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Old 11-10-2000, 10:53 AM   #1
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Post Rear legacy and Impreza brakes the same???

I would like to know if the 2.2L Impreza rear brakes are the same as the rear legacy brakes.

Anyone know?
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Old 11-10-2000, 10:54 AM   #2
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i believe the Legacy brakes are bigger.

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Old 11-10-2000, 10:55 AM   #3
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I thought the L's had rear drum brakes versus the Legacy's disc?
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Old 11-10-2000, 11:07 AM   #4
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I think all North American Imprezas except the RS come with drums in back, the OBS has antilocks though. In other words the 2.5RS is the only current US Impreza with factory rear disks.

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Old 11-10-2000, 11:17 AM   #5
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I thought also that all non-RS Impreza's had drums in the back but I found out that some of the newer Impreza outback sport models had discs in the back.

If you call any salvage yard, they lists both discs and drums for the rears for new and older Imprezas.

I just want to know if someone can tell me the rear rotor diameter of both legacy and impreza 2.2L.
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I found a link to some subaru specifications:
http://www.subaru.net/archive/1996/impspecs.html
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Old 11-10-2000, 12:07 PM   #7
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The Legacy rear caliper and ventilated rear rotor are the same as the early WRX rear brakes. They are a direct swap onto an RS (edit: or any other Impreza), and allow MUCH greater choice of brake pads as well as enhanced fade resistance (not that rears fade much compared to fronts). I did the switch so I could run Mintex 1155s all around.

Mike Shields sells a kit: www.spdusa.com

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Old 11-10-2000, 02:57 PM   #8
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I wanted to stick to the non-ventilated(non-turbo) legacy or Impreza rotors since both the solid rotor and calipers are lighter and since most of the braking is done at the front anyways.
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Old 11-11-2000, 09:25 AM   #9
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The difference is in the caliper piston size, wagons have the same piston diamiter as the RS. Otherwise the same disc diamiter, ect.
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Thanks Suby2NR,

That is exactly what I wanted to know. You hit the needle in the haystack.
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Old 11-12-2000, 05:39 PM   #11
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might want to point out -- my 96 Impreza Outback wagon has rear discs. might be useful to some of you looking through junkyards..

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Old 11-13-2000, 01:21 AM   #12
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Keep in mind that there are pressed in bearings. I believe two to a corner. 100$ a pop. Not a cheep mistake if one gets messed up in removal or replacing. Someone who has done alot of research on this is Wac from
NESIC. check with our board to get his address. I wan to do it also. My opinion
find a forester or RS with Rear disc and the
Differential the good one and just take the whole thing.
It will make for an easier install also.
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Exactly efoo,

This was what I found when looking for rear discs. Some Impreza Outback models had the rear disc brakes which has been overlooked by some people.
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i have a 99 RS with rear discs. the fronts are 2-piston calipers and the rotors in front appear to be at least 11 inchers. what kind of car should i say i have when buying rotor and pad kits?
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Old 10-07-2005, 10:55 PM   #15
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i ask that cus telling the guy at an auto parts store that i want rear pads for a 99 impreza awd car that has 15" wheels cus their system doesnt give you the option for 16", and he gives me the wrong set of pads. i get the right ones for the front cus i think those pads work with both the single and dual piston calipers

so i could i order a rotor/pad kit for an 02 WRX and have it fit all nice nice?
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