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Old 10-05-2002, 05:35 PM   #1
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Default Will the Subaru 4/2-pot setup still work with the stock porto-spare?

I am upgrading to the 4-pot front, 2-pot rear subaru brake package. I realize my stock wheels will not work with these brakes so I have ordered 15" Compomotives for winter use, and have the UK 17" wheels for summer.

It just hit me that my spare may be pointless (and I can ditch it to save some weight!)

Has anyone actualy tried to fit the stock spare over these brakes? Will they fit the rears but not the fronts?

I'm looking for people who've actauly tried this, or have seen it done. No speculation please.

After a seach I came up with this , which seemed to die before someone had posted an answer.


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Old 10-05-2002, 06:57 PM   #2
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Good question. Very good question. Good enough that it sent me out to the garage to check. No. The donut that comes with my 01 RS does not fit. The 4 pot is too far out and you'd need a spacer....like a WRX would. Time to pull out the donut and put in an 032R in the trunk.

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Old 10-05-2002, 07:29 PM   #3
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Thanks Jack, much appreciated.

Anyone with the 2-pot rears wish to give this a try aswell?

If the rears clear I guess you could always swap wheels if the puncture is in the front and put the spare in the rear.

Thanks again Jack,
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Old 10-06-2002, 12:50 PM   #4
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Bump for a good question

Ive got the same need/question as well
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Old 10-06-2002, 02:14 PM   #5
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I have a friend overseas who has a STi ver 4 and his car came stock with the 4pot fronts. His spare tire is identical to the spare tire in my car. Jack you did take the wheel off and tired to put the other on and it was a no go?

What is the tire size on your spare? Mines a 135/70-16. Maybe Subaru intended ver4 drivers to swap front to rear?

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