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Old 04-04-2005, 09:10 PM   #1
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Just checked the subaruwrxparts.com webpage and I saw the new Legacy GT rear brake upgrade for sale...a little pricey (considering they are more then the turbo legacy kits). Anyone think its worth it? I was planning on getting the H6 rear calipers and running StopTech rotors and leave my Axxis pads in...but now I'm wondering if Subaru will release just the caliper pieces from the Legacy GT upgrade so I can run vented/larger rear rotors...any thoughts?
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Old 04-04-2005, 09:26 PM   #2
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You should be able to buy the LGT calipers & brackets to run the vented rotor, but you're not really gaining much by going to the vented rotor. If costs are a concern, just stick with the H6 setup.
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Old 04-04-2005, 10:17 PM   #3
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I have LGT front and rear brakes with stock pads. They work really well.

I mean that they are superb.

But I would recommend that you stick with the H6 setup for your plans, since the rear LGTs require some creativity with the brake lines. They extra heat dissapation from the vented rears isn't too big of a deal (especially for the lighter WRX). I'm sure you'll find the H6 setup to be more than adequate.

*edit* of course, the biggest advantage will come from the front brakes.
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I just started running the LGT front setup. I already had the H6 setup and I can tell you that they go well together. I was going to buy the rear setup as well but, from what I was told, the piston sizes are the same for both setups and they even use the same pad. So, I left them and just purchased the fronts.

Aegon,

Other than Carbotech, do you know of anyone comming out with pads for this setup? I'd like to get either HPS's to match the rears or get some Porterfield street pads.

And yes, they work awesome. Once I had them bedded in, they were great. You really can't beat them for the money. The thickness of the rotor alone was a dramatic improvment.
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Old 04-04-2005, 11:33 PM   #5
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Bill, the rotors are HUGE! I love it. I think that Dale from Boxer4Racing was making a set of track pads, but I haven't looked into it.
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I just started running the LGT front setup. I already had the H6 setup and I can tell you that they go well together. I was going to buy the rear setup as well but, from what I was told, the piston sizes are the same for both setups and they even use the same pad. So, I left them and just purchased the fronts.

Aegon,

Other than Carbotech, do you know of anyone comming out with pads for this setup? I'd like to get either HPS's to match the rears or get some Porterfield street pads.

And yes, they work awesome. Once I had them bedded in, they were great. You really can't beat them for the money. The thickness of the rotor alone was a dramatic improvment.

I'm pretty sure Myles at RaceComp Engineering has Endless pads available for 05 Legacy GT already.


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Old 04-05-2005, 03:59 PM   #7
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I'm pretty sure Myles at RaceComp Engineering has Endless pads available for 05 Legacy GT already.


- andrew
Thanks!

I was going to get Stoptechs until I ran across these. It's a great bargin for what you get.


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Old 05-16-2005, 07:25 AM   #8
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What exactly is the problem with the lines?
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I dunno- I had zero problems mounting them correctly. I think folks with SS lines may not realize that the mounting ferrule on the lines moves . Mine fit fine with SMC braided lines, and I test fit the STi lines and Goodridge lines as well- all I had to do was move the ferrule to make them fit perfectly.


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The SS lines don't seem to have a problem but the stock lines do.

For what it's worth, to run the vented rotor rear you *have* to upgrade the rear caliper from the LGT because the stock caliper is just not quite wide enough to fit the vented one in there. To run the regular H6 rear rotor you do not have to upgrade the caliper and it's business as usual.

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