Originally Posted by Milin
anyone have pictures of this setup? still uses stock wrx calipers? do the 4 pot brakes also work with this?
The Legacy calipers have more to them than the 4-pot brakes and thus better fade resistance. On a fundamental level, all brakes do is turn forward energy into heat. The more heat absorption capacity you have the better brake fade resistance you have. (Of course there is more to that, but on a very simple level that's really about it.)
The pictures were posted at the beginning of this thread. The brakes were on my other car and they were awesome. Pedal feel was improved and braking was notably improved. All you need are 17" wheels (pretty much anything will work unlike some other big-brake kits) and this is all Subaru stuff so if you are after something that has OEM build-quality (i.e. longevity) in mind then this is it.
If you have been to a Subaru Challenge this year, you also have had the ability to beat on a Legacy GT on their "ride and drive" course. The cars were pounded on all day and by the time I got to it at about 3 in the afternoon, a slight stab of the brake pedal really suprised me in that the car was really responsive in how it was dealing with braking; there was no fade and the brakes felt about the same as they did on my WRX, despite the extremely overheated stock tires. They took a temperature reading and the stock tires were at something like 180 degrees about 2 people after I got out of the car.
But the brakes were fine.