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Old 05-29-2003, 12:15 PM   #1
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Question Are aftermarket brake systems for a wrx compatible with 95 impreza awd L?

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I was wondering if a big brake system for a wrx will fit and function properly on a 95 awd L. I just want to make sure that the master cylinders are the same and the brake lines will fit.


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Old 05-29-2003, 03:25 PM   #2
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the master cylinders ARE differnt
the hard line to flex line fittings are the same but the layout is differnt

this post should be in brakes/suspension
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Old 05-29-2003, 07:34 PM   #3
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One possible problem that legacy777 and I were talking about is that the fluid demands of the WRX brake systems are over twice that of the standard L system. What is more, the master cylinder is 24.0mm without ABS and 25.4mm with ABS versus 26.99mm on the WRX. I have heard of many, many L/Outback Sport owners driving with a successful WRX brake conversion, but numerically, we are probably at or just beyond the limits of the stock fluid capacity.

I'm personally awaiting my rear hubs before I can do my conversion. They seem to be delivered to the wrong state...

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Old 05-29-2003, 10:37 PM   #4
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You could try upgrading the front calipers/rotors from an RS. They're two pot calipers and should help. Stainless steel brakelines will help too. However I don't believe they will fit under standard 13/14 inch wheels. Legacy 15 inch alloys will work. I've run them as autocross rims off and on last year.
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Old 05-30-2003, 08:39 AM   #5
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Keeping in mind that the RS calipers and the WRX calipers are the same. The only difference is that the WRX caliper bolts on to a slightly longer bracket so it can utilize the larger rotors. I believe the brake lines in the front are different from that of a WRX and you must use the RS lines. The rears should be the same.

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Old 05-30-2003, 04:33 PM   #6
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I just did a rear brake swap, drum to disk.
I used WRX rear hubs/knuckles. Everything lined up fine, even the e-brake cables (just need to adjust them now). I already have brakes from a Legacy turbo on the front (same as RS). So far I have not noticed any adverse effects from using these brakes with my stock master cylinder.

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Old 06-02-2003, 09:46 AM   #7
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I'm running WRX rotors, calipers & lines up front. They fit fine. I need to get off my butt & install the SS lines. Laaaazy.

The rears (formerly drums) have knuckles from a legacy, RS rotors, RS calipers and SS lines.

Nice score on the e-brake cables. I don't have one for the left side. No biggie. It's an auto.
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Old 06-02-2003, 10:07 AM   #8
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apparently the WRX cable are slightly longer...the e-brake works, but I have to pull it all the way up.
So no e-brake turns for me

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Old 06-02-2003, 02:45 PM   #9
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D'oh! There isn't enough play to remove the slack?

I actually got my rear WRX hubs on Thursday so I'm just waiting on some rear lines and I'll be doing my install.

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Question not sure....

I have to play with it some more, but I just wanted to at least get it to work for now.

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