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Old 06-25-2012, 01:20 AM   #1
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Hey all,

Caliper on my wifes 06 legacy has a leaky seal and a nasty vibration when braking. The car has close to 100k on it so I'm thinking its time to just do a full brake job...pads/rotors/calipers.

I was looking on subarugenuineparts and they carry the whole 4 pot and 2 pot setup, but I can't tell if they would be a straight bolt on for my wifes car?

She has 07 wrx wheels on it currently so no wory about wheel clearance.

I've been searching on here, legacygt, and scoobymods and am still not seeing any good threads, if you can help me out it would be appreciated!
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Old 06-25-2012, 08:53 AM   #2
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I know a couple of guys used the wrx 4 pots on 1st and 2nd gen legacy, and sti brembo's on 3rd gen (but w. sti axles) check sl-i.net has a bunch on the 07 4 pots, these should work on a 4th gen
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Old 06-25-2012, 01:58 PM   #3
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Thanks I spent a few hours searching that site and I still can't find a thread with a clear answer.

Based on my reading the 4 pot fronts sound like they will bolt up, but I can't get a confirmation on the rear 2 pots.
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Old 06-26-2012, 12:40 PM   #4
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Old 06-26-2012, 12:50 PM   #5
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These are what I want to order...will these be a straight bolt on?
http://www.subarugenuineparts.com/pr...50748b2f9196c4
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Old 06-26-2012, 04:52 PM   #6
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they will bolt on, but they are not too great. they are all show no stopping power at all, if you want a nice upgrade i would get the same year LGT calipers, those are much better than the wrx ones
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There are an awful lot of people who would disagree with octain11's assessment that the 4-pots are not an upgrade. Having track tested mine on multiple occasions there's no doubt in my mind that the 4-pots are an upgrade over the stockers. I haven't even bothered to hook up my RCE brake cooling ducts for the last few events I've been to because I no longer need them.

The '05+ 2.5GT brakes might be even better, but they're also heavier, probably overkill on a 2.5i, don't look as purty, and I believe require you to run 17s (so if you've got a 16" winter setup you're SOL).

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never said the 4 pots are nt an upgrade, for a LGT they are a down grade, but for a 2.5i it will be an upgrade, but why spend more money where you can get the LGT ones for cheaper and will perform better, this is coming from 4th gen owners who have told me they did not see good results with the wrx 4 pots,
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As I mentioned on LGT.com, these [i]are[i] a big upgrade over the stock 4th gen 2.5i brakes. Substantial increase in braking force, and just as important as Patrick mentioned, cooling. Upgrade the pads and you'll upgrade the bite and the heat-fade resistance. And no upgrade to your MC/BB required.
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Old 06-27-2012, 12:13 PM   #10
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never said the 4 pots are nt an upgrade
You're right, you never said they weren't an upgrade, you just said "they are not too great. [T]hey are all show no stopping power at all..."

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this is coming from 4th gen owners who have told me they did not see good results with the wrx 4 pots,
So you've never tried them yourself? And why would a 4th gen Legacy react any differently to the upgrade that has worked on every previous generation?
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