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Old 04-20-2012, 01:45 AM   #51
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My mom always told me the Brembos were too much brake for me...

Well, originally I was going to go back to stock and sell the car before getting married. Then I decided to keep the car. Then I decided to make it stock but keep the car. Then I decided I'd like to try something else later on down the road.

These brakes are great, and I thought brake feel would be similar since I held onto the lines and mc cylinder brace. I gotta say... the OEM brakes are terrible. Already ordered lines that are WRX specific and pads.

I think I'm going to miss the look more than anything.

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Old 04-20-2012, 07:14 AM   #52
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Love my new setup. Huge improvement over stock

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Old 04-20-2012, 04:23 PM   #53
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I have a new brake set up in the works.
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Old 04-20-2012, 04:50 PM   #54
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Love my new setup. Huge improvement over stock
What size spacers are you running?
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Old 04-20-2012, 07:06 PM   #55
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What size spacers are you running?
I'm curious too. I ditched my stockers to fit the Brembos. Kinda regretting that now except for the fact that the 5 zigens are WAY easier to clean.
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Old 04-20-2012, 07:50 PM   #56
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you need 3mm spacers to clear the brembos
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Old 04-21-2012, 05:49 PM   #57
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You can now run goldies in the rear or FHI 2 pots. More pics to follow

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Old 04-21-2012, 06:20 PM   #58
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You can now run goldies in the rear or FHI 2 pots. More pics to follow

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Huh? Which rotor?
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Old 04-21-2012, 10:38 PM   #59
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With this new bracket from KNS, 08+ STI rotor for the goldies, 10+ LGT rotor for the 2-pots
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Old 04-21-2012, 10:52 PM   #60
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awesome kns!!!!!!
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Old 04-22-2012, 09:46 AM   #61
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very interested in information KNS.

i didnt know that the FHI 2pots and brembo rear 2 pots used the same size rotor, or do they not and just have the same caliper mounting points?. and i cant for the life of me find the sticky with brake specs for all the different suby models.
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Old 04-22-2012, 11:08 AM   #62
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very interested in information KNS.

i didnt know that the FHI 2pots and brembo rear 2 pots used the same size rotor, or do they not and just have the same caliper mounting points?. and i cant for the life of me find the sticky with brake specs for all the different suby models.
you will have to use 2010+ legacy gt rear rotor for the FHI 2 pots.
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Old 04-22-2012, 12:07 PM   #63
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so the mounting points are the same for brembo and fhi 2pot calipers? or is kns making 2 different brackets? sounds like its the same bracket from his post, but im just trying to clarify.

and the 10+ LGT rear rotor uses the same size parking brake i assume? I already have the front FHI 4-pots on my 2010 WRX, and would like to add the rear 2 pots too.
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Old 04-22-2012, 01:46 PM   #64
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so the mounting points are the same for brembo and fhi 2pot calipers? or is kns making 2 different brackets? sounds like its the same bracket from his post, but im just trying to clarify.

and the 10+ LGT rear rotor uses the same size parking brake i assume? I already have the front FHI 4-pots on my 2010 WRX, and would like to add the rear 2 pots too.
the bracket will allow you to use either caliper. the mounting holes are the same. the reason why you need to use the lgt 2010 rear rotor is because it's the same dimensions as the 06/07 rotors, but with the same size parking brake as the 08+ wrx and sti.
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Old 05-08-2012, 12:48 PM   #65
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First 10 pairs available to ship by end of this week, just waiting for hardware to show up.

Link to order: Conversion Bracket v2

Please call us if you have any question about rotors for your application.


Here is few pictures of gold Brembo caliper and red 2 pot bolted to 2009 STi knuckle.

















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Old 05-08-2012, 09:19 PM   #66
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Is there room to use any other kind of fastener, Ken? Those Button Head Allens arent exactly known for holding up to tools very well.
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Old 05-09-2012, 08:25 AM   #67
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Really tight fit.

We will supply Grade 12.9 fasteners though.

I would suggest no air tools and a hex head socket rather than a hex key
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Old 05-09-2012, 08:37 AM   #68
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Also, Y U NO USE LOCK WASHERS? I added my own Hardened lock washers to my GD Brembo Bracket (which fit great and is strong as hell, BTW.)
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Old 05-21-2012, 02:50 PM   #69
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Old 10-15-2012, 08:45 AM   #70
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What ss brake lines did you use or should i use? sti? i have a 2011 wrx
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Old 10-15-2012, 10:23 AM   #71
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A lot of companies, like StopTech, have stopped differentiating between the two. The rear WRX brake lines are longer than the STi ones they used to make. Most companies make ones to WRX spec that fit both the Brembos and OEM WRX brakes.
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Old 10-16-2012, 12:25 AM   #72
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you want to run STI ss lines in the rear. for the front it does not matter if they are WRX or STI; either will work. or if you have existing ss lines on your wrx brakes, you can take the wrx ss lines you have in the front and swap them to the rear and just buy one set of lines vs two.
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So, you should buy the STI rear DBA rotors or will the WRX rears from DBA work as well?
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:22 AM   #74
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So, you should buy the STI rear DBA rotors or will the WRX rears from DBA work as well?
You need an STi rear rotor (it's larger in diameter than the WRX rotor and thicker due to being a vented rotor). Just make sure it's dual patterned for 5x100 too.
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:27 AM   #75
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If your you have an 08+ WRX, you can just outright buy a rotor for an 08+ STi, the parking brake is the same as the WRX in 08+.

If you have 02-07 WRX, DBA makes a conversion rotor which contains the parking brake drum dimensions of WRX and the outer dimensions of the STi.

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