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Old 09-15-2012, 12:06 PM   #76
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I haven't experienced any negative results from removing the rear heat shields. Considering that the front brakes are still going to do the majority of your braking, I'd think the only problems would be dusting on the suspension parts. I don't think the heat generated from the rear brakes can adversely affect the surrounding components even when run hard for long periods.

Again, you only have to trim the lip that goes over the stock WRX rotor and leave the majority of the shield there if you have any concerns.
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Old 09-15-2012, 12:23 PM   #77
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Remember, those shields are to keep rocks, mud, water from between your pads and rotors. ~99% of the time not having them will not be a problem. The manufacturers have to worry about those ~1% problems, and that is why they are there.

Those shields perform as heat shields when you do not want them to. Like at the track when you want the rotor to shed heat...

(Ball joint and tie rod end boots may need a little local shielding under truly rotor glowing operation.)
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Old 09-15-2012, 12:55 PM   #78
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Remember, those shields are to keep rocks, mud, water from between your pads and rotors. ~99% of the time not having them will not be a problem. The manufacturers have to worry about those ~1% problems, and that is why they are there.

Those shields perform as heat shields when you do not want them to. Like at the track when you want the rotor to shed heat...

(Ball joint and tie rod end boots may need a little local shielding under truly rotor glowing operation.)
I agree, but we're talking about the rears here which have substantially less braking duty even under high use conditions. Again, you only have to trim the lip off, and the rest of the heat shield is still there.
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Old 09-15-2012, 01:06 PM   #79
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Some people, not you, or I take the answer for a question about one end and then use it at the other
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Old 09-15-2012, 01:07 PM   #80
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No rebuttal?

Simply put, you do not have to disable the parking brake.
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Old 09-15-2012, 02:15 PM   #81
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Some people, not you, or I take the answer for a question about one end and then use it at the other
I have a feeling I missed something somewhere. Like I'm not on the same page anymore. (-_-!) Hahaha. There's only one way to solve this. Let's get beer!
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Old 09-15-2012, 03:10 PM   #82
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Remember, those shields are to keep rocks, mud, water from between your pads and rotors. ~99% of the time not having them will not be a problem. The manufacturers have to worry about those ~1% problems, and that is why they are there.

Those shields perform as heat shields when you do not want them to. Like at the track when you want the rotor to shed heat...

(Ball joint and tie rod end boots may need a little local shielding under truly rotor glowing operation.)
As true a that statement is in a rear road race, I doubt that the scenario does not exist 99% of the time when someone is asking how to fit Brembo on a wrx.
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Simply put, you do not have to disable the parking brake.
since I was referring the use of pre 08 rears on a gr rear...it is true.

No rebuttal needed.
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You are incorrect. You can keep the parking brake with pre-08 Rears on the back of a GR.
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Old 09-15-2012, 03:34 PM   #84
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You are incorrect. You can keep the parking brake with pre-08 Rears on the back of a GR.
But it doesn't work
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Old 09-15-2012, 03:35 PM   #85
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How so? If you are using Brembos, you use a redrilled or a DBA 08+ STI Rotor. If using FHI 2-pots, you use a LGT Rotor.

The GH/GR STI uses a 190mm parking brake.
The GH/GR WRX also uses a 190mm parking brake.
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Old 09-15-2012, 03:49 PM   #86
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How so? If you are using Brembos, you use a redrilled or a DBA 08+ STI Rotor. If using FHI 2-pots, you use a LGT Rotor.

The GH/GR STI uses a 190mm parking brake.
The GH/GR WRX also uses a 190mm parking brake.
Apparently you have done it. They wouldn't fit/work on the bm legacies and we moved to the gr rears to get them to work/fit properly. The legacy and wrx have the same rears... No workie.

in addition, do the caliper cut out on the heat shield allow for the Brembo?
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Old 09-15-2012, 07:20 PM   #87
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Thanks a lot, you guys for so nice to answer my question. I will just trim the lips, then don't need to worry too much.

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Thanks a lot, you guys for so nice to answer my question. I will just trim the lips, then don't need to worry too much.

Don't worry at all. We took your question and took it into a pissing match.

Now, who is up for a Black Bute Porter? A little Fat tire? Maybe a nice hefty Windmier? Hand pumped Guinness?

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Don't worry at all. We took your question and took it into a pissing match.

Now, who is up for a Black Bute Porter? A little Fat tire? Maybe a nice hefty Windmier? Hand pumped Guinness?

Black Butte is rather tasty. Has Bootleggers Black Phoenix chipotle stout made it up there yet?
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Can anyone let me know if the front brembos of a 2011 gt500 will work for my 2011 wrx?
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Can anyone let me know if the front brembos of a 2011 gt500 will work for my 2011 wrx?
Doubt full.
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cause i've heard that they're just the same that is used on the sti's ? unless the knuckles and the brackets are different.
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cause i've heard that they're just the same that is used on the sti's ? unless the knuckles and the brackets are different.
people used to say the same thing about the evo brakes and the 350z and so on..

The best thing to do is try to bolt it up and see for yourself. However, because brakes fitment is dependant on so many factors and Subaru and ford don't share technologies that they won't cross over... The Subaru awd nuckle is going to be built different than the ford non-axle front knuckles.

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i am pretty sure Ken at WRX Brakes mentioned in a much older thread that if you want to run FHI 2 pots all you need in the rear are 2010+ LGT/3.6R rear rotors (oem or aftermarket) and the bracket they make. The hat on the rotors is identical and the rotors them selves are the proper thickness for the calipers.

No cutting of the dust shield or anything. everything is a direct and clean bolt up.

BTW Ken thanks for that info. I have the calipers I just need supporting parts and at some point will be calling you for brackets. cant quite spend my money like i want due to plans the wife and I have. So I'll get to it eventually.
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i am pretty sure Ken at WRX Brakes mentioned in a much older thread that if you want to run FHI 2 pots all you need in the rear are 2010+ LGT/3.6R rear rotors (oem or aftermarket) and the bracket they make. The hat on the rotors is identical and the rotors them selves are the proper thickness for the calipers.

No cutting of the dust shield or anything. everything is a direct and clean bolt up.

BTW Ken thanks for that info. I have the calipers I just need supporting parts and at some point will be calling you for brackets. cant quite spend my money like i want due to plans the wife and I have. So I'll get to it eventually.
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Thank you to everyone who post. Some good information. Sorry to bring back an old thread. Sorry if I missed the post which has my answer. I've been reading so many post about Brembo swap that I'm totally confused/unsure.

Does anyone know if 2011 brembo calipers will fit on a 08 Forester? Correct me if I'm wrong but I believe the front calipers should bolt right on using 04 rotors. Rears will fit if I trim/remove the dust shield? Any 08+ rotors that are 5x100 fit? Is there a difference in rotor size between 08 and 2011?

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Yes they fit.
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Thank you Modliving.
Do the rears bolt right on or would I need an adapter?
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You will need the adapter bracket for the rears. You will also need the DBA rear rotors that allow you to use your parking brake.
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Thank you to everyone who post. Some good information. Sorry to bring back an old thread. Sorry if I missed the post which has my answer. I've been reading so many post about Brembo swap that I'm totally confused/unsure.

Does anyone know if 2011 brembo calipers will fit on a 08 Forester? Correct me if I'm wrong but I believe the front calipers should bolt right on using 04 rotors. Rears will fit if I trim/remove the dust shield? Any 08+ rotors that are 5x100 fit? Is there a difference in rotor size between 08 and 2011?
The front will bolt right on, in the rear there is not a a bracket available to mount them to the rear knuckle, you would have to have 04-07 Brembo Calipers to bolt up using our bracket.

Since the 08 forester is still the older style car (170mm) you would need to either do the DBA T2/T3 conversion rotor, or get the rear brake shoe adapters.

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