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Old 02-18-2004, 10:52 PM   #1
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Is there a sensible way to pgrade brakes if your not going to fork out the money all at once ??
I was thinking..1st.Pads,S.S. lines and fluid. 2nd Rotors and 4 pot perrins. Doing the rotors, S.S. lines and pads all around and the 4 pot Perrins on the front only. Is that a logical way to do this upgrade if on a budget ?
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Old 02-19-2004, 02:25 AM   #2
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4-pot Subaru's in front and the 'H6' in the rear.....bullet proof and cheap....good pads and ss lines and rotors and tires and you will stop great.

See: http://www.scoobymods.com/forums/sho...=&threadid=814

for the 'H6' mod....since you have a WRX, you only need the rotors and the caliper brackets....the mod done to an RS, but it is the same as the WRX except that the WRX parts are already present.....

I have done the above to my car and it is GREAT.
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Old 02-19-2004, 11:07 AM   #3
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As uncle scotty said: ss lines, fluid, "H6" rear, STi 4pot fronts(IMO the P/W 4pots arent a great choice) - in that order.

The pads are a subjective change for a street-driven car. I run inexpensive pads, if you track the car you will need better pads.

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Old 02-19-2004, 01:02 PM   #4
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Old 02-19-2004, 01:03 PM   #5
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Any ideas on a better choice than the P/W 4 pots ? I think I can snag some Genuine Subaru 4pots from Japan.
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Old 02-19-2004, 01:12 PM   #6
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The Subaru 4-pots are a factory part. They have proved to be very capable calipers. The 300ZX TT(Z32) uses the same caliper hardware including the re-build kit, so you can get any parts you need from the Nissan dealer if necessary, and there are LOTS of pads out there for them....
I couldn't think of a better choice.....
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Old 02-19-2004, 03:07 PM   #7
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As uncle scotty said: ss lines, fluid, "H6" rear, STi 4pot fronts(IMO the P/W 4pots arent a great choice) - in that order.

The pads are a subjective change for a street-driven car. I run inexpensive pads, if you track the car you will need better pads.

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I will have all these upgrades done by tonight, except the Subaru 4-pots. So I will post a small review tomorrow on them.

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Old 02-19-2004, 04:00 PM   #8
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thanks..I'd like to hear some feedback. what calipers are u using up front ?
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Old 02-19-2004, 04:19 PM   #9
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Just stock calipers still. Like I said, everything done except the 4-pot fronts. I am sticking to OEM rotors. I do not see much of a advantage to the slotted or cross drilled rotors. Plus they are much cheaper. I am running a autocross/roadrace in the keys this weekend - 2.5 mile course, so I will have better feedback after that too.

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Old 02-20-2004, 11:51 AM   #10
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Is keeping the back caliper stock but adding SS lines and fluids good enough for the rears
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H6 is not stock per say. Just uses stock parts. about a 1.1 inch bigger rear rotor and different brackets. Same calipers and pads though. I just drove to work this morning, but the brakes feel much better now. More grip and not so mushy a brake feeling.

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Old 02-20-2004, 02:08 PM   #12
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I should have converted my rear with H6, if I only knew this was possible.

Wait, will my rear rotors and calipers fit an 02 RS? I may be able to sell them to my friend who's upgrading his brakes
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Old 02-20-2004, 07:41 PM   #13
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I should have converted my rear with H6, if I only knew this was possible.

Wait, will my rear rotors and calipers fit an 02 RS? I may be able to sell them to my friend who's upgrading his brakes
Yes your rear setup will fit an 02 RS, cause its the exact same setup as yours.

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Yes your rear setup will fit an 02 RS, cause its the exact same setup as yours.

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thanks SS.

ahhh, I can smell the H6 in the air which led me to another 'I wonder if' question. Can I leave the Rear Rotor OEM while running slotted front? or better yet, I'll just wait for boxer4racing to come out with the slotted rear

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You did get what I was saying there? He already has the same rear brakes as you, so I'm thinking he wont want an extra set, but dont let that stop you from doing the H6 upgrade. You could probably sell your rear brakes to someone doing a drum-to-disc swap.

No probs running slotted fronts and plain rears or vice versa, except aesthetics.

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SS,

I totally got your point the first time. But my friend wants to upgrade his rear to slotted rotors. I was not talking about selling him the whole system which include the calipers.

Having said that, I will sell him my StopTech rear slotted and put my OEM back until boxer4racing comes out with the rear slotted H6.
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SS,

I totally got your point the first time. But my friend wants to upgrade his rear to slotted rotors. I was not talking about selling him the whole system which include the calipers.

Having said that, I will sell him my StopTech rear slotted and put my OEM back until boxer4racing comes out with the rear slotted H6.
Cool.

IIRC, DBA already has a slotted H6 rear rotor if that interests you. DBA 657sl and sr.

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