Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Wednesday October 1, 2014
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
Click here to visit TireRack
Brakes & Suspension Forum sponsored by The Tire Rack

Losing traction? Need new tires?
Click here to visit the NASIOC Upgrade Garage...
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Technical > Brakes, Steering & Suspension

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-26-2005, 02:46 PM   #1
keirnna
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 50167
Join Date: Dec 2003
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: From Indiana, Living in Japan
Vehicle:
1996 Subaru STI RA
White

Default WRX fronts and old Turbo Legacy rears VS. 2.5 Legacy GT Front and Rears

I don't know if anyone has noticed but subaruwrxparts.com has started selling legacy gt brakes as an upgrade for Imprezas. I guess they require a 17" wheel. I have been told that their stopping power rivals the subaru 4/2 pots. http://www.subaruwrxparts.com/gc8-braking.html
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.

Last edited by keirnna; 03-26-2005 at 06:44 PM.
keirnna is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2005, 03:32 PM   #2
ripvw
NASIOC Supporter
 
Member#: 27790
Join Date: Oct 2002
Chapter/Region: E. Canada
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by keirnna
I don't know if anyone has noticed but subaruwrxparts.com has started selling legacy gt brakes as an upgrade for Imprezas.
yeah Brian...

Quote:
Originally Posted by keirnna
I guess they require a 16" wheel..
make that a 17" wheel

Quote:
Originally Posted by keirnna
I have been told that their stopping power rivals the subaru 4/2 pots.
better thermal capacity because of the larger front rotor, probably don't feel quite as nice as the 4-pots. DrBiggly is running them and loves 'em - here's a good thread on the subject:

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...ghlight=legacy

I'm planning on Legacy GT fronts to go with my H6 rears - just waiting for more pad selection...
ripvw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2005, 06:46 PM   #3
keirnna
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 50167
Join Date: Dec 2003
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: From Indiana, Living in Japan
Vehicle:
1996 Subaru STI RA
White

Default

I meant 17" wheels, so I fixed that. Thanks for the links. You're waiting on GT pad selection to catch up, but what about the H6 rears? What track pads if any are available for them? I'll do a search on that, but if you know off the top of your head. Why wouldn't you just match your brakes to a full legacy set-up? That way they would be we matched.
keirnna is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2005, 09:22 PM   #4
ripvw
NASIOC Supporter
 
Member#: 27790
Join Date: Oct 2002
Chapter/Region: E. Canada
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by keirnna
what about the H6 rears? What track pads if any are available for them?
the H6 rears consist of a larger rotor and bracket to work with the original WRX rear calipers - therefore any pad that fits the rear WRX stock calipers will fit the H6 kit. I bought some Hawk HPS pads for the front and rear for right now from MPJ - they still have them on sale I think. Obviously there are much more serious pads available for the WRX for those who race from Hawk and others

As far as matching, that link that I sent you has some brake analysis by Legacy 777, subysouth and others indicating that the Legacy GT vented rear and the H6 kit would have similar braking bias impact and could therefore be used interchangeably with good results - at least on the street. DrBiggly prefers to run the Legacy GT package as is since he races his car - if I raced I might come to the same conclusion. But for running on the street the added thermal capacity of the vented rears vs. the solid H6 rotors of the same size is a minimal issue - and I save over $250 if you factor in the price of the factory pads.

still, for about $1200 it is a very nice package with factory pads included, and I understand that Carbotech has or soon will release Bobcat pads for the Legacy GT package...
ripvw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2005, 11:01 PM   #5
keirnna
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 50167
Join Date: Dec 2003
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: From Indiana, Living in Japan
Vehicle:
1996 Subaru STI RA
White

Default

Okay well does anyone make aftermarket rotors in the correct size for the h6 rears?
keirnna is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-26-2005, 11:13 PM   #6
ripvw
NASIOC Supporter
 
Member#: 27790
Join Date: Oct 2002
Chapter/Region: E. Canada
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by keirnna
Okay well does anyone make aftermarket rotors in the correct size for the h6 rears?
some info (not mine) from an older thread on the topic - may be more choices now but this is a pretty good list:

Make: Subaru / FHI
Model/Line: H6
Part#: Unknown
Size: 290x10
Design: Solid, non-slotted, non-drilled, uncoated hat (rusts)
Site(s): http://www.subaruwrxparts.com/wrx-braking.html

Support Bracket - 26625AE000 - $54.12/ea
rear H6 Rotors - 26700AE04B - $60.00/ea (Sale Price)
Front WRX rotors - 26300AE060 - $60.00/ea

Wilkins Subaru

Note: All rotors require H6 rear brake upgrade brackets- 26625AE000 (qty 2) - Legacy rear caliper bracket

Make: Frozenrotors.com
Model/Line: H6
Part#: 96359
Size: 290x10
Design: Solid, cryogenic treated, slotted and non-slotted, uncoated hat (rusts)
Site(s): http://www.frozenrotors.com/

Make: DBA
Model/Line: Longlife
Part#: 657
Size: 290x10
Design: Solid, non-slotted, waiting on specifics regarding coating of hat
Site(s): http://www.dba.com.au (Manufacturer's site)

Make: DBA
Model/Line: 4000 Club-Spec Series
Part#: 4657
Size: 290x10
Design: Solid, non-slotted and slotted available, coated hat (resists corrosion)
Site(s): http://www.dba.com.au (Manufacturer's site)

Make: Stoptech
Model/Line: Direct OEM Replacement Rotors
Part#: 50-47017-101 (left, slotted) and 50-47017-102 (right, slotted)
Size: 290x10
Design: Solid, slotted or cross-drilled available, coated hat (resists corrosion).
Site(s): http://www.stoptech.com/ (Manufacturer's site)
Notes: Search on website under '2002-2004' Subarus and you will see an Outback H6 selection. Cross-drilled is a different part number than slotted -- look it up if you want those.

Make: Carbotech
Model/Line: Direct OEM Replacement Rotors
Part#:
Size: 290x10
Design: Solid, non-slotted, slotted can be had from Boxter4Racing.com according to Carbotech sales.
Site(s): http://www.carbotecheng.com/ (Manufacturer's site)

I prefer stock rotors or cryo'd stock for the street - slotted otherwise - cross-drilled is just for looks unless you own a Porsche - then it's cool...
ripvw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2005, 12:17 AM   #7
84SubaruDL
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 42179
Join Date: Aug 2003
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: Middle of Far
Vehicle:
SON! F 22's i roll
on 33" 12 fity SON!!!

Default

im using 05 legacy gt brakes in the front and h6 in the rear with ate super blue fluid, on my 03 wrx and i think they stop as good as the 4pots, maybe even better.
84SubaruDL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2005, 12:34 AM   #8
keirnna
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 50167
Join Date: Dec 2003
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: From Indiana, Living in Japan
Vehicle:
1996 Subaru STI RA
White

Default

I don't think that is possible with the H6 rears, but I bet they do stop well.
keirnna is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Want to replace my 2.0 in my Bugeye and put in a 2.5 Legacy GT driveline... B-Kerr Subaru Conversions 6 03-14-2009 05:14 PM
2.5RS DOHC vs. 2.5 Legacy motor xsoobiedoox Normally Aspirated Powertrain 6 07-13-2007 01:06 AM
FS: 2002 Stock 2.5 RS seats Front and Rear swatts007 Private 'For Sale' Classifieds 0 07-12-2006 08:37 AM
FS: Stock 2000 2.5 RS Swaybars - front and rear fullup1 Private 'For Sale' Classifieds 3 06-01-2006 03:55 PM
rear spoiler 2.5 RS, whiteline adj. rear sway bar, front and rear skid plates. skrvydog Private 'For Sale' Classifieds 1 01-03-2004 09:54 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:23 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2014 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2014, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.