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Old 08-09-2008, 08:45 PM   #1
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I finally got around to installing the front nissan r32GTS-T 4 pots on my car. the process is very straight forward. this is a great upgrade for better fade restistance, the rotors are from a 05-08 legacy GT it is a 316 x 30 rotor compared to the 296 x 24 the pads from the subaru 4 pots are the same for all the nissan 4 pot calipers. The calipers from the GTS-T are aluminum you can also use the 300zx calipers but some are cast iron and some are aluminum. another route to go is the R32 GTR and R33 GTS-T caliper they will use the 04 STI brembo rotor at 326 x 30. As you can see in the pictures i had to file off the nissan for fittament issues with the rims. if you are going to go this route a good rule of thumb is make sure they could clear brembos. The subaru banjo bolts fit with removal of a brass insert in the brake line hole of the caliper. if you would like to go this route i have a set of r32 GTS-T, R32 GTR, and 3 sets of rear 2 pot calipers for sale in the private for sale classifieds.

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Old 08-10-2008, 04:13 PM   #2
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Wow....nice.
Who makes the adaptor plates?
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Old 08-10-2008, 04:36 PM   #3
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I am doing the same thing +1 for being original!

How's braking feel compared to subaru 4 pots?
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Old 08-10-2008, 06:59 PM   #4
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adapter plates are made by a company named Global z if you would like to order a set send me a pm.

as for braking there it feels alot stronger in regards that i have more confidence to brake later before a turn. under hard braking you feel that your about stand the car up on end.
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Old 08-10-2008, 07:27 PM   #5
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wow thats awesome
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Old 08-10-2008, 07:35 PM   #6
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So if you source the calipers and brackets what is the cost for f&r including hardware less pads/rotors(pads/rotors are commonly available correct?)?
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pm sent qucikwgn, yes the pads and rotors are easily available. either 06-07 wrx pads, or 300zxTT pads, i got a great deal on brembo pads for the 4 pots off of tire rack and im pretty happy with them, set me back 45 dollars
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Old 08-13-2008, 09:07 PM   #8
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I saw your for sale thread and I'm certainly interested. I've been thinking of doing the Subaru 4-pots, but I'm not too keen on the heavy cast iron calipers.

What are the piston diameters of the Nissan calipers compared to the Subaru 4-pots?
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Old 08-13-2008, 09:22 PM   #9
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nice!! wopdeeze can you PM info on the brackets.
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Patrick, i believe that the piston diameter is the same as the subaru 4 pots but to be on the safe side ill measure my old 4pots and a set of nissan 4 pots. but i do remember reading somewhere that you can use the nissan rebuild kit on the subarus.
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Could you use that adapter bracket with subaru 4-pots in order to use the larger legacy rotors?
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Old 08-14-2008, 12:09 AM   #12
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Could you use that adapter bracket with subaru 4-pots in order to use the larger legacy rotors?
no you can not, the spacing between the mounting points for subaru and nissan calipers are different, and the legacy rotor is 30mm wide, the subaru 4pots are designed for 24mm wide rotors.
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Old 08-18-2008, 12:42 AM   #13
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Do you think these would fit under 16" wheels? Looking at the installed pics with 17"s it looks like it would be pretty close with 16"s. My track wheels are the '98/99 2.5RS 5-spokers, I'd hate to have to ditch those. (As it is I'll definitely have to ditch my 15" auto-x wheels, but that's been on the horizon for a while anyway. )

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Old 08-18-2008, 01:38 AM   #14
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i can fit a 16x7 speedline with a 48 offset, and a 5 mil spacer, it is close but as long as you dont have weights on the inside near the spokes you should be good. but the 2.5rs are the same as the JDM Sti goldies correct?
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Seems like you're a man of many sources. Please tell me where I can get those BBS lug nuts. I was searching for a set of those for a while and couldn't find anything on them.

And sweet conversion too!
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lugs came on the car when i bought it, and havent really seen another set. they are kinda nice cause not too many people carry a 21 mm lug wrench if they are trying to steel your rims.
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i can fit a 16x7 speedline with a 48 offset, and a 5 mil spacer, it is close but as long as you dont have weights on the inside near the spokes you should be good. but the 2.5rs are the same as the JDM Sti goldies correct?
I'm not sure what style the JDM STi goldies are, but here's what the 2.5RS wheels look like. I know they'll clear the normal Subaru 4-pot setup, but I don't know how/if they'll work with the larger rotors.


They're 16x7", I think +53.

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those look exactly like the sti goldies, same size and offset too. measure the inside of the rim near the spokes and let me know what you get, ill compare it to my speedlines and figure out if they are around the same. ill be 100 percent honest they are really close with my 16s, but since the calipers are aluminum you could shave a little off on the parts that look too close to comfort. also give me a measurement from the top of your stock caliper and the other side of the rotor, if i remember correctly the factory 2 pot front calipers are bigger than the subaru 4 pots.
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This may all be a moot point, as I (somewhat unexpectedly) won a set of Subaru 4-pots on Ebay last night. Put my bid in before I went to bed, expecting that someone would outbid me, and the price didn't go up at all!

Any chance you could just find a fellow Subie guy with the '98/99 2.5RS wheels? I'm not sure I'd trust each of us taking measurements on different types of wheels and trying to compare - I think it would be hard to be accurate.

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I (somewhat unexpectedly) won a set of Subaru 4-pots on Ebay last night. Put my bid in before I went to bed, expecting that someone would outbid me, and the price didn't go up at all!
You didn't really win them Pat, you bought them
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This is a cool thread. Anyone have a good place to source the calipers?
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what is the difference in calipers for the r32 gts-t and the gtr?

also how much did those front brackets run?
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what is the difference in calipers for the r32 gts-t and the gtr?

also how much did those front brackets run?
The r32 GTS-T caliper is a little smaller and with the bracket uses the smaller diameter rotor, the r32 GTR and r33 GTS-T uses a bigger caliper and the 326mm rotor from the 04 STI if you look on ebay and search for nissan calipers you can see the difference between the r32 and r33 calipers. you can use 300zx calipers but be sure that you get the 30mm calipers and not the 26mm calipers.

The brackets are around 230-250 shipped, depending on how you get them shipped, you can find them here www.global-z.com
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You didn't really win them Pat, you bought them
Wait, what?! I plugged in a number, and it said I guessed the right number!! You mean I have to pay for that ****?!

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This is a cool thread. Anyone have a good place to source the calipers?
Ebay. You can win them there. I think they're a popular upgrade for the 240SX guys, so you can find multiple sets listed (I've been looking the past few days). One set of the '90 aluminum version for 26mm thick rotors went for $170ish yesterday, for instance, and there were other sets from later 30mm rotor cars listed, too. Most of the sets seem to be all 4 calipers, actually.

You could probably score them through www.car-part.com, too, or your local junkyard.

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Patrick, im trying to locate some of your rims to test fit, ill keep you informed. in response to your last post DONT BUY 26mm CALIPERS!!!
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