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Old 08-28-2009, 01:33 PM   #1
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Ok RMIC Gurus i need a little help. Id like to get some 4pots for my bugeye but i dont have $500+ right now for some 06-07's. Does any other model like a legacy or forester use a 4pot that i can get to fit on my car?
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Old 08-28-2009, 01:41 PM   #2
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04 STi's are 5x100 as welll
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Old 08-28-2009, 01:47 PM   #3
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And FAR more expensive.
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Old 08-28-2009, 01:52 PM   #4
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dont the outbacks use a four pot?
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Old 08-28-2009, 01:56 PM   #5
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And FAR more expensive.
meh, find a wrecked one lol
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Old 08-28-2009, 02:01 PM   #6
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And FAR more expensive.
^^^this... unless someone has some they want to sell for hella cheap
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Old 08-28-2009, 02:16 PM   #7
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The 1996 V3+ STi's used 4 pots from the factory. But the only problem is that they are so old allot of them need to be rebuilt. But they can be had for about 300-400 for the calipers.
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Old 08-28-2009, 02:18 PM   #8
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whats wrong with your brakes dizzle? just get pads lines and fluid and they will hold up to all of the driving you do
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Old 08-28-2009, 02:19 PM   #9
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nothing is wrong with them...just want to upgrade them and start on my suspension
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Old 08-28-2009, 03:29 PM   #10
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Your 02 WRX brakes have every bit of stopping power as the WRX 4-pots, the only advantage is that the new 4-pots calipers are made of aluminum, so they will be a bit lighter.
Your brakes are a 2-pot sliding caliper, so according to Newtons 3rd law "To every action there is always an equal and opposite reaction: or the forces of two bodies on each other are always equal and are directed in opposite directions" your brakes have the exact same "squeezing" power as the 4-pots, and the rotor is the same diameter. AKA same stopping power.

If you are on a budget, I would go with what someone before has said, stainless lines and a good set of pads. Wait until you can go with big brakes, like 04 STi or aftermarket.

Also I have 2 sets of aggressive pads, Hawk HP plus, and Ferodo DS2500(I think) for the 02 caliper in very good condition, if you are interested.

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Old 08-28-2009, 04:01 PM   #11
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Lol at quoting Newton.
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Old 08-28-2009, 04:14 PM   #12
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are we talking about these type of newtons?


If not im confused...but yet they taste so good

"I cant see out of the windshield...But i love fig newtons, they taste so good" Talladega Nights, Ricky Bobby.

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Old 08-28-2009, 04:23 PM   #13
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mmmmm fig newtons....
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Old 08-28-2009, 04:33 PM   #14
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fig newtons are full of all kinds of win
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Old 08-28-2009, 05:20 PM   #15
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What exactly do you gain by going to more pots? better brake feel? better distribution of force between the pads and rotor?
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Old 08-28-2009, 06:56 PM   #16
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What exactly do you gain by going to more pots? better brake feel? better distribution of force between the pads and rotor?

Yes, and yes. and I also think more fluid in caliper, thus less likely to overheat.
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Old 08-28-2009, 07:44 PM   #17
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Waste of money!!!!
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Old 08-28-2009, 08:11 PM   #18
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What exactly do you gain by going to more pots? better brake feel? better distribution of force between the pads and rotor?
Yes there's more advantages than just lighter weight. They're also more resistant to brake fade.
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Old 08-28-2009, 10:02 PM   #19
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Lol at quoting Ricky Bobby Not a day of my life goes by where I dont quote Ricky Bobby at least once! I want a shake n bake sticker for my car!
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Old 08-28-2009, 10:31 PM   #20
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What exactly do you gain by going to more pots? better brake feel? better distribution of force between the pads and rotor?
you get more bling points!
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Old 08-29-2009, 12:45 AM   #21
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Just get these if you want bling points. lol

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/RED-B...ht_1756wt_1168
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