and all.

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TTT.

Still wondering if anyone has tried the H6 dust shield...

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The rear dust shield is tack welded on, so you'd have to grind the oem dust shield (for 10.3" rotor) off and have the new (for 11.4" rotor) shield welded on.

I hammered the edges of the dust shield back when I put on the rear H6 rotors. With the stock rear wrx rotors, the dust shield curls around the rotor a bit. With the larger H6 rotors and the edges of the shield pounded back, the dust shield is about equal in size to the rotor disc.
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OK...I have confirmed that the correct part number is 26625AE000. Talked to parts guys from Irvine Subaru and Exeter subaru and thay confirmed this. Plus Concillian's very good info. So...I have again ordered the 26635AE000 brackets, so hopefully I'll be able to do the upgrade soon.

Just want to apoligize to Concillian for having to wait a month to do the upgrade when you had the right parts the whole time.
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OK...I have confirmed that the correct part number is 26625AE000.
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So...I have again ordered the 26635AE000 brackets, so hopefully I'll be able to do the upgrade soon.
Hopefully those 26635AE000 brackets are very similar to the 26625AE000 brackets

BTW: for those interested, the whole thing took me less than 4 hours. And that is someone who had never changed a rotor before, had to jack the car with the scissors jack, THEN a bottle jack to get the car on jackstands, and I replaced the front pads too. I had no help either, I did it myself. In the carport of my apartment complex. So it's not something that should take a ton of time...IF you remember to release the parking brake once the car is in the air
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So does that mean that the H6 rear brackets are the same as the WRX front brackets? That'd be nice for WRX owners (doesn't make a difference to me since I need all four anyway )
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I'm checking into whether the H6 dust shield will work or not...

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H6 rear is DEFINITELY not the same as WRX front. Look at the pictures of the pads and brackets. You can clearly see that the front pads are much larger. From that you can draw that rear pads would never fit properly into the WRX front brackets.
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Ok, so I guess NU was wrong and the following is true:

WRX bracket is 26225AE000
H6 bracket is 26625AE000
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