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Old 01-07-2004, 04:05 PM   #1
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I'm gonna be doing an AWD swap soon, so I figured I would do some upgraded brakes too. I want to use something with good stopping power but that won't empty my pockets. I was thinking RS brakes in the rear and WRX brakes in the front? How does that sound. I think the swap has drums in the back right now. I know I can search to find out about the WRX rotors, but what about for the rear rotors? Any better options that could be suggested? Thanks.

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Old 01-07-2004, 07:51 PM   #2
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Default i thought the rears on rs & wrx were the same?

your choice seems well placed for street & spirited driving. a good set of pads will do wonders. i put axxis ultimates (affordable) on wrx fronts, they have a nice initial bite , & immediately beg for better suspension.

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Old 01-07-2004, 07:59 PM   #3
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Old 01-07-2004, 08:20 PM   #4
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Seriously? Are they better though?
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The rotors and calipers are the same for the RS and WRX. The calipers are also the same in the front, however the caliper brackets and the rotor are larger for the WRX. I'm currently running WRX brakes all around, but I have been told that the factory pads suck and should be dropped like a bad habit. I have no complaints. Bias seems to be pretty good, but I haven't driven the car aggressively yet. If you want to have a bias that is shifted rearward, then you can go with the Outback H6 rear brake upgrade which utilizes RS/WRX calipers, H6 caliper brackets, and an 11.4" rotor.

Typically, rotors are not the problem. The OEM rotors work well unless you are using really aggressive pads. If you are in the market for rotors then I would look towards DBA.

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Does anything need to be done to adapt the parking brake to work with rear discs when moving from rear drums?
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Yes, you need the parking brake cables and the flexible brake lines from a rear disc-equipped car.

There is plenty of information available regarding the brake swap itself.

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