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Old 02-01-2004, 03:09 PM   #1
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I have a '96 Brighton. Isn't all I need is a hub to do a conversion?
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Old 02-02-2004, 12:52 AM   #2
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if your talking about the rear disc brake upgrade. you will need the e-brake cables off a 2.5 or turbo legacy, the hubs,the rotors and the calipers....i think that is all...maybe? i just ordered the conversion and it should be here on yues. if you have any more questions you can pm me.
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Old 02-02-2004, 10:48 AM   #3
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Take a look at the following links:

http://wac.addr.com/auto/obs/disc/disc.html

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...hreadid=373634

That should get you more than enough info. What you really want is the complete knuckles and calipers from an older car. Try to get the e-brake cable with them as it saves a bit of hassle later.

If you have any questions, PM me as I just did this to my car at a local install day. Also, I'm a regular at the Tuesday night Novi meets.

Are you Jeremy's (WRX34) brother??

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Old 02-02-2004, 01:20 PM   #4
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you can also get the parts from any impreza with ABS...so not only legacy turbo and RS
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Old 02-02-2004, 08:38 PM   #5
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Thanks alot guys for the information, I'll look into it.


Subie FI: Yeah, Jeremy is my older brother. I might have met you before but I can't remember.

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Old 02-02-2004, 10:24 PM   #6
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I'm seeing you all over the place first midwest forms then here

its brake BTW not break

subie disk brakes are intresting drum brake with in the rotor drum being the e-brake. and disc brake being with foot pedal

is it disc or disk?
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Old 02-06-2004, 08:30 AM   #7
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I'm seeing you all over the place first midwest forms then here

its brake BTW not break

It's also forums not forms j/p

<Swears he's gonna smack his lil bro when he gets home! LOL jk...he's gonna be a 1st time import car learner on this beast, so I'm cuttin him slack and givin him credit for wanting to do this! Thanks for any help and so far looks like it shouldn't be too bad on the brake conversion!

BTW it's disc


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Old 02-06-2004, 12:21 PM   #8
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Take a look at the following links:

http://wac.addr.com/auto/obs/disc/disc.html

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...hreadid=373634


If you have any questions, PM me as I just did this to my car at a local install day. Also, I'm a regular at the Tuesday night Novi meets.

How long did it take you?

I just pre assembled the rear knuckles / parking brake, and when I put the rotor on, there's some rubbing. Did you have this also?
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Old 02-08-2004, 04:53 PM   #9
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Do you need RS front brakes?
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Old 02-08-2004, 06:42 PM   #10
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How long did it take you?

I just pre assembled the rear knuckles / parking brake, and when I put the rotor on, there's some rubbing. Did you have this also?
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Too long, but we weren't in a hurry. Also, I don't have a lot of experience doing this kind of thing so I wanted to make sure I was doing it right. I would guess it only took about 6 real hours when you minus out dinner, screwing around, looking for tools, figuring out that the e-brake adjustment was completely out of whack, and a stuck bushing .

As for the rubbing, when everything was done, both rear pads were dragging on the rotors. Nothing bad, but every revolution you could hear a spot of dragging and I could see the pads were scraping the surface rust off the rotors in some spots without the brakes being applied. But by the time I was home (about 40 miles) everything was bedded in properly and the rubbing was gone. FYI, I used the pads and rotors that came with my set-up because there was hardly any wear and only a light bit of surface rust.

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Old 02-08-2004, 06:51 PM   #11
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Thanks for the info, but I was actually referring to the drum / parking brake rubbing slightly. Am I correct in assuming that after it's bedded properly it'll be ok?
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Old 02-09-2004, 10:21 AM   #12
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My bad, I thought the caliper pads were rubbing. If its just the drum brake rubbing that means its not centered exactly. Take the rotor off and shift the e-brake drum pad assemblies around a bit. That should do it.

It shouldn't matter that much because the e-brake mechanism is self-adjusting, ie it will recenter itself every time you use the e-brake. Just so I'm clear, it won't affect how well the e-brake holds (thats what the adjuster nuts are for) , it just centers mechanism so it grabs evenly.

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Old 02-10-2004, 10:31 AM   #13
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thanks for the help, hopefully everything will go well during the install...
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Old 01-30-2005, 07:30 PM   #14
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So I have a question regarding the e-brake aspect of the swap. I also have a 96 Brighton and it is a coupe. Do I need the e-brake cable from another coupe or can I use a RS 4 door e-brake cable. My instincts say no because the 4 door cable has got to be longer, but that is why I'm asking. Any info would be great. Thanks a lot everyone.

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Old 01-30-2005, 09:12 PM   #15
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wow this thread is old you can use 4 door or coup E brake believe or not but the coupe and sedan are the same lenght
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