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Old 05-29-2001, 05:41 PM   #1
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Question Brake upgrades for 02 WRX

I can't quite see myself ever spending the money for brembo's for my WRX.

I think it would be great if I could upgrade to the UK/JP brakes with the 298mm front rotors, 4-pots in front, and 2-pots in back.

It would be nice if I could order these from subaruparts.com or spd or somebody, and then have my dealer install them.

Has anybody had this done, or does anybody have anh info as to whether or not this is possible?

TIA, guys.
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Old 05-29-2001, 05:43 PM   #2
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Old 05-29-2001, 06:03 PM   #3
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I purchased the 4 pot brake kit from subaruparts.com a while ago for my wrx, its 11.7" rotors, and 4 piston calipers with subaru stamped on them, and pads.

I paid $699 shipped, best deal you will find. thats your most cost effective way to upgrade the front.

Im not sure about the back.

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Old 05-29-2001, 06:15 PM   #4
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Please excuse me jumping in from a long way away!

We have a couple of cars that have gone to the 4 pot fronts (TT Legacys), and the big news is - and it surprised us - that IOHO (vs. IMHO) unless you want the look, first stop would be braided steel hoses and good Dot 4 fluid!

Should be cheaper and give a lot more feed back through the pedal AND more stopping power! The guy who did it first - the 4pot upgrade - is a braking animal, and he came back with this read after driving a hose only upgraded car.

Hope this helps.

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Old 05-29-2001, 07:11 PM   #5
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I may be wrong, but I thought the US WRX's brakes have the same rotors as the 4pots. We just get two piston calipers. All you need to do is upgrade the calipers to 4pots
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Old 05-29-2001, 07:22 PM   #6
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Everything I've heard agrees with Prodriven.
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Old 05-29-2001, 10:38 PM   #7
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I got the front only 4 pots from JP/UK - they are amazing - very good breaks - only problem is I bought them from RALLISPEC - they did not install the anti-rattle clips and they had no idea they existed - now the car makes lots of noise over bumps - - i am looking on how to find the clips now
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Old 05-29-2001, 10:41 PM   #8
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I hope you have something other than the stock WRX wheels. The stock wheels won't clear the 4 pot calipers.

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Old 05-29-2001, 10:41 PM   #9
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